Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere

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Val d'Isere

Among the French Alps you will find Val d’Isère – one of the most beautiful ski resorts in all of France. The scenery will leave you breathless, and you’ll have many opportunities to experience it up close. From the national park to the 300 kilometres of pistes and 1,900 metres of vertical, the resort invites you to a hands-on experience of the mountains.

Atmosphere:

Scenic resort where nature is well preserved
Mix of traditional and modern Savoyard style
Family friendly – recipient of the Famille Plus Award from the French Tourism Ministry

Best For:

Luxury getaway
Family holiday

Ski trip

Best Known For:

Bellevard Mountain
Vanoise National Park – established in 1963 as the first French National Park

Best time to visit:

November through the end of April for the primary ski season
June and July for off-piste activities and even some skiing on the Pisaillas glacier depending on snow conditions

Best Activities:

Drive or bike the mountain pass Route des Grandes Alps. You’ll want to hit the brakes and pause to take in the serene beauty of the view from Col de l’Iseran, the highest road on the mountain pass at 2,770 metres.
Experienced skiers will love the challenge of the ski area’s multiple red and black runs.
Inexperienced skiers can take a class at one of the many ski schools; there are over a dozen in the area. We recommend Oxygène or Evolution 2 Val d’Isère.
Play at the Val d’Isère snowpark, which has 25 rails, 3 border crosses, and open practice areas.

Best Restaurants:

La Peau de Vache – have a romantic candle-lit dinner in this lovely French restaurant
Restaurant L’Atelier d’Edmond – enjoy fine dining in this Michelin-starred restaurant
La Baraque – listen to live music while you enjoy traditional French food and perhaps get a drink at their impressive bar

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