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Tignes and Val D’Isere Backcountry Report

Tignes and Val D’Isere Backcountry Report

Dream conditions once again. Half a metre of fresh powder falling on Saturday night, and an immediate return to blue skies.  Typical spring conditions in the last week has allowed stable sliding on all aspects & steep lines. A highlight for me, was skiing over...

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Tignes and Val D’isere Backcountry Report 02/03/17

Tignes and Val D’isere Backcountry Report 02/03/17

After a few weeks of no snow fall, and unusually high temperatures for February, laying down those fresh tracks we’re all after, has been nothing but a pipe dream. However, that dream is now a reality, with 38cm falling on tuesday and a further 20cm on wednesday. I...

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Overnight Backcountry Refuge Tour

Overnight Backcountry Refuge Tour

BOOK NOW   ABILITY: FITNESS: DISCIPLINE:   PRICE: €195pp PACKAGE DATES: 1st December – 4th May TO BE BOOKED AS: Group of 6 persons AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes, Val d’Isere COURSE OVERVIEW: An overnight trip to a backcountry refuge located outside of the resort...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report 28/03/16

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 28/03/16

Calm and settled conditions have ruled through the previous week, with Spring taking a firm grip on the end of March. But more unsettled conditions look to be coming through into the week ahead with the possibility of moderate snowfall. I’ve been doing a lot touring...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report  15th February

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 15th February

Some periods of settled conditions have allowed us to escape the driving snow and wind which has dominated this week and brought large amounts of snowfall to all areas of the Espace Killy. I’ve been limited my skiing to the great tree runs around Les Boisses and...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report 14th January 2016

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 14th January 2016

The snow just keeps falling in huge quantities over the Espace Killy with over a metre recorded to have fallen over the past 6 days and another 20cm in the forecast for today (Thursday) creating some fantastic skiing conditions. ..But also some dangerous avalanche...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report 11th January 2016

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 11th January 2016

The end of the week has given way to some more unsettled conditions in the Espace Killy, dumping another load off snow on the snowpack, topping up things nicely, but please don’t forget that the avalanche danger is still high at all levels. The Espace Killy pistes...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report 8th January 2016

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 8th January 2016

The past week has given the Espace Killy over a metre of snow which has given some fantastic powder all over the mountain. There is also another metre or more of snow in the week long forecast which is going to continue give us fresh tracks all week! All this fresh...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report 4th January 2016

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 4th January 2016

The New Year began with some fine, dry and settled conditions but the weather pattern swiftly changed from the 2nd January onwards which has led to the Espace Killy (the whole Alps for that matter) gaining some much needed snow! Over 60cm has already fallen through...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report 27th December 2015

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 27th December 2015

Christmas week has seen another week of calm and clear conditions with no extra snowfall to top up the pistes that have survived surprisingly well with the recent mild conditions - the Espace Killy looks to be fairing much better than many of the lower elevation...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report 13th December 2015

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 13th December 2015

After another week of calm, settled conditions and amazing sunshine all day has continued to consolidate the snowpack further. The pistes around the Espace Killy are still in great condition thanks to the snowmaking facilities, however the off-piste conditions have...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report 9th December 2015

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 9th December 2015

  We’ve had another period of calm and settled conditions over the past week with a little snow (5cm) on Friday night which topped things up nicely. I’ve been out doing much less ski-touring over the week and much more lift served side country skiing as the off...

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Espace Killy Backcountry Report 2nd December 2015

Espace Killy Backcountry Report 2nd December 2015

Since the week's worth of snowfall on the 20th November, we have been given some epic on and off piste skiing conditions. The Val Heliski crew have been out ski touring in the L’Aguille Du Pércée, Aguille Du Chardonnet and Toviere regions of the hill before the resort...

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Winter Sports Insurance Choice

When you're taking part in any of our backcountry experiences, it's mandatory that you have adequate winter sports insurance that covers Heliskiing and Off-piste skiing with a mountain guide. Being the backcountry specialists, we have heaps of experience in choosing...

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Five Day Total Heliski Programme

Five Day Total Heliski Programme

BOOK NOW   ABILITY:  FITNESS: DISCIPLINE:  PACKAGE DATES: 20th December - 5th May PRICE:  Shared helicopter (group booking of 3 persons) –  €3,690 per person Shared helicopter (group booking of 3 persons) with 6 nights accommodation at a 3* hotel plus return...

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