Ski holidays French Alps

Ski holidays in France

Choosing Val d’Isere for your skiing holidays in France means you’ll be choosing a host of activities both on and off the slopes.

On the slopes 60% of pistes are above 2 200m. There are 300km of marked pistes , 2 glaciers, 78 lifts, 153 pistes and  2 snowparks. The ski area starts at 1 550m and goes up to 3 450m. 900 snow cannons guarantee season long snow. Explore the extensive 10 000 hectares of skiing. Where else could you spend your ski holidays in France and find such variety and such extensive facilities.

There`s so much to do here on the slopes. For example, the BMW XDRIVE SKI MOVIE. Test your skills against the clock on the new BMW slalom course beside the Rogoney piste, and then watch yourself in action at www.bmw-xdrive-cup.fr and on the Skiline app. Access is with your lift pass. The entry gate records your details, and your time is automatically recorded as the camera rolls. You can then take part in the BMW xDrive Cup and share your results by email or on social media. There are more OFF-PISTE, FREERIDE OPPORTUNITIES here than on any other ski holiday in the French Alps. For anyone who has mastered the basics of ski or snowboard technique – it’s easier than you imagine – leave the prepared pistes and head off into untracked powder with a local, qualified guide. The Val d’Isère – Tignes ski area offer some 10 000 hectares of glorious bowls and challenging couloirs waiting to be explored. SKI TOURING This is the ultimate fun on skis. Climb on skins and then ski down with a guide, finding whole tracts of virgin mountainside where you’re alone with nature. In April, a corner of the front de neige is devoted to ski touring. Mountain guides and ski teachers offer free beginner instruction.

Once the lifts close for the day, there`s no need for boredom. The aqua leisure complex awaits … This giant complex constructed of glass, wood, and stone is situated at the foot of the pistes, close to the two main gondolas. Its 5 000sq m of space is entirely given over to sport, well-being and relaxation in welcoming surroundings. The swimming and wellness section alone covers 1 000m and includes a 25-metre pool with a wave machine, water jets, Aquabike, seating, and a heated beach. The wellness area also has saunas and steam baths as well as a full à la carte menu of massage and beauty treatments. The centre has a sports hall for team games as well as a full gym with weights and the latest machines for cardio-vascular training, and a squash court. Fitness coaches are on hand to provide expert advice and assistance. There’s also a climbing wall with 200m of pitches for standards 5a to 6c. If you want a bit of fun after all this exercise try your hand at the professional golf and driving simulators. Before you leave, relax over a cup of tea in the spacious lounge (with WiFi) or visit the shop while the games room with baby-football should keep the children happy.

Another reason to choose the resort of Val d`Isere for your ski holidays in the French Alps