Val d’Isère

France, Europe

About Val d'Isère

Val d’Isere is one of the most famous ski destinations in the world. This alpine playground in the heart of the French Alps offers some of the best skiing you could ever hope to find. With 300km of prepared pistes as well as some magnificent and easily accessible off-piste opportunities. You can tackle the iconic Face de Bellevarde from November to May with its great views across the Alps and the village down below.

 

The Val d’Isère snow guarantee also allows you to ski almost year round with a break in May and June and from the mid-July to November. Val d’Isère offers a wide choice of special offers featuring spring and summer skiing. You can ski during the summer in the mornings from June to mid-July on the Pissaillas glacier, above 3000 metres.

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Snow Resort Stats

Mountain

  • ElevationTop 3450m
  • Elevation Bottom 1550m
  • Vertical Drop 1900 metres
  • Max Pitch 70%
  • Skiable Terrain 300 km
  • Longest Run 10km (La Sache)
  • Total Number of Trails (piste) 159
  • Beginner 56% (90 trails)
  • Intermediate 27% (44 trails)
  • Advanced 17% (25 trails)
  • 2 Glaciers

Lifts

  • Total 75
  • Highest Lifted Point 3450 metres

Snow Making

  • Snow Making Yes
  • Total Number of Guns 900
  • Annual AverageSnowfall 550cm

Terrain Parks

  • Total 2
  • Name n/a
  • Half Pipes n/a
  • Half Pipe Size n/a
  • Total Terrain Park Area Size n/a

Val d'Isère: Insider Ski & Snowboard Tips

Val d’Isère offers truly outstanding freeride opportunities. Right from the opening day in November you’ll be able to find untracked virgin slopes. The exceptional snow cover is due to its favourable geographical location and the  unique retour d’est micro-climate and the high altitude of the ski area. Skiing off-piste allows you to escape far from the madding crowd  to a place where you can drink in the might majesty of the surrounding peaks. Freeride is not just a physical activity, it’s also a state of mind here. It’s a love story between man and mountain, a breathtaking encounter in a 10,000-hectare playground covered in untracked snow.

 

However, It’s absolutely essential to follow basic backcountry rules, to carry the right safety gear and know how to use it, as well as being aware of the weather forecast and the current avalanche risk. If any of this is unfamiliar, hiring a guide is an absolute must.

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