A sophisticated alpine town, Val d’Isère attracts a chic, sporty crowd in search of laid-back luxury, snow-sure slopes and some serious fun.
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Among the highest resorts in the Alps, Val d'Isère makes up one-half of the world-renowned Espace Killy ski area. With a historic village centre that dates back to 1664, you’ll find a charming character rarely seen at this altitude - chocolate box chalets and quaint wood-panelled townhouses, roofs groaning under lashings of fresh snow.
If it’s powder you’re after you’re spoilt for choice - with expansive off-piste skiing among the best in Europe. With 300 kilometres of manicured runs, you’ll find while there’s something to suit all the family, but these stellar slopes are best suited to stronger skiers - with many a red masquerading as an innocent blue. Freestylers can indulge their fancy at Oakley Valpark while speed seekers can try their hand at Grand Stade’s racing slaloms. Venture above the treeline to Pisaillas glacier, where you’ll be rewarded with sweeping vistas of vast snowfields that stretch to the horizon.
Take in the mountain-top après at frenetic Folie Douce, where the stylish set cut loose, dancing on tables in their ski boots. Sweep right down to your chalet door tucked among the slopes. Massage sore muscles in your personal spa, before sinking into a steaming hot tub on the terrace with a glass of cinnamon-laced vin chaud. Come the evening, make for the lights of the village below, dining at historic La Grande Ourse on fine mountain cuisine before continuing the après long into the snow-sprinkled night.