It has long been reputed by skiing aficionados that Courchevel stands alone as the undisputed king of the mountain, the slickest piste in the Alps, the best ski resort in Europe. But Val d’Isère, a favoured destination among Monacair’s judicious clientele, is beginning to claim a stake to the throne. The heart of Val d’Isère is itself a charming town which offers an idyllic setting for a winter getaway with family and friends for the weekend or longer. Modern chalets are constructed from traditional materials to retain the picturesque alpine aesthetic. Whether travelling from the Cote d’Azur, Geneva Airport, or elsewhere, a Val d’Isère helicopter transfer enables quick access to the newest contender for the title of Europe’s Best Ski Resort. Read on to discover why we’re backing Val d’Isère’s ascension to the top in 2018.
A Vast Ski Network
Directly joined to Tignes, Val d’Isère offers skiers the use of two winter resorts for the price of one. When combined, the two popular ski networks comprise over 300km of pistes – double that of Courchevel, which boasts approximately 150km of runs. This variation is enough to entice inquisitive skiers with a thirst for adventure. Elsewhere, the resort’s snow park attracts advanced skiers and snowboarders. Open for an impressive 155 days of the year, Val d’Isère welcomes skiers between late November and the start of May each year – a season that stretches for two weeks longer than that of Courchevel.
Après Ski to Remember
While Courchevel is an exceptional ski resort with regards to entertainment for discerning jetsetters, Val d’Isère is emerging as the coolest resort in the Alps among those with a passion for a good time and a dusk till dawn attitude. La Folie Douce – Val d’Isère’s loudest resident – is largely responsible for this reputation: the lively venue welcomes a small army of dancers and DJs each year to ensure a memorable visit for its guests each and every night.
While Val d’Isère may be attracting an increasingly young demographic due to its promise of exceptional après ski, there is also a lot to be said for the ski resort’s luxury infrastructure too. Those with a penchant for the high life will be encouraged by the fine dining options, as well as the selection of luxury spas and top-class accommodation options on offer too. La Table de l’Ours – headed by Chef Antoine Gras – is a favourite of culinary kings and queens, with its lavish interior and its innovative yet timeless menu. Set in Les Barmes de l’Ours Hotel & Spa, the stylish restaurant offers a special dining experience, in a traditional chalet-type building. Try the beef filet to be wowed.
Helicopter Transfer to Val d’Isère
Monacair takes pride in delivering valued guests to the best ski resorts throughout Europe, in style, comfort and convenience. Both Geneva to Val d’Isère transfers and Geneva to Courchevel transfers are simplified when travelling by helicopter, especially with the consideration of the potentially hazardous, icy mountain roads. For more information on reaching Val d’Isère from Geneva International Airport, please contact a member of Monacair’s dedicated team.