Val d’Isère, France
At a Glance
Scott Dunn's in resort team can enhance your stay with our exclusive childcare and in-resort team arranging everything from transfers to ski passes and reservations
Superb location a stone's throw from the main lift base and ski school meeting point as well as being only a couple of minutes' walk from the village center
Friendly, family run hotel which has much to offer families and couples alike
Excellent food and friendly, discreet service set the Christiania apart
Spa with indoor swimming pool, massage rooms, sauna, hammam and exercise machines. Treatments by Sothys
A wide variety of room types, many of which are ideally configured for families
Excellent family facilities and just a stone's through from the slopes, this hotel ticks all the boxes and provides a friendly and reliable service.Scott Dunn team
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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Christiania
The Christiania is centrally located just 100m from the main lifts, ski school meeting points and nursery slopes, making it hugely convenient for accessing the slopes and the heart of the village.
Many of the rooms have south or south-east facing balconies with beautiful mountain views. There is a selection of interconnecting and cabin rooms which offer multiple options for families. The rooms are well-proportioned and larger than those of many other ski hotels.
The elegant lounge with open fireplace is a perfect place to relax after skiing. The gourmet restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast and innovative French cuisine for dinner, and is to a very high standard. The staff are extremely friendly and yet consummate professionals which explains why the hotel has just been awarded its 5th star.
The wellness area at the hotel includes a sauna, pool, Hammam, fitness room and beauty center using Sothys cosmetics and offers a range of relaxing and therapeutic massages. Children are welcome to use the pool when there are no treatments taking place.
Our purpose designed Scott Dunn children's club is only a few hundred meters away and is available to guests staying at the Christiania.
Most double rooms have fantastic mountain views and some have a balcony. A wide variety of connecting rooms create ideal spaces for families or groups. "Cabine" rooms are a more cost effective solution for families with an alcove with bunk beds or single bed at the entrance to the room, and a further double bedroom for parents. Family suites comfortably accommodate 5 people and some of the Junior suites consist of a spacious twin room with seating area and sofa bed suitable for one child. These suites can in turn connect with a further double room. All rooms have private bathrooms, telephone, radio, television, bathrobes and hairdryer. Superior rooms have been recently renovated. Most rooms can accommodate a cot. Rooms are categorised by view and room size and due to the wide variety of type, size and style, we recommend speaking to one of our consultants to get the accommodation to suit you best.
|A Superior - Double||
South or South East facing balcony. Between 27 and 30 m2, with one bathroom and a separate toilet.
|B Superior - Double||
South or South East facing balcony, between 25 and 30 m2.
West or South-East facing, with or without a balcony, between 36 and 40 m2, with a small open plan sitting area, 1 bathroom and a separate toilet.
West or South-East facing, with or without a balcony, approximately 45 m2. Sleeps 4. An extra bed can be added to the west facing suite.
|B Superior - Cabine||
South or South East facing balcony, approximately 30 m2 including the cabine area. Main bedroom with a separate cabine area with 2 bunk beds, one bathroom and one separate toilet.
|C Superior- Double||
Between 24 and 26 m2 with North facing balcony.
|B - Double||
South or South East facing balcony, approximately 25 m2, one bathroom.
|C - Double||
West facing, approximately 22 m2.
|D - Double||
Small, North facing room, approximately 18m2, with one bathroom and toilet.
|Family Room West||
West facing, approximately 36 m2. Sleeps 4 or a 5th on an extra bed, depending on the room.
|Family Room South East||
South East facing, 42 m2. Sleeps 4 max.
|C - Cabine||
West facing, approximately approximately 26 m2 including the cabine.
|Junior Suite with Sofa||
West or South-East facing, with or without a balcony, between 36 and 40 m2, with a small open plan sitting area, 1 bathroom and a separate toilet. These Junior suites have a sofa bed for a 3rd person.
A higher room category, with an area of about 40 m² with a large balcony facing the rink has a view of the mountains
The Christiania is one of our favorite family hotels and it makes for a great family vacation. The hotel offers a children's menu and, during school vacations, the children’s corner is open in the evenings from 5.30pm-9.45pm for 5-10yr olds. Activities include painting, modelling games, discovery games, cartoons and films.
Scott Dunn pioneered skiing vacations with childcare, allowing parents the freedom to ski whilst their children are cared for impeccably by our nannies. Our handpicked childcare team are qualified professionals, whose enthusiasm and nurturing abilities are in abundance, so much so that both parents and children often ask to take them home. In Val d’Isère we have our exclusive Explorers kids club , which gives our hotel guests the freedom to ski all day, whilst your children have a vacation too. We look after children from as young as four months, with age appropriate activities and a collection service to and from ski school. A nutritious lunch is served each day, as well as healthy snacks, with any dietary requirements taken into account and your child’s routine will be strictly adhered to. We can also provide a wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers on request, including nappies and wipes, usually free of charge. And if you’d like to go out in the evening, we can provide babysitting.
|Explorers kids club||
Run by qualified nannies, our purpose built kids club in Val d’Isere is available exclusively to Scott Dunn guests and is open seven days a week. Each day promises an imaginative and entertaining program of both indoor and outdoor activities, so parents can spend the day on the slopes knowing your children are in expert hands. Snacks and lunches are freshly made each day and we also operate a driver service that can take your children to and from ski school.
Babysitting can be arranged in the evenings and is chargeable by the hour (€20 for the first hour, then €10 per hour until midnight, and €20 per hour thereafter).
The hotel restaurant serves a delicious breakfast buffet, with lots of options to fill you up before a day on the slopes. Lunch can be taken on the terrace with magnificent views of the Joseray valley. In the evening, the restaurant offers a fantastic half board menu, with a starter buffet, a choice of main course, and an extensive dessert buffet, not to mention the cheese trolley. The bar offers a wide range of hot and cold drinks, aperitifs, after-dinner drinks and numerous cocktails.
The indoor swimming pool is surrounded by large glass windows bringing in lots of natural light. The Wellness area includes a sauna, Hammam, small fitness room and a beauty center using Sothys cosmetics and offering a range of relaxing and therapeutic massages. The hotel's concierge service is friendly and efficient.
Open daily from 9.30am - 12pm and from 3.30pm to 8pm. Children can use the pool during spa opening hours.
Val d’Isère is a mecca for downhill skiing for good reason. It has enough to keep skiers of all standards challenged and entertained for a lifetime, let alone a week. The off piste potential is limitless and the snow record enviable.
Val d'Isère has plenty to offer less enthusiastic skiers too. The Center Aquasportif has fantastic facilities including 2 swimming pools, climbing wall, multi activity sports hall, fitness suite, gym, squash courts and a Wellness area with sauna, steam bath, spa, cold baths and hydro-massage.
Designated walking trails are a great way of appreciating the scenery and there is an ice rink, husky riding, parapenting, skidooing, cross country skiing and much more.
There is a wealth of quality restaurants in the village and on the mountain (many of which are accessible to non skiers). The shops and galleries offer some great shopping (both the window and the real varieties).
Location & Directions
Val d’Isère, France
Arguably the best location in Val d'Isère - just a couple of minutes walk from the center of the village but also only 100 meters from the pistes and the main lift station and ski school meeting point. Geneva 170km, Chambery 135km, Lyon 234km.
When to go
Val d'Isère boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the world because, unlike other resorts above 1800m, 80% of the skiing happens above 2000 meters. As a result, early and late season offer reliable great conditions. Being high, it is cold though and we think March and April are the best times to visit Val.