Val d’Isere Transfers
Book a private door to door transfer from Geneva to Val d’Isere and enjoy some of the greatest skiing in the French Alps. Val d’Isere is one of our most popular destinations and has a fantastic selection of luxurious ski chalet to match its famous image.
Transfers from Geneva to Val d’Isere will take just under 3 hours, our driver will meet you in the arrivals area at our designated meeting point and wish you away in one of our comfortable Volkswagen minibuses.
Getting to Val d’Isere
Traveling from Geneva to Val d’Isere from will take you in the direction of the French boarder and onwards in the direction of Chambery.
Starting by following the A41 all the way towards Annecy. Then you will follow the route close to the lake of Annecy, this is the very beautiful part of the journey with the mountains rising up from behind the massive lake that is famous for being one of Europe's cleanest.
After you have past Annecy you will reach Albertville, Moutiers and on to Bourg Sainte Maurice. You will drive through Bourg and out the other side heading up past Sainte Foy and on to Tignes Les Brevieres. From Les Brevieres you carry on over the famous dam (as seen on Top Gear) and up to 1800 and beyond to Le Lac and Val Claret.
Mountain Rescue recommends you plan to land in Geneva early morning if traveling on a Saturday. This will help you avoid any traffic build up that usually occurs later in the day. Departure time from Tignes to Geneva will normally be around 5 hours 30 minutes before your flight time. This is subject to change on the certain weeks of the season.
About Val d’Isère
A stone’s through from the Italian border and the Vanoise National Park, Val d’Isère is located in the Tarentaise Valley in south-eastern France. Together with Tignes, Val d’Isère forms the Espace Killy, named after triple Olympic champion Jean-Claude Killy, who grew up in Val d’Isère. Used during the 1992 Winter Olympics and as the venue for many other alpine skiing events, the snow and slopes on offer in Val d’Isère are tough to beat.
Less than three hours from Geneva Airport, the resort, which was established during the 1930s, is easy to get to. On-site transport includes high-volume gondola and traditional chair lifts to transport guests to and from the slopes as well as a free shuttle bus that runs between Val d’Isère and La Daille. Val d’Isère is famous for its chalet-style architecture and the Saint-Bernard de Menthon baroque church, which are surrounded by stunning mountains.
Things to do in Val d’Isere
If you are looking for other activities to enjoy during your stay, you will have plenty of options to choose from in Val d’Isère. You could visit the Vanoise National Park, which is perfect for hiking and mountain biking, with a vast array of wildlife to spot along the way. The village has a water sports centre where you can swim and take part in various water-based activities. Val d’Isère also has a spa and a climbing wall, and if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could learn to control a car at speed on snow at the nearby Circuit de Glace. With many bars, restaurants and shops in the area, you will have plenty of time to relax during your stay.ou are looking for other activities to enjoy during your stay, you will have plenty of options to choose from in Val d’Isère.
You could visit the Vanoise National Park, which is perfect for hiking and mountain biking, with a vast array of wildlife to spot along the way. The village has a water sports centre where you can swim and take part in various water-based activities. Val d’Isère also has a spa and a climbing wall, and if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could learn to control a car at speed on snow at the nearby Circuit de Glace. With many bars, restaurants and shops in the area, you will have plenty of time to relax during your stay.
Events in Val d’Isere
First Tracks (November 28-29, 2016)
Celebrate the resort’s winter reopening with mulled wine, music, snow sport films and many other activities.
Criterium de la Première Neige (December 11-13, 2016)
Take in the Men’s World Cup Alpine Ski Racing, with both slalom and giant slalom competitions on offer.
Criterium de la Première Neige (December 11-13, 2016)
Enjoy the Ladies’ World Cup Alpine Ski Racing with downhill and giant slalom events to take in.
Christmas in Val d’Isere (December 20-16, 2016)
Christmas is a real time of celebration in Val d’Isere, with a host of entertainment options of offer for all the family. Giant snow sculptures, concerts and fireworks displays are regular occurrences, and on Christmas Eve you will have the opportunity to visit Santa Claus and other fairy tale characters.
Classicaval (January 26-28 and March 8-10, 2017)
Musicians and music lovers from across the globe travel to Val d’Isère for this classical music festival, which takes place in the famous baroque church.
Frostgun (February 16-18, 2017)
The fourth edition of Frostgun will take place at the foot of Face de Bellevarde in 2017, during which the world’s best freestyle skiers will compete. DJs from across Europe will also attend, making the event truly unforgettable.
Val d’Isère Winter Golf (March 28 to April 3, 2017)
Golfers will congregate in late March and early April to compete on a stunning snow-covered course. Visitors are welcome to join the tournament, so if you’re a golf fan get involved!
Adventure and Discovery Film Festival (April 18-21, 2017)
It’s the 20th anniversary of this fabulous film festival and 11 films, the majority of which were made in France and all of which feature stunning scenery and extreme adventure, have been chosen to compete for various awards.
Yoga Festival (April 29 to May 1)
Val d’Isere’s yoga festival also includes dance, music and performing arts, with a wide variety of outdoor classes and conferences on offer.
Accommodation in Val d’Isere
While much of the accommodation in Val d’Isère comprises chalets, these range from basic, low-budget chalets to high-end, boutique-style chalets, so there are options to suit all budgets. If you fancy something a little different, there are mountain refuges and campsites on offer as well as a variety of hotels and B&Bs. Whether you’re taking a romantic break or are bringing the whole family, there are plenty of accommodation types to choose from.
Resorts close to Val d’Isere
Resorts close to Val d’sere include Tignes which is part of the same ski area the Espace Killy and is linked directly by chairlift giving you a great run down to Tignes Val Claret the highest village in the Tignes area. Traveling by road Tignes would take you around 25 minutes, heading back towards Le Chevril and crossing the Brevieres dam before heading back up the mountain to Tignes.
Ste Foy is also close at around a 30 minute drive up to the ski station. St Foy is a great day trip from Val d’sere and offer some of the most untouched off piste in the area. The ski resort is small but very beautiful and offers long rolling runs for all levels and excellent facilities for children.
Villaroger, a small resort based in the far corner of the Paradiski ski area. Only a 30 minute drive from Val d'sere and well worth a visit. Villager is easy to miss if you don't know the area but a real gem in the terms of quiet ski resorts. The village itself is based at the foot of a fabulously long run. Head u p to the Aiguille Rouge, the highest point in Les Arcs and ski for what seems like forever back down through the windy tree lined runs all the way back to Villaroger. If you are planning a trip to Villaroger then we can recommend you try: www.skivillaroger.com