Hotel La Tovière, at the foot of the slopes in La Daille has undergone a complete makeover in time for the opening of the new gondola and has now been upgraded to a four-star with a gourmet restaurant.
Boutique Hotel du Fornet, in the heart of the picturesque hamlet 2km from the centre of the resort, is open this winter. The traditional building has belonged to the local Bonnevie family since 1887 and is located 200m from the cable car that gives access to the Glacier de Pissaillas and the whole of the Val d’Isère-Tignes ski area.
From this December, a brand new 10-person Poma gondola costing €10m will bring skiers from La Daille up to the Folie Douce. The new lift, with 51 cabins and heated seats, replaces the old four-person télécabine that opened in 1966 and which was renovated in 1994.
One of Val d’Isère’s iconic ski lifts, which has been closed for the past six years, has been renovated and is to reopen for the coming season. Téléski des 3000 on Solaise permits advanced skiers to reach the Leissières ridge that separates Solaise from the Le Fornet ski area and the Pissaillas glacier.
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. In this miniature resort ski area little ones can go behind the scenes to learn about snow-making and ‘drive’ a cable-car.
2019 December sees the opening of France’s highest hotel, on the mountainside way above Val d’Isère. At a heady altitude of 2551m, France’s oldest cable car station has been transformed into Le Refuge de Solaise. The project is a partnership between local restaurateur Jean-Claude Borel and local architect Jean-Charles Covarel.
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