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A great end to a fantastic week!

My goodness, it’s been a busy off-piste week for us – the boys have walked, skinned, scrambled and climbed just about everything there is to do in order to find good snow to ski and enjoy the mountain. Conditions have not been the easiest as it’s not snowed for a while and temperatures have been […]

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Spring has arrived – in January!

Temperatures have soared this week and it looks as if the sunshine is here to stay for a bit, so for us off piste skiers, that can only mean one thing – SKINS!! Yes, it’s back into ski touring mode, folks, so you can ditch the extra layers that we were all scrambling for last […]

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Whew, what a week!

It’s been a fantastic week of off piste skiing in Val d’Isere with great powder skiing every day. Not necessarily fresh powder, but certainly untracked for the most part. I missed out on Tuesday and Wednesday which were great powder days even if the visibility was a bit limited. It snowed for most of the […]

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Clean powder from the top of the Dome de Vaugelaz!

We treated ourselves to a little excursion “entre nous” today and decided to head out of Val to tackle the Dome de Vaugelaz which dominates Bourg St Maurice. We parked the car just above Vulmix and then it was skins on for an hour and a half and almost 1000m vertical through fields and forest – […]

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Sunshine and powder!

In between the huge snowstorms we’ve had this week, there have been a few brief windows of sunshine, (ok, two…) but even without it, the off piste has mainly been very good. Since I last posted, temperatures have nosedived, which is a very good thing – winter has well and truly arrived at last! Although […]

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Snow, snow and more snow!

Welcome to the iSki-Val blog! I know, I’ve taken my time getting back to it this year, but better late than never… If you’ve been following our Facebook page, you’ll know that we enjoyed a busy Christmas and New Year period with fabulous sunshine every day, and although we had no new snowfall, our off piste […]

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What a glorious few days!

So, after the most difficult week that most of us have seen in a long time, we have finally been rewarded with glorious sunshine and great skiing. Easter Monday was just a dream – clear blue skies, still pretty cold temperatures and some lovely powder to ski on a nice, firm base. I had a […]

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Great snow, tricky visibility

Snow-wise, today was a great day. However, the rather variable visibility, which ranged from lovely cloud-filtered sunshine to total pea soup, made life interesting at times! Didier, Yann and Simon all took the Fornet option, whilst Fabrice R headed up Bellevarde for a play around the Borsat plateaus before heading over to Tignes where he […]

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From spring to winter!!

After what must be classed as one of the most difficult off-piste weeks that most of us can remember in a VERY long time, Friday was a real gift from the gods – sunny, warm and NO WIND!!!! Oh, the relief!! Not that I got to ski, but I know that those who did had […]