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 15min from Geneva
Departure day:
Flight time:

1hr 40 mins

We recommend choosing earlier flights if possible as the traffic up to Val d'Isère is always better than with later flights. 

A train option is also available from London St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice with a change in Lille and Lyon. The mini bus transfer will then take you to Val d'Isère. 

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 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. 

Lift pass Offer: Buy one get one half price on all 6 day lift passes for departures on 27 Jan, 9 and 30 March, only available to pre-booked passes and the offer finishes one week before.

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis - £114 £130
Skis & boots  £130 £152 £174
Snowboard - £114 £130
Snowboard & boots - £152 £174
Child 6-12 Skis, boots & helmet - £103 -
Snowboard, boots & helmet - £103 -
Child 3-5 Skis, boots & helmet £57 - -

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 £295 £314 £322
Ski mornings - advanced level 5 Days £295 £295 £304
Ski afternoons - beginners and intermediates 6 Days - - £253
Snowboard mornings 6 Days £286 £304 £322
Snowboard  afternoons 6 Days £263 £281 £290
Child snowboard - mornings 6 Days £286 £304 £322
  • 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 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Jan and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Mar
  • Mid season departures are 16th, 31st Dec, 3rd, 24th Feb, 30th Mar and 6th, 13th Apr
  • High season dates are 23rd Dec, 10th, 17th Feb

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


Learn to Ski Package for adults includes 6 day 'blue category' ski and boots hire, 6 morning lessons and a local lift pass. Prices to be announced.


Lift Pass (6 days) 16th Dec 23rd Dec onwards
Adult (19-64 yrs) £310 £365
Senior (65-74 yrs) £266 £310
Child (8-18 yrs) £266 £310
Child (under 8 yrs)   Free
  • 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