From the end of November to the beginning of May, because of its 1 900m of change in altitude, the Val d'Isère is able to offer numerous sports activities, including: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, telemarking, snowshoing, dogsledding and snowmobiling.

Val d’Isère in winter

Snow making and daily ski trail grooming guarantee a minimum of snow coverage at the beginning and the end of season.



The quality of the snow is incomparable, with fields of powder and perfectly maintained ski tracks, the ski domain Killy guarantee pleasure for everyone.

Expert or beginner, everyone will find the ski trail of their dreams…

The ski resort is equipped with a snow park and slalom stadium to perfect your form.

The ski resort makes a commitment, thanks to the association of Handisport, to people with reduced mobility, helping them discover the thrill of alpine skiing.

A ski vacation is also an opportunity to have new adventures, evenings in Igloo, piloting on snowy circuits.

Some big winter events at Val d'Isère:

  • Le Critérium de la Première Neige:

For more than 50 years, Val d'Isère has welcomed the Alpine skiing championships and offers you a beautiful free show during two weekends of world cup events.
The competitors will fly down the ski runs of the famous Face de Bellevarde. During this criterion, a real eco-responsible event, you’ll discover numerous activities as well as VIP evenings.

  • La Magie de Noël:

Every winter, Val d'Isère proposes for youth and adults alike, a beautiful of Christmas holiday with seasonal activities: Santa’s village,  the decoration of our wooden chalets, creative workshops, ice sculptures, shows, concerts, fireworks and torchlight ski descents… a beautiful program in perspective!

  • Les Nuits rouges:

Every Thursday, the ski resort of Val d'Isère dresses up in a thousand colors: craftsmen, DJs, musicians, and ice sculptors are all out to liven up the ski resort… an attractive show not to be missed !

  • L’Altigliss Challenge:

The Altigliss Challenge occurs once each year, and is the biggest event of ski and snowboard in Europe completely dedicated to the students of the French high schools.

The program is 4 events: Giant Slalom, Boarder Cross, Big Air and Parallel Slalom with a unique prize every year !

  • Les festivals Classicaval:

The baroque church of Holy Bernard de Menthon in Val d'Isère hosts the Classicaval festival, a wintry celebration for lovers of classical music: internationally renowned artists in a beautiful setting !


  • Les Pistes Gourmandes:

For food lovers big and small, in March Val d'Isère welcomes the culinary “grands chefs” to help you discover authentic and ethical products.

The program has two events :
- "La cuillère d’or", first gastronomic woman’s competition,
- "Graine de Toqué", to teach young people about a healthy diet, as well as debates and meetings with the “grands chefs”.

Participation in cooking courses (adults and children).

  • Le Festival du film de Val d’Isère:

In April, Val d'Isère hosts the International Film Festival of Adventure and Discovery, a major meeting of cinema enthusiasts who appreciate the films of adventures and the explorers. Approximately ten movies are screened with discussions and debates with the directors.
Two prizes will be awarded, one by adventurers' jury and another by a jury consisting of cinema enthusiasts.

Planning a visit to Val d'Isère this summer? Find all the summer activities.