Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere

Overall Rating

Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere3.5/57
Val d'Isere3.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
  • Recommend
    86%
  • Would Revisit
    86%
Eskimo Freeride Cat Skiing Tours

Interlinked Ski Resort

Tignes

    Val d'Isere Ski Trail Map
  • Val d'Isere Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,550 – 3,456m (1,906m) (incl. Tignes)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7 - 10m+
  • Lifts (78)(incl. Tignes)
    11 Gondolas/cable cars/funiculars
    41 Chairlifts

    Summer Skiing - 2 lifts for skiing
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Winter: Mid-Nov to early May
    8:45am - 5:00pm

    Summer: Early-June to mid-July
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 300km (incl. Tignes)
    Longest run – 10km+
    Advanced - 18%
    Intermediate - 25%
    Beginner - 57%
    Off piste - 10,000ha
    Summer skiing - 20km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 20/21
    Tignes-Val d'Isere
    Adult - €50 to 62
    Child - €41 to 50
    Adult over 74yr - Free
    Child u/5yr - Free

    Summer Skiing at Val d’Isere
    Adult/Child - €30
    Tignes - Val d’Isere (Espace Killy) Ski Trail Map
  • Tignes-Val d'Isere Trail Map
    Val d’Isere Summer Ski Trail Map
  • Val d’Isere Summer Ski Map

Val d'Isere - Reviews

Val d'Isere - Reviews

Val d'Isere Forever

22/12/2019

Olivier

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy

Olivier

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    April
  • Admin Rating
    3

Val d'Isere Forever

22/12/2019
I have skied in Val d'Isere for probably 20-25 years and have remained very loyal to this amazing place.
As a frequent visitor one thing to note about Val d'Isere is that it's always been at the forefront of ski lifts innovation. Every season a new chair or gondola is created to make sure you feel this place is not crowded even in peak season.
Val d'Isere is a safe bet, it's not cheap but you will always have a good time no matter the snow conditions. Hands down one of the biggest, most entertaining terrain you can find in the French Alps, perhaps the World.
I was last there in the first week of April 2019, we were lucky to get some fresh spring pow on our first day and went straight to the Pisaillas Glacier to shred it for the whole day. And for the rest of the week we just had the whole Val d'Isere and Tignes' large pistes and super well-groomed snow to ride... never gets old.

Val d'HolyCow!

24/03/2018

POWDERHOUNDS EUROPE

Powderhounds Ambassador
Powderhounds Ambassador

POWDERHOUNDS EUROPE

Powderhounds Ambassador
Powderhounds Ambassador
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Val d'HolyCow!

24/03/2018
We ski all over the world but there is very little that can prepare one for the vastness of the terrain at Val d'Isere, let alone in combination with Tignes. Having only barely scratched the surface of the freeride powder possibilities here, I am salivating at the prospect of returning.

The downside is the sheer volume of humanity. The piste trails become skied off rapidly and pushy lift lines are par for the course. In many high traffic areas, beginner and intermediate piste trails are black runs towards lunchtime.

If big, busy but fun ski resorts are your style, Val d'Isere is for you. The village is vibrant, even if on the expensive side. Those on a budget can get a huge feed at the village bakery on the cheap, but everyone should lash out, relax & get a drink on the loungers that front the ski area.

If off-piste, challenging freeride terrain is your style, visiting Val d'Isere for at least a few days in powder is a bucket list item.

If neither of the above appeal, go elsewhere. Sainte Foy for instance.....

Val-d'Isere

David Fuller
20/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Val-d'Isere

David Fuller
20/03/2018
We skied Val-d'Isere on a blue bird sunny day along with Tignes. Anyone who has skied here knows that you cannot ski Val-d'Isere and Tignes in one day!
Val-d'Isere was suffering from its well publicised malady of way too many humans.
Most of those humans were on the Face run into the main village so not much fun for powder hounds.
Had a cracking lunch in the bakery though...
Do yourself a favour. Ski Val-d'Isere when nobody is there or even better still go to Italy........

Yikes!

Dave
26/12/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Yikes!

Dave
26/12/2016
A stunningly beautiful area with the associated prices. As luck would have it scrotum shrinking blue ice greeted my not so sharp edges but would definitely return if the wallet and the weather gods allow.

Is it the best resort in the world?

Graeme Armstead
19/10/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Admin Rating
    3

Is it the best resort in the world?

Graeme Armstead
19/10/2014
Having skied at over 100 places around the world over nearly 35 years and probably spent over a year on the snow at Vale d'isere I think that I am fairly well qualified to comment. I don't go for the food or nightlife and I simply can't think of a better place to ski.

The off piste is vast and justifiably rated by many as the best in the world. There are seemingly endless bowls, chutes and open snow fields. The piste skiing is huge and nicely varied. No chance of getting bored here.

Perhaps the snow isn't quite as dry as it is in Colorado but it's nearly as good and a lot better than Whistler. Val d'isere usually gets plenty of snow. Some of my best powder days have been had here on some pretty spectacular terrain.

All in all I think that you have seriously under rated this area especially when it connects seamlessly with Tinges. I nearly forgot to mention the lifts. Easily the best of anywhere I have been.

Val d'Isere - Biggest & Best

Graeme
16/08/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Admin Rating
    2

Val d'Isere - Biggest & Best

Graeme
16/08/2010
With Tignes it's simply one of the biggest and arguably the best ski area in the world. Whoever suggested it rates only 3 paws for off piste obviously doesn't know the area very well and probably hasn't been to many places. Next time get a guide and you'll see why the area is often rated as the best in the world. I first went there 30 years ago and earlier this year had the best skiing I have had in 20 years.

Val review

Stuie
23/07/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    2

Val review

Stuie
23/07/2010
Val is definitely the pretty sister to nearby Tignes, with a more classic French Alps ski feel. There's plenty of skiing and boarding options and the hands free "L'Espace Killy" ticket allows you to access soooooo much terrain (including in Switzerland). So the more time spent at Val the better!!