FAQ about Val d'Isere

Here you find some of the most common questions, and of course answers to them, that people usually have about Val d'Isere regarding the trip there, skiing, things to do, accommodation etc.

Are there activities for non-skiers in Val d'Isere?

Sure, Val d'Isere offers various activities for non-skiers, including snowshoeing, ice-skating, sledding, and snowmobiling, just to mention a few. You can also just stroll around the village and enjoy its charming atmosphere and the snowy winter feeling in a nice café or restaurant.

Can I find accommodations in Val d'Isere to fit different budgets?

Yes, Val d'Isere offers a range of accommodations, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly lodges and apartments, catering to various budget preferences. However, do bear in mind that accommodation in a popular ski resort in the Alps during high season is never cheap, it can only be less expensive. Search and find accommodation in Val d'Isere here.

Can I go with train from the airport to Val d'Isere?

Val d'Isere does not have a train station so unfortunately you cannot go directly there with train. However, you can go by train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, and then from there you take a taxi or some other type of transfer for 40 minutes to reach the village.
From Chambery, where the closest airport is, you can go with a direct train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice (not directly from the airport though). You can also go by train all the way from both London and Paris with only one or two changes of train.

What après-ski activities are available in Val d'Isere?

Val d'Isere offers a lively après-ski (or after-ski as some calls it) scene with numerous bars, restaurants, and clubs, providing a vibrant atmosphere for socializing and relaxation after a day on the slopes.

What is the altitude of Val d'Isere, and does it affect skiing conditions?

Val d'Isere sits at an altitude of approximately 1,850 meters (6,070 feet) and reaches up to 3,456 meters (11,339 feet) at the top of the ski area. The high altitude ensures good snow conditions and a long ski season.

What is the Espace Killy ski area, and how big is it?

L'espace Killy (The Espace Killy) ski area combines Val d'Isere and Tignes, offering over 300 km of interconnected ski slopes, making it one of the largest ski areas in the world.

What is the weather like in Val d'Isere during the ski season?

During the ski season, which typically spans from late November to early May, Val d'Isere experiences a classic alpine winter climate. The weather during this period is characterized by cold temperatures and abundant snowfall, creating ideal conditions for skiing and snowboarding.

In December and January, temperatures in Val d'Isere can often drop below freezing, with daytime highs averaging around 0°C (32°F) and nighttime lows plummeting well below freezing. It is not uncommon for temperatures to dip into the minus double digits during the coldest parts of the season. Visitors should come prepared with warm winter clothing, including insulated jackets, thermal layers, hats, gloves, and snow boots, to stay comfortable in the chilly conditions.

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