The iconic, high-altitude resort of Val dâ€™Isere has a huge amount going on across the coming months. Here, we bring you our top pick of events to mark down on your calendar for December, January and February.
This incredible video shows a couple of daredevil French skiers racing down the slopes of Val d'Isere attached to both skis and parachutes, reaching speeds of up to 75 miles per hour along the way.
The video was captured by Theo Cerboneschi, 25, as he followed his pal, Sydney Cohen from Chambery (purple parachute) on the thrill-seeking ride of their lives.
A high-fiving snowboarding baby has taken the internet by storm, with almost 100,000 YouTube hits since Sloan Hendersonâ€™s parents uploaded footage of their daughterâ€™s very first time on the slopes.
Val dâ€™Isere offers no shortage of snow-sure terrain for skiing, but that doesnâ€™t mean you canâ€™t mix things up, leave the skis in the chalet and have a brilliant time. Whether youâ€™re craving an extra adrenaline rush or looking for something different to keep the kids entertained, hereâ€™s a rundown of 5 top activities (without skis) in Val dâ€™Isere.
The Daily Mail has undergone intensive research (read: sent one photographer) to spend an inordinate amount of time (read: one night) to reveal the habits of holidaymakers when frequenting apres-ski bars in Val dâ€™Isere.
Most skiers and boarders donâ€™t need much convincing as to the benefits of choosing Val dâ€™Isere as their ski holiday destination. This world-class resort has earned its reputation as one of Europeâ€™s top ski destinations, with terrain for all levels of ability and an aprĂ¨s-ski scene to rival the best.
Val dâ€™Isere was the stage for the womenâ€™s downhill World Cup race this weekend. There were plenty of split-second surprises and bumps along the way, with favourite Lindsey Vonn (almost) crashing out early and Swiss star Lara Gut scoring the double.
It was an impressive win for Austrian Marcel Hirscher at the World Cup Grand Slalom in Val d'Isere last weekend.
Norwegian snow boffins are hoping that a newly-invented snow sledge may topple the world speed record on snow. The sledge is being designed by a team of designers and snow-speed fanatics who (imaginatively) call themselves Snowspeed.