The glorious mountains around Val d’Isere, in France’s Haute Savoie province are rightly famed for their fabulous winter skiing. With some of Europe’s best mountains, excellent weather, and great tourist infrastructure, skiers beat a path here in the winter months. Some of the sexiest events of the 1992 Winter Olympics were held here, so in terms of hotels, dining, and entertainment, everything is beyond top-notch.
But the summer? A ski resort in July?
Here are six good reasons to grab your hiking boots and head to this corner of France in the summertime.