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Snow is already piling up on the pistes above Val d’Isère in spectacular style! It’s a timely moment for the resort to announce plans for the official start to the 2019-2020 winter season with First Tracks.
Unlike most resorts at the moment, the snow situation in Val d’Isère is excellent at altitude, and the opening weekend will go ahead as scheduled.
What’s new in Val d’Isère this winter 2018-2019 ?
FUN FOR CHILDREN : Valkids is a new play area designed for children aged four to 10 years. It is situated below the beginner Sunny Ride piste on Solaise.
FOLIE DOUCE : The original and, our opinion, still the best Folie Douce is perched at 2400m above La Daille and can be reached this winter by the new high speed 10-person gondola.
From this December, a brand new 10-person Poma gondola costing €10m will bring skiers from La Daille up to the Folie Douce, the famous après-ski. The “Téléski des 3000”, one of Val d’Isère’s iconic ski lifts, which has been closed for the pastsix years, has been renovated and is to reopen for the coming season.
Published on 06/03/2018
Press Kit Winter 2019 – 2020
Published on 10/04/2019
Summer 2019, From June 29th to September 1st 2019
Val d’Isère. A mountain village on the edge of the Vanoise National Park and surrounded by soaring peaks. Most people only think of Val d’Isère as a winter destination, yet there’s a wealth of things to see and do here in summer.
81 : the age of Val d’Isère Téléphériques, the lift company that runs the ski area
24 894 : total resort capacity during winter 2018-2019
40% of the ski area is covered by snow cannons, making it one of the best-performing artificial snowmaking operations in Europe
60 : the percentage of pistes above 2200m, which guarantees the most reliable snow conditions
64 : this winter Val d’Isère welcomes the 64ème edition of the Critérium de la Première Neige, organised by the resort’s Club des Sports since 1955. This event is a major feature on the calendar of the Alpine Skiing World Cup
96 402 : number of people who made enquiries at the Tourist Office last season
159 : the number of pistes in the Val d’Isère-Tignes ski area
178 : is the number of World Cup competitions that have taken place in Val d’Isère since December 11th, 1968
1936 : the first drag lift opened on the Rogoney slope
« The mountain gives us the setting … it’s up to us to create the story that goes with » Nicolas Helmbacher
Visitor percentages :
42.5% : UK
38.6% : France
2.3% : Denmark
1.4% : Russia
1.3% : Norway
1 375 656 : the number of skier days during winter 2018-2019