Val d’Isère is a resort made for skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers of all levels. The variety of slopes gives Val d’Isère the status for being an amazing ski resort. In the heart of the Espace Killy, Val d’Isère puts 300km of slopes and many activities at your feet: snow mobile rides, off-piste & alpine skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, snowboarding and telemarking… Renting ski equipment at Val d’Isère is simple, as you have a wide choice of Skiset stores through out the resort. Freestyle enthusiasts will be pleased to find two snowparks, and for climbers there are some spectacular ice waterfalls. For cross country skiing, the Espace Killy has 44km of trails, 7km of which are for skating. Winter sports fanatics will be charmed by this internationally renowned resort. The Val d’Isère sports club is the birthplace for many champions such as, Henri Oreiller in 1948 who won two Gold medals in the combined and downhill events of the Saint Moritz Winter Olympics. The Goitschel sisters were famous for their performances, and in 1968 Jean-Claude Killy won 3 Gold medals at the Grenoble Winter Games. Non skiers can make the best of the authenticity of the resort and can visit the church as well as the Ferme de l’Adroit. Val d’Isère is also known for its immense après-ski! Val d’Isère is a heaven for the shoppers & partygoers with numerous boutiques, trendy bars, typical alpine restaurants. The cobbled streets are alive until the early hours!
Skiing area Val d'Isère
Slopes : 23 66 40 27
Children activities & Ski schools
Ecole de Ski Français - Ski School
From:4 years old
Opening hours:Everyday from 9:00am15 to 11:45am and from 1:45pm to 4:15pm
Tryst place:Ski school / Front de neige
Price for group lessons (children):76 € / day - 50 € / morning - 37 € / afternoon
Garderie Le Village des Enfants - Nursery
From:18 months old
Opening hours:Everyday from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Prices:75 € / day - 44 € ½ day
Jardin des neiges (ESF) - Children’s clubs
From:4 years old
Opening hours:Everyday from 9 am to 5 pm
Prices:76€ full day - 50€ half day
Discounts all season
up to50% discount
depending on shop
5% additional discount *
with 4 or more hired packs
10% additional discount *
with 10 or more hired packs
* Discounts only applicable in participating shops.
Discover some of the best villages in Val d'Isere
If you're planning a holiday in the Alps, one destination you might be considering is Val d'Isere. This French resort is popular in the winter for skiing, snowboarding, while summer visitors love hiking, climbing, mountain biking and just enjoying the beautiful views and fresh air.
Val d'Isere is certainly a wonderful place to visit, but when choosing your accommodation, it's important to remember that the resort actually comprises several smaller villages - and each one has its own individual character. Some spots might be more popular with families, while others are known for their exciting apres-ski scene.
So which one do you choose? Well, here's a quick explanation of some of the most popular villages in Val d'Isere so that you can decide for yourself:
●La Daille - Situated right at the entrance of the Val d'Isere resort, La Daille has a number of high-rise apartment blocks, along with a few traditional chalets. It might not be the prettiest part of the resort, but it does offer some great value self-catering accommodation and access to the lifts. There's also a regular bus service that will take you to the centre of Val d'Isere village.
●Le Cret - This small traditional hamlet is nestled into the hillside and offers lovely views over the resort. It has a quiet, calm atmosphere and features a number of traditional farmhouses, which have been restored into luxury accommodation.
●Le Fornet - Located just 5 km outside of Val d'Isere Centre, this picturesque village is full of traditional chalets made in the Savoyard wood and stone style.
●Le Joseray, Le Chatelard and La Leggettaz - This grouping of quiet hamlets can be accessed via a tunnel from the centre of the village. It offers beautiful chalets, hotels and apartments and during the winter, many of these offer ski-in-ski-out access. Or you can hop on a bus and be in town within five minutes.
●Val d'Isere Centre - This is the heart of the Val d'Isere resort, and it includes a wide selection of shops, restaurants and accommodation.
Val d'Isere announces redevelopment project
Situated in the picturesque Tarentaise Valley in south-eastern France, Val d'Isere is a popular French resort known for its winter skiing and summer outdoors activities.
And soon the popular resort will have even more to offer its visitors, as it has recently announced the "largest and most ambitious" Alps development project in the last 20 years.
The £170 million project, Called Le Coin de Val, will bring a host of new facilities to the destination, including accommodation, shops and restaurants. There will be some 900 new beds added to the resort, thanks to the development's two new hotels and a pair of tourist residences and there will also be around 100 new private homes added to the mix.
It will cover around 22,000 square metres, and an underground moving walkway will be built to connect the development to the main mountain access lifts. This means that guests will be able to easily get to the pistes and then ski back to their accommodation.
The project is expected to take around five years to complete, and a spokesperson said it will "reshape the heart" of the destination by the time it's completed in 2022.
According to the resort, visitor numbers have "steadily increased" over the last year since the UK's vote to leave the EU. This is despite other resorts noting drops in visitors, which has been attributed to a slump in the value of sterling against the euro.
Plans for the new resort weren't all about increasing visitor numbers, however. Local architect Jean-Charles Covarel who designed the development said he did so with the environment in mind. The new buildings will include smart technology, all of which should help to limit energy consumption, while rainwater and melted snow will be used to run the sanitation system. Geothermal energy will also be incorporated to heat the hotel rooms and apartments, and the exterior of the buildings will be made from traditional stone, slate and wood.
The announcement of Le Coin de Val follows other recent improvement and development projects that have been carried out in the Solaise ski area, including a new high-speed gondola, surface lifts, beginner area and an American-style mid-mountain day lodge.
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Ski Hire at Val d'Isère
For your rental at Val d'Isère, Skiset takes care of everything.
Reservation is quick and easy. We pass your order on to the shop in
Val d'Isère resort who will prepare your order in advance. Whether you
want to order skis or a snowboard, we offer both adult and child packs.
Skiset is made up of 800 rental shops in 400 resorts in Europe and the
USA, so there's bound to be one near to your accommodation at
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At Skiset you will be welcomed by professionals who are passionate
about the mountains. Renowned skiers or instructors of Val d'Isère resort, our advisors are best able to advise you according to your
preferences, your level and also the snow conditions in Val d'Isère resort. Located in the most convenient areas of Val d'Isère resort, our
shops are dedicated to the enjoyment of skiing. Depending on the range
of equipment you choose to hire, you may also change your skis or try a
snowboard during your stay at Val d'Isère
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the array of state of the art skis and snowboards on offer, let us know
your address and then pay.