With the winter season around the corner, Alpine Answers’ Marketing Manager, Earl Knudsen, has revealed important advice for those heading to French ski chalets in Val d’Isere. For regular guests and newcomers to this popular resort, getting the best time on the slopes is down to a few key points
Knowing the area and when the busiest times are will allow keen winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy the rush hours. Being a hugely popular and well regarded resort, Val d’Isere attracts great crowds throughout the peak season. Leaving French ski chalets early will allow skiers to get onto the slopes before the crowds, avoiding busy ski lifts. The Solaise chair and L’Olympique bubble can get particularly crowded and individuals will need to get an early start here. Alternatively, using local buses to Le Fornet will allow off-piste runs on the Glacier de Pissalias.
Mr Knudsen also highlighted safety concerns, advising those in the area to remain vigilant with both their equipment and themselves. Equipment should be labelled with names and contact details, especially for lift passes, so that holidaymakers do not become stranded. Meanwhile, bindings should be checked and common sense applied before heading onto the slopes, with those going off-piste advised to never do so alone.
With Val d’Isere remaining a top spot for winter sports enthusiasts, it is a great place to enjoy the favourite pastime of skiing or snowboarding. By setting off early, and having a late afternoon drink near cable car stops, individuals can avoid some of the heavy crowds.