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Val d'Isere, France

Alt 1,785–3,599 m

Val d’Isère is a ski resort in the French Alps, near the Italian border. With nearby Tignes, it’s part of the Espace Killy ski area. Here, ski lifts give access to sites like the steep Face de Bellevarde, a black-rated piste, and the Grande Motte glacier, known for summer ski runs.

In Val d’Isère happiness can be found in your plate as well as on the slopes! With wine bars, local or Michelin-starred restaurants, the resorts showcases the delights the Savoie region has to offer.

Gourmets will love Val d’Isère and its gourmet restaurants.

Here the après-ski in Val d’Isère is pretty amazing, so when the day comes to and end you can drink champagne, vin chaud or hot chocolate with amazing views.

At the end of the day’s skiing, relax and wander around the streets and pedestrian alleyways to visit the many fashion boutiques or sportswear shops which make shopping a privileged moment in Val d’Isère… All the most prestigious brand names at your finger tips.

By road:

  • 30km from Bourg Saint Maurice (40 min)
  • 86km from Albertville (1h20)
  • 135km from Chambéry (2h)
  • 165km from Grenoble (2h14)
  • 240km from Lyon (3h)
  • 220km from Genève (3h)

The Iseran pass is closed during the winter season.

By Air:

4 international airports
• Geneva (3h by car)
• Lyon (3h  by car)
• Chambéry (2h by car)
• Grenoble (2h  by car)
1 heliport with organised transfers.

By Train:

The closest train station is at Bourg-Saint-Maurice (45 mins), which offers an excellent and frequent service including high-speed rail options (TGV, Eurostar, Thalys).

Tignes-Val d’Isère ski area welcomes you every winter. You will be able to tackle the iconic face of Bellevarde while having a magnificent view of the Alps and the village down below.

Speaking of the Face de Bellevarde brings to mind the important races that have taken place here. These include the  men’s skiing events at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics, the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 2009 and also the Critérium de la 1ère Neige which each winter brings together the world’s top skiers.

Our advice: after a short warm-up, La Face is best tackled first thing in the morning when it has been freshly groomed. It’s a real delight, but be aware that this run is only suitable for skiers who’ve reached a competent level of expertise. It’s most definitely not for beginners or low intermediates.

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