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Val d'Isère: Ski Resort, Chalet and Hotel Guide

November 15, 2023  · 
Val d'Isère: Ski Resort, Chalet and Hotel Guide

A stunning alpine retreat, Val d'Isère is a world-famous luxury ski resort with one of the longest winter seasons in Europe. This iconic resort is perched high in the Tarentaise Valley region, just a few kilometres from the French-Italian border, nestled between breathtaking mountain silhouettes and evergreen pines. Here, visitors and ambitious skiers have access to an unmatched après ski scene, fine dining with exquisite regional spreads, fashion boutiques, and a thrillingly diverse skiing terrain for those of all ages and skiing levels to enjoy.  

A luxury ski holiday in Val d'Isère is perfect for both seasoned skiers and beginners looking for gentler slopes and après fun. Read on to explore the best places to stay in Val d'Isère, and discover where to eat, the best non-skiing activities, and Val d'Isère skiing tips from luxury ski experts.

Val d'Isère skiing information

A luxury holiday in Val d'Isère offers spectacular skiing for those of all levels, be it exciting off-piste adventures or easier skiing opportunities for beginners and family groups. The cross-border resort is close by, opening up a whole other network of interlinking lifts and stunning slopes. These two resorts form the ‘Espace Killy’ or Tignes-Val d'Isère domain, a world-famous ski area with 300 km of pistes and an immense system comprising more than 90 lifts. 

What is the snow like in Val d'Isère?

Val d'Isère is remarkably snow-sure, offering two glaciers and a wonderful selection of pistes enhanced with stunning scenery. Here, skiers can expect reliable, high-altitude skiing at a spectacular 1,850 metres above sea level, as well as superb piste grooming and one of the largest artificial snow-making operations in the world.

This luxury resort receives an incredible amount of snow from late November to early May. The best time to visit for guaranteed, heavy snowfall is between December and January. In addition to the 50% of snowmaking coverage, you can expect the following average snowfall for the skiing season: 

  • November: 64 cm
  • December: 131 cm
  • January: 114 cm 
  • February: 103 cm 
  • March: 72 cm

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Is Val d'Isère good for beginners?

Val d'Isère is famous for its steep slopes and challenging pistes, but it is also the perfect location for beginners. In fact, over half of the 300km of available pistes in the Tignes-Val d'Isère domain is suitable for lower-level skiers - 15% being gentle green slopes and 42% beginner-friendly blues. 

The Village Nursery ski area is only a short walk away from the resort’s centre, complete with three free ski lifts and access to a gently sloping area with two green pistes. This is the perfect space to build confidence, with ski-in/ski-out cafes or bars nearby for a well-earned break. 

When it’s time to test your new-found skills, venture higher up with the Solaise Gondola. This will transport you to a secure beginners' area at the top of the mountain with covered magic carpets and slopes at the perfect pitch for learners. Here, you can be fully immersed in stunning Alpine views as you work on your turns. Easily progress from these beginner slopes to the rolling terrain accessed with the nearby Madeleine chair-lift.

Top tips for beginners

  • Val d'Isère offers decent discounts on day passes for the green and blue runs in the Solaise beginner area. The Rogoney blue run is also included in the pass. 
  • Once you gain confidence, try the Mangard - a blue run with incredible scenery and views.  
  • There is plenty to do both on and off the slopes for skiers looking to take it easy. All lift passes of two days and more receive one free entry to the Centre Aquasportif which boasts a large pool with water cannons, massaging streams, a spa, and much more.   
  • There are a number of fantastic ski schools with expert instructors to assist beginners looking to explore the mountain. With these ski schools, you can work on your skiing technique at a relaxed pace with experts nearby and on hand.  

Top Val d'Isère ski schools

  • New Generation – Highly experienced instructors catering to all levels of adults and children. Their ski clinics and developer sessions are particularly notable - perfect for those looking to tune their technique and progress. 
  • Progression Ski – Perfect for those looking for great flexibility and great fun, whether you are looking for one-on-one tuition, or a guide to show you around the resort with the odd hint and tip to help you look great on the slopes.
  • Oxygene  – Great for children’s group lessons, with a fun environment and a maximum of six per class. The instructors are friendly and of various nationalities, offering lessons in English and French. 

