Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Val d'Isere News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-04-18 Track your Alpine skills with GPS ski holiday in Val d'Isere, Meribel, La Plagne, Tignes or Les Arcs this ski season, you'll be delighted to know that you can now track every move you make on the slopes.

Sumit Tracker has been introduced to the Alpine ski resorts, a mobile phone-sized GPS tracking device that traces every turn, trick and twist on the snowy slopes.

At the end of their day, anyone enjoying Meribel, Val d'Isere, Tignes, La Plagne or Les Arcs skiing holidays will receive a full colour, double-sided report charting their progress on the Alpine slopes, so you can compare with your mates to see who really is the best skier.

"We have all been skiing in a group where there is always someone who brags about how many black runs they skied or how fast," said Sumit Director and Founder James Doughty. "There was never any way of knowing if they were boasting or not."

The GPS system is a fantastic little gadget to use while on a skiing holiday in Tignes, Les Arcs or any of the other excellent Alpine resorts. It can be used to measure yourself against your mates, or even to track how much you have improved during your stay.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/track-your-alpine-skills-with-gps_a17732443 2006-10-03
Val d'Isere to get ski school ski holiday in Val d'Isere this ski season but are worried that your slope skills may have gone a little rusty, fear no more!

Progression Ski and Snowboard school will be offering new instruction classes at the resort this ski season, offering any of you on a Val d'Isere ski holiday the chance to brush up on your technique.

According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, the instructors from the ski and snowboard school have plenty of experience, meaning that you'll soon be back to your best on the snowy slopes.

Ski holidays in Val d'Isere are certainly the choice for anyone looking for advanced and intermediate slopes, although with the new ski schools, even the beginners will be flocking to the resort.

The height of the region means skiing holidays in Val d'Isere are blessed with plenty of good quality snow, while the ski seasons at the resort are some of the lengthiest around.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/val-d-isere-to-get-ski-school_a17787711 2006-10-13
Big Day Out at Val d'Isere
The Big Day Out boasts a great line-up of some of the world's best snowboard and ski freestylers, having dazzled spectators for a decade now.

The tricks and stunts take place over several days, with training in the morning and heats in the afternoon.

Anyone on their ski holiday in Val d'Isere would be mad to miss out on the action at the foot of Bellevarde, where competitors will show off their skills during the Hand Rail and Big Air sessions.

In fact, some 10,000 people enjoying a Val d'Isere ski holiday witnessed the finals last year, taking place under spectacular floodlights to make the experience all the more impressive.

Some of England's top DJs will also be on hand to host the event and make it a night to remember.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/big-day-out-at-val-d-isere_a18011227 2006-12-15
Val d'Isere saves World Cup event
Anyone enjoying a Val d'Isere ski holiday could be lucky enough to see some of the best skiers in the world take to the slopes following the news that the resort will host a downhill and super-combi event on January 20th and 21st.

Val d'Isere is taking the place of fellow French resort Chamonix, which unfortunately has been a little too warm to host the important event.

"The teams will arrive on Wednesday. Two trainings sessions are expected Thursday and Friday with the downhill on Saturday and the super-combined on Sunday," said men's World Cup director Gunther Hujara, according to Eurosport.

"There are good snow conditions at Val d'Isere and organisers are very motivated."

Anyone on a ski holiday in Val d'Isere will surely agree with Mr Hujara about the conditions at the resort following the recent snowfall that has covered the Alps.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/val-d-isere-saves-world-cup-event_a18029860 2007-01-11
Canadian sets good times at Val d'Isere ski holiday in Val d'Isere by recording the fastest ever time for a World Cup downhill training run.

Guay managed to tame tricky conditions on the Oreiller-Killy course to post a remarkable time of one minute 39.43 seconds.

His time was nearly half a second faster than his closest rival, Pierre-Emmanuel Dalcin, competing in his home country.

Hans Grugger, from Austria, tied with Dalcin for second spot with his fellow countryman, Fritz Strobl, making it into fourth.

The top five was completed by American downhill skier Bode Miller.

Michael Walchhofer, who just a few weeks ago was setting records of his own in Bormio, could only manage 15th place this time out.

The chance for those on a Val d'Isere ski holiday to witness such impressive speeds on the piste was all the more fortunate, as the competition had originally been scheduled to take place in Chamonix.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/canadian-sets-good-times-at-val-d-isere_a18038267 2007-01-19
Dalcin delight in Val d'Isere
It was doubly sweet for Dalcin who celebrated his first ever World Cup win, improving on his previous best effort of second in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen super-G in 2004.

