Ever since the alpine competitions of Olympic games in 1992, Val d'Isère, along with its neighbour Tignes, belongs to the top French winter sport resorts. The village features a historic centre dating back to the 16th century, and has kept its Savoyard charm right up until today. The newer buildings have also been built using natural materials such as wood and stone. The village has been a skiing village since 1934, when a few ski pioneers started a ski school and built a ski lift. Since then the resort has developed further. For 50 years now, the charming and welcoming winter sports resort introduces the annual winter season with first-class alpine racers speeding down the hills. The village centre has very little car traffic and a great infrastructure with many cafés, restaurants, shops and hotels, which offer the ideal atmosphere for a winter holiday.
Remember if you don't find quite what you are looking for you can always give us a call. We are ready to help you find your perfect alpine holiday. Or perhaps you might like to consider an alternative destination? For example have you considered Mayrhofen in Austria? - The Mayrhofen alpine resort offers relatively reliable snow on local slopes and access to other good areas nearby including a glacier. Take a look at the Mayrhofen accommodation on offer at our sister site summer-chalets-austria.co.uk. Or perhaps as a possible alternative suggestion how about Pinzolo in Italy? - The Pinzolo ski resort offers challenging red runs and an excellent groomed black, which keep in good condition due to their northerly facing aspect. Pinzolo is the main town of the Val Rendena and lies south-east of Madonna di Campiglio. [Less]