Val d’Isere is incredible in terms of what it has to offer whilst out riding. Whether on skis or a snowboard, on-piste or in the backcountry, the Espace Killy region is phenomenal. The huge piste area and endless off-piste rarely disappoint, and even when other areas suffer from lack of snow Val d’Isere always delivers.
As well as being a truly epic resort to enjoy for all of us, it’s also been a place of historic greatness; holding the men’s downhill on the infamous Le Face de Bellvarde, the annual Criterium de la Premiere Niege and the World Cup in 2009. Whether a beginner or expert, the ski area has amazing amounts to offer.
The lift system is one of the worlds best, taking you from 1,550 metres all the way up to 3,450 metres, with over 300km of pistes for all abilities (22 green runs, 68 blue runs, 39 red runs and 26 black runs), which you can access via the 88 ski lifts covering the Espace Killy area.
With access to 2 glaciers, one in Le Fornet and one in Tignes at the Grand Motte, the lifts in the Espace Killy area are open both in the winter and the summer, meaning you can enjoy mountain activities almost all year round.
Even though the ski area's often depicted for great riders only, in fact, it’s got something for everyone. There are some lovely gliding greens and blues for the beginner or just those wanting to take it a bit more easy, and also a plethora of more advanced runs for the more intrepid.
In terms of off-piste, the Espace Killy is a gem. There’s an abundance of easily accessible powder, and with the right guide you can have one of the best off-piste days ever from Val d’Isere.
One of Arctic Lodge’s strengths is being able to get the very best guides or instructors around.
Ride with the Best
Ride with the Best
Our predominant guides working with Arctic Tracks, are Andreas Bjorklund and Henry Schniewind, both who are world class in what they do. Henry is one of Europe’s most distinguished snow awareness experts, with a string of both academic and practical accreditations to his name, if there’s powder to be found he will find it, as Henry says, 'It's all about where and when'. Andreas, who’s originally from Sweden, has been in Val d’isere for nearly 20 years and is a true explorer at heart. His combination of guiding and touring are some of the best days you’ll ever have on the mountain.
We also work with other partners for piste instruction but will always ensure our guests have nothing but the best. Whether off-piste or on, we like our guides to come to the Lodge for a quick coffee prior to going out, and having a relaxing talk about what the plan for the day is.
For any further bespoke requirements please get in touch with the team and I’m sure we can help. Whether just an afternoon’s top up course or a full-blown touring, climbing and powder skiing week, we should have it covered.
Staying with Arctic House should be a fantastic and holistic experience, and we view the mountain enjoyment side as important as the luxury in-chalet experience.