Val D?Isere Skiing Activities And Accommodation
Skiing is a very physical activity, especially when undertaken all day every day for a week or even a fortnight at a time so, to make the most of your French skiing holiday it helps to look at some relaxing and stress reducing factors.
Depending on the type of ski break you are interested in, there are plenty of catered ski chalets and ski hotels to choose from. Catered chalets are perfect for family or group skiing holidays as the children can relax and there is lots of flexibility with meal times, plus the amount of space in the chalet means they have more freedom to run around inside. A big bonus is having a top chef on hand to prepare delicious food and ensure everyone is happy with the daily menu and chalets at the luxury end of the market offer privacy and space for individuals with large communal areas for getting together at the end of the day.
Some catered accommodation will extend their services to chauffeur driven transport to and from the airport and bring your ski lift pass and a selection of ski hire equipment to the chalet for your convenience.
Ski hotels can be a good option if you are going alone or in a small party, and as the prices vary enormously you should be able to find something within your budget. Additional services may not be so flexible, but many ski hotels will offer a baby-sitting service and childrens meal options for families.
Val dIsere offers something for everyone regardless of skiing ability and there are some great ski schools with expert tuition for all ages. There is also a wide range of other activities for the times youre not on the slopes. The new sports centre at the foot of the Bellevarde piste houses 2 swimming pools with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. There is also a fantastic climbing wall, squash courts plus a gymnasium and fitness centre.
From the very first week of ski season, there will be live concerts, themed evenings, torch-lit night skiing, even speed-dating on the chair lift. Then its party, party, party until well after the New Year rings in. Val dIsere has it all top class accommodation facilities, expert ski and/or snowboard tuition, luxury chalets, central ski hotels,a buzzing après-ski atmosphere no wonder its been voted one of the top 10 party resorts by a leading travel website.
More importantly, access to the slopes is super-efficient. Geared up for a massive influx of visitors every year, Val dIsere has over 300 km of pistes and an amazing combination of cable cars, funicular, chair lifts and tows serving 135 runs. Even at the height of the season, queues are virtually non-existent Add to this the countless bluebird days and spectacular scenery, and youll be in ski heaven. For the real thrills, try off-piste most of it is very accessible from ski lift areas. Make sure you get an expert guide to make the most of your day.
Many of the best catered ski chalets and hotels in Val dIsere get snapped up fairly quickly, especially those with ski in, ski out access and luxurious touches such as hot tubs, wide-screen TVs and chauffeurs, so it plan ahead so as not to be disappointed.