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THE SKIING AREA

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

THE SKI AREA

Officially the number one ski resort for English speaking skiers - Val d’Isère has something for everyone - from beginners to experts, adults or children, mixed ability groups of family or friends, those looking for real luxury or skiers on a budget, you’ll find your ideal ski holiday in Val d’Isère . . . .

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VAL D'ISERE TELEPHERIQUE / Season 2015-16

THE LIFT SYSTEM & LIFT PASSES

In some resorts, getting up the mountain can be a real mission but not in Val d’Isère. There are no less than 8 different ways to get up from the valley floor, then once you’re up there the lifts are really well laid out . . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

val d’isère - LE FORNET

The Fornet is at the furthest end of the valley from Val d’Isère and can be accessed from the main village directly on skis via Solaise and the “Up and Over” (Lessières) chair, or you can take the bus to Laissinant or Le Fornet and get the lift up from there . . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

val d’isère - SOLAISE

Solaise is another popular area, especially with beginner and intermediate skiers. It’s open and sunny and the pistes are mostly quite shallow . . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

val d’isère - BELLEVARDE / LA DAILLE

The biggest of the three Val d’Isère areas, Bellevarde is popular both as a great area in its own right and because it’s from here that you access the rest of the Espace Killy area, in Tignes. . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

tignes - TOVIERE

You’d expect the boundary between the Tignes and Val areas to run along the top of the ridge but in fact the Tommeuses chair, just past the Folie Douce, is a Tignes lift (so you’ll need a full area pass for this one). . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

tignes - GRANDE MOTTE

At 3600 metres above sea level, the Grande Motte glacier is over 2.5 times the height of Ben Nevis and pretty much guaranteed always to have great snow conditions. . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

tignes - SUNNYSIDE

Probably the biggest sector in the Tignes area and certainly very aptly named, the Sunny Side is an ideal playpark for everyone from early intermediate level upwards with its wide, open, sunny pistes . . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

tignes - BOISSES & BREVIERES

From Val d’Isère, most people head to the Boisses and Brev sector of Tignes via the Aiguille Percée or Eye of the Needle – a totally natural and very stunning rock formation – though you could miss this out, go via Le Lac and head straight down to Brevières from the top of the Chaudanne lift . . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

val d’isère - THE GRANDE STADE

Situated next to the snowpark on La Daille, the Grande Stade is a private race slope 500 metres long and set up for both Slalom and GS racing or training. . . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

val d’isère - VAL PARK

Valpark (the snowpark in Val d’Isère and one of the best in Europe) is a great facility for both skiers and boarders, whether you just want to have a run through the park and try out some of the jumps or whether you’re a real park rat and plan to spend your whole time there . . . .

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INSTRUCTION SKI HIRE / Season 2015-16

val d’isère - SKIER CROSS

Val d’Isère boasts not just one but two skiercross courses. For children there’s the Milka course running alongside the Verte piste down towards the Marmottes Restaurant and Borsat chair . . . .

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