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Special Heliski Snow Report Update

Special Heliski Snow Report Update

Like we mentioned, we are aware of the potentially unstable snowpack and dangerous conditions affecting off-piste skiing that are being reported in the media. The base is still thin down to about 1600m, with the recent snowfall covering boulders and providing fresh...

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Is it safe to heliski now?

A very relevant question at the moment, especially with the recent increase in focus on skiing accidents in the media in the Savoie region of France. However, we've been safely taking our clients up to Valgrisenche to heliski all week since the areas opened on Monday....

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Snow Report: It’s Snowing!

Snow Report: It’s Snowing!

We're seeing snow for the second day in a row! It's dumping in Les 3 Vallees today, and more snow is expected Saturday night and Sunday. Temperatures are hovering just above zero for the next few days at the summits, with Sunday looking to be the coldest as lows could...

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Snow Report: Perfect Heli Day!

Snow Report: Perfect Heli Day!

The conditions were ideal for our heliski trips that went up today--check out that bluebird background!   The snow was carefully assessed yesterday for risk of avalanche due to the recent heavy snowfall in the Savoie; the results led to an epic heli day with our...

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Whiteout in Les 3 Vallees

Whiteout in Les 3 Vallees

Those powdery conditions we love so much have returned: yesterday the snow was bucketing down and the visibility was low, but that didn't stop the VHS team from getting out there. The sun is back today, so start the weekend off right with some skiing and boarding!

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Snow Report

Snow Report

If you celebrated the holiday by hitting the slopes yesterday, you might have spotted a few flakes at the summit. Thankfully, Christmas is lasting a little longer this year—snow is dumping on Les 3 Vallees and L’Espace Killy, with 28cm of fresh powder expected in both...

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Snow Report

Snow Report

23 December 2013 Ready, set, heli! The conditions have been ideal for heliskiing in Les Trois Vallees over the weekend, with the altiports buzzing with activity on a very sunny Saturday following much-anticipated snowfall late last week. Snowfall made for low...

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Snow Report

Snow Report

16 December 2013 We’re off to another bright and sunny week in the Espace Killy and Les 3 Vallees! The forecast for both areas looks clear through Wednesday, and (dare we say it?) the update later this week just might include snow. Wouldn’t we like to keep the best of...

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What’s there in Val D’Isere?: An Update

At press time there is plenty to say for what's going in the Isere Valley: the weather has been frankly gorgeous for the past few days, holiday makers are starting to flock in, and there is a buzz of excitement for the potential of the season ahead.   However,...

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MEET JAMES STENTIFORD

One of the things we're most excited about this year at Val Heliski is getting the chance to work with freeride snowboard legend James Stentiford. It isn't going too far to say that James truly is a legend of European snowboarding. He's been a pro rider for twenty...

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Snow Report

Snow Report

12 December 2013 Will there be snow in our future? This is the big question all of the resorts are asking themselves this week. Unlike the US, which was recently hit with an early winter storm (according to USA Today, 66.9% of the country was covered in snow as of...

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VAL HELISKI SNOW REPORT

VAL HELISKI SNOW REPORT

Val Heli Ski Snow Report: Monday 9 December 2013 After the last major snowfall a few weeks ago, powder has been scarce in Les 3 Vallees—but that doesn’t mean the skiing has been any less incredible! The temperature has lingered around 0°C and the forecast predicts...

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VAL HELISKI DAY TRIP FILM NOW LIVE!

Our day trip heli ski missions are our bread and butter here at Val Heliski. And if you've ever wondered exactly what you can expect if you do join us, our latest edit should put you completely in the picture. It was filmed at the end of March 2013 and was, in the...

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WE’RE IN EASYJET MAGAZINE!

WE’RE IN EASYJET MAGAZINE!

Get ready to be inspired the next time you hop on Easyjet flight - the guys behind the airline's in-flight magazine have just published a whopping 8 page feature on Val Heli generic propecia website Ski! Journalist Matt Barr visited us last spring and scored one of...

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HOW TO SKI POWDER LIKE A PRO

HOW TO SKI POWDER LIKE A PRO

    How to ski powder like a pro 1. Don't lean back   There is a common misconception that one should lean back whilst powder skiing but in fact while it is important to keep the tips from sinking, leaning back makes It much harder to turn effectively....

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DISPELLING HELISKI MYTHS:

DISPELLING HELISKI MYTHS:

Originaly published at: http://www.snowzine.com/2013/10/dispelling-heli-skiing-myths/ Have you ever dreamt of jumping into a helicopter, being whisked to the top of a snow capped peak, followed by a heavenly descent back down the mountain through untouched off piste...

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