There are Beginner and Intermediate friendly Green and Red slopes across the area but, with 300km of free-riding, steep descents, and plentiful powder, the more advanced can cover plenty of ground, motorway ‘cruising’ or carving down the Boardercross course berms, banks and humps.
Val d’Isère centre offers boutique shopping and a vibrant café culture. After a cool day on the slopes, things start to hot up with early après ski kicking off about 4pm in over 50 bars and restaurants. Just 5km from the Italian border, you can expect some excellent Italian cuisine and French fusion food.
The skiing is very suitable to all levels and tastes, it offers an abundance of easy and intermediate skiing all over the resort and even has some easier blue runs right up on the glacier.
The advanced skiers will find many more challenging runs too and some excellent powder runs in this high altitude ski-mecca! The breadth of both the terrain and the nightlife keeps skiers coming back to this renowned resort time and time again.
Snowboarding in Val d’Isère is quite highly regarded. Le Fornet is absolutely magical in the powder and offers clean and open powder fields from high up on the glacier.
The western and central areas of Val d’Isère are most recognizable by their chalet architecture, while in the eastern part of the town modern high-rise architecture dominates. Along with nearby Tignes the area forms part of the Espace Killy ski area, the self-titled “Most Beautiful Ski Area in the World”.
The Val d’Isère ski resort combines the high-altitude, snow-sure conditions of the huge Tignes-Val d’Isère ski area with more than a soupçon of French and Italian style!