Val d'Isere

The French home of ALLTRACKS Academy

Val d’Isere is located high in the French Alps, in the Vanoise National Park. In our mind, it offers an unrivalled combination of the three most important aspects of a ski resort. It is extremely snow sure, has a huge variety of terrain and a vibrant, attractive resort village.

By choosing to operate at only one French resort, we knew that it had to be special. Val d’Isere more than deserves it’s reputation as one of Europe’s top resorts for keen skiers.

SNOW: High Altitude Snow Reliability

The Val d'Isere & Tignes ski area all but guarantees snow

With the majority of ALLTRACKS guests focused on improving their off piste performance and enjoying powder, we had to choose to train at the snowiest resort. The Val d’Isere & Tignes ski area is as good as good as it gets with at least 60 % of the skiing over 2500m (a point where many alpine resorts top out if they even reach that height). Furthermore, its geographical location means that it benefits not only from snow storms arriving from the prevailing N/NW but also the SE – a unique situation.

The Mountains: Val d'Isere & Tignes

Welcome to the most complete ski area in France

The high altitude, snow sure slopes of Val d’Isere-Tignes really do offer something for everyone, especially advanced skiers. This, together with the 10,000 hectares of lift accessible off piste, makes Val an ideal setting for ALLTRACKS all mountain courses.

This vast and challenging ski area has so many highlights. Le Fornet close to the head of the Val d’Isere Valley combines great tree skiing close the village with high alpine off piste routes at altitude. Bellevarde is home to numerous challenging black runs including La Face, the 1992 Olympic downhill course. The Tignes side of the resort has an equal amount of world class skiing, both on and off piste.

As well as great terrain, the different sectors of the ski are are extremely well connected by a modern, fast and considered lift system leading to more skiing and very few queues.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 300km of pistes
  • 10,000 hectares of off piste terrain
  • 90 ski Lifts
  • Highest lift access: 3450m

The Village

Val d'Isere is the highest traditional village in France.

Unlike the majority of other high altitude French resorts, Val d’Isere is not un unattractive, purpose built base.  It is a traditional village with a charming and vibrant atmosphere. Popular with many nationalities, Val d’isere is a cosmopolitan place with plenty to offer skiers from a wide demographic and it is an eternal favourite of seasonaires due not only to the quality of the ski terrain but the ambience of the village too.

Val is home to the best apres ski in France including the original Folie Douce, above La Daille. Other popular places include The Bluenote, The Fall-Line bar, Le Petit Danois and the Arctic Juice bar. In addition to Apres ski, there is a modern gym, aquatic centre and climbing wall for more active off slope pursuits.

Val d'Isere Courses

How to Ski Powder

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How to Tune your Skis

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