Unsure what ski school is best for you? Contact our team to discuss your requirements. 

Is Val d'Isère good for families? 

Val d'Isère prides itself as a family-friendly resort that considers safety a priority, with a number of childcare options to help you look after your little ones while you ski. We recommend Jelly and Ice Cream, Little Chicks, and T4 Nanny to take the best care of your children through the day or evening - allowing you to fully unwind on your holiday. 

Families can also take advantage of the ski kindergarten with a specifically designed area for children, held in an enclosed area on the nursery slopes. For a more dynamic skiing experience, Val Kids is a Val d'Isère children's adventure programme held in four zones on Solaise and Bellevarde. These zones include a ski playground, a fun piste with games, a toboggan run, and Little Cross - a mini skicross course.

Val d'Isère also holds the FamilyPlus label which ensures entertainment for all ages to enjoy together, low prices on ski passes for children from 5 to 13 years old, and local professionals available to cater to your children. When it comes to accommodation, Val d'Isère offers luxury ​​family ski chalets with exclusive facilities and sympathetic interior design for younger children as well as adults.   

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Is Val d'Isère good for intermediate-level skiers?

Skiers at an intermediate level will be able to explore every bit of the breathtaking Tinges-Val d'Isère domain with an incredible amount of ski runs to choose from to suit all levels of difficulty. Val d'Isère is an unrivalled skiing location with serene blues and picturesque red runs in the La Daille and Bellevarde sectors. At Val d'Isère, skiers also have access to dynamic glacier skiing. Both glaciers feature pistes that are available for those of all abilities, with the Pissaillas Glacier particularly perfect for intermediates - offering a range of exhilarating runs starting at over 3,100m.

Is Val d'Isère good for experts?

Although Val d'Isère provides a good offering of pistes for beginners and intermediates, this luxury ski resort is truly famous for its steep slopes and daring black runs. Here, advanced skiers will be presented with some of the best skiing in Europe, including thrilling moguls and sensational couloirs. There are plenty of pistes for experts to tackle and put their skills to the test. From the famous ‘La Face”- the site of the 1992 Olympic men's downhill - to the OK Coupe du Monde, used for the women's World Cup.

Off-piste skiing in Val d'Isère

The Val d'Isère ski area has some of the best off-piste skiing in the world, with easily accessible areas from lift systems, exciting trails, and varied terrain. In fact, at the top of every chair lift, skiers will find a classic route they can take off-piste. Advanced skiers and adventurous intermediates will have a blast carving their own lines and exploring this luxury resort’s legendary terrain. We recommend trying Col Pers - and an off-piste run from the Pisaillas glacier down to Le Fornet which is a particular favourite among seasoned skiers.

 Off-piste skiing tips 

  • Off-piste skiing in Val d'Isère is a great way to get away from the crowds and immerse yourself in majestic mountain views, but safety should always be at the forefront. 
  • Ensure to follow basic safety rules, carry the right safety gear, and keep aware of the weather forecast and avalanche risk. 
  • All off-piste skiers should always explore with a trained and professional ski guide. They will be able to find you the best snow and keep you safe, reminding you of any off-piste risks - especially in ungroomed areas that are unmanaged by ski patrol.
  • Val d'Isère has exceptional snow cover, meaning you’ll be able to find untracked, fresh slopes right from November. The best times for off-piste skiing will depend on the lie of the land as well as the snowfall, with deep powder in January and spring snow conditions in March and April.

Getting around the Val d'Isère ski area

Val d'Isère is a large ski resort and offers vast choices in transfers to and from the airport or train station. We recommend using Alpes Limousine and Snow Drone. Snow Drone offers WiFi on the journey and two iPads with a film selection to keep everyone entertained. 

Once you’re at the resort, Val d'Isère offers an excellent free bus service that links runs from La Daille to Le Fornet and through to the resort centre. The town centre itself is relatively flat and accessible by foot, with most places reached within 10 or 15 minutes. To travel to the neighbouring resort, Tignes, you can easily go by road, skis, or even helicopter.

