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Beginning in Val d'Isere

While Val d’Isere is well known for its excellent off-piste skiing and more challenging runs, it also has a lot to offer those who are new to the slopes.

The Solaise area, in the heart of Val d’Isere village, leads to a number of easy nursery slopes which are perfect for beginners finding their feet. In particular, the green runs around the Madeleine lift are ideal for practicing what you learn in lessons.

However, the best thing for beginners in Val d'Isere is that you have easy access from the top of the Olympique cable car to an extensive area of green runs, all of which are at a good high altitude ensuring that you also get to experience what the best snow can feel like.

Many of Val d’Isere’s lunch spots and bars lie at the foot of the beginner slopes, which enables novice skiers to easily meet up with other members of their group who may be skiing in different areas.

Val d’Isere is linked with another ski resort called Tignes which lies across a valley. This means that after a few days, most beginners will be able to explore some of the lovely green and blue slopes which connect Val d’Isere and Tignes.

“ The only problem with this holiday is I have to go home!”
Niamh Richardson, March 08