Val d'Isère Resort Review
GUEST POST FROM KIM RIPPIN
Our latest guest blog comes from Kim Rippin of Simply Val d'Isère. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Kim has lived in Val d'Isère since 1999, and welcomed over 30,000 visitors to the famous resort. Kim then went on to set up Simply Val d'Isère in 2007, who are unique in their work across the resort, partnering with all travel operators, hoteliers, ski schools, and in resort to give guests a holiday tailored to them. Who better to give you an insight to Val d'Isere...
THE VAL D'ISÈRE RESORT REVIEW
Val d’Isere. Probably one of the most well known ski resorts in the world
Beautiful snow covered chalets with hot tubs & amazing views, plenty of off piste ski options and advanced slopes.
Famous for its high end skiing and high end prices. Or is it?
Having lived in the resort since 1999, I have seen many changes over the years and the resort is now very much geared to all levels of skiers and all budgets
A new beginners area was built just a few years ago at the top of the Solaise bubble. This now gives a whole new terrain for new skiers before they progress onto the nearby green Madeleine run and the many intermediate blues of the Solaise and Fornet sides. Over on the Bellevarde side there are so many runs linking Val d’Isere to Tignes, from greens to blacks and off piste. Back over to Fornet again and skiing or boarding through the trees on a powder day is always a locals favourite
But there is plenty to do off the slopes too. The new Aquasports centre is always popular with its large pool & wellness areas. Take the lifts up as a pedestrian and enjoy mountain restaurants and walks around the Lac D’Ouilette.
Food in Val d’Isere is fabulous whether on the slopes at the Edelweiss, l’Ouilette, Cascades for a goulash or Refuge de Solaise for an amazing view down to Tignes and beyond. Off the slopes, the Source and Taverne D’Alsace are personal favourites. At one end of the budget you have Atelier D’Edmond with its Michelin Star, and 4 Seasons at the Alex Bar with its fabulous Asian street food at the other. The recent addition of the Garage is proving very popular too with great pizzas and a terrific atmosphere.
Val d’Isere is rightly famous for its Apres Ski. The original and infamous Folie Douce starts around 2pm until 5, then down to Cocorico to dance on the tables, or Petit Danois for live music.
I enjoy the quieter options too, having a drink in the Hotel Blizzard bar or a glass of wine at Jules Coins des Amis.
Where to stay?
Simply Val d’Isere works with all the best chalet tour operators plus all hoteliers and apartment agencies.
Not just 5 star budgets, but all budgets.
We offer around 300 apartments, 100 chalet holidays and 30 hotels, all fully bonded and protected.
We’ve won awards, been nominated for more and have many returning guests each year.
COVID 19 has brought up its own issues and we have excellent flexible refund & cancellation policies.
Contact us and we can go through these for you for each accommodation
Kim is available for your Val d’Isere booking at any time
Contact us at www.simplyvaldisere.com, or call 0345 021 0222
Val d’Isere has everything you need. Skiing for all levels, accommodation for all budgets and a beauty you need to see to believe.
Simply Val d’Isere look forward to helping you book the best ski holiday you have ever had.