Who owns Val Disere?
La Compagnie des Alpes A leading European leisure provider, Compagnie des Alpes has been running the biggest ski resorts in the French Alps and high-profile amusement parks in Europe for over 25 years.
What is Val d’Isère known for?
Val d’Isère is renowned as having some of the world’s best lift-accessed off-piste and has many independent instructors and guides who specialise in off-piste tuition and guiding. Tignes possesses more of the same, with a funicular shuttling skiers up through one of the mountains to the Grande Motte glacier.
How high is Val Disere?
In Savoie at the top of the Haute-Tarentaise, Val d’Isère is a mountain village located at an altitude of 1850 metres.
When was Val d’Isère built?
The story began in 1888 with the opening of the first hotel in Val d’Isère. From 1930 onwards, skiing became popular and Val d’Isère was immediately the destination of choice.
Is Val d’Isère pretty?
There’s no denying that Val d’Isere is a picturesque place, that has retained its village charm yet managed to modernize its facilities. The skiing is top notch and the apres-ski is just as good.
What happened to original town of Tignes?
After the second world war, France decided to take advantage of the site and build a hydro-electric dam. The mass construction, which still towers over the valley today, was built at the price of drowning the old Tignes village in 1952 and submerging it underwater for good.
Is Val d’Isere posh?
Val d’Isère is posh resort. It has alpine feel to it, pedestrian street and old church. Architecture is more appropriate for the mountains. If you like apres ski and parties Val d’Isère is obvious choice.
Is Val d’Isere snow sure?
Tignes/Val d’Isère, France Famed for their unbeatable snow record, if there’s snow in the French Alps, you’re likely to find it in these neighbouring villages of Tignes and Val d’Isère. Each resort also has their very own glaciers which are open well into the summer – perfect for a spot of summer skiing!
Can you ski from Tignes to Val d Isere?
The two resorts being interlinked means you can ski from the more difficult Tignes to the easier Val d’Isère and back. To cross from Val d’Isère to Tignes you have the choice of Fresse, Tufs, Aéroski and the téléski Combe Folle reserved for adults.
How difficult is skiing in Tignes?
The Tignes side, on average, has the slightly more challenging on-piste intermediate terrain. One of our favourite intermediate runs is the long red Double M from the Grande Motte glacier all the way down to Tignes Val Claret. It faces north and snow conditions are usually excellent but it can get very busy.