Val d’Isere have announced they’ll open what they say will be the highest altitude hotel in France next winter.
The as yet un—named new mountain hotel is to be built on the resort’s Solaise mountain, 2560m up, and open ahead of the 2018/19 ski season.
The arrival point of the now defunct Solaise cable car and the adjoining Tête de Solaise restaurant is currently being transformed into a high altitude boutique hotel.
What was the oldest lift station in France, built in 1942, will be re-developed to house 40 rooms, a spa, and a restaurant seating 380, plus a giant sundeck with 360° views.
The hotel will be accessible in winter by the new Solaise gondola that opened in 2016, or by piste tractor. In summer it will be accessible by a mountain road.
The hotel is scheduled to open in December 2018.