Arguably the most famous ski resort on the planet. For almost every skier or boarder, “Val” ticks every box regardless of what they are looking for from their resort of choice. First and foremost, the skiing is incredible. Linked with Tignes, the ski area is called Espace Killy, named after the area’s favourite son. The area is vast, with over 300km and 97 ski lifts. Val d’Isere best suits intermediates and upwards although beginners are also well looked after thanks to a wide range of excellent ski schools. The pistes are immaculate and the snow park is world class but perhaps the main reason that experienced skiers and boarders flock to the Espace Killy is the off-piste which is as good as you’ll find in any major ski resort in the world. We do recommend you use a qualified guide to explore the off-piste, not only will it guarantee that you find the best stashes of powder quickly but safely too.