Val d'Isère is one of the most prestigious ski resorts in the world, but it also offers a wide range of activities aside from skiing. We would be very glad to chauffeur you to the activities in your dedicated Purple Ski minibus or book you a taxi if they are outside Val d'Isère. For more information or to book any activities, please ask your chalet manager.
Exploring Val d'Isère
Snowshoeing: Discover the mountains by going on a snowshoeing excursion across extensive terrain. The local guide will tell you stories about the area and take you to places you otherwise wouldn't have visited. If you are lucky you will get to see local wildlife and visit hidden gems! Evolution 2 offer varied sessions (with the necessary equipment) for all types of abilities, for groups of up to 6 people.
Scenic Helicopter Flights: Tourist helicopter flights can be taken from the helipad in Val d'Isère and are up to 45 minutes long. A spectacular way to get incredible bird's-eye views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
Ice Diving: If you are brave enough, why not try an underwater perspective on the local area. The natural frozen lake in Tignes 2100 forms thick layers of ice which changes shape daily. Dive into the lake, with a qualified diver, to view the shadows and lights which are simply stunning. For an hour session, the price is €95 or €130 if you would like to dive at night. Sessions are available for any level of diver, even if you have never tried it before.
Parapenting: One of the most exhilarating ways to explore Val d'Isère. Whether you undertake the flying alone or in tandem with a qualified flyer, you will be able to experience Val dâ€™Isere in one of the most unique ways. Flights cost from around €90 per person and are subject to weather conditions.
Val Heliski: Catering for all off-piste ski and snowboard abilities, Val Heliski offer all-inclusive day trips that promise to show you unbeatable heliski terrain accessed directly from their private heli-landing zone. They offer a range of packages including guided ski excursions, heli-scenic tours and split boarding courses. Prices start at €150pp and include a door-to-door service.
Snowmobile: What fun to whiz around the pistes after dark on a snowmobile, either on your own on or with a friend on the back. Adults can hire a snowmobile (accompanied by a guide) for €75 for 20 minutes. There is also a children's track near to the Bellevarde Express lift; 10 minutes costs €25. Make sure you wrap up warm!
Family fun in the Snow
Dog Sledding: Become an arctic explorer with furry friends. You will be whisked around Val d'Isère by the dogs who love their job showing you around the resort. Either drive your own dog sled or sit back and enjoy the ride. Prices range from €110 to €154 for 2 to 4 people.
Igloo Building: Evolution 2 offer igloo building for anyone who would like to experience something quite unique. The activity requires a minimum of 6 participants (€25 per person) and lasts 3 hours.
Ice Driving and Karting: Open from December to March, try your hand at Val d'Isère's ice driving track, sponsored by BMW. The 800m long track features 16 turns, each leading into the next, perfect for thrill-seekers. Ice driving is not for families with young children.
Next to the driving course is a karting track, where you can see how you compare to your teammates behind the wheel. Karting is suitable for those aged 14 and above.
Ice Skating: The fabulous outdoor ice skating rink is open 7 days a week so you can practise your skills any day during your holiday. Hot chocolates and mulled wine can be bought if you would prefer not to get on the ice! An ice skating session is a must for a holiday in the snow!
Tobogganing: Families of young children can enjoy the sledging area on the nursery slope located to the left of the Savonette lift. Tobogganing is a great way to keep the little ones entertained. The sledging is free and open from 10:00 to 17:00 daily. Sledges are not provided.
Fitness, Spa & Relaxation
All of our Val d'Isère chalets have swimming pools and other spa facilities for you to enjoy at any time; however, there are also spas around resort, and of course the Centre Aquasportif, if you're looking for something a bit different.
Massages: Purple Ski is one of the few companies to employ in-house masseuses in Val d'Isère. We have two permanent and highly qualified holistic therapists on the team who are available to treat you at your chalet and help ease away the tensions of everyday life and even help with your long-term well-being. For details click here.
Centre Aquasportif: If the weather is bad, the Centre Aquasportif is a great day out for the whole family. With beach, spa, sports, lounge and well-being world there is something for everyone. Relax in the jacuzzi or sauna while the children enjoy the large play pool. Sports World includes a multi-activity sports hall, climbing wall and gym with many different types of cardio and bodybuilding equipment; or why not try the golf simulator in the Lounge World. After a long day you can enjoy a relaxing massage or facial in the Well-being World. Aquasportif is open daily during the winter months.
L'Eden Institut: If you are looking to pamper yourself, try L'Eden Institut, located in Val d'Isère centre. As well as hair services, they offer beauty treatments for the face, waxing, manicures and pedicures as well as many other services.
Spa Valmont: Located in the Les Brames de L'Ours hotel, the Spa Valmont is one of the largest spas in France. Equipped with jacuzzi, Turkish baths and saunas, the spa is a relaxing way to spend time off the slopes. The spa is open to guests not staying at the hotel from 9:00 to 16:00 daily. For €35 per person you have 2 hours' access to the spa and a complimentary 15 minute hydro massage. Alternatively, for €185 per person you can opt for the 'Harmony Experience' which includes a fresh fruit or vegetable juice, 45 minute customised massage, 2 hours of spa access and lunch at La Rôtisserie.
Val d'Isère's indoor treats
Bowling: Open from 14:00 to 23:00 daily, the two bowling lanes located in the Les Brames des L'Ours hotel are perfect for an après-ski activity. Drinks are served to you at the bowling lanes which can accommodate up to 12 people. The price for bowling is €12 per person.
Musée Val d'Histoire: If you are interested in learning more about Val d'Isère and its history, take a trip to the Musée Val d'Histoire. The museum is interactive and entertaining, with texts in English and French. The museum is free for visitors and open every day except Saturday.
Cinema: Watch the latest films and releases in the local cinema. Films are shown at 18:00 and 21:00. On bad weather days a third is shown at 14:30. The films are diverse to suit everyone showing comedies, romance and action movies. Ask your chalet manager to find out which films are on during your stay.
Indoor climbing wall: At the Centre Aquasportif you will find a 12m vertical climbing wall with 7 routes. The climbing wall is open every day from 10:00 to 20:00 and standard entry costs €4.90 for children and €6 for adults.