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Val d'Isère: Insider Ski & Snowboard Tips
Val d’Isère offers truly outstanding freeride opportunities. Right from the opening day in November you’ll be able to find untracked virgin slopes. The exceptional snow cover is due to its favourable geographical location and the unique retour d’est micro-climate and the high altitude of the ski area. Skiing off-piste allows you to escape far from the madding crowd to a place where you can drink in the might majesty of the surrounding peaks. Freeride is not just a physical activity, it’s also a state of mind here. It’s a love story between man and mountain, a breathtaking encounter in a 10,000-hectare playground covered in untracked snow.
However, It’s absolutely essential to follow basic backcountry rules, to carry the right safety gear and know how to use it, as well as being aware of the weather forecast and the current avalanche risk. If any of this is unfamiliar, hiring a guide is an absolute must.