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 Adelboden in Switzerland? - The Adelboden ski resort offers a chocolate box village setting with lots to do off the piste, but also with extensive slopes including an area shared with Lenk. Or perhaps as a possible alternative suggestion how about Fugen in Austria? - When hiring a summer chalet in Fugen you will enjoy an unspoiled Zillertal village with a road up to the satellite Hochfugen which is part of the fair sized ski optimal area along with Kaltentbach. Take a look at the Fugen accommodation on offer at our sister site summer-chalets-austria.co.uk. [Less]