Skiing in the French Alps

Val d’Isere is one of the most famous ski destinations in the world. This alpine playground in the heart of the French Alps offers some of the best skiing in the world.

Why choose Val d’Isere to ski  in the French Alps ?

Because there’s always something new ! Plus a new all-inclusive deal by train from Paris with a personal welcome. Package includes return rail fares, transfers, accommodation, lift pass, and entry into the Aqua Leisure complex.

Like all the great ski areas, Val d’Isère embraces change. Both the historic village and the slopes above it are constantly evolving. But for this winter Val has reinvented itself with the complete redevelopment of Solaise, one of the two iconic ski areas reached by high-speed gondola from the village. November 26 sees the opening of a major state-of-the art cableway that rises from the heart of the resort. The Solaise Gondola is the final phase of the two-year €16 million redevelopment of one of the resort’s two iconic mountains, reached from the Snow front. At the end of last season, the old Solaise Express chairlift and the even older Solaise cable-car – the original was built in 1938 – were dismantled. In their place comes a 10-person gondola with 91 cabins, complete with heated seats and WiFi. You can park your skis in exterior baskets, or bring them inside – the choice speeds up loading time. The new lift gives experienced skiers access to this end of the ski area in just seven minutes. Also, it creates a whole new high-altitude sector for beginners, with newlygraded nursery slopes served by three covered magic carpet lifts.

Enjoy some of the best skiing in the French Alps in Val d`Isere with 300km of groomed pistes and – most important in these uncertain winters – guaranteed snow cover from late November until early May.

What else is there to want from your French Alps skiing experience ?

Great skiing and fabulous apres ski. There’s a huge choice of shops where you can buy everything from local cheese and vintage wines to designer skiwear and fine art. The latest equipment is available to buy or rent from sports shops across the town. When hunger sets in there’s plenty to make your mouth water.

Restaurants are a major plus point in Val d’Isère. Whether you want a gourmet meal or a simple snack, you can eat extraordinarily well. Up the mountain, you have the choice of welcoming eateries that range from self-services with a sensibly-priced dish of the day, to gourmet restaurants serving exquisite regional and international cuisine. Back in town, the choice of dining opportunities is world class, with two Michelin-starred establishments leading the way.