Last Minute Skiing in Val d’Isère: The Perfect Spring Break?
The 2017/18 ski season has been good to the Alps. Those fortunate enough to have ventured onto the snow-blanketed mountains have enjoyed one of the best winters for years, and the good news is: it’s not over! Don’t miss your chance to experience skiing in these unrivalled conditions, even if just for one final weekend over the Easter break. A Val d’Isère helicopter transfer makes it easy to reach the slopes of the Espace Killy from a range of airports and locations in France, Monaco and Switzerland.
Why Val d’Isère?
‘Val,’ as it’s affectionately known by regulars, has long attracted a discerning crowd of skiers. It doesn’t take long for holiday-makers who experience the resort’s immaculately groomed slopes, top-notch facilities, high-end dining and lively après-ski to make it their go-to winter destination. Even non-skiers can enjoy the vast array of activities and entertainment options that abound, such as dog sledding, ice driving, tobogganing and sampling a great selection of spas.
The resort is famous for its snow-sure slopes that are linked with Tignes in the Espace Killy ski area and serviced by around 80 modern lifts. Even without the abundance of snow that has fallen this winter, Val d’Isère boasts an enviable altitude in the Alps. It has a high percentage of north-facing slopes and access to the Grande Motte glacier for late season skiing well into May.
As the season winds down, take advantage of the best conditions in three decades by taking a Geneva – Val d’Isere helicopter transfer. The flight lasts a mere 30 minutes and the panoramic backdrop of snow is guaranteed to get you in the mood for skiing. When you land, you’ll have 300 kilometres of runs at your disposal – ability permitting, of course! The varied terrain is excellent for all levels from beginners to advanced. If you’re a seasoned skier and feeling brave enough, why not try the formidable La Face black run?
Val d’Isère has an incredible selection of luxury chalets and upscale hotels. Try Les Barmes de l’Ours, a five star hotel below La Face; not only desirable for its views but also for its Michelin-starred restaurant and sumptuous spa. The decor of the rooms and suites vary in style from classic Scandinavian to American cabin chic, so you’ll be sure to find a room to suit your tastes.
Nightlife is a big draw in Val village, which prides itself on its après scene with a good mix of traditional restaurants and stylish bars. Dick’s Tea Bar is an institution and stays open all night for revellers, while Cocorico is another popular spot for après-ski drinks. Shoppers will enjoy the village’s specialist boutiques, which are ideal for clothes, souvenirs and ski-gear.
For families, the Aquasportif sports complex has a large pool, cascades and spa facilities. Children can also enjoy ice skating, dog sledding, visits to local farms and movies at the cinema.
Don’t delay if you want to enjoy the final weeks of snow. Val d’Isère is the perfect destination to fly in fly out for a memorable last minute alpine spring break!