Our Blog – Valdisere Location https://www.valdiserelocation.com Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:33:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Snowberry Ski Rental – up to 25% off online bookings! https://www.valdiserelocation.com/snowberry-ski-rental-25-off-online-bookings/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:19:20 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1645 What: Get 25% off Premium ranges when booking online with our partner code Why: Best ski hire shop in Europe! Where: Slope-side and high-street locations When: Throughout the winter season We are continuing our long-standing partnership with Snowberry Ski Rental for another winter season. Snowberry is one of the leading shops in Val d’Isere – voted... Read more »

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What: Get 25% off Premium ranges when booking online with our partner code

Why: Best ski hire shop in Europe!

Where: Slope-side and high-street locations

When: Throughout the winter season

We are continuing our long-standing partnership with Snowberry Ski Rental for another winter season. Snowberry is one of the leading shops in Val d’Isere – voted best ski hire shop in Europe in fact – and the only shop to be wholly a rental shop.

As a specialist in equipment hire only Snowberry are fully focused on providing you with the best quality equipment to suit your needs. Not only do they provide the best service and equipment it is the extras that Snowberry add at no further price that makes the whole ski rental experience so easy. With all your rentals you have unlimited changes of equipment, a mid-week service, damage insurance with no excess, courtesy transport to the Slopeside shop only, overnight storage and equipment collection as required. With the Low-Cost range the courtesy transport, overnight storage and equipment collection are not available.

Snowberry offers our guests very competitive discounts on advanced booking (25%) and in shop rentals (15%) on all Premium kit. Be careful when shopping around on price as some shops offer very cheap deals but we have had very bad feedback about equipment and service. If price is a concern the new Snowberry Low-Cost range is very competitively priced and is still only 2 seasons old.

To book online and get your 25% discount make sure you use partner code 95XVDL on the booking form at SNOWBERRY

 

Run review:

Piste S – black run – Can be a steep mogul field, very challenging.

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Criterium de la Première Neige in Val d’Isère https://www.valdiserelocation.com/criterium-de-la-premiere-neige-in-val-disere/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:12:29 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1632 What: Audi FIS Ski World Cup Why: See the world’s best ski racers in action! Where: La Face de Bellevarde When: 8th to 16th December   The Audi FIS Ski World Cup is back in Val d’Isère for the men’s ski racing events. Val d’Isère has been able to prepare the race track for the tech... Read more »

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What: Audi FIS Ski World Cup

Why: See the world’s best ski racers in action!

Where: La Face de Bellevarde

When: 8th to 16th December

 

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup is back in Val d’Isère for the men’s ski racing events.

Val d’Isère has been able to prepare the race track for the tech events on “La Face De Bellevarde”, the legendary course that ends in the middle of the village. The track is one of the most spectacular on the World Cup Tour, with an average of 39,69% gradient, reaching 70% in its steepest section.

New this year, the Critérium de la Première Neige started a partnership with Technogym to offer a custom-built training and warm-up lounge by the new starting hut for the World Cup giant slalom. A very appreciated feature among athletes and team to guarantee a good warm-up and prevent injuries.

Last year, the most decorated French skier Alexis Pinturault claimed the giant slalom in front of his home crowd. It was the only giant slalom of the season that was not won by Marcel Hirscher. The Olympic and World Champion finished third behind Pinturault in 1st and Stefan Luitz in 2nd.

In the slalom, the 7-times Overall winner Marcel Hirscher left no chance to his contender and won the slalom ahead of Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen and Sweden’s André Myhrer.

Public bib draws will be held on the Avenue Olympique on Friday and on Saturday at 18:30. After the giant slalom on Saturday, the official prize giving ceremony will also be held in the town centre at 18:15.

 

Run review:

Piste A – Black run. Narrow piste through the trees, a nice alternative to Piste M.

 

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Huski – Food with Altitude! https://www.valdiserelocation.com/huski-food-with-altitude/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:16:45 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1569 What: Delicious food and drinks delivered to your door Why: To give you more time to ski and have fun Where: All over Val d’Isere When: Throughout the season   Getting good food in the ski resorts of France can be an expensive, time consuming and stressful part of your holiday. Huski wanted to get... Read more »

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What: Delicious food and drinks delivered to your door

Why: To give you more time to ski and have fun

Where: All over Val d’Isere

When: Throughout the season

 

Getting good food in the ski resorts of France can be an expensive, time consuming and stressful part of your holiday. Huski wanted to get rid of that, so they bring delicious, home-cooked food to your door, so you can ski more, and spend more time with your friends and family. They can provide all the food you’ll need for a hassle-free week…from breakfast, to cakes and canapes, to delicious 3-course dinners.

They also offer artisan beers and handpicked wines, chilling in your fridge ready for when you arrive into the resort, or delivered daily if you need a top-up.

You order at their online shop, sit back and wait for delivery. And they’re with you every step of the journey.

Huski is run by a group of like-minded people who like skiing, love the mountains, and enjoy taking care of their family and friends with fantastic food.

For further details please contact concierge@valdiserelocation.com

Run review:

Plan – Open, wide piste that can get very busy at peak times.

