Resort Information

We know that half the fun will be exploring Val d’Isère for yourself, but at Peak Services we want to help you make the most of every minute spent in the resort. That’s why we are offering you these tips on what to expect when you arrive, and sharing our insider knowledge of some of Val’s hidden treasures.

World-class skiing
You will experience some of the best skiing in Europe, with miles of well-groomed slopes and fantastic off- piste terrain, modern lifts, great mountain restaurants and breathtaking views.

Great snow
There’s no worry about global warming. Val d’Isère is one of the highest French resorts, with snow from December through to May – so you’ll still be schussing when others are grass-skiing.

A mountain village
Val d’Isère still feels like a village, unlike lots of other French ski resorts. It retains many beautiful original Savoyarde buildings: a walk around the old town and a visit to the church are well worth the time and effort. All new buildings have to be built in this traditional Savoyarde style and many of the 1960s properties are increasingly being clad in stone and wood. There’s also a law that all the shop signs have to be wooden. The result is one of the most attractive resorts in this mountain region – and a great place for a holiday, for skiers and non-skiers alike!

Ski Facts

Ski Facts
  • Altitude Val d’Isère: 1850m
  • Highest skiable altitude: 3450m
  • Lowest skiable altitude: 1550m

L’Espace Killy - Named after Val’s most famous downhill skier, Jean-Claude Killy, this vast ski area encompasses the resorts of Val d’Isère and Tignes.

Ice skating
New open air rink behind the Blizzard hotel.

Snow-mobiles
For a rush of adrenalin with the safety of brakes!

Snow-shoeing
Enjoy exploring the forested slopes in a slower style.

Getting around
A free bus service traverses Val d’Isère, for both skiers and non-skiers (no ski pass needed). The buses run every five minutes during the day, so you never have to walk far with your skis (especially useful if you have children). They also run late, to get you home after bars close.

Oxygen Sports Centre
Oxygen is the new sports centre in Val d’Isere. It is located at the foot of the legendary Face de Bellevarde and includes:

  • swimming pool
  • leisure pool
  • climbing area
  • multi-activity sports hall
  • fitness suite
  • gym
  • 2 x squash courts
  • wellness zone (sauna, steam bath, spa, hydro-massage
  • lounge area and many classes

Open everyday - 1 free pool entry with a valid 2 to 15 day lift pass. For prices and further information visit Centre Aquasportif www.centre-aquasportif.com

Other activities
There are further swimming pools in Val d’Isère:

  • Open air heated pool in Therapeos (see below)
  • Open air heated pool at the Hotel Blizzard.

Shopping
Val d’Isère has great shopping! An amazing shoe shop, some very good clothes shops, from ski-trendy to French chic, and 3 home interiors specialists. There are even two art galleries for an alternative to the traditional souvenirs.

Mountain restaurants
Break up your day’s skiing in one of the area’s mountain restaurants – non-skiers can buy a ‘pedestrian’ lift pass, to meet up for lunch. We particularly recommend Les Marmottes, Bellevarde and La Tete du Solaise for good value.

Health and beauty
Therapeos has a sauna, jacuzzi, hammam, solarium, heated outdoor pool, gymnasium and a veritable host of pampering massage and beauty treatments.

Cinema
Films are screened in English and French.