Early season performance weeks with New Generation Ski

Weeks commencing 2 Dec and 9 Dec We are offering an all-inclusive intensive performance package in December for strong intermediates to advanced skiers that want to reach the next level in their skiing ahead of the upcoming winter. This luxury package pulls together three of Val d’Isere’s finest. Hip Hideouts ski chalets, SnowDrone Transfers and New Generation Ski. For £1000pp* you’ll be whisked from Geneva with SnowDrone for a 7 night stay in Val d’Isere with the luxury chalet company hip hideouts and three half day performance sessions with New Generation. This offer is available for weeks commencing 2 Dec and 9 Dec 2017 New Generation Ski School is growing rapidly across the alps and there is a reason for this, they are highly qualified instructors delivering high quality sessions for all levels. This intensive week of training is designed to maximise your time on the snow and prepare you for you winter trips. The instructors are hand picked for their ski ability, but also their people skills, personality and local knowledge. They will help you shift the focus from getting down a run to dictating how you ski it and pushing the boundaries of people's abilities technically and tactically. These sessions are focused on good intermediate to advanced skiers who want to firm up their skills ahead of the winter ski season. It is the ideal course for the skier who can happily ski reds and blacks but wants to improve their technique on the harder stuff like off piste and bumps. Val d'Isère has one of the longest seasons in the alps commencing in November each year. Two glaciers provide snow sure skiing but normally these weeks experience heavy snowfall as the base is laid for the season. SnowDrone Transfers has grown rapidly over the last few years to become one of the leading transfer companies in the Alps. Expect professionalism, safe driving and hints of luxury in the shape of wifi, tablets and a selection of films on demand. Our Hip Hideouts concierge service is included in the price and can help you with any other requests that you may have during your stay. The small print! Offer is valid for the 2nd and 9th December. Prices are £2000 per room or £8000 for the whole chalet Prices are based on a shared luxury minibus transfer from Geneva Chalet service includes breakfasts, afternoon tea and dinner including wine and spirits on six days Flights to and from Geneva and Val d’Isere lift pass ticket are not included in the price Contact reservation@hiphideouts.com

Our flagship chalet is almost ready for this winter

Chalet Daria is sat in one of the most beautiful spots in val d'isere. Positioned at the head of the Manchet Valley you can ski direct to and from this 14 bed luxury property. We are really excited and will be revealing photos in the next few weeks. Expect heated outdoor spaces, double height living and dining areas and a marble swimming pool.

Winter is coming

The Col de Fornet above val d'isere will be closed due to snow this weekend which means the winter is on its way. We are just 7 weeks away from the opening day of the season and it looks like it could be a cold and snowy one.

Love in Val d'Isere

In 2015 the ski lift company decided to do something completely different to celebrate valentine's day. They transformed the Olympique Gondola lift into a romantic ride for two including champagne, jazz music and nibbles. February is one of the most exciting months of the year to visit val d'isere, where there is always something new happening.

If it was 1st April...

Wingjump - the best of aeronautics to improve your skiing experience. Wingjump is the first skiing equipment to offer the feeling of being lifted while skiing, in complete safety. Really...

Criterium dates announced : 9-18 December

As every year the criterion of the first snow will begin in a few months and several thousand spectators are expected. This is a great opportunity to enjoy time with family or friends, with the best ski atmosphere in the world. You will find something for all ages; small or large, music, celebrations, events, gastronomy and of course the great contest of skiing!

The new Solaise lift

So this is it! Those of us who are lucky enough to have been around Val d'Isère for many years, will know that this project has been planned for a long time. But now it's actually happening. As soon as the last winter season came to an end the engineers turned up, and within a matter of days the olds lifts were being dismantled. Thankfully the entire project is well on schedule and the state-of-the-art new lift will be ready for service. Here's a taster of what you can look forward to...

Advertising video for Val d'Isère

This recent video released by the Val d'Isère tourist office has some amazing shots of the mountains around the resort, and much more...

Our full team of chefs is ready for the winter!

As usual, we started recruiting our team of professional chefs before the last season came to an end. At least four of our chefs are returning (yay!) and we now have five new names to add to the list. They bring a wealth of experience from michelin star restaurants in Paris and London. We can't wait for the season to start!

The first Solaise cabins arrive...

The construction of the new Solaise cable car is progressing well and the first cabins have been delivered ahead of schedule. This is the culmination of the biggest infrastructure investment in five years, and keeps Val d'Isère as the premiere ski resort in Europe. The new lifts will move twice the number of people up the mountain and consign ski-school queues to history. Now we just need to wait for winter!

Launching Chalet Daria

We are excited to launch our brand new luxury chalet in the Manchet valley - Chalet Daria. Designed and built by Michel Covarel to our specification, this chalet has everything you could want; unobstructed views of the mountains and valley, direct access to pistes and unrivalled luxury. Add some of the finest food in Val d'Isère, fine wines and relaxed professional service and your holiday is complete. We think you'll rather enjoy it!

New Solaise Lift is taking shape

Val d'Isère has been busy building a brand-new lift on the Solaise during the summer. Almost as soon as the lifts were closed after the last season, engineers started dismantling the two old lifts up the Solaise, and over recent weeks the skies have been buzzing with helicopters delivering and installing the new super-modern lift. With much greater capacity and faster ascent the early-morning queues at the bottom of the Solaise should be a thing of the past. The pressure is on - everything MUST be ready for the first day of winter!