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Val d'Isère lift pass prices 

Val d'Isère ski passes are free for everyone under eight years old and over 75 years old (with proof of age). There are also reduced prices for those from eight to 18 years old and from 65 to 74 years old. The three main lift passes available are passes for the Tignes – Val d'Isère ski area, Val d'Isère ski area, and for Pedestrians in Val d'Isère.

  • Tignes – Val d'Isère ski area - The adult lift passes are available from €378. 
  • Val d'Isère ski area - A single-day pass costs from €58 for adults
  • Pedestrians in Val d'Isère - Lift passes for pedestrians are available from €63 for a six-day pass and €357 for a season. The pedestrian pass offers access to the following ski lifts;  the Olympique cable car, Bellevarde chairlift, Solaise gondola, PIM PAM carpet (Solaise area), POUM carpet (Solaise area), Fornet cable car, Vallon gondola (Fornet area), Daille gondola, and Funival.
  • Free ski lifts of Val d'Isère - There are a number of free ski lifts that do not require lift passes. These are the Savonnette ski lift (on the snow front), the Village chairlift (on the snow front), and the Lanches ski lift (departure from La Daille). 


Après ski in Val d'Isère  

With DJs, live music, and outrageous dancing, Val d'Isère is world-famous for its nightlife and buzzing atmosphere. Legendary bars and dazzling après spots are found on and off the slopes, starting the party early with mountainside drinking and sunny terraces at the unforgettable La Folie Douce. With a more elite après-feel, there are fantastic bars, chic cafes, and late-night clubs that truly offer something for everyone. Val d'Isère is the perfect location for large groups and ski getaways with friends ready to dance the night away. 

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Val d'Isère après ski on the mountain 

In Val d’Isère, the party starts before you even get off the mountain, with top-notch après ski spots that begin serving drinks and pumping the music up around 3 in the afternoon. Some of our favourites are La Folie Douce, Cocorico, and Doudoune Club. 

La Folie Douce Val d'Isère 

La Folie Douce gets buzzing from 3 pm every day of the week, but especially on the weekends. You’ll find this famous après venue at the top of La Daille gondola with a wild crowd dancing in their ski boots. There are also a number of fantastic restaurants attached to La Folie Douce, making it a great spot for some mountain lunch. Our favourites are La Fruitière, with a relaxed, table-service atmosphere and a great wine list, and the Italian restaurant La Cucùcina. If you’ve had too much ‘Folie fun’ and find the ski down daunting, La Daille gondola should be open for down-lifts to get you back to your hotel or chalet. 

Cocorico Val d'Isère  

Cocorico is found just above the Olympic gondola, with only a few metres of mountain to navigate once you’re ready to ski back home. Here, the live music kicks off mid-afternoon, with good music to enjoy well into the evening. The open terrace is a relaxed, comfortable setting, with heaters and comfy seats so skiers can party outside long after the sun has gone down. This unique location allows you to let your hair down and dance in your ski boots, with great beer and delicious street food to enjoy.

Doudoune Club 

For some of the biggest and best club nights in Val d'Isère, find Doudoune Club right on the slopes - just under Cocorico bar. This club holds electric energy from midnight till five in the morning. With the best sound system in the Alps, Doudoune Club features world-class DJs with household names such as David Guetta, Pete Tong, and MOS. Expect dense crowds and a packed house on big nights.

Après ski bars and clubs in the Val d'Isère area

Once you get yourself safely down the hill, Val d'Isère greets you with incredible options in the village centre and beyond. Happy hour tends to start around three or four in the afternoon, timed perfectly for when you and your group come off the slopes.

  • Dick’s Tea Bar - Another legendary late-night spot venue is the Dick’s Tea Bar, a staple of the Val d'Isère nightlife for 30 years where you can dance to DJs from all over the world.
  • Underground Cafe - To feel like a local, head to Underground Cafe - tucked away in the centre of Val d'Isère, under the Alpina Lodge. Expect a more cosmopolitan atmosphere, with French chic decor and upbeat music all night long. 
  • Victor’s Val d'Isère - If you’re after the perfect spot for cocktails, head to Victors. With their bar open daily from four in the afternoon and a resident DJ to get the night started, be sure to hit happy hour to make the most of this apres ski destination.
  • Bananas - A Val d'Isère institution for over 30 years, Bananas is a cocktail lounge bar right at the snowfront with a mix of Mexican, Indian, and French cuisine. Enjoy a beer on their sunny terrace or catch the festive après ski fun on your way down from the mountain. 
  • Le Petit Danois - A Scandinavian bar, restaurant, and music venue all in one, Le Petit Danois is the perfect après spot. Happy hour begins around 4 - 5 pm with two for one beer special and a free shot with every drink purchased between 4 - 7 pm.
  • Le Jack Bar - For an elevated night out, enjoy aperitifs and live jazz in the chic lounge and cosy atmosphere of Le Jack Bar. The bar is located in the L'Aigle des Neiges hotel, offering a modern setting and a speciality cocktail menu.