 

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Discover Val d’Isère’s ValKids areas! https://www.valdiserelocation.com/discover-val-diseres-valkids-areas/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:08:21 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1547 What: Areas on the pistes specifically designed for kids Why: To encourage kids to try out snowsports and have fun on the mountain Where:  Massif de Solaise and Massif de Bellevarde When: Open all season Val d’Isère Téléphériques continues the development of its children’s areas by focusing on fun ways to learn. Located at altitude... Read more »

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What: Areas on the pistes specifically designed for kids

Why: To encourage kids to try out snowsports and have fun on the mountain

Where:  Massif de Solaise and Massif de Bellevarde

When: Open all season

Val d’Isère Téléphériques continues the development of its children’s areas by focusing on fun ways to learn. Located at altitude and designed especially for children from 3 to 10 years old, the 4 Val Kids areas encourage them to try their hand at snowsports whilst discovering mountain professions, so they can learn how to ski and have fun at the same time.

The playground – Massif de Solaise

Children get to learn how artificial snow is made: turning the handle to add water, pumping cold air in and pushing the button to make the snow. Child-sized workshops, including a first aid post, control panel and piste groomer give them the opportunity to discover a variety of different jobs that are done on the ski area.

The kid’s play slope – Massif de Solaise

The foam modules spread over the gentle slope offer the perfect learning conditions for beginners.

The sledging area – Massif de Solaise

Enjoy high-altitude tobogganing fun at the top of the Solaise massif. The gentle incline means even the little ones can have a go.

The bordercross “P’tit cross” – Massif de Bellevarde

The P’tit cross offers fun practice modules for children.

 

Run review:

Piste L – natural gully going back to Val centre, does involve some polling at the end. Can be closed due to avalanche risk.

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Evolution 2 Wilderness Camp https://www.valdiserelocation.com/evolution-2-wilderness-camp/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:26:24 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1505 What – Night time Yurt Experience Why – Exciting Savoyard Fondue, and outside camp fire. Where – Evolution 2 Wilderness Camp When – Runs weekly throughout the season on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Once again Val d’Isere Location is pleased to be joining with the Evolution 2 WILDERNESS CAMP to provide a night of Savoyard fun.... Read more »

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What – Night time Yurt Experience

Why – Exciting Savoyard Fondue, and outside camp fire.

Where – Evolution 2 Wilderness Camp

When – Runs weekly throughout the season on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Once again Val d’Isere Location is pleased to be joining with the Evolution 2 WILDERNESS CAMP to provide a night of Savoyard fun.

Escape the village for a traditional savoyard fare in the forest. Combine sledging under the stars with a savoyard meal in our yurt camp in a secret location in the woods. Begin the evening taking in the beautiful surroundings with a drink in hand by the open fire. Then taste some of the local products the Savoie region has to offer. Finish with a toboggan ride down to the village of Les Brevieres. An experience like no other.

The price includes transfers to and from Val d’Isère, an evening at our wilderness camp with a typical savoyard dinner and sledge descent.

email concierge@valdiserelocation.com to enquire.

Run review:

German Mattis – perfect tree run for those white-out days, some very good skiing with fresh snow. A good way to end a day on the hill.

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La Casa Scara, a taste of Italy in Val d’Isere https://www.valdiserelocation.com/la-casa-scara-a-taste-of-italy-in-val-disere/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:55:57 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1504 What: Fantastic Italian restaurant in Val d’Isere Why: Delicious food and a warm, welcoming atmosphere Where: place de l’Eglise, 73150, Val d’Isere When: Open every day for dinner from 7-10pm One of our favourite restaurants in the resort, nestled in the lovely historical centre opposite the village’s old church, at La Casa Scara you can find... Read more »

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What: Fantastic Italian restaurant in Val d’Isere

Why: Delicious food and a warm, welcoming atmosphere

Where: place de l’Eglise, 73150, Val d’Isere

When: Open every day for dinner from 7-10pm

One of our favourite restaurants in the resort, nestled in the lovely historical centre opposite the village’s old church, at La Casa Scara you can find a little piece of Italy in Val d’Isere.

Welcoming and friendly, with a warm cosy atmosphere, this family-owned restaurant will transport your taste-buds to the other side of the Alps. With a tantalising selection of pastas, risottos and many other delicious Italian dishes to choose from, you won’t be disappointed!

Please contact us if you would like to make a booking.

 

Run review:

Arcelle – Long, challenging red run. The sun comes round late morning and can get quite heavy under ski.

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Supreme Ski Special Offer! https://www.valdiserelocation.com/supreme-ski-special-offer/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:28:20 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1500 What: 5% off off-peak ski lessons Why: Take advantage of early booking to guarantee your lessons at this special offer price Where: Supreme Ski & Snowboard school, Val d’Isere When: Bookings for off-peak periods made before December 1st   Val d’isere Location is excited to be continuing our close working relationship with Supreme Ski and... Read more »

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What: 5% off off-peak ski lessons

Why: Take advantage of early booking to guarantee your lessons at this special offer price

Where: Supreme Ski & Snowboard school, Val d’Isere

When: Bookings for off-peak periods made before December 1st

 

Val d’isere Location is excited to be continuing our close working relationship with Supreme Ski and Snowboard School. Established in 1991 in Courchevel Supreme have gone on to expand in to Val d’Isere, Morzine and Meribel. Supreme have a great team of instructors, all of whom carry the highest ski teaching qualification the industry has to offer and can provide lessons spoken in English, French and Italian.

