All Mountain Freestyle Mecca
Val d’Isere is an icon. With a vast expanse of on and off-piste terrain, snow sure reliability, and some of the best aprés on the planet, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most highly regarded resorts in the world.
Nestled in the heart of the Savoie region in the French Alps, Val d’Isere is one of the oldest and best resorts in Europe. With a vibrant atmosphere and deeply sowed ski and snowboarding culture, this beautiful settlement has something to offer everyone. If you’re in search of waist deep powder, killer snowparks, amazing après and nightlife, or quite simply some of the coolest shops in the industry, you’ll find them all waiting for you here.
Playing host to some the largest global events on both Olympic and Freestyle levels, Val d’Isere certainly lives up to its reputation as one of the best snowboard resorts in the world. Connected to Tignes via the mind blowing area that is the Espace Killy, you can shred this playground endlessly and never get bored.
If you’re in town with Ticket to Ride, you’re guaranteed lots of fun no matter your budget. Working closely with all bars, clubs, shops, events and instructors, Ticket to Ride is able to get you the best this mountain town has to offer. Set at 1850m, this is a sweet place to call home, and through Ticket to Ride you will thrive amongst its friendly seasonnaire community and bustling winter scene.
Val d’Isére and the neighbouring resort of Tignes are both part of the Espace Kily, a snowboarding mecca which spreads over 24,000 acres. Not only does it boast some of the best off-piste in the world, it also provides over 350km of pistes to cater to all levels, enough snow park features to keep any freestyle fanatic happy, and all seamlessly connected by some of the best lifts on the planet.
With such a vast playground to explore, knowing where to ride is key. Simply looking at the piste map will mean you’re merely scratching the surface of what the Espace Killy has to offer. Its staggering how much terrain is available and this is where the experience and knowledge of your Ticket to Ride instructors come into full play.
Under professional guidance you’ll be up to everything from meandering between the trees of the Fornet area, tweaking a method off the kicker in the Val park, or quite simply tearing a fresh line on a beautiful bluebird morning, straight down from the highest peak of the Grand Motte down to the centre of Tignes.
This resort will push your riding to the next level - are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?
Location is key, and the Ticket to Ride accommodation is situated in the heart of Val d’Isere. With the lifts, supermarkets, bars, shops and restaurants all within a two-minute walk from the accommodation, everything you need is on hand.
However, let’s not forget your number one priority - to RIDE! With our accommodation located just as close to the lifts as it is to all other amenities, catching that first lift to shred fresh lines is no issue. With a cosy and intimate layout for four people, the apartments have everything you need for a comfortable life in the mountains. Equipped with self-catering facilities and grouped in an en-bloc set up, Riders are guaranteed a bustling social scene perfect for making trusted, lifelong friends.
Ticket to Ride firmly believes in delicious healthy meals pre and post a hard day riding on the mountain. On a Ticket to Ride course, boarders will get a tasty breakfast pack Monday to Friday, plus five evening group meals out a week at a range of selected restaurants. Exchanging top stories of the day and celebrating with high fives over some heart warming food never felt so good.
Your night out in Val d’Isere can start at three in the afternoon if you’re not careful, as this town certainly knows how to party hard. In fact, you may hear it before you see it! The pulsating bass of the Folie Douce, sandwiched on the slopes between Val d’Isere and Tignes, draws masses to its sun filled terrace with its hypnotic electronic tunes.
If a party on the slopes isn’t your style, then no worries as the resort centre boasts some of the best nightlife you could possibly find at altitude. For a great après or night out with live music and DJs, head to Petit Danois or The Moris to catch some of the hottest acts on the circuit.
For a similar vibe to Folie, head to Café Face, while Cocorico is a new après venue just near the Solaise lift with live bands, DJs and ridiculously good Happy Hour deals. A stone’s throw away from the lifts, you’ll find Bananas bursting over two floors with its all round great vibes. While its neighbour Saloon always has an electrifying atmosphere and provides pitchers galore.
Fancy a bit of beer pong, pool and sports? If so head to Pacific, and maybe after a few beers challenge the open mic nights. Head back towards your accommodation and find Victors for great 2 for 1 cocktail deals and a fun Scandinavian crowd. For a more chilled out vibe, good tunes and sports, Fall Line is the seasonaire hangout for you and handily located just ten seconds away from the Ticket to Ride accommodation.
The night doesn’t end at the bars for the majority of Val d’Isere, as it has some of the best clubs in all of the Alps. Below Cocorico is the monstrous Doudoune, known for booking great international DJs and host to the Frost Gun afterparties. While La Graal is another option for those looking for a more authentic French atmosphere. One thing for sure, is that your night out won't be complete without a visit to the infamous Dick’s Tea Bar. A close Ticket to Ride ally, you can always find its walls rattling with the tunes of great DJs and the chatter of friendly faces.
With the array of venues on offer, you’ll always find a good night out in Val d’Isere without even trying. However, to keep things nice and spicy your Ticket to Ride Resort Manager will be on hand to organise one-off events, including retro themed parties, raucous go karting sessions and big nights out to end all big nights out! Our motto is fun and our passion is snowboarding, so come join Ticket to Ride and tear up Val d’Isere both on and off the mountain. The time is now!
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