Val d'Isere offers ski holidays at altitude with a range of skiing to suit all abilities. The après ski is world renowned and fortunately so too is its skiing!
The skiing is very suitable to all levels and tastes, it offers an abundance of easy and intermediate skiing all over the resort and even has some easier blue runs right up on the glacier. The advanced skiers will find many more challenging runs too and some excellent powder runs in this high altitude ski-mecca! With an altitude of over 3,250, and some very fine Glacier skiing and snowboarding, Val d'Isere links directly with the neighbouring resort of Tignes and enjoys a similar “Super-Resort” status.
Val D'Isere is teaming with nightlife! The apres ski kicks off with a thump from about 4pm onwards and offers some very lively and raucous establishments, many of which have passed into skiing folklore! Then there are late night bars and bar-cum-clubs which stay open until 4am. This resort has over 50-60 bars and restaurants to choose from, so you are bound to find whatever your fancy wants!
Like the nearby resort of Tignes, Val also has some very wide and easy "corduroy motorway skiing", with long lasting and highly efficient runs suited to all levels of skier. The lift system is very modern and has an abundance of express chair lifts which will whisk you up the mountain quicker and result in shorter lift queues!
The skiing is suited to all levels and ranges; there are networks of more gentle pistes right up to the steeper gradient knee pounding mogul fields, as well as powder runs such as the famous Face, (a black downhill run), and the Epaule du Charvet - another well known black descent, there is also the Arcelle - which is a super smooth and highly enjoyable red run!
Snowboarding in Val d'Isere is excellent. Le Fornet is absolutely magical in the powder and offers clean and open powder fields from high up on the Glacier - these then stretch all the way back down to the resorts mid station and from there on through the trees and back to base level. Those that want to learn to snowboard will also find many well linked, easy trails and more forgiving powder descents which are perfect to learn and hone techniques. There area boasts a number of fun parks with half pipes and Boarder Cross, and jumps of all sizes which encourage all levels to "give it a go". Val D'Isere offers plenty of runs to suit the beginners, or novices, on the lower slopes however, there are also many well linked easier runs higher up the mountain too - so beginners are not just restricted to the nursery slopes. This also means that beginners aren't stuck near to the resort but can genuinely experience most of what the mountains have to offer.