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Val d'Isère : A Snowy Invitation to a True Skiers' Resort

Entertainment 

on 26 December 2020

The health situation means that the winter of 2020 - 2021 will be unusual; Val d'Isère, usually a resort very much geared up for skiers, is having to adapt. Luckily, with its ever reliable snow cover, there is no shortage of ideas for activities. Discover Val d'Isère as you have never seen it before, where snow and ice take pride of place to offer you experiences that promise not to disappoint.

This year, Val d'Isère is reinventing itself to offer you a multitude of activities, from the most classic to the most unusual, to share with friends or family!

 

Guide of activities in Val d'Isere

Ski de fond | Val d'Isère © Andy Parant

Nordic Skiing: A Gentle, All-round Activity

For anyone who likes a physical challenge, snow and nature, why not try out Nordic skiing in Val d'Isère?
It will take you to little-known, but often wonderful, parts of the resort and the stunning vistas of the Vanoise will take your breath away. Choose either the classic cross-country or skating technique and take on Val d'Isère's six groomed circular trails around the resort, with a total length of 20 kilometres.
Select your itinerary and explore a wild and unspoilt natural environment, whilst at the same time reaping the many health benefits of this sport.

 

CONTACT : 
Val d'Isère Tourism
Val d'Isère
Tel : +33 4 79 06 06 60

Raquettes | Val d'Isère © Philippe Royer

Snowshoeing: Contemplative Paradise

To truly discover the mountains, don your snowshoes and set out on a hike full of peace and tranquility.

There is nothing like snowshoeing in the powder snow to to discover the surroundings of Val d'Isère in a calm and unhurried manner. Whether on a short introduction, half day, or a full day heading up to more remote summits, snowshoeing is full of pleasant surprises.

Take the time to observe and listen to the gentle pace of life in the mountains, an activity which will enchant contemplative lovers of the resort of Val d'Isère.

 

CONTACT : 
Val d'Isère Tourism
Val d'Isère
Tel : +33 4 79 06 06 60

Village | Val d'Isère © Val d'Isère Tourisme

Once Upon a Time in Val d'Isère

Many visitors instantly fall in love with the warm and welcoming Savoyard atmosphere of Val d'Isère.

The history of Val d'Isère is told to you through its architectural heritage preserved and embellished over the years.

An 11th century church, a bell tower dating from 1664, chalets built of stone and wood - the architecture of Val d'Isère and its hamlets (Le Joseray, Le Fornet and Le Crêt) has numerous secrets and tales to discover during your wanderings. Among them, is a chalet called "The Pole Plant", owned by a ski instructor who played himself in the famous film, "Les Bronzés".

We leave it up to you to find it!

Cascade de glace | Val d'Isère © Val d'Isère Tourisme

Scaling the Ice Fall

Notice to born climbers - properly equipped and in the company of a guide, take up this challenge set down for you by nature!

In La Daille, the spectacular ice fall awaits you, a great opportunity to learn about ice climbing. In total safety, you will make you way up this cascade of water, frozen by the biting cold.

A truly out of the ordinary activity where you will exceed your limits, use your crampons and ice axes like a pro, and above all, take maximum pleasure in vanquishing this icy ascent.

 

CONTACT : 
Val d'Isère Tourism
Val d'Isère
Tel : +33 4 79 06 06 60

Patinoire | Val d'Isère © Val d'Isère Tourisme

Ice Skating: Gliding on Ice

When in Val d'Isère, a family visit to the outdoor ice rink, situated between the main street and the snow front, is not to be missed.

Here you will experience the true atmosphere of the resort, with young and old alike having fun on their skates, to the rhythm of the music under the magical lights that play on the ice.

Share the joy of sliding in a different way in the heart of the resort of Val d'Isère.

 

CONTACT : 
Ice Skating Rink
Val d'Isère
Tel : +33 4 79 22 82 05

Activités hors ski | Biathlon | Val d'Isère Photograph: Val d'Isère Tourism

Biathlon: between endurance and skill

Try your hand at a new sport: biathlon! A combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting that requires endurance and skill.

This activity is varied with several levels and adapts to everyone: in initiation, in groups, in relays, on cross-country skis or even on foot. Challenge your friends and family to a duel in the footsteps of Olympic champion Martin Fourcade.

The opportunity to discover a dynamic, popular and original practice, all while moving between the fir trees and the snow-covered plateaux.

Will you take up the biathlon challenge?

 

CONTACT :
Altitude Biathlon
Val d’Isère
Tel : +33 6 87 11 11 64

 

Activités hors ski | Conduite sur glace | Val d'Isère Photograph: Val d'Isère Tourism

Ice Driving: between glide and speed

Would you like to discover driving in an extreme environment? See you on the Val d'Isère ice circuit!

On the programme: introduction to driving on snow, first time driving on ice, vehicle control course and driving lessons.

This fun activity is an opportunity to learn the right reflexes to adopt on the snow while getting your adrenaline flowing.

And to share a moment of fun with your friends and family, try go-karting or buggy on ice!

Thrills guaranteed!

 

CONTACT :
Automaitrise Driving school
Val d’Isère
Tel : +33 6 15 20 71 08

 

 

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