Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère

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Val d’Isère ski resort forms part of the ski domain known as Espace Killy. Linked with Tignes, the domain was named after the triple olympic champion, Jean-Claude Killy. The resort dates back to 1933 when an industrialist named Charles Diebold started the venture of Val d’Isère as a ski resort. The first hotel of Val d’Isère dates back to 1888, L’Hôtel Parisien.  Popularity  increased in the 1930’s for the winter sport of skiing and in the post war years Val d’Isère developed an international reputation for its ski domain.

The main resorts sits at an altitude of 1850m stretching from the village of La Daille at 1785m up to village of Le Fornet at 1930m.

Val d’Isère lies in the commune of the Tarentaise valley, part of the Savoie department known as the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.  The resort gained popularity over the years hosting the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics downhill race course on the Face de Bellevarde.  Val d’Isère regularly hosts World Cup Alpine events such as the 2009 World Championships.

Although one of the furthest resorts from the regional airports, it is provided with effective transport links including a rail/road link thanks to the TGV station at Bourg Saint Maurice.

Val d’Isère is:

30km from Bourg Saint Maurice (45 min)

86km from Albertville (1h30)

135km from Chambéry (2h20m)

220km from Genève (3h)

240km from Lyon (3h15m)

There is a free navette or shuttle bus that runs between the villages in the valley, providing free transport throughout the towns of Val d’Isère and La Daille.

The resort traditionally opens in late November often hosting a ski/snowboard equipment test week.

Val d’Isère consists of a number of village areas linked by lifts and a free shuttle service.  It starts at the village of La Daille and Le Crêt, winding upwards through the centre village of Val d’Isère and to the right, where there are the hamlets of Joseray, Le Châtelard, La Legettaz, finally ending at Laisinant and Le Fornet.

The resort  is renowned for its great nightlife being home to the original La Folie Douce. It offers a great variety of restaurants, shops and alternative entertainment. Other activities include ice-skating, Aquasportif, equestrian activities, sleigh rides, go-karting and an ice-driving experience.

Like Tignes, it offers the opportunity for summer skiing from the glacier areas of Fornet and Grande Motte.

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