Val d'Isere on Half Term.
Researching trips to go skiing with the family is an exciting possibility no matter which part of the Alps you want to head to, but why not choose a resort known for the quality of its ski schools, the variety of its terrain and the quality of its chalets? Val d’Isere is up there with Europe’s very best resorts. It’s traditional, charming, atmospheric and above all, it's the best ski resort in one of the best ski areas in the world, the amazing Espace Killy.
Beginners and children have the green runs around Madelaine to practise on, easily accessible from the Solaise lift from resort center. The Bowl is also well-known for its gentle, non-threatening runs; a pocket of greens and blues only one lift away from resort base. Intermediates to experts will benefit from fantastic powder potential, long, steep runs and a massive ski area where you can really enjoy point to point skiing. Take advantage of the Tignes side too, it’s over there that intermediates/experts will truly benefit from the challenging terrain.
Demand for ski schools in resorts like Val d’Isere means competition is high and only the best schools survive. This is great for guests because it means you’re pretty much guaranteed some of the best tuition in the industry for the kids.
As for chalets and hotels, the Ducs de Savoie is perfectly situated in the heart of Val d’Isère, yet conveniently set back from the main busy thoroughfare in a side street. It affords easy access to the centre, the main ski-lifts, the children’s nursery ski area and all the resort facilities. It's just a 350m stroll to Val d’Isère’s three main high-speed lifts. The Solaise Express goes straight up to Solaise at 2,560m and a choice of lifts and runs. Alternatively, choose the Bellevarde Express or the Olympique gondola to Bellevarde's long cruising runs, and the connections to Tignes. The children’s ski area and adult nursery slopes are in the same area as these lifts. It's perfect!
For luxury, Aspen Lodge is a flagship property in the centre of Val d’Isère and represents a revolutionary new concept in chalet holidays. Sliding glass doors from the high street open onto our hotel style reception and comfortable lounge areas with coffee bar, complimentary Internet access and a huge open fireplace. If you're looking to spend a little more, this is high end luxury!