Val d’Isère resort guide
Val d’Isère is part of the Espace Killy ski area and is a stunning resort boasting many beautiful chalets offering exceptional levels of service. Back in the early 1900’s when poor snow in lower resorts ment skiers climbed to higher levels to follow their passion encouraging hoteliers to open their doors in the winter not just the summer.
Val d’Isère has slowly grown over more recent years, La Daille one of the newest parts of the town. Constructed in the 1960’s is now a popular spot for self catered apartments and some very plush hotels close to the runs used to hold the world cup downhill.
The furthest point of Val d’Isère is La Fornet, a lovely part of the town and has easy access to its very own glacier. This is a good spot to be on low visibility days with winding tree lined runs for all levels. La Fornet also has one of the highest chair lifts in Val d’Isère heading up to 3100 meters.
Val d’Isère has been names a few times as one of the top après ski resorts in Europe so on that note I introduce you to La Folie Douce, bang on the piste at 2400 meters this up tempo bar is the place to party after a hard days skiing.
La Folie Douce of course isn’t the only place to drink and party, Val d’Isère has plenty of bars, clubs and fine restaurants for all occasions.
What we like about Val d’Isère
Val d’Isère airport transfers
Transfer time from Geneva to Val d’Isère is just under three hours and roughly the same from Lyon and Grenoble airports.
Transfer time from Chambéry to Val d’Isère is just under two hours.
When departing Val d’Isère leave around five to five and half hours before your flight. Depending on road conditions.
Mountain Rescue offer a private transfer service to and from the closest airports to Val d’Isère. If you are a small group you can choose to share a transfer. This opens up the opportunity to reduce your fair if another small group on similar times is also looking to share. No waiting time will be added to the primary booking without consultation.
To book an airport transfer to Val d’Isère use the quick quote on the right hand side of the page to get the price for the transfer. Then complete the transfer request form.
Once our office receives your request they will reply swiftly and return an overview of the travel times and a link for a secure on line payment.
Mountain Rescue transfers include:
- Clean and comfortable Volkswagen Caravelle minibuses
- Smart, uniformed English speaking drivers
- Quick and helpful office available 24/7
- Child and booster seats (on request)
- In car entertainment (on request)
- A fully licensed and insured transfer operator
Learn more about our private transfer service in the French Alps.
Useful Val d’Isère links
Accommodation in Val d’Isère
CHARDON MOUNTAIN LODGES: 5 Star Chalets in Val d’Isere
LUXURY CHALET BOOK: Specialise in offering the most luxurious ski chalets in Val d’Isere.
Val d’Isère tourist information
SKI VALDISERE: Lots of handy information and history about Val d’Isere by Ski Vald’Isere
Ski schools in Val d’Isère
SNOCOOL: Snocool have been operating an excellent ski and snowboard school since 1998. Their services include private and group lessons, guiding and Ski rental
RENTAL REPUBLIC: Rental Republic have 3 shops in the village and offer top notch well serviced kit for all levels.