Val d’Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley in the Savoie department, in south eastern France. The resort lies 5kms from the border with Italy, on the border of the Vanoise National Park. Val d’Isère regularly hosts World Cup alpine events and is open for hiking and biking in the summer months. Closest airports are Chambéry, Geneva, and Lyon. Nearest station is Bourg-Saint-Maurice (20 miles), served by TGV trains from Paris. The linked ski area of Val d’Isère and Tignes forms Espace Killy, named after triple Olympic champion Jean-Claude Killy who grew up in Val d’Isère.