The 29-year-old took advantage of favourable conditions in Val d'Isere early on to post a time of one minute 56.37 seconds.

Those on a ski holiday in Val d'Isere were treated to some dramatic action, as the Oreiller-Killy piste became increasingly difficult to negotiate as the event wore on.

This was demonstrated when the 2005 World Cup winner, American Bode Miller, crashed out and Austria's Michael Walchhofer failed to make the top 20.

Erik Guay, from Canada, came second in a time of one minute 56.63 seconds, with his fellow countryman, Manuel Osborne-Paradis, finishing third, just 0.06 seconds behind.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/dalcin-delight-in-val-d-isere_a18039184 2007-01-22
Val d'Isere to open in December
Those familiar with ski holidays in Val d'Isere will be looking forward to all the perks the resort has to offer skiers - such as the "hands free" ski pass system.

No longer will skiers on a Val d'Isere ski holiday have to rummage around in their pockets and risk dropping poles and gloves while they search for their ski pass.

The "hands free" ski pass system was implemented last season and automatically detects and controls the ski pass at the start of a lift and opens the gate automatically.

Other changes made to the Val d'Isere ski area which will benefit individuals on ski holidays in Val d'Isere are replacements to lift systems which sees the Pyramides drag lift replaced by a chairlift and the Cugnai two-seater chairlift replaced by a four-seater.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/val-d-isere-to-open-in-december_a18315769 2007-10-12
French resorts do well in readers' awards Ski holidays in Val D'Isere have been praised in a newspaper travel awards, with readers of the Telegraph naming the French resort the best in the world.

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2007 produced a top three in the Best Ski Resort category, with readers of the Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph voting across a range of other categories too.

Val D'Isere was followed in second place by ski holidays in Meribel, another French resort. Located in the centre of Les 3 Vallees, Meribel and neighbours Courchevel and Val Thorens have been popular for a long time.

In third position in the Best Ski Resort rankings were ski holidays in Whistler. The resort boasts the most terrain of any ski location in North America.

The newspaper also noticed a change in the popularity of certain resorts since the awards began almost a decade ago.

"In 1998, the US resorts of Vail and Breckenridge were firm fixtures in your top five. Today, not one US resort makes the shortlist."

Whistler opened in mid-November this year and Val d'Isere welcomed skiers from December 1st. Meribel's season is due to start on Saturday December 8th. ]]>
http://www.igluski.com/news/french-resorts-do-well-in-readers-awards_a18384261 2007-12-06
One in ten Brits 'choose Val d'Isere' ski holidays in Val d'Isere, it has been reported.

The Times claims that the reasons behind the choice of Val d'Isere ski holidays above other destinations in Europe are plentiful.

According to the publication, the resort benefits from good terrain, lively atmosphere, a range of accommodation and a wide selection of pistes offering a variety of difficulty levels.

"It's because it has everything a grown-up ski resort should have - vast ski area, loads of great terrain for everyone, stonking apres-ski and places to stay that are as cheap as chips or as dear as diamonds," wrote wintersports editor Mark Frary.

Mr Frary added that the apres ski in Val d'Isere is "the best in France for my money".

He claimed that skiing down the black ski run Face de Bellevarde at the end of the day means that "you deserve to enjoy your apres-ski".

Val-d'Isere is a popular ski resort in France which is located close to the border with Italy.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/one-in-ten-brits-choose-val-d-isere-_a18433243 2008-01-18
"Great skiing cover" in France ski holiday in Tignes in order to make the most of the conditions.

According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, Tignes is currently experiencing temperatures of below freezing on the upper slopes - affording "great skiing cover" to those skiing in Tignes.

The situation is the same for those taking Val d'Isere ski holidays, the Ski Club notes.

Additionally, temperatures at the ski resort of La Grave have allowed artificial snow to cover the packed snow on the lower runs.

The Ski Club added that those on ski holidays in Alpe D'Huez will be enjoying "spring-like off-piste snow conditions" while the on-piste snow is described as still being in a good condition.

In other Alpe D'Huez news, the SFR Freeskiing Tour is taking place in the resort at the end of this month.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/great-skiing-cover-in-france_a18470746 2008-02-15