val d’isere

Posted: December 30th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »


for xmas e had some days off, so we decided to roll the dice with some early season (for europe) snowboarding. we flew to geneva, and took a 4 hour bus ride into the french alps to a town called val d’isere. i’ve noticed that when flying to and from portugal, everyone claps when the plane lands like it’s the end of a concert. it’s a little weird but fun.

the first day it snowed with very little visibility and lots of wind, but then the next few days it cleared up and unlike mountains that we’re used to in the states, it didn’t get tracked out after 3 hours. i think it stayed untracked because about 75% of the people there were british beginner skiers.

to be more clear, val d’isere is the town we stayed in, and the area that we rode is called espace killy¬†and it includes the ski area of val d’isere and tignes and is huge. here’s a trailmap.

here are some photos from our trip. it was fun.

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