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Val d'Isere

Val d’Isere seems to have it all, a superb ski area, a charming village and superb nightlife. Val d’Isere is linked with Tignes to create the Esapce Killy ski area, a vast and varied ski area which has the additional benefit of being very snow sure. The village itself has developed gracefully retaining the charm lost in so many modern resorts. The après ski and nightlife are famous worldwide and attracts a vibrant young crowd who know how to have fun. If you like your ski holiday’s action packed and you think you can handle the pace then Val d’Isere may just be the one for you.

Ski Area

The Espace Killy ski area is truly massive boasting an amazing 96 lifts which give access to over 300km of piste. The terrain is varied offering something for everyone making it a great location for mixed ability groups. An effort has been made to cater for everyone in the Esapce Killy from special speed restricted ‘Tranquil’ zones for beginners to the world cup pistes and increasingly popular ‘Naturide’ runs for experts (special non-pisted runs within the patrolled area). In addition to the fantastic piste network the Espace Killy offers one of the largest lift served off-piste areas in the world, there is more than enough to keep even the most adventurous skiers entertained.

Town Centre

The village of Val d’Isere is compact and attractive managing to offer the functionality and organisation of developed resort with the charm of a mountain village. There are a good range of shops and services on offer and the bus network to the lifts puts other resorts to shame. The resort attracts a young and trendy crowd who enjoy their snow sports and partying in equal quantities. The nightlife is outstanding with a wealth of top notch bars and regular events to keep things interesting.

UCPA Val d'Isere

The UCPA centre is Val d’Isere is very well located just a couple of minutes walk from the bars and shops. The centre is a large traditional chalet which can sleep 250 people and has plenty of the usual UCPA extras like a bar and dining room, it even has its own surprisingly good and ever popular nightclub. The lifts and ski area are easily accessible by bus with the nearest stop a mere 20m away and buses every 10 minutes throughout the day.

VAL D'ISERE OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Amazing nightlife
  • Perfect town centre location
  • Superb Espace Killy ski area
  • Attractive resort

Cons

  • Resort can get very busy
  • Transfer from Geneva takes 3 hours
  • Little tree skiing

REVIEWS – READ WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US!

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Val d'Isere | Ski Full Time Instruction

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Val d'Isere | Snowboard Half Time

I went on Snowboarding holidays by myself Xmas time. I'm single girl and unfortunately most of my friends are either couples or would not go on skiing and boarding vacation. At first I was a little bit worried, but as soon as I got on a bus with other travellers I was hit by amazing bubbly atmosphere. All the guides and instructors were very friendly, always happy to help and advice. This was an amazing surprise considering that most of them work on very low pay. Also I met bunch of great friends. I opted to stay with three other girls in shared room, and all of us get on very well. Usually I'm used to more expensive and luxury holidays. Despite all the rooms being very basic, it was very clean, food was fantastic and snowboarding equipment was very new. I would definitely recommend to any single or a couple or bunch of friends to go with this company. I'm actually just about to book my summer holidays with them now. It's a little bit different to drinking and partying and I love it !

Val d'Isere | Beginner Snowboarding

I had just moved to London about four weeks previous from Australia and was still unfamiliar with European travel and experiences. I'm a teacher's aid, so I get the school holidays off. I had a week off in February and really wanted to hit the slopes to work on my snowboard skills. I had looked at other tours and snow packages and they were all coming up near the 1000 pound mark, which was too expensive on such short notice (as this was the week before I was looking). I was lucky enough to see a post on facebook about action outdoors and looked more into it and further conversation on the phone convinced me that I should try it as it was an all inclusive package at a more than reasonable price! So I booked it literally the day before I left and I must say, it has been one of the best things I have ever done!! The people were friendly and my instructor was very helpful, teaching me the basics of snowboarding and encouraging and helping me where needed. The food was good and the rooms tidy and sufficient for a week of boarding. All in all, I left with new friends and great memories. I loved Val D'Isere and definitely hope to return again. :)

Val d'Isere | Ski Full Time

Third time with UCPA, third resort and yet again fantastic holiday!

La Plagne, Val d'Isere, Val Thorens, Chamonix | Ski Full Time, Ski Off Piste

The UCPA system offered by Action Outdoors was so good that I spent seven weeks in four different resorts with them in 2013. I started as a very basic skier and went all the way to completing an off piste course in that time. Everything about the experience was top rate. The instruction was excellent. The food was delicious with plenty of it. The vibe and philosophy at the UCPA centers was totally compelling. It was a truly unigue experience and there is no way on earth that anyone could match them for value for money.Action Outdoors proved themselves a very helpful and friendly organisation in managing my whole trip.  I will never ski with anybody else ever again. This is the real deal. Thank you UCPA and Action Outdoors.

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Best For: Apres ski
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Nearest Airport: Geneva (220km), Chambery (130km)
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  • Having never used UCPA before I was not sure what to expect but the week I spent there was absolutely fantastic and I genuinely can’t wait to go back.
    Richard J
  • Action Outdoors set up a personal group page and as a group leader, I did’t have to worry about taking everyone’s payments. Each group member is responsible to pay their own way through the group page directly to Action Outdoors. Win!
    Asim A
  • UCPA is a unique and brilliant experience, I would not describe it as a hotel but also not hostel it is somewhere in-between. Its a place where meeting people and making friends...
    Peter E
  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A
  • The kit is top quality and new and there is a workshop for any adjustments or changes you may require during your week.
    Elliot B
  • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
    Anna R
  • I wish I had discovered UCPA earlier. 
    Oliver P
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent.  Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon tea and cake and you can drink your own wine at din...
    Anna R