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Years back, Val d’Isère had a reputation as a steep resort for good skiers. While these days there is far more to offer beginners and intermediates, it’s when you start to get good at attacking the black pistes that this resort really comes into its...

Whether it’s your first snowboard or the latest top of the range board, there are a whole host of factors to consider. Here are our key areas to consider when looking for the right size for you.There are two main areas to look at when...

As 2017 broke, the skies of Val d’Isere erupted with fireworks, not snowflakes, but just weeks later, the snow cloud gods of the skies spat forth shower upon shower of soft, white fluff – an ice cream duvet that coated every tree, stone and slope...

Huge air, freestyle, street chic isn’t a picture you normally associate with Val d’Isere, never mind the Face de Bellevarde. Yet, The FrostGun Invitational is an annual event on the World Snowboard Tour and one of the biggest snowboard ‘big air’ competitions in Europe, if...

I am lucky enough to have secured a five minute time slot with one of the best freestyle skiers the world has ever seen. Candide Thovex and I are in a café in the centre of Val d’Isere. We talk Frost Gun, freestyle and future...

Listening to tunes on the slopes is a highly controversial exercise it would seem - one that should no doubt be raised at PM’s Question Time. There doesn’t seem to be any half way house. You’re either in it and a staunch headphone wearer or...