Where to eat in Val d'Isère

Val d'Isère offers everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to tantalising street food. With fantastic spots found on and off the mountain, skiers are spoilt for choice when looking for a lunch with a view. From sunny restaurants right on the piste to intimate gourmet restaurants, Val d'Isère offers a selection of eating options where you can enjoy authentic French cuisine and delicious, creative dishes. 

Best mountain restaurants in Val d'Isère

Le Signal 

At 2,330 m, Le Signal is one of the best mountain restaurants in Europe, nestled in the heart of the Fornet ski area and located right at the top of the ski lift. The building offers a number of dining experiences, with a gourmet, fine-dining restaurant located on the first floor. Here, you can expect fantastic French cuisine and a variety of wines to sip on as you look over the mountains. 

For a more relaxed lunch on the mountain, skiers can enjoy the self-service restaurant and bar, offering fresh salads, soups, savoury quiches, and homemade desserts. For on-the-go snacks, Le Signal Mountain Restaurant also has a takeaway service for lighter bites to take with you. With open terraces that offer stunning views across the valley, skiers can even indulge in après on the rooftop, with live DJ sets from midday onwards.

La Frutiere 

Located in the famous La Folie Douce, La Frutiere offers contemporary French cuisine in a high-altitude setting. This mountain restaurant is located at the top of the Daille bubble, with a gorgeous Alpine backdrop which you can enjoy from the terrace. If you’d like something more private, the indoor tables evoke rustic Alpine charm, inspired by authentic mountain living.


This piste-side restaurant is the perfect location for a relaxed mountain meal. With traditional stonework, furs and sheepskins, and a fireplace, it’s a slice of alpine paradise. The terrace is typically bathed in sunlight, making it a top spot for the sunnier days on the mountain. Guests can expect a generous puff pastry buffet, a seasonal menu cooked with local products, and bar snacks. Don’t miss out on sampling wines from their extensive cellar. 

Rosée Blanche 

Located at the bottom of the La Daille piste, Rosée Blanche is a local and traditional restaurant that features a perfectly situated terrace - ideal for skiers to sit back and relax after a hard day’s skiing. On the menu, you can expect aperitif boards, salads, sandwiches, and delicious croque-monsieur.   

Michelin-star restaurants in Val d'Isère 

La Table de l'Ours - 1 Michelin star 

La Table de l'Ours is an exceptional culinary experience, famous for its beautifully presented, eclectic dishes. This restaurant is located in the Hotel Barmes de l’Ours and holds an intimate, warm ambience - complete with a crackling fireplace. The cuisine is crafted by innovative chef Antoine Gras, who masterfully combines traditional Savoyard dishes with modern techniques and ingredients to create dishes, such as Savoie snails with hen’s eggs, or pigeon breasts and carrots cooked in pink berries. 

Maison Benoit Vidal - 2 Michelin stars 

Boasting two Michelin stars, this is Val d'Isère’s very finest restaurant when it comes to Savoie specialities and mountain dishes. Maison Benoit Vidal is located at the foot of the Fornet slopes, in a renovated antique barn with an old-fashioned, nostalgic chalet charm. Enjoy après by the fire before dinner or sit on the terrace to overlook the picturesque Le Fornet village. Chef Benoît Vidal’s specialities are crafted with the seasons, and his unique menus are perfectly paired with wine for each course.


Best non-skier activities in Val d'Isère 

If you think that Val d'Isère is only for skiing, eating, and partying the night away, think again. This picturesque ski resort is a wonderland of non-skiing activities that are sure to captivate any traveller. From French artisanal stores and boutique shopping to wellness centres and thrilling winter adventures, Val d'Isère has something for everyone looking to take a break from the slopes. 

