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Top half of the 'Hidden Valley' (aka 'Vallee Perdue') in Val D'Isere

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Kenzie, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Kenzie

    Kenzie Early Days

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  2. NewTurns

    NewTurns One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Memories of skiing this hidden fun gem 33 years ago. Sheesh. Old.
     
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    NewTurns One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not as fast as this bloke though
     
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    Rabid K9 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You would have been knocking out bit more air time though?
     
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    NewTurns One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Long time ago but I remember shin high powder in foggy conditions up the top then snaking right down into a tunnel/hole in the wall...good fun. Not much air ever for this traditionalist!
     
  6. JohnK

    JohnK Hard Yards

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    Val d’Isere or Jackson?
     
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    NewTurns One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stayed in Tignes and skied over to Val D'Isere. Had a fortnight. Awesome. 19 and not a care in the world.
     
  8. Spence

    Spence One of Us

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    I skied Val D’Isere for a week about 35 years ago. Brand new Fischer skis with Salomon bindings stolen from outside mountain restaurant at lunch on my first day. Went to the cop shop to get a report for insurance. Cop said 600 pairs a week reported stolen in high season. Insane.Big problem and always put me off skiing in France. It also wasn’t very good snow when I was there and as I was a poor student I couldn’t just go and buy new skis.
    Anyway whenever I see the name I get a bad memory of the place.
     
  9. Zeroz

    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    OP is obviously Jackson Hole. This is the actual Val D'Isere vid that won. Strong Candide influence.

     
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