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Best to do 'Apres' the slopes...
For more experienced and confident skiers the area is your oyster and the skiing options in Val d’Isere and the adjoining area of Tignes become endless. The greens and blues atop the Solaise or the Bellevarde mountains are a pleasure to ski. Runs home are not the nicest (you have been warned) so take one of the many scenic lifts back down the mountain (beware the Verte run into La Daille or Santons run into the centre).
Advanced / Experts and Off-PIste
From the infamous Olympic / World Championship Downhill run of the La Face (best tackled about 11am daily) Val d'Isere and Tignes are probably the BEST resorts in the world for advanced skiers and the off-piste is HUGE and so easy to get to. Our favourites are Arcelle (red) at lunchtime and the Cugnai Off-Piste (please ensure you are with a instructor/guide). Try to find the lost valley (Valley Perdu); a surprise! There are also heli-skiing options, both half or full day trips available - click here
* figures are like for like at RESORT LEVEL. Chamonix not possible.
Ones TO MISS and ones certainly NOT TO MISS
MISS - Santons (blue) (a TOUGH one)
NOT TO MISS - Glacier Express (blue) (sweeping and long)
MISS - Trolles (Black) from lunch onwards when its sheet ice
NOT TO MISS - The Grande Motte area (Tignes) AMAZING views
Val d’Isere, along with Tignes, makes up one half of the enormous Espace Killy Ski Area. With more than 300km of pistes to suit skiers of all levels there is something for everyone to enjoy.
There is a HUGE network of ultra-efficient lifts. You rarely have to queue (peak school holidays an exception). From central Val d'Isere known as the Rond Point des Piste, the Solaise lift takes you to the Solaise, Laisenant and Fornet Sectors; or take the Bellevarde 'Olympique' Gondola towards the 'Ski Tranquille' and La Daille sectors and onwards to the massive and highly rated terrain of Tignes (when buying your lift pass check whether you have an all areas “Espace Killy” pass to cover Tignes). From gondolas to buttons we have it all.
Beginner and intermediates
At the foot of the slopes in the centre of town there are some beginner lifts - one button lift (Savonette) and one chair lift (Village), which are free of charge.
The next step from here is the new Solaise area at the top of the 10 man Solaise Telecabine. Here you will find 3 magic carpets, an ideal progression from the free lifts at the bottom. To access these lifts you will require a lift pass to go up the mountain. However, it is now possible to purchase a Solaise area pass daily, which gives access to the magic carpets and 3 additional chairlifts that serve some gentle green and blue runs.