Boutique shopping in Val d'Isère 

To find the best shopping in Val d'Isère, simply stroll through the archways lining the village centre and peak into the attractive window displays and charming boutique shops. There’s a variety of shops to explore, from Alpine jewellery and artisanal French goods shops to high-street fashion and “the only bookshop in the French mountains”, Le Bouquiniste. Some shopping experiences you can expect include: 

  • Artisanal food shops - Find local cheeses, saucissons, biscuits, sweets, tea and a whole host of culinary delights. We recommend Maison Chevallot, with a spectacular selection of freshly baked patisseries and pastries. 
  • Luxury boutiques - Some ski hotels, such as Hotel Airelles offer exceptional luxury boutique shopping from within their doors. You will find fashion boutiques such as Vanille & Lilas boutique, Moncler boutique, and the Bernard Orcel boutique.
  • High street fashion - For trendy skiers, Val d'Isère offers high fashion and sports brands such as Oakley, Columbia, Patagonia,  Billabong, Roxy, Quiksilver, and more. 
  • Beauty products - France is a haven for beauty enthusiasts, and in Val d'Isère, you can find an array of shops and pharmacies with high-quality products and French beauty brands that are highly sought after.

Winter activities for non-skiers in Val d'Isère 

There are plenty of non-ski activities to enjoy off the slopes at Val d'Isère, be it swimming in the indoor pools at Le Centre Aquasportif or visiting the cinema. If you would prefer to take advantage of the exceptional snow, there are a number of extraordinary winter activities that you can participate in, including: 

  • Ice skating rink in the centre of the village 
  • Ice driving
  • Snowshoeing 
  • Ice diving 
  • Dog sledging 
  • Ice climbing 

Luxury spa treatments in Val d'Isère

Aside from the spa facilities at Le Centre Aquasportif, Val d'Isère is home to a number of enchanting spa facilities. Although many are located in luxury hotels, these spas are often available to all skiers looking to unwind and relax with bespoke spa experiences and treatments.

  • Le Yule Spa - This spa is flooded with natural light with large windows, an indoor pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna, and more. Here, guests can also enjoy the latest spa treatment innovations with INDIBA radiofrequency care and electrostimulation. 
  • Les Thermes du Christiania Spa - Choose this spa for Sothys cosmetics, massages, and body beauty treatments. The wellness area comprises a wide range of facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and hammam.
  • Les Barmes de L'Ours -  One of the largest spas in the French Alps, this Sisley's Spa is laid out over 1,000 sqm with a serene atmosphere. Featuring a lovely indoor pool, hammam, Jacuzzi and sauna, the spa offers a wide range of beauty and body treatments including facials, manicures, body wraps, and more.
  • Clarins Spa, le Blizzard Hotel - With an outdoor heated pool surrounded by glorious mountain views, this spa is hard to beat. The Clarins spa offers guests a great range of massage and beauty treatments, balneotherapy facilities, and a beautiful relaxation area and tearoom. 
  • Pure Spa, Le Tsanteleina Hotel - From warm or cold stone massage, ayurvedic massage, shiatsu, Swedish manual stretching, and more. Pure Spa is also known for its Decléor treatments, which use essential oils to reach the deepest layer of skin. 


Where to stay in Val d'Isère

If you're planning a luxury ski trip to Val d'Isère, finding the perfect accommodation is key to ensuring a memorable and enjoyable holiday. The Oxford Ski Company offers a range of luxury ski chalets and hotels to suit every group size and unique requirements. With ski chalets and hotels in Val d'Isère boasting stunning mountain views and luxurious features, our selection offers Michelin-star dining, stunning spa facilities, and ski-in/ski-out access to make your holiday effortlessly enjoyable. Our accommodations provide the perfect base for exploring all that Val d'Isère has to offer, whether you're travelling with family, friends, or as a couple. 

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The best luxury ski chalets in Val d'Isère  

Our luxury Val d'Isère chalets are perfectly positioned around the resort, allowing you to enjoy the snow-covered peaks against sunny skies, with plenty to explore on the piste and in the town itself. Each of our Val d'Isère luxury chalets offers something special, and we handpick each chalet to ensure they are set apart from the rest.

