The muchbetter Guide to Val d’Isere, France

Why do we like it?

Val dIsere is a very attractive and high altitude resort that is often favourably compared to Chamonix, Mont Blanc… and with fewer queues!

Set in a large river valley in the French Alps at 1820m, Val D’Isere is a mecca for outdoor junkies in both winter and summer.

Skiing Val D’Isere

Skiers and boarders of all abilities can enjoy the plentiful array of lifts and specially designed runs available. Skiers in Val d’Isere will find plenty of wide blue slopes such as the Ski Tranquille area, as well as off-piste steep black slopes through areas of forest nearby, known as the Foret. The ski resort is also widely recognised as being one of the more reliable areas for snowfall thanks to its elevation and location.

There are many independent and luxury ski chalets in Val D’Isere. You can request offers from them with one enquiry using our new tool!

The Val d’Isere town itself has an abundance of charm and is becoming increasingly pedestrian friendly. In season, there is a very lively and youthful nightlife with a largely British influence. It is also home to a lot of events, concerts, late night open street parties and snow sports competitions such as ski racing and snow polo, which are really worth experiencing. The ski resort is becoming increasingly pricey, but there are plenty of day trips to places like Tignes available.

In summer Val d’Isere is great for road biking, and there is some famous rafting nearby on the Isere river. Mountain Biking in Val d’Isere is very technical and not very expansive, with much more available in nearby Tignes. Not ready to give up skiing? No worries, there summer skiing available on the Pissaillas Glacier.

Interested in visiting Val d’Isere?

You can request offers from local chalets and guides using our adventure holiday request tool.