and Skiing Breaks in Val D’Isere, France
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Drive time : 90 miles or 2hrs drive time from Chambery
Drive time : 118 miles or 2hrs 40mins drive time from Geneva
Drive time : 135 miles or 2hrs 40mins drive time from Grenoble
Val D’Isere is the main part of the Espace Killy, which
it shares with purpose-built Tignes. The valley is regarded as the ‘Most
Beautiful Ski Area in the World’ and it isn’t hard to see why during a ski
break in Val D’Isere.
Its stone and wooden chalets and buildings stretch
across the valley, ordered by rows of pine trees whilst eight main ski lifts
and a free bus service provide easy access to the 300km of pistes during a
skiing weekend here. Many of the runs, which suit all levels of ability, in the
Espace Killy reach altitudes of 1550 metres to 3456 metres in altitude.
Plus, the location of the resort means that it is only
just over 2 hours from Chambery Airport and just over 2 and a half hours from Geneva Airport.
This makes cheap ski flights to Chambery and Geneva from Jet2.com ideal to unlock
this premier ski resort.
for All Levels of Ability in Val D’Isere
The excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions found
on a ski break in Val D’Isere, not to mention the lively après ski, has made it
a playground for groups of friends and youngsters either learning to ski or,
for the more experienced, making the most of the seven black runs and 18 red
Ski schools have also made Val D’Isere popular with
families. The lessons learnt from experienced ski instructors can be put to
good use on the Solaise which has good slopes for beginners and intermediates.
Val D’Isere boasts two other main areas for skiing.
Bellevarde has a good variety of slopes designed more for the experienced skier
and offers excellent views of the Grande
Motte, Grand Casee and Mont Blanc. The Fornet/Iseran/Pisailles area also has some
excellent views – you’d be hard pressed not to find great views anywhere here –
and is another favourite for intermediates. Across these areas, experienced
skiers will find plenty of off-piste terrain too during a ski break.
You’ll find that the Italian
border is only three miles away, so a visit there isn’t out of the question.
Indulging in the Apres Ski on a Ski Break in Val
Despite displaying charming,
traditional architecture in many parts, there is a modern vibe that runs
through the area. This is best witnessed with the advanced ski lifts and also
in the lively après ski scene.
Modern bars and restaurants
offer a range of cuisine and plenty of drinks to keep the youngsters
entertained in the evenings. There is a generous choice of bars and clubs for
visitors on a ski break in the area to choose from.
During the day visitors will
find that there is more to skiing on their ski break with a selection of shops
to choose from.
Discovering all of this is
possible with cheap ski flights to Chambery and Geneva from Jet2.com.