Chalet Face à Face - Sleeps 12+2

This exquisite, 380 sqm luxury ski chalet offers an elegant design with a luxe alpine interior and a superb ski-in/ski-out location. Only a 15-minute stroll from the heart of Val d'Isère, expect luxurious features and amenities such as an indulgent wellness area (complete with an indoor swimming pool, steam shower, and a spacious sauna and yoga area) and a stunning entertainment area (with breathtaking high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, natural light and mountain scenery). 

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Black Pearl -  Sleeps 10 

Spread over three floors, the Black Pearl chalet offers spectacular luxury accommodation for those looking to relax in comfort. The chalet interiors won’t disappoint with contemporary designs mingled with traditional Savoyard furnishings, stone, and woodwork. That, combined with the fantastic location between the village centre and the Funival funicular, creates the luxurious perfect mountain retreat, elevated by a sunny terrace and a magnificent indoor swimming pool.   

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Chalet Marco Polo - Sleeps 10 + 4 

Privacy and easy access to the slopes are key features of this luxuriously chic Val d'Isère chalet. However, with six gorgeous bedrooms, a wine and cheese tasting cellar, and an indoor oxygenated swimming pool, Chalet Marco Polo offers a stunning array of luxury features to keep its visitors comfortable and entertained. With a whole first floor dedicated to wellness, this is the perfect location for relaxation after a day of skiing. Some extra features to consider include: 

  • Ski Room with boot warmer
  • Open Fireplace
  • Private Gym
  • Garage Parking

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Chalet Katmai - Sleeps 14 

Chalet Katmai is one of the best luxury ski chalets in Val d'Isère, and is able to accommodate up to 14 guests in seven spacious bedrooms. The property boasts a unique contemporary design with traditional chalet elements, resulting in a visually stunning retreat that will leave you breathless. Relax in the spacious living and dining area, featuring quirky touches and modern amenities. 

The location is perfect, just a short distance from the centre of Val d'Isère and the main lift station. With an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, massage room and gym, climbing wall, and an outdoor terrace, Chalet Katmai offers an unforgettable luxury ski holiday experience.

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The Farmhouse - Sleeps 10 

Another highly sought-after chalet, The Farmhouse is a perfect choice for those looking for luxury accommodation with modern amenities while retaining the charm and character of a traditional chalet. Located just a few steps from the Village chairlift, Solaise Gondola, and superb restaurants, this chalet boasts a highly desired, central location. Your group will be comfortable here with five en suite bedrooms and a luxury spa area with a swimming pool, steam room, and hammam. With original stone and timber features, an open fireplace, and a rustic kitchen, the chalet holds a picturesque charm that is hard to resist. 

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Chalets Orca and Orso - Sleeps 20 + 7 

Chalets Orca and Orso are stunning luxury ski chalets located in the tranquil hamlet of Le Fornet, offering guests privacy and magnificent 180-degree views of the surrounding mountains. Each chalet has its own chauffeur service to the gondola just 150m away. After a long day skiing, guests can relax in the spacious living areas with glass fireplaces or in the spa and fitness areas, complete with swimming pools, saunas, and hammams. With large en suite bedrooms, well-stocked bars, games rooms, and Nordic baths, these chalets are the perfect destination for an unforgettable ski holiday.

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Chalet Inuit - Sleeps 10 + 2 

Chalet Inuit is a luxury hideaway nestled amongst the evergreen pines between Val d'Isère and La Daille, with easy access to multiple lift stations. This four-story chalet can accommodate up to 12 guests, including two children in bunk beds, and features an indoor hot tub, sauna, and spa. The open-plan living dining area has a cosy seating area with an open fire, and the chalet’s contactless catering service (with food and drink provided for the week) is a great feature for guests looking to completely unwind. Provided with the chalet is a shuttle driver ready to transport guests to and from the slopes with ease.

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The best luxury ski hotels in Val d'Isère  

Our resort experts meticulously research the Val d’Isère’s ski accommodation options to find the best hotels for our guests. We work closely with Val d'Isère hoteliers to ensure that all your needs are met, with service that goes above and beyond.

