Val d’Isère unveils £170m redevelopment
The French ski resort of Val d’Isère has today announced a massive development that will transform its centre. The five-year, €200million (£170m) redevelopment “Le Coin de Val” will add new hotels, residences, chalets, shops, restaurants and childcare services and a new bus station in the heart of the resort.
Work will begin this autumn on the project which will create 900 new tourist beds, chiefly within two luxury hotels and two tourist residences — along with 100 new private homes. Guests will be able to ski back to their accommodation.
Read Where to Ski and Snowboard’s review of Val d’Isère here.
The redevelopment will cover 22,000 square metres and replaces a whole range of 30-year-old buildings bounded by the bus station, Dick’s Tea Bar and a 250m stretch of the Avenue Olympique towards La Daille. The new buildings will be constructed in Val d’Isère’s traditional style of stone, slate and wood but with smart systems designed to minimise energy consumption — for example rainwater and snowmelt will be employed in the sanitation system and geothermal energy harness for central heating. An underground moving walkway will connect with the main mountain access lifts.
The plan to redevelop Val d’Isère comes hot on the heels of the remodelling of Solaise ski area and opening of new high-speed gondola, surface lifts, beginner area and an American-style day lodge. Read our blog about it here.
For more details on the Le Coin de Val visit lecoindeval.com