A unique destination
The heart of the iconic Espace Killy region, Val d'Isère is where Hip Hideouts is based and where our luxury chalet collection began in 2010. We are proud to live and breathe all things happening here. With a skiing elevation of 3599m, access to two stunning glaciers and home to the Olympic 'La Face' slope, Val d'Isère is an outstanding resort December through May.
The village has a truly international flavour with French, British, Russian, American and Scandinavian visitors making up the majority of its guests. The village operates a pretty slick operation, with large investment in recent years seeing the luxury market boom in resort; boasting two Michelin starred restaurants, several high-end boutique shops, as well as fantastic après ski and nightlife venues. The international ski season in Europe is kick-started in Val d'Isère every December with the 'Premier Neige' World Cup - and of course it also famously hosted the blue-ribbon events for the men's downhill in the Winter Olympics of 1992. There are plenty of celebrated occasions in the village throughout the year, from ski shows to major holidays, so the village is often glowing with firework displays and torch-lit descents down the Face de Bellevarde.
Val d'Isère and its close neighbour Tignes are blessed with some of the most beautiful skiing in the world, facilitated by a modern and ever developing lift system. Not only does it suit beginners by providing free access to a selection of lifts at the base of the village, but once you've conquered the all-important snowplough you can progress to explore over 300km of finely groomed piste. For the intermediate and advanced you will find vast amounts of incredible terrain, from steep mountain chutes to back country bowls and fun tree runs. There is a huge array of ski schools in Val d'Isère which cater for beginners looking to find their snow legs, right through to expert skiers seeking jump techniques in the park or off-piste guidance. The key is to find an instructor that works for you and your group. Hip Hideouts live and work in the resort, and we can introduce you to the right company for your needs.
Getting to Val d'Isère
The main ways of getting to resort are by car, train, private minibus transfer or helicopter. We are just 35 mins from the SNCF train station in Bourg St Maurice, 2 hrs from Chambery, and 3 hrs from either Geneva or Lyon airports. By Helicopter it is 40 mins from the private terminal in Geneva. Our Hip Hideouts concierge are on hand to reserve transfer services for you, ensuring travel is smooth and hassle free.
Off the slopes
Skiing is not the only focus in Val d'Isère - each winter many come to the valley to relax in the mountain spas and soak up the stunning vistas. Within the resort we have a beautiful aqua centre finished in locally sourced stone and wood, complete with full gym suites, yoga classes, spa facilities and squash courts. There is an outdoor skating rink, an ice driving circuit, husky dog trails and snowshoeing adventures. If you want to be a bit more daring then you might want to try skidooing, parapenting or a helicopter trip.
Le Yule Hotel & Spa is a breathtaking ski-in, ski-out property decorated in a contemporary Scandinavian style, offering forty-one rooms and suites, a sumptuous spa and south-facing terrace across five floors.
Prices start from €400 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
This renowned five-star family run hotel epitomizes alpine chic with its warm, cosy interior and open log fires it effortlessly combines the warmth of a luxury mountain chalet with that of a traditional hotel.
Prices start from €480 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
Le Refuge boasts alpine luxury perched high on the mountain peak at the giddy heights of 2551m, some 700m above the village. New for winter 19/20, the views and isolation are what the refuge does best; giving you first tracks in the morning.
Prices start from €360 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
Hotel La Mourra is built as a mountain hamlet and consists of a hotel spa, restaurant, lounge bar and four luxury private chalets: a unique concept offering exclusive services in Val d’Isere.
Prices start from €710 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
The newest addition to the Airelles luxury hotel collection and built in one of the most prestigious locations in resort, providing ski-in, ski-out access. Comprising a beautiful 1,200 sqm Guerlain spa, three restaurants and a magical children's kingdom.
Prices start from €850 on a half board basis per night, based on two people sharing.
Les Barmes de l’Ours is an iconic five-star hotel that enjoys an enviable location at the foot of the Bellevarde piste overlooking the village of Val d’Isere.
Prices start from €435 on a half board basis per night, based on two people sharing.
An ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience makes Hotel Kandahar an excellent boutique property in the resort centre. In a classic alpine design with contemporary touches and featuring a cosy bar, lounge & restaurant.
Prices start from €215 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
Avenue Lodge is a modern hotel located in the heart of Val d'Isere that blends sophisticated contemporary design with elements of traditional mountain décor within its fifty-four rooms and suites.
Prices start from €389 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
Centrally located and decorated in an alpine-meets-contemporary style. With fifty-four bedrooms this elegant property has undergone renovations in recent years and now stands as a quintessentially luxurious residence.
Prices start from €287 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
The stylish and luxurious L'Aigle des Neiges enjoys a privileged location in the old village of Val d'Isere, just two minutes walk to the ski lifts. With warm and polished rooms, two delicious restaurants and a wonderful indoor pool and wellness area, the hotel is a welcoming, trendy and friendly four-star residence.
Prices start from €220 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
At the foot of the Pisaillas glacier and peacefully positioned in the heart of the picturesque old village of Le Fornet, Chalet Hotel Du Fornet is a friendly, family-owned twelve room residence decorated in a modern alpine style.
Prices start from €164 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
Experience your own ‘home sweet home’ feeling, just a short walk from the village. Comprising of seven luxury apartments, the Avancher Lodge is a popular choice for families and groups looking for a convenient and stylish accommodation.
Prices range from €1,960 to €7,210 on a bed and breakfast basis per week, per apartment.
Built over sixty years ago in a peaceful location, the Avancher Hotel is a modern, chic and relaxed property having undergone a complete refurbishment during summer 2017.
Prices start from €155 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
Built in 2007 and one of the first five-star hotels in the neighbouring resort of Tignes, the boutique Hotel Les Suites is a high-altitude residence located in the heart of Val Claret village. Only a stones throw to the slopes and with a strong focus on gastronomy, make just a couple of reasons why we so highly recommend a stay here.
Prices start from €295 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.