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Val d'Isere Ski Resort Guide

Val d'Isere Ski Resort Guide

Val d'Isere Jan 2006, Val d'Isere photo

Val d'Isere

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Val d'Isere photo

Val d'Isere

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Grand Vallon, Val d'Isere photo

Val d'Isere

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 28 Mar

  • Last Snowfall: 27 March 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 150 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 88 cm
  • Piste: Good
  • Off-piste: Windblown

Today’s Weather (2700 m)

light snow
15 NW15
-3 °C F-Level
snow showers
15 WNW15
-3 °C F-Level
light snow
20 WNW20
-4 °C F-Level

Val d'Isere, in the Savoie area of France, is a colourful winter sports haven that began as a farm community in the years BC. It is the better-known part of Espace Killy. The huge skiing domain, shares itself with purpose-built Tignes. The area is named for Olympic hero Jean-Claude Killy, who grew up in Val d'Isere. The charming village finds its 1,800 residents outnumbered 15 to one by guests in winter. Espace Killy has 300 kilometres of maintained slopes cut through vast snowfields that stretch to the horizon. Ninety-nine lifts can move more than 135,000 skiers an hour, uphill. Much of the terrain is ideal for cruisers, but there are many opportunities for snowboarders and powder skiers to show their stuff. A lot of skiers accept the challenge of the Bellevarde downhill, designed for the 1992 Olympics. Some parts of the 915 metre drop have a 63 percent angle and running it earns bragging rights in the lively Val d'Isere apres-ski scene.

Resorts close to Val d'Isere include: Tignes (4 km), Bonneval sur Arc (12 km), Bessans Val D'Arc (15 km), Sainte Foy (16 km), Villaroger (16 km),

Val d'Isere ski chalets, resort hotel accomodation and ski lodging Val d'Isere Chalets, Ski Hotels & Lodging

Val d'Isere Location Maps

Val d'Isere Location Map

All Val d'Isere Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 124
  • Beginner: 60%
  • Intermediate: 30%
  • Advanced: 10%
  • Cross-country: 44 km
  • Snowmaking: 15%
  • Acres of ski: 2471
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1


  • Restaurants: 70
  • Bars: 10
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1700 m


  • Draglifts: 21
  • Chairlifts: 24
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 6
  • Toplift: m


NEW! Announcements & News from the Val d'Isere ski resort manager

Val-d-Isere logo
  • Season opens: 29 Nov 2014
  • Season closes: 3 May 2015

Information supplied 28 Nov 2014

Visitor Reviews of Val d'Isere

graeme from Australia writes:

I have skied at over 100 resorts around the world over the last 30 years and must have spent over a year in total at Val. There are a lot of great places to ski but nothing beats Val d'Isere for the quality of skiing unless you have a helicopter. BC has some wonderful areas but please don't include Whistler amongst them unless you enjoy crowded lifts, a village that has had a soul bypass and you like skiing the heaviest snow outside of Australia.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Val d'Isere

city forecasts
Aosta, Italy 43 km
Rivoli, Italy 62 km
Collegno, Italy 64 km
Grugliasco, Italy 65 km
Venaria Reale, Italy 65 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Val d'Isere

surf forecast
Acque-Calde (Savona), Italy 176 km
Varazze, Italy 176 km
Cogoleto, Italy 178 km
Finale Ligure, Italy 180 km
Voltri, Italy 181 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Val d'Isere

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Val d'Isere neighbourhood basemap Val d'Isere neighbourhood contours Roads and rivers close to Val d'Isere

Mountain Peaks
Closest to Val d'Isere

mountain forecasts
Tsanteleina, France 7 km
Grande Motte, France 7 km
Pointe de la Sana, France 7 km
Aiguille de La Grande Sassiere, France 8 km
Dome de la Sache, France 9 km