Overall Rating

Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere3.5/56
Val d'Isere3.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
  • Recommend
    83%
  • Would Revisit
    83%
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Tignes

    Tignes Trail & Piste Map
  • Val d'Isere Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,550 – 3456 (1,906m) (incl. Tignes)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7 m+
  • Lifts (102)(incl. Tignes)
    10 Gondolas/cable cars/funicular
    44 Chairlifts

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

    Summer: Mid 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 19/20
    Val d'Isere & Tignes
    Adult - €53,50 to 59
    Child - €43 to 47.50
    Child u/5yr - Free

    Summer Skiing at Val d’Isere
    Adult - €29
    Child - €23.50
    Child u/5yr - Free
    Val d’Isere Summer Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Val d’Isere Summer Ski Map
    Val d’Isere Trail & Piste Map
  • Val d'Isere-Tignes Trail Map

Val d'Isere - Reviews

Val d'Isere - Reviews

Val d'HolyCow!

Powderhounds Europe24/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50

Val d'HolyCow!

Powderhounds Europe24/03/2018
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 Fuller20/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February

Val-d'Isere

David Fuller20/03/2018
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........

Val d'Isere

Dave Fuller26/12/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January

Val d'Isere

Dave Fuller26/12/2016
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 Armstead19/10/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70

Is it the best resort in the world

Graeme Armstead19/10/2014
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 dísere

Graeme16/08/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70

val dísere

Graeme16/08/2010
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

Stuie23/07/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50

Val review

Stuie23/07/2010
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!!