A Stylish French Alpine Resort
Originally a small alpine farming village, Val d'Isere has continued to develop into a modern alpine resort whilst maintaining its village feel and sense of tradition.
This French ski resort remains popular offering some of the best skiing and boarding in the world. There's over 300km of marked pisted runs and unlimited off piste skiing within the Espace Killy area making it an ideal location for skiers and boarders of all abilities to find something which satisfies all. Due to its location against the peaks of the Italian border, Val d'Isere's record of snowfall is exceptional. The snow coverage tends to be one of the best in Europe and conditions normally facilitate good skiing right to the end of the season (around the 08 May). There are 96 lifts spreading ten miles across Val d’Isère and Tignes that can now carry 149,425 skiers per hour. Most of Val d’Isère’s lifts are long and rapid, travelling vertically more than horizontally, so there’s a lot of skiing back down for a short trip up. With it's resort height and excellent snow conditions skiiers can generally ski back to the heart of the village right until the end of April/beginning of May (with care).
The centre and old town of Val d'Isere consists of stone and wooden clad chalets which adds to the cosy feel of the resort. In terms of nightlife Val d'Isere is a top destination with a vibrant and lively atmosphere centred on the wide main street that runs the length of the town. Fashion shops, restaurants and cafés, a cinema, and bars all line the busy high street giving plenty of choice and variety. More recently, there's a increasing emphasis being placed the look and feel of Val d'Isere & the centre of the resort is completely pedestrianised.. In summer a wide range of outdoor activities are available including 4 X 4 quad & trial biking, Arbre adventure (swinging through trees on zip lines, across monkey bridges, ladders & ropes), archery, canyoning, fishing, glacier & mountain walking, golf, horse riding & dozens of other activities for all ages &interests.
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