About Val d'Isere and Tignes, France
Val d’Isère is justly regarded as one of the best ski resorts not just in France but in the world and boasts over 300km of slopes.
300 km of ski area
3455 m Peak Altitude
2:40 hrs from Airport
1850 m resort altitude
"Championed by many as the best ski area in the Alps, and you would be hard pressed to argue with them. The Espace Killy has over 300km of exhilarating slopes that devotees just can’t stop talking about. It's not all about the skiing though - Val d’Isere boasts some of the best nightlife in Europe, with plenty of high end restaurants and world famous clubs and bars." - Rob Keddy
Rightfully regarded as one of the best ski resorts in France, Val d'Isere is hugely popular amongst skiers of all walks of life. The mix of traditional Savoyarde style village, classy upmarket areas with michelin star restaurants and stylish shops, and some of the best skiing in the Alps mean the resort has an enduring appeal.
With over 300km of skiing, between 1850m and 3455m, the Espace Killy offers a superb amount of snow sure skiing for intermediates and experts. Together with Tignes, Val d'Isere is one of the best options around for early and late season skiing. The resort draws high end clientel and seasonaires in equal measure, with the famously lively nightlife and the glacier skiing at Tignes.
Mountain restaurants like the Edelweiss are excellent, offering traditional character and sunny terraces in out of the way corners of the slopes. The centre of the resort has plenty of high fashion and technical shops, while bars like Dick's Tea Bar are resort institutions that bare visiting at least once.
The Espace Killy ski area is famous for its challenging skiing and extensive pistes. From the infamous Face de Bellevarde downhill run to the more accessible beginner and intermediate runs, this ski area has some of the most snow sure skiing in Europe. Although the area is best for expert skiers, intermediates and beginners are well equipped, with 55% of the slopes green and blue runs.
For experts, not only are there some advanced slopes on piste, but the off piste in Val d'Isere and Tignes is superb, with accessible powder available for those looking for more challenging skiing. La Face is used for the men's downhill world cup run, and there is a superb restaurant just off the side of the run that serves great local food.
Over in Tignes, the skiing is open most of the year, with summer skiing available on the glacier. The slopes are a little gentler, leading down to the frozen lake. The ski tranquil zones on Bellevarde and Solaise are perfect for families and learners, while the Oakley ValPark is popular amongst teenagers.
Known primarily for the summer skiing on Tignes Glacier, there is nevertheless a wide variety of activities that can be enjoyed during the summer months. The glacier skiing was once open year round, but these days, the mountain is shut for a short period in order to properly maintain the mountain. When the summer season starts, there are a number of ski improvement courses and race training circuits available.
When the morning of skiing is over, you can head for Tignes le Lac where there is a leisure area complete with tennis courts, basketball, volleyball and football. From afternoons sailing, windsurfing, canoeing or pedaloing around the lake, to heading over to the golf course for a round or two in the stunning high Alpine scenery, there's no shortage of apres ski activities.
The area is also home to traditional activities like hiking and mountain biking, with a number of routes in both Tignes and Val d'Isere. Over in Val d'Isere, the luxurious leisure centre boasts a number of different pools, saunas, hot tubs and steam baths.
With a large amount of regeneration in Val d'Isere, the bulk of opportunities here are new build properties, and there have been a number of luxurious, high spec apartments in the centre of Val d'Isere that proved popular amongst buyers. There are a number of chalets slightly further from the centre of the town, each with superb facilities including spa and wellness areas.
Property in Val d'Isere doesn't come cheap, be it a seven bedroom chalet or a three bedroom apartment. There is a more reasonably priced development in Tignes Les Brevieres though, which boasts a good position in one of the prettier areas of the resort. The development has completely renovated a traditional Savoyarde style building, creating chic new apartments.
Recently, planning consent has been granted to completely revitalise the front de neige in Val d'Isere, which will put more ski in, ski out property on the market as well as changing the face of the village. For further information about this development, our blog covers everything from costs to design styles and planned timings.
Val d'Isere, Chalet L'AbadeEUR 5,000,000
Chalet L'Abade is a prestigious chalet situated right on the slopes in the highly regarded Legettaz region of Val d'Isere.Ski In, Ski Out, Spa & Wellness Facilities
Tignes Le Lac, Chalets Semper VivensEUR 2,280,000 - 3,780,000
The Semper Vivens chalets are a set of just three uniquely designed chalets located right on the edge of the slopes in Tignes Le Lac.Ski In, Ski Out, Spa & Wellness Facilities
Val d'Isere, Chalet TapiaEUR 5,300,000 - 6,000,000
Chalet Tapia is a brand new chalet located in the old village of Val d'Isere, just 200m from the lifts and seconds from the shops.Town-Centre
Tignes Les Brevieres, Eagle LodgeEUR 945,000 - 1,890,000
Eagle Lodge is a new development of just four entirely renovated apartments, located less than a 5 minute walk from the Front de Neige in Tignes Les Brevieres.
Val d’Isere, Les Clarines PenthouseEUR 4,800,000
Les Clarines is a unique opportunity to have your very own luxury penthouse in Val d'Isere, designed and finished to your specifications.
Val d’Isere, Chalet SolyneouEUR 5,800,000
Chalet Solyneou is a stunning, recently renovated chalet in the world famous resort of Val d’Isere.Spa & Wellness Facilities, Swimming Pool
Val d'Isere, Myrtille ApartmentsEUR 2,800,000
Myrtille is the second phase of the Hotel l'Avancher re-development project located in a ski in position looking out across to the centre of Val d'Isere.
Val d’Isere, Chalet ViolaEUR 13,000,000
With newly refurbished interiors and views of the spectacular Face de Bellevarde, this chalet boasts fantastic facilities in a prime location.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Val d'Isere, Vanoise ApartmentsEUR 1,020,000
Last remaining apartment in newbuild apartment development in centre of the resort.Town-Centre
Val d’Isere, Husky - Chalet Petit AlaskaEUR 9,000,000
Chalets Petit Alaska is a luxury development of eight beautiful high quality chalets under construction in an elevated position overlooking the stunning resort of Val d'Isere.Spa & Wellness Facilities, Swimming Pool