Renowned for their excellent customer service, Supreme guarantee top quality tuition and demonstrations to improve your skiing, in a safe and fun environment, making your ski experience unforgettable.

Supreme have provided an exclusive 5% early booking discount for Val d’isere Location clients on ski lessons taking place in off peak periods! The offer applies to any booking made between now and the 1st December 2018.

Please email our concierge team on conciegre@valdiserelocation.com

Run review:

Marmottons – long challenging black run, much like Arcelles. Some great skiing with powder. Watch out for the partly-hidden foot-high fences.

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Tour de France 2019 coming to Val d’Isere! https://www.valdiserelocation.com/tour-de-france-2019-coming-to-val-disere/ Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:04:43 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1472 What: Tour de France 2019 Why: See the best riders in the world in action! When: 26th July 2019 Where: Col d’Iseran down to Val d’Isere, then onto Tignes   We’re very excited to report that we’re getting Stage 19 of Le Tour de France in Val d’Isere next summer!  It will be the penultimate... Read more »

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What: Tour de France 2019

Why: See the best riders in the world in action!

When: 26th July 2019

Where: Col d’Iseran down to Val d’Isere, then onto Tignes

 

We’re very excited to report that we’re getting Stage 19 of Le Tour de France in Val d’Isere next summer!  It will be the penultimate mountain stage before the riders head directly to Paris.

Friday 26th July will see the race go on a dynamic stage from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the next big valley over from Val d’Isere, up and over the Col de l’Iseran (2 770m), down through Val d’Isere to Tignes les Brevieres then climbing up the back road for a stage finish in Tignes.  It’s only the eighth time in the history of the Tour that it’s gone up to the Col d’Iseran, and only the second time by its south side which is the toughest one.

Saturday 27th is the last competitive stage and starts in Albertville, over the Cormet de Roseland and down to Bourg Saint Maurice, down to Moutiers via Notre Dame de Pré, then climbing for a stage finish in Val Thorens.

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The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival 2018 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/the-telegraph-ski-snowboard-festival-2018/ Wed, 24 Oct 2018 09:05:12 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1461 What: The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival 2018 Why: A fun day out for anyone interested in snowsports When: 25th to 28th October 2018 Where: Battersea Park, Battersea Evolution, London This is a great event for the avid skier or those new to skiing or snowboarding! If you are looking for a fun day out... Read more »

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What: The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival 2018
Why: A fun day out for anyone interested in snowsports
When: 25th to 28th October 2018
Where: Battersea Park, Battersea Evolution, London

This is a great event for the avid skier or those new to skiing or snowboarding! If you are looking for a fun day out with family or friends, The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival is the place for you. The Festival will bring together world resorts, winter sports retailers, alpine food, pro-athletes, experts, après and entertainment for all the family. There is something for everyone with all activities included in the ticket. See Chemmy Alcott on the Chel-Ski slope, meet the British Ski and Snowboard team, watch Sunset Sons play their own brand of raucous rock on the Ski Club of Great Britain stage.. these are just a few of the activities on offer.

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An Essential Guide to the Ski Season…with Chemmy Alcott, Rupert Longsdon and Jane Gottschalk https://www.valdiserelocation.com/an-essential-guide-to-the-ski-season-with-chemmy-alcott-rupert-longsdon-and-perfect-moment/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:31:26 +0000 https://www.valdiserelocation.com/?p=1431   What: An evening of talks and dinner with Chemmy Alcott Why: Be entertained and informed whilst indulging in delicious food and cocktails When: Tuesday 30th October Where: Daphne’s restaurant, 112 Draycott Avenue, SW3 3AE On Tuesday 30th October join British downhill skier Chemmy Alcott and Jane Gottschalk, from ski apparel label Perfect Moment, along... Read more »

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What: An evening of talks and dinner with Chemmy Alcott

Why: Be entertained and informed whilst indulging in delicious food and cocktails

When: Tuesday 30th October

Where: Daphne’s restaurant, 112 Draycott Avenue, SW3 3AE

On Tuesday 30th October join British downhill skier Chemmy Alcott and Jane Gottschalk, from ski apparel label Perfect Moment, along with the founder of Oxford Ski, Rupert Longsdon, for an evening of insightful and entertaining talks whilst enjoying a fabulous dinner at renowned Daphne’s restaurant in London.

Chemmy will share her thoughts on skiing as a sport, Rupert Longsdon will be talking about the how’s, where’s and why’s and Perfect Moment will talk about fashion, form and function for all terrains and all levels.

Tickets cost £85 per person inclusive of service charge and will include a MARTINI cocktail on arrival, half a bottle of house wine, three courses, water and tea or coffee.

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