In December we’ll open the curtains - metaphorically and literally - on Val d’Isère. For the first time we’ll welcome guests to our brand new residences at the heart of this famous resort. Vail Lodge and Alaska Lodge have been exquisitely designed and lovingly constructed with you, our guest, in mind. Ranging in size from cosy three-bed apartments to expansive five-bed penthouses, you’re sure to find the perfect accommodation in this, the perfect ski resort. Follow the guide and discover our reasons why we love Val d’Isère!
The beautifully designed apartments of Vail Lodge are perfectly located on the Santons piste, giving you an ideal ski-in, ski-out location. You’re also just a few steps from the centre of the village, which brings the cosy restaurants, lively bars and handy shops to your doorstep. Vail Lodge combines traditional mountain architecture with contemporary design; each apartment is fully-equipped with a modern kitchen, sumptuous beds, a fireplace and many more amenities. There’s also a private underground carpark for our residents and ski lockers too.
Over in Alaska Lodge, refined elegance in a private setting is in store. There are just six individual apartments within this residence, offering you a tranquil, restorative stay that overlooks the magnificent Solaise. Imagine exposed local stone and textured natural wood interiors and the crackling of an open fireplace as you settle in for the evening. Alaska Lodge is just 600m from the ski lifts of the Tignes - Val d'Isère ski area and 500m from the centre of the village. Additionally, you’ll discover a private, secure, underground car park alongside ski storage.
Here are five reasons why we love Val d’Isère - we think you’ll love it too!
1 - The Top of the World
Located in the Haute-Tarentaise at an altitude of 1850m, Val d’Isère serves up guaranteed snow throughout the winter season. Families with small beginners particularly appreciate this when dropping their little ones off at ski school in the centre of the village, while thrill-seekers head straight for the power-filled peaks that reach up to 3488m. Val d’Isère is often one of the snowiest ski resorts in Europe, making it a popular choice for skiers and snowboarders.
2 - Village Vibes
Val d’Isère oozes authentic charm at every turn, as this is not a purpose built ski resort. Through the resort centre you’ll discover a heritage and history that has been retained as the village has grown. Stone and wood chalets nestle alongside each other, creating truly memorable experiences. You’ll also discover a collection of chic boutiques, stylish bars and sumptuous restaurants; the atmosphere during apres-ski is incredible!
3 - Big Smiles
Val d’Isère is also famous for its high standards of customer service and guest care. Many business owners have lived and work in the resort for several years - often generations - and they’re delighted to share their knowledge and experience with you. There’s a genuine desire to ensure all visitors have a unique and memorable holiday in Val d’Isère, from the ski lift operators to the cocktail waiters.
4 - 150km of Fun
Val d’Isère shares its ski area with its glacial neighbour, Tignes to form the Tignes - Val d'Isère ski area. Served by 90 modern ski lifts, many famous downhill ski races take place on these runs, including many prestigious World Cup downhill competitions and the World Ski Championships! But Val d’Isère isn’t just famous for the extreme. 55% of the Tignes - Val d'Isère ski area is dedicated to green and blue pistes, making it the perfect place for your very first ski holiday, or those who’ve already fallen in love with the sport and are ready to progress.
5 - Fly In, Fly Out
The resort is served by no fewer than four international airports, all within a three-hour drive of your mountain home-from-home. Grenoble and Chambéry airports are both within an two-hour drive of Val d’Isère, whilst several international airlines fly to Lyon and Geneva, which can be found within three hours of the resort. The train station in Bourg-Staint-Maurice is just 45 minutes away for those preferring to travel by train and we can even help you arrive by private helicopter, if the mood takes you!
It goes without saying that at all times, our Val d’Isère concierge team are here to make your stay extra special. They have extensive knowledge, they’re full to the brim with recommendations and they extend that famous Val d’Isère service to all of our guests. Be the first to enjoy our brand new apartments, discover Alaska Lodge HERE and Vail Lodge HERE.