Val d’Isère is renowned as Europe’s most popular ski destination.  However, not everyone realises that it’s a resort of two seasons.  Visitors from around the world who gather each winter can have just as much fun in the mountains here in summer.

You can even ski, if you like!

In July and August the average daytime temperature is over 20C, perfect for sunbathing and not too hot for hiking, biking, and the host of other sporting activities on offer in this glorious setting on the edge of the Vanoise National Park. There’s lots to do and loads to see in the summer.

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Vanoise national park
The Vanoise National Park in Val d’Isère is an area that has been preserved completely with a wealth of flora and fauna .
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Iseran pass & route des grandes alpes
At 2770m, the col de l’Iseran is the highest paved road in Europe, surrounded by the glaciers of Val d’Isère and the Vanoise National Park.


Winter in Val d’Isère

Imagine a vast, radiant glen encircled by impressive, towering mountains whose snowy hillsides fall gracefully towards the valley below.

Simply made for easy learning with its wide variety of slopes, all well-marked out, equipped and thoroughly maintained. This immense area offers skiers a choice of around fifty peaks between altitudes of 2600 and 3800 metres.

Don’t miss this winter’s key events: Premières Traces opening weekend, the legendary  Critérium de la Première neige, the family Magie de Noël, Classicaval, Rendez-vous Free Rando or the Snow Express.

Sporting activities, skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, floodlit cross country skiing racing, fat biking and many more leisurely activities such as the swimming pool and spa in the Aqua Leisure Complex. There’s something for every member of the family, all winter long.

Winter 2019 opening dates

Activities : From November 30th to May 3rd
Lifts (free for pedestrians in Val d’Isère, bike park with a pass) : From November 30th to May 3rd
Summer skiing : Glacier will be open from June 8th to July 12th, depending on snow conditions
Aqualeisure Centre : From November 30th to May 3rd
Iseran mountain pass : June 8th


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In Val d’Isère, passion has no boundaries. Teens, over-fifties, celebrities and champions... Everyone comes here for the best skiing out there."

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