Val d'Isere Ski Weekends
SKI WEEKENDS IN VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE
The Val d'Isere ski resort combines the huge Espace Killy ski area with more than a soupçon of French style! The Espace Killy area offers great skiing, a great snow record & 300kms of slopes.
- Very snow sure resort
- Large Ski Area - 300 kms
- Tasteful village charm in the resort centre
- Great lift serviced off Piste for all levels
- Lots of good quality bars, nightclubs and shopping
Val d'Isère and Tignes together make up the legendary Espace Killy which provides a huge array of differing pistes, although it has to be said, intermediates and upwards will get more out of the area. With an electric atmosphere one hundred percent focused on skiing it’s no wonder that many winter sport enthusiasts list Val d'Isère as their number one resort.
|No. of Slopes||236|
|No. of Lifts||142|
|No. of bars, restaurants||98|
VAL D'ISERE SKIING & BOARDING
The skiing is suited to all levels and ranges; there are networks of more gentle pistes right up to the steeper gradient knee pounding mogul fields, as well as powder runs such as the famous Face (a black downhill run) as well as the Epaule du Charvet (a famous black) and the Arcelle (a super smooth and highly enjoyable red run).
Val d'Isère naturally offers some very good Snowboarding, alongside its world famous skiing. The Fornet area at the top of the valley - and at the base of the Glacier - is unbeatable in the powder and offers summit descents on wide, fast and extremely well kept slopes.
VAL D'ISERE FOR BEGINNERS
Val d'Isère offers plenty of runs to suit the beginners, or novices, on the lower slopes however, there are also many well linked easier runs up the mountain - so beginners are not just restricted to the nursery slopes. This also means that beginners aren't stuck near to the resort but can genuinely experience most of what the mountains have to offer.
VAL D'ISERE THE RESORT
Val d'Isère is a world renowned resort with extensive shopping, a vibrant cafe culture is one of the best high-altitude resorts offering a range of skiing to suit all abilities.
Val d'Isère is teaming with nightlife! The apres ski kicks off with a from about 4pm onwards and offers some very lively establishments, many of which have passed into skiing folklore! Then there are late night bars and bar-cum-clubs which stay open until 4am.
|Wednesday to Sunday||SUNday to WEDnesday|
WEDNESDAY 17:25 - 18:30 Flight departure from UK airports
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY07:30 Breakfast – Lift passes brought to your table (if pre-booked)
sundaySame as previous days, then:
SUNDAY06:00 - 06:15 Flight departure from UK airports
Monday AND Tuesday07:30 Breakfast
wednesdaySame as previous days, then:
|Times are a guide and may be subject to change. They do not allow for travel delays. Transfers are shared with other guests and accommodate different flight times.
*Sunday to Wednesday: evening meal is not served on Tuesdays - our chalet staff day off (breakfast and afternoon tea will still be provided - self-service). Guests get the chance to explore the excellent local restaurants and the traditional culinary delights for this evening meal.
High altitude glacier skiing, oodles of off piste and a real party town with boutique shopping and colourful cafes offering apres ski with a thump! Get the heads up on where's good to go...
Billabong Café: As the name suggests, this is for the younger clientele. You won’t find gourmet food here but the burgers are great. Find it at behind the billabong clothes shop.
Hotel Aigle des Neiges: The hotel is the umbrella for three really good quality restaurants. Starting with the a la carte room at the top end of the budget and a cheerful tapas restaurant as an alternative. Used to be called Les Latitudes.
L’Arolay: It’s worth going over to Le Fornet if you want to sample a high standard of local dishes. The staff are super friendly and the atmosphere cosy and welcoming.
La Perdrix Blanche: Although La Perdrix may be a bit confused in its identity at least the choice is wide. The menu can be anything from local Savoyard specialities, to pizzas, to Chinese! Easily found on the main high street.
La Savoyarde: Contrary to the name, the menu isn’t particularly Savoie, more like top French cuisine.
La Table des Neiges: Beautiful presented dishes.
La Taverne d'Alsace: At the opposite end of the scale, La Taverne serves up huge portions of German style hearty fodder. Imagine sauerkraut and sausages or potatoes and pork. Perfect after a hard day on the mountain.
The world renowned Val D’Isere has long been a name synonymous with hardcore après ski. It’s fun, live for the moment vibe rubs off on everyone, even the more mature skier will find it hard to resist getting up for a good old stomp to the beat in their ski boots.
Dicks Tea Bar : Starting first with the most famous bar, Dicks Tea Bar needs little introduction. Located in the centre of the village, this is where all the international DJs end up spinning the decks until 4am. Make sure you’ve checked out the snow report for the next day before embarking on a night out here.
Café Face: One of the busiest spots in town found at the bottom of Bellevarde Face. Brilliant for live music straight from the mountain.
Members Bar And Club: If the crowd in Dicks Tea Bar are getting too raucous, step next door into the members bar. Sophisticated and stylish with some delicious cocktails around.
