Val D'Isere is a true European ski mecca. This town is home to four Olympic gold medalists,who brought home a total of nine gold medals. Val DIsere was not a purposely built resort. It is an actual town, with quite unique architecture. A majority of the buildings have a flat top, though newer construction is built in the alpine chalet style.The ski area is linked with Tignes and possesses some of the best off-piste itineraries for truly serious skiers. It also is home to an underground lift system.