December 4, 2021

Best exclusive ski resort – has to be Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère
ski resort in French Alps

Upmarket Val d’Isère is probably one of the most well-known ski resorts in the world. It’s popular with keen skiers and return visitors who at some point decide to buy a property for sale in Val d’Isère. Not everyone who buys a ski property actually enjoys skiing, maybe some family members do but some simply crave the cool crisp mountain air and love cosy evenings in front of a roaring fire, well who wouldn’t? The majestic wonderland appeals too many and Val d’Isère is one ski resort that appeals to most.

As Christmas approaches, people are thinking where to spend the Christmas season and most want snow, don’t we all! This is a time were I would urge anyone thinking about buying a ski apartment, ski chalet or a ski lodge in a picturesque location, to spend their Christmas holiday there. There are some excellent ski deals around now and it’s a superb idea to book a holiday for you and your family to see if this investment really is for you. Gorgeous chalet style properties are dotted around this picture perfect exclusive ski resort and you could be the owner of one of them.

Val d’Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley in the Savoie department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, located in south-eastern France. It is very close to the Vanoise National Park and lies just 5 km (3 miles) from the border of Italy. The area is 94.39 km2 (36.44 sq miles) it’s large and has a variety of activities to suit all members of the family. The closest airport is Chambery-Savoie which is 144 km away. Geneva Cointrin International Airport is probably the most convenient for foreign visitors which is 177 km away.

For the skiers amongst you the Tarentaise Valley has the largest concentration of world class ski resorts in the world. The neighbouring areas are Paradiski, Les Arcs and La Plagne and Les Trois Valleés, Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens plus many more. In the Val d’Isère ski area there are over 300 km of marked piste runs and unlimited off piste skiing, this makes it an ideal location for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to ski there.

What else does Val d’Isère offer? The village has numerous shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and if you want nightlife there is plenty going on. Here you can celebrate in style any time of the year but Christmas and New Year is especially magical whether there are children in your party or not. There are numerous bars from pub style to chic bars offering the latest in cocktails. Sophisticated bars with comfy sofas were you can chill and relax, to vibrant bars with live music to dance the night away too. Throughout the year you will find a whole host of events going on from music, film and dance festivals to Christmas and New Year events and fireworks.

Christmas and New Year at Val d’Isère are very popular and absolutely ideal for families with small children. The ski resorts have extra activities going on at this time of year centred on the Christmas holidays and the villages are bedecked with decorations and twinkling lights that add to the Christmas and New Year atmosphere. Santa can often be seen and it’s the ideal destination to celebrate the holidays for the younger members of the family. Groups of friends can get together and enjoy the festivities with one another whilst taking in some great skiing and snowboarding and enjoying the Après ski.

If you fancy a Christmas in the snow then consider Val d’Isère this year!