Winter and Summer Collide on Ski Holidays in Val d’Isere

Ski equipment on top of snowTaking a two-and-a-half hours transfer from Chambery Airport (France), visitors from all over the world flock to the charming village of Val d’Isere for a ski holiday but mainly for the fantastic experience of winter skiing. According to Ski Line Limited, the skiing and snowboarding tracks cater to newbies, intermediate-level and professional skiers while areas with designated steep slopes give an adrenaline-pumping ride to daring skiers.  

Val d’Isere Tracks

  The Val d’Isere ski resort offers adventurers a challenging yet fun-filled glide along 300 kilometres of piste runs and unlimited off-piste skiing tracks.   Le Solaise – the central area which offers steeper runs above sunnier slopes perfect for intermediate skills   Bellevarde – ski slopes facing three directions, offering spectacular views of the Northern Alps    Le Fornet – more secluded with the best off-piste skiing in the whole of Espace Killy, where the Val d’Isere is located in the Northern Alps.   Things to Do On Ski Holidays in Val d'Isere  

Winter Season

  The winter ski season opens in the first of July and closes at the end of August. Activities include night ski races, cross-country skiing, ice driving circuits (for cars, motos and karting and buggy), speed riding (parachute gliders), snowshoe hiking, snowmobile racing, snow parking, ice climbing and sleighing. There are also free ski lifts, ice skating rinks and recreational fun zones. The resort also offers Handi Ski which is Val d’Isere’s very own disabled sports association which teaches skiing to the physically challenged, providing the experience of taxi-skiing available for everyone.  

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Summer Season

  While it’s essentially a winter holiday destination, Val d'Isere is lively in the summer with the Pissaillas Glacier summer skiing, a week in June (10th to 16th) where the glacier opens to accommodate summer skiers. There's also paragliding, hiking and trekking, mountain biking, cycling, horseback riding, canyoning, white water activities and various sports.   

Closing

  Many travel agents offer ski holidays in Val d’Isere year-round. Choose a travel agent that can provide you with the best support and protection before and even after your vacation. Choose one that advocates for healthy, safe travels and responsible tourism such as those who are ABTA members, the UK’s largest travel association representing agents and tour operators.