Last season I spent a week skiing in Val d’Isere on a chalet holiday with Powder White. It Included 8 friends, staying in a chalet in the La Laisinant area of Val d’Isere. We had a fantastic time. We arrived on the first evening at 8 o’clock. Val d’Isere was covered in snow! Our chalet host showed us in from the cold and lead us to our home for the week. Inside was a roaring fire and a lovely meal prepared for us and an open bottle of wine! A perfect start to the week! We then got up early and made our way to first lifts! The chalet we were staying at was adjacent from the La Laisinant chair lift and so was ideal in terms of getting to and from the slopes in the morning and in the evening.
We managed to find our ski legs after the first few runs and we were making our way towards Tignes before you knew it. The Epace Killy pass in Val d’Isere allows you to ski all the way from Val d’Isere to Tignes Les Brevieres. This is a huge ski area, one of which you cannot get board of in just one week.
After a hard day on the slopes we return, fatigued to the chalet where a freshly baked cake was waiting for us. That along with a nice vin chaud helped to rejuvenate the tired limbs before the next days adventure.
The next day we were given a lesson by an instructor from New Generation, a team of UK based ski instructors who guided us down some treacherous off piste. He gave us hints and tips for mogul skiing, off piste and even some park tricks. This was well worth it. Particularly as he took us via the Fole Douche, a lively Apres ski bar in Val d’Isere.
The following night was the chalet hosts day off which meant we all went out for a lovely meal to sample some of the superb gastronomic delights that Val d’Isere has to offer. We were not disappointed as we tucked into a well deserved Fondu!
The time we had in Val d’Isere was flawless. The chalet was superb, food excellent, skiing world class and we even came back with a sun tan! All in all and lovely holiday which will be fondly remembered!