Val d'Isere's vital statistics are pretty impressive - 200 miles of piste and 25,000 acres of off-piste, two glaciers, a 6,000ft vertical drop and an extensive modern lift system that shifts as many as 135,000 skiers an hour around the impressive ski network.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • For those who love a thrill, the drop down the far side of the Leissières ridge is pretty rollercoaster-esque.

Skiing in Val D'Isere: the Detail

Neighbouring Tignes, also part of the same Espace Killy ski area, is famed for its glacier and consequently year round skiing, but Val is definitely the main event.

There is plenty of skiing for beginners if you know where to head, but this is really a place for the intermediary or advanced skier, with some (in)famous black runs such as La Face, which also happens to be one of the main ways back into town at the end of the day.

Beyond the designated ski area there is plenty to explore, and we can recommend the best guides in the business to make any off-piste adventures truly memorable. For boarders there's also an excellent snow park for those wanting to perfect their double cork helis. And show off to the chalet girls and boys.

And speaking of the chalet teams, there's no getting away from the fact that this is a serious party town for a ski holiday with lively après ski and legendary haunts such as Dick's T-Bar and Bananas competing with a host of new names. The eating is as good as the drinking, with Michelin stars in abundance at the likes of La Table de L'Ours alongside more affordable picnic-making classics at the Monday market such as excellent local cheeses and salamis.


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Original Highlight

The Tignes glacier guarantees snow all year round, meaning that come winter, you are guaranteed a top-notch ski holiday.

Dave, Original Traveller

A note on price

A no-expense spared weekend on the Côte d'Azur can cost upwards of £2,500pp. Or, take a self-catered villa in Provence, arriving in comfort via the train to Aix en Provence and your luxury holiday over the May half-term week can be taken care of for less than £10,000. Based on 8 people self-catering. Learn more about our pricing

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  • Average Temp. — 6°C / 42°F
  • Rainfall — 5cm / 2.1 inches
Flight from London

1:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr


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