Skiing in Val d'Isère
With sister resort Tignes, it forms the excellent Val d’Isère - Tignes ski area formerly and more popularly known as the https://www.ernalow.co.uk/en-gb/france/espace-killy. The ski domain has an impressive 300km of pistes and 78 lifts, with snow-sure slopes that are perfect for anyone from absolute beginners to grizzled veterans.
Val d’Isère has been operating as a ski resort since the 1930s, but its most major transformation over the years occurred on the lead-up to the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics, when its Face de Bellevarde run (known to insiders as ‘La Face’) was the site of the men’s downhill, giant slalom and Super G events.
In general, the skiing here is possibly more suited to intermediate and experienced enthusiasts than complete beginners, but the resort’s nursery slopes have been improved significantly over the years, especially with the Pim, Pam, Poum magic carpet lifts at the top of the Solaise lift and you can also access long, interconnected green runs from the Borsat chair that are ideal while you’re still finding your feet.
Last but not least, the après-ski at this lively resort is in a league of its own, with everything from fine restaurants offering haute cuisine to buzzing bars and clubs. When you want to experience the best of the winter wonderland that is the French Alps, Val d’Isère is the jewel in the crown for many visitors.
The apres ski experience in Val d'Isere is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the ski holiday. Val d'Isere is one of Frances's most popular resorts and does have a sterling reputation for being a party hub in the Alps. If you are looking to be out and about on your holiday, check out our recommendations for a great evening.
La Folie Douce is a well-known après ski spot in Val d'Isere that offers live music, dancing, and entertainment. It is one of the Alp's most famous slope parties, sometimes hosting up to 300 people! It's located on the slopes, so you can ski right up to the party and back down as well. There is a cable car right next to it that takes you back to the village but it closes at 4pm so keep an eye on the time if you want to catch it.
La Baraque is another popular après ski spot in Val d'Isere that has a lively atmosphere and serves a range of drinks and snacks. It's a great place to meet up with friends and socialize after a day on the slopes.
Cocorico If you're looking for a more upscale après ski experience, Cocorico is a great choice. A lively bar at the foot of the slopes with live bands, DJs and dancing on the tables. A great place to mingle with other skiers and snowboarders This trendy bar serves gourmet snacks and cocktails and has a sophisticated atmosphere.
Doudoune Club: If you want to continue the party into the evening, the Doudoune Club is a nightclub in Val d'Isere that is open until the early hours of the morning.