Val d’Isère - a truly elite resort

The ultra-high altitude skiing of the legendary Tignes – Val d’Isère Ski Area virtually guarantees ideal family ski holiday conditions from late November to early May, whilst the superb modern lift system whisks you rapidly up to a world of varied family skiing that really does offer something for everyone.

With our childcare base situated in the Hotel Ducs De Savoie, just minutes from the slopes, we make Val d’Isère ideal for families. It offers the best of both worlds, with a convenient location and excellent children’s ski area for the youngsters, whilst parents can explore the vastness of the Espace Killy area, while the children are safe and happy in our expert childcare.

Ski information

Mountain facts
Resort height: 1,850m
Ski area: 300km
Ski range: 3456m
Ski runs
Green 21
Blue 67
Red 41
Black 29
Piste map
Good for
Beginners 4 stars
Intermediates 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Lift information
Total no. of lifts: 82
No. of cable cars/gondolas: 11
No. of chair lifts: 40
No. of drag lifts/magic carpets: 31
Piste information
Snow cannon coverage: 50%
Longest run: 10km
Mountain restaurants: 13
Snowparks: 2

Resort facilities

  • 4x4 snow driving
  • 25km of walking trails
  • Swimming pool
  • Ice skating
  • Sports & fitness centre
  • Dog sledding
  • Horse riding
  • Ice karting
  • Quad biking
  • Snowmobiling

Resort map

Esprit Valdisere Resort Map

Resort map

Esprit Valdisere Resort Map
Typical prices
Large beer 8€
Pizza 11€
Coffee 3€

Childcare & ski lessons


Travel information

Departure airports:
Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gatwick, Heathrow, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, London City, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Stansted
Arrival airports:
Chambery(CMF), Geneva(GVA)
Transfer time:
2hrs 15min from Chambery
3hrs from Geneva
Departure day:
Flight time:

1hr 40 mins


Ski Essentials

We recommend pre-booking all lift passes, skis and boots and any tuition. Book tuition early to secure your ski school place, especially in high season. Our partner ski hire shops are all conveniently located and all pre-booked lift passes are ready for you when you arrive.

Child ski hire offer

Don't forget our child ski hire offer with one free child skis and boots for every adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis/snowboard and boots (available if booked 6 weeks before departure). Child helmets are also included free of charge.

Lift pass offers

We have a Buy One get One Half Price offer on all pre-booked 6 day lift passes on weeks departing 21st & 28th Jan, 4th and 18th Feb and 4th & 11th Mar 2023. Lift passes are free for all children under 8 years old and 6 day lift passes include a bonus day so you can ski on your arrival day depending on your flight time.

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis - £108 £123
Skis & boots  £123 £143 £164
Snowboard - £108 £123
Snowboard & boots - £143 £164
Child 6-12 Skis, boots & helmet - £97 -
Snowboard, boots & helmet - £97 -
Child 3-5 Skis, boots & helmet £54 - -

Free helmet included with skis/snowboard hire for children

Free child skis and boots with each adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis and boots (and must be pre-booked at least 6 weeks before departure)

Adult Tuition 13+ yrs Days Low Season Mid Season High Season
Ski mornings - beginners and intermediates 6 Days £278 £296 £304
Ski mornings - advanced level 5 Days £278 £278 £278
Ski afternoons - beginners and intermediates 6 Days - - £239
Snowboard mornings 6 Days £270 £287 £304
Snowboard  afternoons 6 Days £248 £265 £274
Child snowboard - mornings 6 Days £270 £287 £304
  • Times are 9:30am-12 on Sundays and 9am-12 other days. Afternoons are 2-5pm. 5 day Advanced classes are Mondays to Fridays
  • Low season are departures 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Jan and 11th, 18th, 25th Mar
  • Mid season departures are 17th, 31st Jan, 4th, 25th Feb, 4th Mar and 1st, 8th Apr
  • High season dates are 24th Dec, 11th, 18th Feb

Child Snowboard lessons start from 8 years old and are not Esprit Sprite classes.


Learn to Ski Package is £406 for adults including 6 day 'blue category' ski and boots hire, 6 morning lessons and a local lift pass.


Lift Pass (6 days)  
Adult (19-64 yrs) £333
Senior (65-74 yrs) £281
Child (8-18 yrs) £281
Child (under 8 yrs) Free
  • NEW for Winter 2022/23: Free lift passes for all children under 8 years old. 

    • Passport & photo required for under 8s and over 75s
    • Lift pass covers all lifts in the Tignes and Val d'Isère areas
    • Beginners do not need a lift pass on Day 1 but usually go to the Solaise Beginners area from Day 2 and a lift pass is needed for the chairlift