Val d'Isère

The Alpine-chic sweet spot


The wonderful story of a small village in the heart of the Alps that has become a favourite for holidaymakers from all around the world. Val d’Isère has grown into the acclaimed holiday spot we know today thanks to the support of local initiatives and the many international visitors.

One of Savoie’s most-loved ski resorts has something for everyone, be it the skilled skiers or the casual visitors wishing to experience its unique charm with plenty of activities including a vibrant nightlife.

Val d’Isère has won the hearts of many thanks to its sustainable development, in harmony with the natural landscape, while earning an international reputation for its glorious ski resort with 300km of slopes (‘92 Winter Olympics, Ski World Cup). The well-known Tignes-Val d’Isère ski area (formerly known as Espace Killy) will provide a challenge for the most accomplished skiers looking to improve their personal best on the legendary Bellevarde slopes.

Val d’Isère also welcomes skiers of all levels and ages with a comprehensive range of slopes as well as a snowpark (25 rails including jumps & bumps) and the latest trends (Snake Gliss, Airboard, 3 natural boardercross routes…). The resort, graced with abundant snow, also proudly displays the very exclusive ‘guaranteed snow” certification, a white coat of powder expertly maintained with state-of-the-art equipment.

Visitors who wish to make the most of their stay will also enjoy a wealth of leisure activities within the village, including cultural events (music festivals, cinema), abundant opportunities to exercise or relax (hiking, aqua sport, wellness centres), dynamic nightlife and not forgetting being spoilt for choices of top culinary spots, including Michelin-star restaurants and traditional eateries with unusual settings.

Whatever you are looking for, our team of locally-trained and dedicated professionals will be able to answer all your needs and help you enjoy a carefree holiday in Val d’isère with the added spark provided by Les Etincelles.

Our guests love
The great snow conditions from November to May
The unique Savoie-chic & family atmosphere with premium Chalets
The gourmet gastronomy & Michelin-star restaurants
The ski resort
300 km of slopes connected to Tignes
Suited for all levels & ages
Many snow & ride activities

Val-d’Isère’s Villages

Val d'Isère

Val d’Isère has earned its prestigious international reputation by nurturing a welcoming atmosphere in a homely and mountain-chic environment with a great quality of life. Its 3 villages, all above 1800m, preserve the natural harmony with elegant architecture in tone with the local wood and stone landscape.

Wander up the resort to Le Fornet to admire the exceptional view from its mountain-chic chalets and enjoy the finest culinary treats and entertainment provided throughout the winter. Pop over to La Daille, flanked by mountains to get quick access to Tignes or stay at Val d’Isère 1800, the pulsating heart of the village with its many shopping options (sports, culinary treats, fashion) and leisure activities, including a buzzing nightlife.

All activities readily accessible (on foot or by road) make Val d’Isère a high-end resort very much in demand, the theatre of magical experiences for your friends and family in the comfort of this wonderful village with typical Savoie charm.


Enjoy all the perks in high-altitude

Alpine & cross-country skiing

The impressive ski area provides a real challenge for athletes looking to master its Olympic slopes. Alternatively, you can explore through the forest coated with the best powder snow at your own pace, perfect your skills at the ski school or ride one of the 5 cross-country trails. Finally, the resort also has its own torchlight parade, a collective experience to try at least once in a lifetime.

The latest trends

Feel the cooling rush right on the Savonette slope and its pumped-up festive ambience: Slide down with your friends on the Snake Gliss sleigh or skim through the snow with your Airboard to experience what all the latest craze is about.

Val d’Isère for kids

Earn your first stripes in the mountains at the ski school. Families will also find free playgrounds located around the resort as well as extra aqua sports centres (suited for children aged 3 to 9) and many more activities such as fun piste (fun slopes), all providing ways to enjoy the mountain safely. Val d’isère also has a nursery for children to have fun in the warmth of a play centre.


Get a personal best or cruise at your own pace



Ski-break or après-ski

Culinary delights

With its reputed Michelin-star restaurants, Val d’Isère is one of the most gourmet ski resorts in the Alps. Food lovers can also hone their cooking skills with local terroir produce by taking a class with the chef at l’Atelier d’Edmond or by visiting the Farmer’s market (every Monday) and the Ferme de l’Adroit to taste a selection of homemade cheese.

SPA & Wellness

Take a well-earned break in this relaxing haven, lose track of time and let yourself be pampered in this serene sensory retreat.

Bars & nightlife

Val d’Isère is also notorious for its dynamic nightlife including live shows and Djs. Explore the resort and its many cultures, ranging from the local treats to the English and Scandinavian hotspots: Start with a traditional mulled wine, before sharing a few pints in the most Alpine pubs around, or enjoying the best cocktails in town at Victor’s. Night owls can head over to La Folie Douce, Cocorico, Garage, Doudoune or Dick’s Tea Bar (one of the biggest clubs in the Alps), to get in on the action.

Mountain-chic shopping

You’ll find all the ski or sports equipment you need in the many shops located in the centre of the village, including a selection of fashion labels to catch up on the latest trends and look the part in the Alps (Moncler, Patagonia…). Foodies will also be in luck with several stores offering local hearty or refined delicacies.


Gourmet’s delights

A Maitre’s workshop

Visit the Fornet, one of France’s highest villages (5 min from the centre by car) where chef Benoit Vidal and his team will delight you at l’Atelier d’Edmond, a warm and timeless chalet lost in the wonderful landscape. Alternatively, visit Le Bistrot Gourmand right opposite for lunch and a simpler but no less delicious menu crafted by the same experienced team.

La Grande Ours

Another Michelin-star chef mixing modernity and tradition is Antoine Gras, putting his own spin on local delicacies thanks to his signature sauces and seasonings.

Rustic and original

You don’t get more authentic than La Ferme de l’Adroit. Enjoy a slice of farm life and freshly cut homemade cheese, crafted next to the stables just a few meters away. The shortest possible farm-to-table experience!

How to get to Val d’Isère?

By Car

From Chambéry – Albertville, follow the A430, the dual carriageway up to Moûtiers before taking the N90 to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Finally, take the D902 towards Val d’Isère.


Sat nav users, watch out: navigation systems can suggest going up the Petit Saint Bernard or Col de l’Iseran passage, which are closed during the winter.
Arrive via Chamberry – Albertville – Vallée de la Tarentaise.

By Train

The greener way to reach the Alps is also the fastest and easiest.


– Travel directly to the Bourg-Saint-Maurice train station from Paris, Grenoble or Lyon or internationally with Eurostar and Thalys from London, Brussels, Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
– Access Val d’Isère by taxi, direct bus service or car (approximately 45 minutes) from the Bourg-Saint-Maurice train station.


Reach Val d’Isère from the nearest airports
– Genève -Cointrin
– Lyon (Saint-Exupéry)
– Grenoble
– Chambéry


You’ll find taxis, shuttle or bus services to reach Val d’Isère (duration approximately 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the airport.)


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