We all love talking about skiing and what we love about it, or showing off our photos of our most recent ski holiday, so why not use this to win yourself a fantastic prize with Guide 2 Val d’Isère members TDC? All you need to to to be in with a chance of winning is go to the TDC Facebook page and post your photo along with your story or memory that explains what you love most about skiing. The competition is open until the first day of the ski season here in Val d’Isère, 28th November 2015. After that the TDC team will get together to choose the winner and the winner will be able to choose either a 3 hour private lesson with one of the TDC coaches or a place on one of their 5 day long Early Season Clinics. More details about this change to win a fun prize that could change your skiing forever are available - on the TDC Blog. And Good Luck!
Radio 1 DJ, Danny Howard opens the season at Doudoune - more info coming soon . . . .
To launch the 2016 version of our website, Guide2Valisere members are getting together to offer you the chance to win an amazing all-expenses-paid weekend for 2 in Val d’Isère for the resort opening on 28th November 2015. You’ll stay in the lap of luxury and experience fine dining in one of the spectacular Le Chardon Mountain Lodges right at the end of the Legettaz valley and overlooking stunning, unspoilt mountain scenery. We’ve covered all the bases including your transfer to the resort courtesy of Europe Transfer, ski hire with Snowberry and of course complimentary lift passes from Val d’Isère Télépheriques. We’ve also put together a detailed menu of all kinds of other services and treats for you to pick and choose from to put the finishing touches to your weekend here in Val d’Isère, from ski instruction and guiding to massages and champagne.
If you’re a Val regular you’ll probably wonder where you are the first time you head up Solaise this winter. Over the summer they’ve moved around a million tons of earth to completely reshape the mountain, reducing the gradient from 16% to just 7% to create a unique mountain-top learning area for beginners and kids. The ancient Lac chair has been replaced with a caterpillar-like covered magic carpet and on the other side two more will meet it at the top, eventually creating a whole new station, facilities centre and viewing point with panoramic views. There are even rumours of a mountain-top hotel! Watch this space for more news on the Solaise development
Imagine an enchanted forest right here in Val d’Isère! Push your way through the undergrowth. Other groups are sitting under the shade of the trees or sheltered by the bushes. You arrive at a clearing and the forest opens out. There, in the flickering light from the fire, the gypsy circus are putting on an amazing show. This is the new Doudoune Club.
Luxury heliski specialists Pure Ski Company and Val d’Isère legend (there’s no other word for him) Pat Zimmer team up for the 2016 season to offer a bespoke service encompassing everything from bespoke heliskiing tours to 5 different areas to Italy – just over 10 minutes flying from your Val d’Isère base – or once-in-a-lifetime excursions as far away as Canada, Chile, Greenland or Iceland. Pat tells us that he skied with the Pure Ski team last season and was so impressed with their service and professionalism that he eventually set up their partnership, based in Val d’Isère, to help clients visiting the resort make the most of their different services.
After more or less literally taking Val d’Isère by storm in its first season last year, everyone’s favourite ski-in-fall-out après bar is going to be even bigger and better this time round. The terrace will be nearly double the size and there will be a second outdoor bar. We can’t wait!