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Val d'Isere, France ski and snowboard holiday guide.

How you rate it

The skiing / snowboarding
4.3 / 5  Good
The resort
3.9 / 5  Good
Family Holidays
3.4 / 5  Good
Apres ski
4.2 / 5  Good
Not particularly pretty. Typical modern resort.

VAL D'ISERE SKI HOLIDAYS

Val d’Isere is the giant of French skiing; it hosts world cup, Olympic and world championship ski races, is rated as amongst the best ski area in France, has glacier skiing and an upmarket and impressive resort. Val d’Isere is linked to the neighbouring ski area at Tignes and the combined Espace Killy ski area has 90 lifts, 300km of ski pistes and a top height of over 3400m. Skiing is available across the spectrum, from endless intermediate cruisers, to the mogulled Olympic downhill course at Bellevarde, as well as extensive off-piste skiing. There are numerous access points to the skiing as Val d’Isere spreads out along the valley. A resort height of 1850m ensures good snow down to Val d’Isere and après ski and nightlife is famous.

THE GOOD, THE BAD

Good  We like:
Generally rated as the best ski destination in France

Bad  We don`t like:
Expensive, busy and some distant accommodation

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VAL D'ISERE SKI HOLIDAY INFO

Competition for number one ski destination in France rumbles on but Val d’Isere is one of the ski resorts at the top of the pile. For the variety and extent of the skiing, the mega resort and the history of Val d’Isere, then Val d’Isere is one of the most revered ski holiday destinations worldwide. The skiing in Val d’Isere is extensive, high and varied. The main childrens’ learning area is located in the heart of Val d’Isere and lifts leave many parts of the valley to reach the skiing above Val d’Isere. All levels of skier and boarder are catered for in the extensive Espace Killy ski region that is shared with Tignes.

Review by giles, holiday taken January, 2009

The skiing / snowboarding

Beginner skiing
2 / 5  Bad
Intermediate skiing
4 / 5  Good
Advanced skiing
4 / 5  Good
Off-piste skiing
4 / 5  Good
lots of people but val is val

The resort

go for central accommodation

Apres ski

i don't remember too many evenings :)

Review by Lizzy Riley, holiday taken December, 2006

The skiing / snowboarding

Snowboarding
4 / 5  Good
Beginner skiing
3 / 5  Neutral
Intermediate skiing
4 / 5  Good
Advanced skiing
5 / 5  Good
Off-piste skiing
4 / 5  Good
Terrain Park
3 / 5  Neutral
The ski lift system
4 / 5  Good

The resort

Resort attractiveness
4 / 5  Good
Resort facilities
4 / 5  Good
Resort atmosphere
4 / 5  Good
Resort prices
3 / 5  Neutral

Family Holidays

Family holiday atmosphere
4 / 5  Good
Family holiday facilities
4 / 5  Good
Kids ski class
4 / 5  Good
Kids crèche
4 / 5  Good

Apres ski

Après ski atmosphere
4 / 5  Good
Après ski prices
3 / 5  Neutral