Val d’Isere is a beautiful ski village in the Tarentaise Valley in south-eastern France, not far from the Italian border. Originally a farming community, the village with its many traditional stone, slate and wood buildings and modern ski facilities has evolved into one of France’s best known and loved ‘ski resorts’.
Together with the commune of Tignes nearby, Val d’Isere forms part of the excellent Espace Killy ski area which boasts over 300km of prepared slopes. These two villages are close enough that skiing from one to the other for lunch or a mid-afternoon snack is very doable.

Our hotel of choice in Val d’Isere is the 4 Trident (Star) Club Med Val d’Isere. Built in the traditional alpine style with lots of wood and raw stone, this popular All-Inclusive resort also has a unique 5 Star ‘luxury space’ called Le Refuge.

Ski Season:Mid December - Mid April
(Subject to snow conditions each year.)
Village Altitude:1850m
Ski Area:Espace Killy  combining the village of Val d'Isere and the commune of Tignes, which includes Tignes Val Claret, Tignes le Lac, Tignes le Lavachet, Tignes 1800 and Tignes les Brevieres.
Ski Range:1550m (at village of Tignes les Brévières) - 3456m (top of Le Grand Motte cableway)
Accessibility:Most of the area is Ski-In / Ski-Out. Club Med hotel is ski-in/ski-out
Pistes (prepared slopes):300km of prepared slopes
Easy: 170 km (57%)
Intermediate: 78km (26%)
Advanced: 52km (17%)
22 Green
67 Blue
46 Red
26 Black
Cross Country:Approx. 45km of marked trails in the Espace Killy ski area.
Lift Pass:Espace Killy Ski Pass
Lift Types:82 in the Espace Killy ski area 2 Funiculars
2 Aerial Tramways
7 Gondolas
42 Chairlifts
28 Drag/T-bar or button lifts
1 Rope tow for beginners
7 Sunkid moving carpets
Highest Lift:3456m (Le Grand Motte cableway)
Snow & Fun Parks:Two terrain/fun parks in the ski area.
Ski Rental:A variety of skis, snowboards , boots (for ski or board) and poles for all levels of skier are available to rent at Club Med Val d'Isere. So too are helmets and avalanche transponders.
All skiers/boarders are advised to wear helmets on the slopes.
These items are NOT included in travel packages.
Ski Schools:Group lessons twice a day, morning & afternoon, from Monday to Friday (5 days). Classes for beginner, intermediate & advanced skiers and boarders with no more than 12 people per instructor. Arranged by Club Med and included in your holiday package for all guests ≥12yrs.
Other Village Highlights:Great skiing, a modern & efficient lift network, a lively après ski scene and a picture-postcard village make Val d'Isere the quintessential ski destination.
Access to two glaciers in the ski area: Pissaillas Glacier and Le Grand Motte Glacier.
Ski across to Tignes Val Claret for lunch!

Club Med Val d'isere

Club Rooms

- Accomodates 1 to 2 people
- Size ranges from 15 to 28 m2
Club Room Val Disere
Deluxe Rooms

- Accomodates 1 to 2 people
- Size ranges from 30 to 33 m2
- Furnished balcony
- Lounge area
Deluxe room Val d'sereDeluxe room Val d'isere
5-Trident Luxury Space Suite

- Accomodates 1 to 4 people
- Size ranges from 49 to 70 m2
- Furnished balcony
- Lounge
Luxury Suite Val d'sere

Please let your travel consultant know if you need a room that is more suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

The Bellevarde (Main Restaurant)

This spacious restaurant with a bright, contemporary touch, has wonderful views of the mountains, a perfect setting to linger over meals with family and friends.
The Bellevard Club Med Val d'sere
The Chalet du Charvet (Speciality Restaurant)

Le Chalet du Charvet specialises in Savoyard dishes such as fondue and pierrade. Come evening, the ambience is just right for romantic dinners or a quiet evening with friends and family. Relax and let our waiters take care of you, all you have to do is book your table, at Reception.
Club Med the Chalet du Charvet
Bar
This bright and colourful bar is in the centre of the Club Med Val d'Isère, opposite the reception and theatre. Open all day and evening, it’s the perfect place for a warming drink or snack before hitting the slopes of this famous ski resort.

Land SportMinimum AgeLessons
Alpine Skiing12 yrsAll levels
Snowboard12 yrsAll levels

Spa by CINQ MONDES

The best treatments and massage techniques from around the world.
CINQ MONDES invites you to a journey of discovery, quite simply the best beauty rituals in the world.
Swimming Pool

Club Med Val D'Isere has an indoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy

18m long x 6m wide
90cm at the shallow end and 140cm at the deep end
Club Med Fitness (from 16 yrs)

Weights and Cardio Room (from 18 yrs)

Pilates (from 16 yrs)

Babysitting for children from 4 months to 7 years old is available on request.

Location

Club Med Val D'isere La Légettaz

73150 Val D'isere 

Visas

South Africa passport holders will require a Schengen Visa for France.

Your visa should be obtained through the country where you will be spending most time during your stay (i.e. it could be different from your country of entry). If you would like someone to help you with your visa application we have had great experience with Visas Unlimited (website, enquiries@visasunlimited.co.za or 011 452 4646)

Transfers

Clients travelling on ‘packages’ from South Africa are generally booked on flights into Geneva Airport (aka Cointrin Airport) with a 180 min transfer to the hotel.

Other options include:

  • Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport (170 min.)
  • Chambéry airport (120 min.)
  • Bourg Saint Maurice Station (35 min.)
  • Grenoble Saint-Geoirs airport (170 min.) 

Car Parks

Club Med car park 

Currency Accepted

Euro 

Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash (local currency only)
  • Eurocard 

Time Zone

 GMT:+1 hour (winter), +2 hours (summer) 

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Val-d'Isère, France

Gallery Val d’Isere