The pretty ski resort of Val D’Isere is located just over a hundred miles to the east of Chambery on the French/Italian border, about a three hours’ drive from Geneva. Val D’Isere is one of the world’s most famous ski resorts and ranks alongside St Moritz, Stowe and Cortina. It is part of Espace Killy, which includes Tignes, and covers an area of 10,000 hectares of snowfields. Val D’Isere boasts a huge ski area, world-class lift infrastructure and a vast array of après-ski activity. Lovers of luxury will find a number of world class hotels here that come complete with excellent facilities to make use of.
Hotel Le Blizzard
This chic family run establishment boasts a cosy interior and plenty of luxurious touches. Guests are sure to love unwinding besides the open fire and taking in the stunning mountain scenery from the spacious terrace or in the celebrated lounge room. The main suites here are especially comfortable and come complete with their own balconies that offer impressive views. The hot tubs that are set right into the snow are the perfect places to unwind in style, while there is also an outdoor heated swimming pool and a hammam. In between spending time on the slopes, guests can also work up a sweat in the gym and take part in yoga classes.
Hôtel les Barmes de l’Ours
Set between the entrance to the exclusive Les Carats luxury chalets and the foot of the Bellevarde de Face slope, Les Barmes de l’Ours is perfectly positioned for people who want to take to the slopes and enjoy the area’s vibrant nightlife scene. This luxury hotel is set high on the slope and provides pretty views down the valley to the village of Val-d’Isère. In addition to forty-nine guestrooms there are twenty-seven spacious suites to choose from that have been decorated in a range of styles from the classic American lodge style to modern contemporary charm. A 1,000 square metre wellness sanctuary is the perfect place to revitalise and refresh the mind and body. This impressive establishment is also packed with amenities such as a fully loaded gym, several saunas, a steam room, hairdressing salons and eleven different treatment booths.
Located just three hundred metres from the heart of the village, Hotel Christina provides guests with a warm welcome and plenty of luxurious touches. There are various different guestrooms here to enjoy, with the largest suites offering stunning mountain views from their traditional wooden balconies. Guests are invited to make full use of the indoor swimming pool and sauna, while a range of winter activities are also provided for guests to take part in. Hotel Christina is also famous for its hearty cuisine, which is just waiting to be indulged in après ski.
Hotel Village La Mourra
With just four private luxury chalets to choose from, guests at Hotel Village La Mourra can be sure that they will be treated to an intimate atmosphere and a personalised service. Indulging in treatments in the My Blend by Clarins is the perfect way to unwind after spending the day on the slopes, while guests are also treated to a sauna and steam room to unwind in. the hotel also comes complete with a seventeen-metre pool, while a team of physiotherapists and an osteopath are on hand to pamper guests from head to toe. The chalets feature beautiful marble bathrooms and large bathrooms, while the reclaimed wooden furniture features colourful and cosy touches. Lovers of Japanese cuisine are also sure to love the selection of dishes that are served in the cosy dining room.
Le Yule Hotel and Spa
With its special ski-to-door access, Le Yule Hotel and Spa offers guests the opportunity to roll out of bed and hit the slopes straight away. Village Ski Lift is located just 200 metres away, while Bellevarde Express Ski Lift is just a 400-metre stroll. Even people who don’t want to try their hands at skiing will find plenty to do here as the large and luxurious spa come with a sauna and steam room, while there is a whole host of spa treatments to choose from. There are 41 rooms in total, with top options including balconies that look out over the slopes.