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While many resorts claim to have "something for everyone," Val d'Isère really does. From great off pisting opportunities to exciting beginner areas and a world renowned snow park, this top resort offers a variety of great skiing, eating, and partying opportunities.
In terms of skiing, the Glacier de Pissaillas is an interesting stop, as even beginner skiers can do it. Green, blue, and red pistes run along the glacier and the chance to ski so high without being a great skier makes the detour worth it.
On the slopes, you may want to check out the on-mountain restaurant La Folie Douce, though more for the lively atmosphere and a round of drinks. The food is simply over-priced for what it is. It is located at the top of the La Daille gondola lift, but often you can find it by following the music. On good weather days, the terrace turns into an open-air afternoon dance club. If you are staying at Tignes, though, just be sure to leave in time to catch the last lift back at 5 pm. Otherwise, you'll have a very long bus ride back from the bottom of the pistes.
Val d'Isère also packs its winter calendar full with high-level sporting events. Every December the First Ski Criterium offers guests two weekends of downhill ski world cup competition, one for men and the other for women.
ValPark Week, the White Battle and Altigliss, all held in March, put the spotlight on freestyle ski and boarding. During ValPark Week, around 50 expert freestylers offer guests an impressive free show. The White Battle pits three-member teams against each other in a freestyle board and ski competition at the foot of the La Face slope. The Altigliss Challenge brings students in from Europes's best ski schools to compete in giant slalom, boarder cross, big air, and parallel slalom events.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 12/01/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 05/05/2013
Projected Days Open: 155
Days Open Last Year: 155
Years Open: 82
Average Snowfall: 207"
Pros: Terrain, Nightlife, Snow
Cons: Pricey, Lots of British, Poor Snow Parks
Pros: Endless Km of pistes
Cons: A bit pricey
Pros: Everything excellent
Cons: No cons!!!
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