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Welcome to Val d'Isère

In Savoie, at the summit of the Haute-Tarentaise, Val d'Isère is a mountain village situated at an altitude of 1850 meters. With its wood and stone chalets, lauze roofs and Baroque church, Val d'Isère is an international resort that has retained its charm and authenticity. From November to May, Val d'Isère enjoys exceptional snow cover, making it a "skiing Mecca". In summer, the resort changes color to welcome you to the heart of the magnificent landscapes of the Vanoise National Park. It attracts a cosmopolitan clientele.

Val d'Isère today

Inhabitants: Avalins
Population: 1,629 (legal population in force), upgraded municipality

20,000 to 40,000 inhabitants
Area: 10,749 hectares
Village altitude: 1850 m

Awarded the "Villes et Villages Fleuris" label

Welcome to Val d'Isère!

The Val d'Isère-Tignes area in figures :

Ski area located in the communes of Val d'Isère & Tignes.
10,000 hectares of marked trails.
2 glaciers: le Pissaillas (Val d'Isère) and la Grande Motte (Tignes)

153 trails for a total of 300 km and 1900 m of vertical drop:
20 green
67 blue
40 red
26 black
2 snowparks
4 boardercross
Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and pedestrian routes

Facilities :
78 ski lifts
974 snow cannons

A little history

Since its opening in December 2017, the Val d'Isère museum has been hosting a variety of well-documented exhibitions to discover the village from a different perspective.

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Mountain area

Exceptional protected landscapes
The coexistence of economic activity centered on winter and summer tourism and areas enjoying special protection deserves to be highlighted.

The municipal territory covers 10,786 hectares. Various protection measures testify to the exceptional quality of these high mountain landscapes and the richness of their flora and fauna, beyond the village and the ski area: this is the kingdom of the ibex and the marmot, emblematic animals of the Vanoise.

Vanoise National ParkThe 5,240-hectare park lies to the south and east of the commune. In spring and summer, two refuges managed by the Park and one privately-owned refuge enable lovers of wide-open spaces to take a break from their itinerary. On the other side of the passes, the Parc de la Vanoise adjoins the Italian Grand Paradis National Park. Within the Park, two sectors (S 43 and S 39) have been identified as Natura 2000, due to the presence of rare meadows (network of Caricion highland valleys).

The Baillettaz Nature ReserveThe 475-hectare site is located on a south-facing mountain, adjacent to the the Grande Sassière Nature Reservelocated in the commune of Tignes.
Col de l'Iseran biotope decreecovering 214 hectares, protects the Leissières ridge and remarkable sites below the Col de l'Iseran, on the edge of the ski area.
A total of 5,942 hectares, i.e. almost 60% of the commune, are protected under the French Environment Code.

Finally, we should mention the existence of ZNIEFF 1 (Zone Naturelle d'Intérêt Floristique et Faunistique, approx. 7,420 ha in total), notably the left bank of the Isère between the Pont Saint-Charles and the hamlet of Laisinant, the area around the Col de la Baillettaz, Plan des Nettes... This classification, which is scientific rather than legal, does not entail any particular constraints, but does suggest constant vigilance and attention. Val d'Isère is thus surrounded by remarkable sites that will be preserved for future generations.
Vanoise National Park website:

Important information

Service Manager

Lionel Renard

Contact Service

+33 4 79 06 01 60

- Winter timetable
Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm.

Inter-season and summer schedules
Monday to Wednesday: 9am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm
Friday: 9am-12pm

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