About Val d’Isère

  • Altitude: 1850m
  • Total Lifts: 76
  • Pisted Area: 300km
  • Average Snowfall: 450

Val D’Isère ranks alongside St Moritz, Stowe and Cortina in the “famous names of skiing” category and is one of the very few in the world to stage World Cup, World Chamionship and Olympic competitions. However it is also in the world top ten for ‘ski area size’ as well as name-fame, sharing the huge Espace Killy with neighbouring Tignes. Add to that world class lift infrastructure and a vast array of apres ski activity and you have the archetypal world-class resort. ‘Val’ is very popular with the British, and has spawned purpose-built developments at out-of-town La Daille (1785m) , which boasts an ultra-modern funnicular, and le Fornet (1930m). Most of the men’s downhill events were staged here for the ’92 Albertville Olympics and the European leg of the World Cup season generally starts here in the first half of December.

Espace Killy

The ski area above the world famous resorts of Tignes and Val d’Isère is generally regarded as one of the world’s best, with some regular skiers saying it’s so good, there’s no need to ski anywhere else.

Named after ‘local boy’ Jean-Claude Killy who won triple gold at the 1968 Winter Olympics, it’s a vast area of some 10,000 hectares, containing 300km of groomed pistes, extending over one of the biggest lift-served verticals on the planet – more than 2,000 metres of it and that ascending from high base village altitudes too.

Although best known for its incredible freeriding terrain and world-class racing slopes (Val d’Isère is one of just a handful of resorts to have hosted World Cup, World Championships and Winter Olympic downhill races), there is in fact plenty of skiing for every ability level, with well-designed nursery slopes, world-class terrain parks for freestylers and seemingly endless kilometres of wide sunny blue and red pistes for holiday makers.

Both Tignes and Val d’Isère are world class resorts of course, each with a good selection of bars, restaurants, shops and accommodation ranging from budget up to four star in Tignes and right the way to super-luxury in Val d’Isère.

Book Ski Lessons

  • Group & Private Ski Lessons
  • Kids & Adults Ski Lessons
  • All Skill Levels

Are you looking for group or private ski lessons in Val d’Isère?

With our partner CheckYeti, the largest online platform for ski school booking you can easily compare and pre book your ski lessons before you leave for your ski holidays and avoid queuing up in the ski school on site. Find your ski school in more than 500 ski resorts in France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. CheckYeti works with certified ski schools and experienced ski instructors who will make the most of your ski lessons. More than 24000 customer reviews help you to choose the right offer for you.

Find your ski lessons now >

The Pistes in Val d’Isère

21 Runs



67 Runs



42 Runs



24 Runs



Additional Stats



Total Pistes


AVG Snowfall PA


Drag Lifts


Chair Lifts


High Capacity Lifts


Mountain Restaurants


Longest Run


Ski Pass Area

Espace Killy

STD Code


Resort Office Tel


Timezone (GMT)