High altitude. High speed lifts. And a traditional alpine village feel have to be 3 of the many reasons we love Val d’Isere. As do a fair few others it seems based on its consistent popularity on the winter calendar. However, with sumptuous luxury chalets and some of Europe’s most impressive hotels, is it any wonder anyone can resist the temptations of this snow-sure resort.
With the infamous Face piste, host to the early season FIS downhill event, providing a challenging run back to the resort centre at the end of the day along with the great heights & off-piste opportunities in the neighbouring & easily connected ski area of Tignes and the glacier of La Grande Motte above & beyond, advanced skiers will continually seek out new terrain to keep them occupied from dawn until dusk. For the less experienced, first timers or more ‘social’ skiers in the group, head up & over to Solaise to not only marvel in the cruising blues and easy gentle reds but also to enjoy the other great delight of this beautiful resort...the long leisurely lunches!
A well established firm hotspot on the foodie scene, Val’s mountain restaurants serve up sumptuous & innovative cuisines all best enjoyed on the sun-drenched terraces, basking in the jaw-dropping views. And for those who like to continue the partying well into the afternoon, then the renowned après ski legend; La Folie Douce’s flagship restaurant, can be found here in Val.
If, however, a full week of the above sounds a little excessive & exhausting, then we’ll let you in on our best kept secret: base yourself in the lesser known but equally stunning resort of Sainte Foy. From here you can ‘dip in & out’ of Val d’Isere as you please. During the day, ski & explore five ski resorts which are all within a 20 minute private chauffeur drive from Sainte Foy. But in the evening, enjoying being able to escape back to the romantic and arguably more magical resort of Sainte Foy. No battling the early morning queues. In fact, you just need hop on the helicopter and not battle or see a queue at all. This truly is the way to make the most of every minute of your ski holiday. The only way, we believe!
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