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  • The 60th Annual Criterium de la Premiere Neige Begins

    The 60th Annual Criterium de la Premiere Neige Begins

    The first slalom champion at the Criterium in 1955 was Val d'Isère's own Firmin Mattis, who alongside the legendary Jean-Claude Killy - the name behind l'Espace Killy - were on hand at the opening ceremony of this 60th anniversary of the Criterium.
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  • Great snow & quiet pistes for opening week

    Great snow & quiet pistes for opening week

    Everyone's been commenting how great the pistes have been during this opening week of Val's season. The slopes been pretty empty too, as our photos from YSE and Alpine Experience show!
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  • Good snow for Val's opening weekend!

    Good snow for Val's opening weekend!

    Snow continues to fall in Val d'Isere today (Wednesday 25th). There's a good possibility that the links with Tignes may be open for the opening of the season this Saturday (to be confirmed later in the week).
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  • UK avalanche talks & beeper training start soon!

    UK avalanche talks & beeper training start soon!

    Winter's nearly here, and the Henry's Avalanche Talk team will shortly be starting their Autumn tour. Very useful training for those of us who like off-piste! This year, Henry's first talk will be in Cardiff on Monday, 19th October, invited by Snowsport Wales.
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  • Val winter season's not far off!

    Val winter season's not far off!

    Yes, it's still summer (and we're loving the interseason). But Val d'Isere's already thinking towards the snow. Signs for the 'Premieres Traces' weekend have appeared as you enter town, and their great new promotional video is out !
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