European Snowboard Resort Guide
Your Independent Guide to the Snowboard Resorts of France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria and Andorra

VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE

 

TRANSFER TIME (approx): Chambery 2 hours 45 mins

                                                         Geneva 3 hours 45 mins

 

LIFT PASS (2010/11): Area £210 (high season)

                                                        £190 (low season)

 

PISTE FACTS: Longest Run: 10km

                             Total: 300km (Espace Killy)

 

 

 

Part of the massive Espace Killy area (along with Tignes) offering great high altitude slopes for all abilities. This is a snow sure resort with a very long season from November to May.

 

On the piste there is a good selection of blue, red and black runs catering for those linking their first turns through to the pro throwing down front flips! For the freestylers amongst you, there are two really good parks and half pipes to get some tricks stomped. For the powder hounds, there is extensive off piste to carve, much of which is easily accessible from the lifts. There are also some great tree runs to check out. All in all, a great resort with plenty for everyone.

 

Apres ski

 

Plenty of lively bars to party the night away if thats what you are looking for. Good selection of restaurants to feed you up after a day on the piste. Lots of other activities if you need a night off the booze. Amongst other things, there is ice karting, dog sledding, skidoo riding, a cinema and snowshoeing.