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Events and Festivities to Look Forward to in Val d’Isere

 

 

The iconic, high-altitude resort of Val d’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.  

 

Daredevil Skiers Parachute Down Slopes in Val d’Isere


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.

Snowboarding Baby Takes Internet by Storm

 

A high-fiving snowboarding baby has taken the internet by storm, with almost 100,000 YouTube hits since Sloan Henderson’s parents uploaded footage of their daughter’s very first time on the slopes.

 

5 Winter Activities (without skis) in Val d’Isere


Val d’Isere offers no shortage of snow-sure terrain for skiing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix things up, leave the skis in the chalet and have a brilliant time. Whether you’re craving an extra adrenaline rush or looking for something different to keep the kids entertained, here’s a rundown of 5 top activities (without skis) in Val d’Isere.

 

Daily Mail Discovers Holidaymakers Openly Having Fun in Val d’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 d’Isere.

 

Val d’Isere Chalet Focus: Chalet Tolima


Most skiers and boarders don’t need much convincing as to the benefits of choosing Val d’Isere as their ski holiday destination. This world-class resort has earned its reputation as one of Europe’s top ski destinations, with terrain for all levels of ability and an après-ski scene to rival the best.

How to Enjoy the Fresh Snow Safely

Skiing World Cup: All Eyes on Lara Gut as Lindsey Vonn Bumps Out in Val d’Isere

 

 

Val d’Isere was the stage for the women’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.

 

Marcel Hirscher Dominates with World Cup GS Win in Val d'Isere

 

 

It was an impressive win for Austrian Marcel Hirscher at the World Cup Grand Slalom in Val d'Isere last weekend. 

Will New Snow Sledge Beat Skis to Quickest Time on Snow?

 

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.