Grand Marnier: The gimmick here is that every drink, no matter what, is served with a shot of Grand Marnier. If you order one of the mouth-watering crepes off the menu you can help yourself to the bottle. Located at the bottom of the town slopes it is ideally located for après ski or even lunch.
Saloon: Find it near the beginner’s slopes, excellent happy hour offers. If you’re looking for a quiet drink though it’s probably best to give this place a miss. It can get very loud, with staff and punters alike getting stuck in to swing of things. Great fun.
Victors: Located just by the Spar supermarket Victors is brilliant for chilling and chatting with a drink in hand. Has a no music policy, so anyone who likes to boast about their feats of the day can do so without shouting. Food here is excellent too.
Le Graal: Cheap beer and a flashing dance floor…what more can we add? If you’re unpretentious about your nightclubs then this is the place for you, also very kindly provides a free bus service to wherever you are staying until the early hours of the morning.
Morris Pub: This place is steeped in local history. One of the very first pubs in Val d'Isere, it has a faithful following of local and tourists alike. Good value drinks and cracking bands ensure the Morris Pub will remain popular for quite sometime to come.
Pacific: One of the most welcoming establishments in town, this large pub has everything. Great après ski, all major sporting events shown on their 7 huge tvs and some great bar meals. Next door to Precision Ski rental.
Blue Note: Quite often overlooked, this cosy little bar is well worth a visit. With some of the cheapest drinks in Val, this place is great for just kicking off your boots and hovering up some beverages. Right next to ESF.
With one of the most comprehensive high streets in the European Alps, Val D’Isere has a great selection of shops, from designer boutiques to bric-a-bracs, there is enough variety to keep everybody happy. Plus...
- Hot air ballooning and light aircraft flights.
- Heli-tours. Heli-skiing is forbidden in France but you can be dropped and picked up across the border in Italy or Switzerland.
- Ice driving at la Daille. Take your own car or hire an Audi for 50 euros per 25mins.
- Public swimming baths.
- Cinema with English speaking films.
- Powder monkey for internet and free wi-fi.
- Cross country skiing, 21kms of beautiful trails.
- Glacier walking on La grande motte glacier with a visit to Grotte du Glace (ice cave).
- Ice climbing, La daille has a 200m ice cascade where guides will teach you how to use crampons and ice axes etc.
- Husky sledding, with or without a guide, can be booked to include an alpine restaurant.
- Parasailing over spectacular scenery from the Solaise summit.
- Also ice-rink. Museums and a casino.
|Lift Pass Type||3 Days Extended||4 Days Extended|
|Adult 14-64 yrs||£138||£179|
|Child 5-13 yrs||£108||£141|
Local area pass covers Val d'Isère (6 days minimum)
Extended area pass covers Espace Killy full area, including Val d'Isère and Tignes
|Skis & Boots||3 days
|Economy skis & boots||£55.90||£59.90|
|Discovery skis & boots||£64.90||£69.90|
|Performance skis & boots||£74.90||£79.90|
|Excellence skis & boots||£94.90||£99.90|
|Child skis & boots (6-11yrs)||£39.90||£44.90|
|Board Only||3 days
|Board Hire (Discovery)||£55.90||£59.90|
|Board Hire (Performance)||£69.90||£74.90|
|Board & Boots||3 days
|Board hire (Discovery) & boots||£74.90||£79.90|
|Board hire (Performance) & boots||£89.90||99.90|
|Child board with boots (7-12 yr )||£49.90||£59.90|
Price Match Guarantee: We are so confident that our prices cannot be beaten, that we will price-match any comparable deal that you find at the time of booking (for a like-for-like set of ski or board hire).
Economy, Discovery or Performance level?
Snowboards are only offered in two grades - Discovery and Performance. Skis however can come in 3 grades. Please use the following guide:
|Economy||Beginner to Intermediates (0-6 weeks experience)|
|Discovery||Intermediates (6-12 weeks experience)|
|Performance||Advanced (12+ weeks experience)|
We bring pre-booked lift passes to you on arrival
Get to the slopes faster
Best quality skis and boards.
No waiting in long queues.
Not having to navigate yourself around resort on arrival.
How to pre-book:Contact us now with your order. Or call us now on 0203 393 4671.
Ski hire Quality Assurance:Our suppliers only use a high quality of skis and boards which are 70% new stock at the start of every season. The other 30% is either 1 or 2 seasons old but exceptionally well maintained and serviced each weekend and during the week if required.
They will also provide kit changes and alterations throughout the week, if necessary, and a professional fitting service that ensures you are not skiing on low grade or unsuitable gear, which can hinder your progress.
We will make sure that you get treated well and do not get any illegitimate credit card swipes for damages to kit. Please understand that we cannot help you with skis or equipment if you book independently or using non-endorsed suppliers.
Lift Passes in more detail:Over 65's are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps where they can get updated information on any current Senior discounts (subject to local terms & conditions). Seniors require a passport photo to purchase their passes.
Children under 4 yrs are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps because they may qualify for a free pass (subject to local terms & conditions).
Complete Beginners are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps because their first 3 days may only involve nursery slopes where lifts are free in some resorts (subject to local terms & conditions).