There are a plethora of ski shops in town, so visitors benefit from the high level of competition between companies. We rented from "KILLY SPORTS", located in the center of town by the roundabout. Named after a former French skiing sensation, the staff in the store are helpful and the equipment provided is excellent at a reasonable price.
Quite obviously one of the main things to do while in Val D'Isère.
Another of those obvious activities.
During the summer, Val D'Isère and much of the Savoie region is transformed into a major hiking, orienteering and outdoor adventure center. You can hike and camp for days without running into anybody and anyone will be amazed by the mountain scenery, fresh water springs and alpine lakes.
There are numerous restaurants catering to the tourist crowd in Val D'Isère. Ranging from the standard take away to the standard 3 courses to the exquisite 3 courses.
If you are looking for a special venue and aren't too bothered by the price, le Chateau du Cret is the place. It is located in le Cret, a small village extension to the east of Val D'Isère. The restaurant is in a recently renovated 400-year-old chalet. Set over several floors, the dining tables are made of antique wood, the mood is warm and relaxed and the setting is frankly idyllic. One of a kind.
The standard meal consists of 5 entrees, we had pumpkin soup, foie gras, a saucisson plate, pasta in forest mushrooms, salmon and a specialty salad. As a mains you can choose from a range of about 6 dishes including lamb, beef and fish. The main course is followed by a variety of cheeses including the local ones and coffee and digestifs.
To accompany your meal you can choose a wine from the large wine list. If you are going to dine here, remember it isn't cheap, but you will never forget it. Bon appétit!
There are numerous bars, bistros, pubs and nightclubs to keep visitors busy during the night on their trip. Have a good time!
Go for a drink or snack in one of the many bars in town to sit back and discuss the day's skiing and snowboarding. There are French Bistros, English Pubs, coffee houses and teahouses to suit all preferences.
There are may other ski resorts in the French Alps, for more information on one of them, please visit our Courchevel Travel Guide