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Beginners will find it tough in Val d’Isère. For the first few days at least, but skiing here will also accelerate your learning curve. This is expert territory, with many experienced skiers (including a few on our team) placing Val d’Isère – and the ski area it shares Tignes – in a very small group of the world’s most elite resorts.
For advanced skiers, the main attraction is the mind-blowing 10,000 hectares of off-piste trails, mostly easily accessible by the ski lifts. As well as some legendary black runs like Tour du Charvet and La Face (“Fass”), which featured in the 1992 Winter Olympics
The beauty of Val d’Isère, however, is that it’s a world-class international ski resort, yet hasn’t lost its authentic regional Savoyard charm. In the build-up to 1992, Val d’Isère went through an extensive beautification process and it remains an attractive, atmospheric winter retreat. It’s excellent restaurants and plethora of plus bars ensure its après-ski scene keeps up with the quality of the skiing.
There are some quite extraordinary luxury chalets in Val d’Isère. You can browse our handpicked selection on the Properties tab above or ask our ski specialists for a personal recommendation.
Lightfoot Travel’s Ski Designers create unique luxury ski holidays to Val d’Isère tailored to your exact needs. Find out what we can do for you.