Avenue Lodge: urban chic ski hotel in Val d’Isere, France

It may look like a traditional chalet hotel on the outside, but on the inside the Avenue Lodge in Val d’Isere looks like a stylish contemporary urban hangout with a trendy bar and restaurant, lounge areas with design furniture, and sophisticated room decor.

For apres-ski relaxation, there is a covered swimming pool, sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi, plus massage and beauty treatments. The beauty salon uses products from CARITA, a luxurious French skincare line. Among the hotel’s amenities are free Wi-Fi, valet parking, and ski/snowboard rentals and sales. The hotel has rooms and suites, plus a suite duplex for large families or groups. Rates range from 340€ to 615€.

I like Val d’Isere because it is located very high up in the French Alps, meaning you can almost always rely on the presence of lots of snow in the winter (unlike resorts at lower elevations in Austria and Switzerland). In addition, the Val d’Isere ski area is enormous and encompasses the village of Tignes. It is possible to spend a week in Val d’Isere and not ski the entire Espace Killy.

Avenue Lodge Hotel
Avenue Olympique
73150 Val d’Isere
+33 (0) 4790 06767

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