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Val d'Isère

Val d'Isère Ski Resort Guide

Val d'Isère, France

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length150km
Highest Lift3,450m
Resort Height1,850m
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Turin Caselle
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Val d'Isère

Val d'Isère is one of the most famous ski resorts in the world, and shares the huge Espace Killy domain with neighbouring Tignes. With world class lift infrastructure and a vast array of apres ski activity, 'Val' is very popular with the British, and hosts regular FIS World Cup events.


The French ski resort of Val d'Isère is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,850m, with 150km of marked runs.

Val d'Isère is part of the Espace Killy ski area with access to 300km of downhill skiing, with 154 marked pistes, served by a total of 87 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Val d'Isère itself (150km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Espace Killy ski resort of Tignes.

The ski resort itself is at 1,850m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,450m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Val d'Isère is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Val d'Isère.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Val d'Isère is 10km long and the most difficult run is the 'La Face'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Val d'Isère?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Val d'Isère.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Val d'Isère

Ski Area Stats

Val d'Isère Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Espace Killy Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Val d'Isère Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,450m
Resort Altitude (Val d'Isère)1,850m
Lowest Piste1,550m
Max Vertical1,900m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Val d'Isère
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Val d'Isère

Ski Hire Shops in Val d'Isère.

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Ski Lessons in Val d'Isère

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Val d'Isère Ski Schools and Val d'Isère Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Val d'Isère?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Espace Killy, Savoie.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Val d'Isère is Chambery, 100 minutes drive away.

Turin Caselle, Annecy, Geneva, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron and Turin Cuneo airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 87 ski lifts are able to uplift 64,480 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 30km of ski runs, with 300 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Val d'Isère open?

 Opened : November 27, 2021.

 Closes : May 1, 2022.

Usual opening is late November (Re-opens for summer skiing from early June to early July), and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Val d'Isère Piste Map
Val d'Isère

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Val d'Isère, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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