Val d'isère and its villages

Val d'isère and its villages

Historically Val d'Isère is a small remote hamlet, cut off from the world during the winter. Today, the Haute Tarentaise resort has developed well to become an essential resort in the French alpine landscape. A ski area with 300km of slopes and a multitude of outdoor activities await you for an exceptional holiday !

Perched at the top of the Tarentaise valley, the resort at 1800m is made up of several sites:
- La Daille: located at the entrance to Val d'Isère, this is a group of residences 2km from the center of the village. From the daille you can directly access the slopes and the Tignes-Val d'Isère ski area.
- The val-village: located on a little more than a kilometer long, it is the authentic village of Val d'Isère. Bringing together the historic bell tower of the village of Val d'Isère and the typical mountain chalets, it is the center of Val d'Isère. Between après-ski, dance bars and restaurants at the bottom of the mythical Bellevarde face, this is the heart of the Val d'Isère resort.
- Le fornet: at the very bottom of the valley is Le Fornet, an authentic hamlet mainly made up of stone chalets. Small quiet corner of Val d'Isère is the perfect mix between calm and authenticity. You can go directly on skis to discover the Tignes-Val d'Isère area.

Small historical point: Val d'Isère was the scene of the Olympic Games of Alberville in 1992. Cradle of the world championships of alpine skiing in 2009, since 1955 Val d'Isère hosts the critérium of the first snows on the mythical face of Bellevarde .


Val d'isère's ski area

We now take you on skis. The Val d'Isère ski area is divided into 4 parts which are interconnected:

The most easterly, La Daille, is aimed more at intermediate skiers. Beginner skiers will find wide easy slopes and more seasoned skiers will find very interesting red slopes. The La Daille sector provides access to the Tignes sector.

This is followed by the Bellevarde sector which connects the Tignes sector with a wide variety of slopes. This sector is characterized by the mythical Bellevarde piste which is the scene of the ski world cups.

To the west, the Solaise sector and the Iseran pass, guaranteeing a unique panorama over the Val d'Isère valley.

To the far west is the Glacier du Pisaillas sector which culminates at 3428m and the village of Fronet. This is an opportunity to combine high altitude skiing and forest skiing on a single descent.

From the beginner's piste to the black piste, via the snowpark to the ski touring paths; the Val d'Isère area will meet all your expectations.

Outdoors activities to try !

Outdoors activities to try !

Although the resort of Val d'Isère is the best known for Although the resort of Val d'Isère is the best known for board sports, the experience does not stop there. So how do you make the most of the resort?
Val d'Isère being one of the best destinations for skiing in France, the resort offers a multitude of outdoor activities.

1.On snow :

  • Snowshoe walk: Get away from the ski area and walk in nature on snowshoes accompanied by a professional.
  • Skidoo and moonbike ride: a unique experience on the handlebars of your vehicle. Enjoy an unusual moment with a unique view of Lac du Chevril.
  • Electric mountain biking on snow: Route linking Les Boisses to Brévière via snow-covered slopes. This is an opportunity to discover new sensations !

2.On/under the ice

  • Dog sledding: With friends or family, fill up on emotions and slide at full speed while enjoying an exceptional panorama.
  • Winter mountaineering: For those who are thirsty for thrills and who are not afraid of heights, mountaineering will be the perfect experience in symbiosis with the mountains. Follow the guide and enjoy a 360° panorama !

3.In the air

  • Paragliding:  Comfortably installed in the harness and piloted by your instructor, you will be able to contemplate the the ski area as well as the snow-capped mountains. all you have to do is enjoy an exceptional view from the sky !
  • Speedriding: Enjoy the pleasure of skiing, and with a stroke of sail, fly off to another side of the mountain, that's speedriding ! 


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After the thrills of the day, take a moment to relax. Val d'Isère offers several options that will satisfy everyone's desires:

 Centre aquasportif "espace plage": enjoy current rivers, water cannons, massage jets, bubble bench, 25m x 10m swimming pool,...

Centre aquasportif "espace wellness": a real cocoon of well-being where you can enjoy saunas, hammam, jacuzzi, scent pool...

The unusual: The ice floating. Here is a new form of relaxation straight from Finland. Lie down in a frozen lake, outfitted in a drysuit for a moment of extraordinary relaxation. Floating in outdoor sensory isolation allows a total reconnection with nature and a unique moment of well-being.



On the slopes, at lunchtime, we recommend that you have lunch in one of the 5 restaurants of La Folie Douce, according to your desires. Italian notes, authentic and local cuisine, quick and delicious meals, many choices to satisfy your cravings !

On the tables of the avalins restaurants, you can taste delicious Savoyard specialties such as fondues, raclettes or even tartiflette.

For more refined palates, you can choose from several Michelin-starred restaurants...

For an unusual meal, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of our trapper camp and enjoy a Savoyard meal in the middle of the woods...

We can hear your belly rumbling from here!

The festive atmosphere

The festive atmosphere

The "after ski" afternoons or evenings take on their full meaning when you are in Val d'Isère! It even turns out that you can party at any time of the day and night, whether in the mountains or in the village. You will have a multitude of choices for the atmosphere and the style of music you are looking for. We can only recommend that you go and test our three favourites:

  • La Folie Douce: Located at the top of La Daille resort, the party starts early, and given the energy you can burn there, do not hesitate to shorten your skiing day a little!
  • Le Cocorico: this is the perfect place to have a drink in a (very) festive atmosphere before, during or after your afternoon of skiing. The terrace then turns into a high-altitude dancefloor until the early evening and, every day of the week!
  • La Doudoune club: When the other bars close at 1:30am, this is where you can keep the party going late into the night with famous DJs from around the world!
Out of the ordinary stays

Out of the ordinary stays

Wild Nest: For an evening, treat yourself to a moment of high mountain disconnection, the last starry sky sanctuary at the gates of the Vanoise National Park. Put on your snowshoes for a night hike, before having dinner with a view of the Tignes valley and falling asleep in a setting of stars. After a full breakfast, head back down to the resort.

Trapper Camp: Instantly immerse yourself in the ambiance of a trapper camp ! After the aperitif around a fire under a sky full of stars, enjoy your Savoyard meal warm in our Mongolian yurts, tipis and transparent dome. To end this evening well, you will set off on the slopes with your sled and set off for a 30-minute descent supervised by our instructors. Fun guaranteed!

Its pretty neighbor, Tignes

Its pretty neighbor, Tignes

Do you also want to discover its splendid neighbour, better known as Tignes ? This way !

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