Le Blizzard - Five-star hotel

Le Blizzard is a charming, chalet-style hotel with alpine-chic rooms and suites overlooking the mountain and village. Located in the heart of Val d'Isère, each room features a private balcony, offering stunning views of the Olympic downhill run. Many of the rooms have been recently renovated in a comfortable, mountain-inspired style - some with their own fireplace. 

Le Blizzard also boasts an outdoor pool and a snowy hot tub, as well as several spa facilities including a Clarins spa, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and massage rooms. In addition, there is a fully equipped fitness area with morning yoga and stretching lessons available. The hotel's restaurant, Le Blizzard Restaurant, serves gourmet French cuisine, while its lounge bar, La Luge, is perfect for enjoying cocktails and rare spirits in front of an open fireplace.

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Hotel Christiania - Five-star hotel

Established in 1949, Hotel Christiania is historic and well-known in Val d’Isère as one of the village's original five-star hotels. The hotel provides 69 rooms and suites and offers guests access to the indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam, and beauty treatments. It's located in the centre of Val d’Isère, near the main street, Rue du Parc des Sports, and the L’Olympique and Solaise cable car stations. The hotel restaurant serves gourmet dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while the lounge bar is the perfect spot for a drink by the fireplace.

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Hotel Le K2 Chogori - Five-star hotel

Le K2 Chogori is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Val d'Isere, featuring 21 rooms and suites split over two chalets. The interiors are elegantly designed with Tibetan aesthetics, natural materials, and muted colours, elevated by stunning views across the village to Bellevarde and Fornet valleys. The hotel features a spa, the Goji Spa, with treatments from the Swiss brand Valmont, along with a fitness room, 12 m pool, jacuzzi, hammam and sauna. 

Dining options include L'Altiplano 2.0, a restaurant serving Peruvian cuisine, and Bar le 1954 which offers snacks, cocktails, afternoon teas and informal dinners. Hotel Le K2 Chorgori is a fantastic location for families, as the hotel features a children's play area where younger guests are treated to toys, various activities, an arcade and video games, and attentive staff.

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Le Refuge de Solaise - Four-star hotel

Le Refuge de Solaise is a luxurious hotel located just 200 metres away from the Solaise bubble, providing direct access to the Solaise ski area and the entire Tignes-Val d'Isère domain. This unique property offers excellent views of the Val d'Isère valley, with a variety of room categories, ranging from Classic Double rooms to Family Suites and an eight-bedroom Penthouse, all decorated in a cosy, chalet style.

The hotel features a superb spa area, a 25-meter swimming pool, an outdoor sauna, four treatment cabins, a library with a fireplace, and a cinema room. When it comes to fine dining and après ski, this hotel offers three restaurants: 

  • Gigi Restaurant - Overlooking the Valley of Val d'Isère and offering a traditional array of French dishes and other high-quality mountain cuisines. 
  • Bar du Refuge - Found on the top floor of the hotel with a great view, this bar offers breakfast, cheese and charcuterie boards for lunch, and evening aperitifs.
  • The Little Refuge - Located on the large outdoor terrace, this is the perfect lunch spot for Chilean and mountain food. 

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Hotel Airelles Val d'Isère - Five-star hotel

With an unbeatable location at the foot of Olympic Bellevarde and Solaise slopes, Hotel Airelles Val d'Isère boasts offers a personalised service, ambience, and luxury facilities. The hotel has 41 rooms, including five penthouses, with sizes ranging from 32 sqm to 200 sqm. The hotel's Guerlain spa does not disappoint with a 20-metre swimming pool, sauna, hammam, and massage rooms. Hotel dining includes Loulou Val d'Isère, which offers Mediterranean cuisine, Le Bar, for fine wines, champagne and exclusive alcohol, and Le Fumoir, a luxury smoking lounge. The hotel also has a supervised children's club with scheduled activities running throughout the day.

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Looking to plan a luxury ski holiday in Val d'Isère? Our expert team are ready to help and answer any question you may have. Please get in touch or explore our collection of luxury ski chalets and hotels in Val d'Isère today. For more inspiration, read our guides on Val d'Isère and other luxury ski resorts across Europe and beyond.

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We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 25 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.


Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.


Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.


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