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Val D'Isere & Tignes

The Espace Killy ski resort is located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The resort borders the Vanoise National Park, helping to add to the beauty of the destination. Val d’isere and Tignes combine to make up the Espace killy Ski Resort, which contains around 300 km of marked pistes The ski resort is more versatile than people believe. It's not just about skiing! The atmosphere is what really makes a ski holiday, and this resort is a personal favorite when it comes to having an awesome time both on and off the slopes!

Scenery in Val D'Isere & Tignes 

In terms of scenery in Val d’isere, it's simply just stunning. The resort is covered with luscious green trees helping to add to the beauty. The Germain Mattis, which is a red slope, will take you down through the trees, offering stunning views of Val D’Isere 1850. As you're coming into 1850, the piste turns into a gentle cruisey pisete allowing you to take in the scenery around you. Tignes is just beautiful, coming back into resort after a long day skiing, you will be greeted with a stunning view of the lit up village.

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Food in Val D'Isere & Tignes 

Just like the Skiing in Val d’isere and Tignes the food is just as good! Whether you are looking for food on or off the Mountain, you won’t be short for choice. As Val D’Isere is well known for its luxury, you can be sure that the food in the resort will not disappoint. Although Val D’Isere is on the more pricey side of things when it comes to dining out, from our own experience we can 100% recommend the price you pay is very much so worth it for the experience you will have.

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Things to do in Val D'Isere & Tignes 

When talking about activities within the resort,  Skiing / Snowboarding is the most obvious one! Home to le Bellevarde, a superb black run, that towers over with a summit of 2,807 meters. The slope has been used for many famous Ski tournaments, such as the Olympics games back in 1992. If your Staying in Val d’isere or Tignes, you have the whole Espace Killy Ski Resort at your figure tips making it the ultimate Skiing Experience.

 

If Skiing is not your thing, Val d’isere still has so many other cool activities. For Example, If you love walking Val d’isere has loads of walking trails, or if you want, just rent some snowshoes and grab a Trail map from the Tourist Office and go for walk up the Mountain, this might sound a bit weird to you, but it is a commonly done thing within the Alps. You are able to embrace the beautiful, snowy mountain peaks at your own leisure. If that doesn't give you an adrenaline rush i know what will. Try Ice Driving, Where you can drive real cars. Yes, real cars on the Snow. You could either slide around with your mates on track in go karts or why not try it with a BMW. The options are limitless, making your trip a remarkable experience. 

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Nightlife in Val D'Isere & Tignes 

Don’t even get us started with the Nightlife in Val D’isere! We have definitely saved the best for last with Val d’iseres Apre. If you are new to skiing, you will soon learn that Apres ski is possibly one of the best things about skiing! Apres ski is a daily occurrence in the mountains. With La Folie Douce being the most famous Apres ski bars in Europe. It boasts a massive open decking area, Live DJ sets and professional dancers. This is definitely a bucket list experience in our opinion. When the Apres stop at Folie, you don’t need to worry about the partying finishing there! As the evening continues, head over to Cocorico for an unforgettable experience! You will have an absolute blast, with table dancing to crowd surfing. Val D’Isere really is the trip of a lifetime for those skiers looking to have a good time! 

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Transportation around Val D'Isere & Tignes 

For transportation to Val d’isere, the closest airport is Chamberly. Which is positioned approximately 145km from Val d’isere and Tignes, the transfer will take around 2 hours. For getting around the two resorts there are buses that run frequently. However, if you want to get from one resort to the other after the lifts have closed, and you're not skiing, you will have to get a coach transfer or taxi that will take around 20 minutes. The coach service is the cheapest option and will cost €6,90 per adult and €5,80 for a young adult. Val d’isere and Tignes resort buses operate from early in the morning till late at night all Season.