Local Information

‘Alpine’ and Jean Sports

You will find us at Jean Sports on the main street of Val d’Isère, 100m past the Tourist Office heading towards the Fornet, on the opposite side of the road.

Alpine Experience ascribes a large part of their success to their association with Jean Sports. Established in the 70’s by Jean and Nicole Ughetto, it was the recognised centre for ski mountaineering equipment and for all the requirements of serious skiers, and has continued this tradition ever since.

Their friendly and relaxed manner belies their total commitment and professionalism to their trade. We benefit greatly from their quality ski equipment and the expertise on offer. With state-of-the-art equipment, the standard of ski repair and preparation are without equal. This same attention to detail is evident in the quality of all their rental equipment.

Jean Sports will give you a 25% discount when you reserve your equipment on-line

www.justvaldisere.com may be the site to provide unbiased and word of mouth information for Val d’isere. It has a page where one can share transport!


We would like to recommend the following companies for accommodation:

YSE (+44) 020 8871 5117
MARK WARNER (+44) 08708 480 480
SKI TOTAL UK 08701 633 633
CHALET COLINN for an out of Val d’Isere experience!

All of these tour operators can organize travel. Independent travellers may find Piers Williams on 00 33 4 79 41 17 00 flexible for weekends or mid week to mid week. In Sainte Foy try Andy Mac and Sue at the Auberge sur la Montagne on 00 33 4 79 06 9583. Also Chalet Colinn for a unique out of town experience!
Listen to Radio Val d’Isere live on the internet!


Val d’Isere and Tignes combined consists of a terrain of 97 lifts including three cable cars and two mountain trains. From Val d’Isere there is a ski link to Tignes and a way of returning to Val d’Isere by either taking the aeroski or one of two chairlifts. The renowned areas of the Espace Killy & Tignes provide some of the best skiing around, legendary off-piste itineraries and an incredible ski area for connoisseurs of all disciplines.

Both Val d’Isere and Tignes are serviced by a free bus service within the resort.


Taxis and Buses Val d’Isere tourist office web site for comprehensive information!

All Mountains Taxi +33671141078 is a new service linked to Jean Sports!

Bus service Lyon/Val d’Isere
Bus Service Geneva/Val d’Isere

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