Discover the Pearls of Val d’Isère
Published on 19/06/2019 by Finest Holidays - Luxury Travel
The French Alps are more stunning wildflower meadows than flawless snow fields at the moment. But a luxury mountain chalet is a getaway for all season. Val d’Isère’s ski lifts are closed now but a busy summer of hiking, balloon trips and adventure sports is in swing. And the announcement of 2019/2020’s ski dates (November 30th to May 3rd) is a reminder that you should book now your next luxury ski holiday. Val d’Isère is the historic centerpiece of the L’Espace Killy ski area, where around 300km of pistes give visitors the full range of skiing experiences.
Chalet Black Pearl in Val d’Isère is a fantastic way to discover the exclusive ski resort. Its five bedrooms can welcome 10 guests to a world of luxury and style created by Philippe Capezzone. He has worked his magic here, with an intoxicating mix of traditional local materials and timeless virtues with wonderful contemporary design.
The big swimming pool with its water jets and North African steam room is the headline attraction, but there is opulence and quality wherever you look, from the latest entertainment tech, including a cinema room, to big, beautiful windows that bring the light flooding in to the living area. And it’s all delivered with the best catered service.
The Beautiful Sister: Chalet White Pearl in Val d’Isère
The luxury Chalet White Pearl is Black Pearl’s neighbor, with the same fantastic location that puts both the village center and the Funival funicular lift just a 10-minute stroll away. Similar in ambience to its neighbor, Chalet White Pearl in Val d’Isère also mixes 21st-century luxuries – big screens, a Bose sound system, Wi-Fi, iPod docks, PlayStation 3 facilities – with a superb swimming pool and spa set-up and a lovely, open terrace that’s a joy in all seasons.
Unique Ski Chalet Montana in Val d’Isère
“The best in the Alps,” and “easily the most charming, and most chic, place in Val d’Isère”. Those aren’t our words, but the words of the „Sunday Times“ and „InStyle Magazine“, who have confirmed ski-in/ski-out luxury chalet Montana as one of the world’s great luxury ski chalets.
We’re happy to agree with them, and we’re sure you will too when you see the picture-perfect mountain views – from the swimming pool as well as the terraces. This four-floor, six-bedroom ski chalet is a one of a kind. Up to 15 guests can enjoy this spacious, intimate and beautifully designed and equipped chalet from the moment you’re welcomed with Champagne to your mountain home.
A Gold Medal Resort in Winter and Summer
Unlike some Alpine resorts, Val d’Isère has real history that stretches back to the Ancient Romans and has left a charming village center that’s a beautiful contrast to some of the apartment-block architecture in some resorts.
The village was a winter sports pioneer, and has remained one of the world’s great ski resorts. The 1992 Winter Olympics used the area’s slopes for downhill events, and it’s still a regular on international winter sports calendars. As the snows melt, the area reveals a new beauty as the slopes the skiers love are transformed into a playground for hikers, hang-gliders, climbers, and cyclists. This year, the 2019 Tour de France, the world’s most famous cycle race is just one of Val d’Isère’s summer highlights as its 19th stage winds around the area’s high-adrenaline roads.
Whatever the season one never need look far around Val d’Isère – and its sister resort Tignes – to find superb shopping, dining, and socializing. With much of Parisian – and London – high society regularly arriving in the town there’s plenty of call for fashion, jewelry, tech, outdoor living, and gift shopping of the highest quality.
Then there’s the food
Val d’Isère celebrates its history. There’s a rich tradition of Savoyard food, much of it rich, cheesy, and hearty, and a French location just a few miles from the Italian border just may be one of the best culinary locations on the planet. L’Atelier d’Edmond wins two stars in the Michelin Guide for its “refined and inspired” food, a cutting edge menu from chef Benoît Vidal, whose picture perfect plates are a modern counterpoint to a traditional chalet setting.
Le Table d’Ours and Ursus (in Tignes) are also worthy of stars in the world’s best restaurant guide, and there are many more entries. Val d’Isère’s après ski is rated as among the bests in France, and includes everything from sophisticated cocktail lounges to all-night dancing.
Finest Holidays – Luxury Travel has the best luxury ski chalets in Val d’Isère – and the world’s other best ski resorts. We have the inside knowledge to find you the best skiing chalet and to help you get the most out of your luxury ski holiday. Catered or self-catered.
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