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The popularity of Val d'Isere has attracted a new redevelopment “Le Coin de Val”. More hotels, new luxury chalets, more shops, services and restaurants are planned to be built in a 5 year development plan starting this autumn. It will cover 22,000 square metres and replace a whole range of 30-year-old buildings near the bus station, Dick’s Tea Bar and a 250m stretch of the Avenue Olympique towards La Daille. An underground moving walkway will also connecting mountain access to the new accommodation.

Downhill Day at the British Ski Championships in Tignes, it was great to see such an amazing high standard of skiing. Billy Major winning the men's and Darcie leading the ladies. Read more for the results

Pushing skiing to the next level. The most talented and gifted boarders and skiers have congregated at the Suzuki Nine Royals based in Watles, South Tyrol, Italy, to bring skiing heavenly music to our eyes. Andri Ragettli, the talented young Swiss skier has combined his extraordinarily talent with the outstanding majestic beauty of the jumps to produce the first ever quad cork on skis!! With limitless options, this is just the beginning, Public Contest Day is on Saturday April 1st, 2017, we may see some more surprises!

It's official, skis in 2018 are getting lighter. A sneak peak at the hottest skis coming out in 2018 reveals some great designs. Watch the video for a sneak peak at next season's skis!

To get to those inaccessible places involves expert climbing techniques but results in skiing dream couloirs. Another great video from Salomon.

The Shadow of Mackenzie allures Leo Ahrens to explore the pillows and powder galore. He effortlessly floats through the powder with great technique, and with a few epic jumps this makes for excellent viewing.

Brilliant comparison footage of the Alpine Ski World Cup Championships in St. Moritz on 19 February 2017. Marcel Hirscher the man to beat claimed his sixth World Championship medal, Ryding had a rocketing first run coming fourth and then settled with 11th after the second run. In the video you can see just how close Ryding was to catching his dream of a gold medal inch by inch with Hirscher.

Whether you just want to understand your own posture or whether you are an instructor observing others, it is very important to understand your A frame. With this knowledge you can improve your skiing posture and limit your risk of injury. Bonne Sante Physiotherapists in Val d'Isere explain why the 'A'-frame position may occur.

Salomon’s patented EPS4D helmet technology not only meets standards but exceeds them. Emilie Valade, Product Line Manager in the Active/Protective Department at the Annecy Design Center, shares the story behind Salomon's new helmet lineup

Definitely the next level, Alexandre Pittin embracing mountaineering with skiing in the first episode of 50 degrees North.

Great news for ICE and a warm welcome to our new BASI Trainer Dougie Mill! We have trained over 2000 students at ICE and recommended and helped the majority to pursue skiing jobs within the ski industry after completing their courses. Rupert Tildesley trained Dougie on an ICE course many years ago, Dougie is the first student to make it all the way through and come back and deliver a course for ICE.

Happy feet! I’ve got those hap-hap-happy feet! Give them a lowdown beat - and they begin skiing! Mark Jones explains how important it is to get your feet where they should be when you’re on the mountain.

An outstanding jaw wrenching run by Dave coming an incredible 2nd! With just him, his coach and his service man defeating historic figures in skiing with large teams behind them. Dave really does have incredible talent!

A skull and crossbones? A beautiful woman? A pattern? The options are endless. Yvan Rea, a graphic designer from Salomon Snowboards, had his workshop put on display during a local French exhibition and provides a really interesting video which shows what designs are chosen for Salomon Snowboards and what designs never see the snow!

Two of our Partner ski schools Ski 2 and Ski Astons are looking for instructors for the upcoming Holiday periods in February and April. Please click through to find out more.

What a great opportunity to design your own ski boot. Athletes Greg Hill, Chris Rubens, Tony Lamiche, Cody Townsend and Alex Pittin were allowed into the Salomon ski boot workshop to create their dream boots.

Cranking it up in Zagreb, Dave Ryding defeating all odds with an amazing 7th place. Fantastic footage of a great smooth powerful run.

Our specialist Physios in Val d'Isere give some very important training tips to train for skiing to prevent injury. Get active, get fit for skiing!

Snow and sunshine all in one day in Val d'Isere, looking good for the gap course starting in January.

Attempting to run, ski and climb a 77km route with 9000 elevation in 24 hours. Very few people could attempt this feet, but only Kilian attempts this with the optimism that if he fails it is not really failure it is just another opportunity to have another go! Another great thought provoking video from Salomon.

ICE trainers Mark, Rupert and Dave looking very smart in new uniform and ace skis from Salomon chosen by all three trainers. Snow is forecast in Val d'Isere this week so if you haven't booked up yet, what are you waiting for, come join us! If you need advice about what course is best for you, or you are booked onto a course and need advice on kit, give one of our trainers a call on 0870 760 7360.

If you feel your skiing has hit a plateau and you are looking to do some focussed training to reach that next level, a Masterclass with ICE and a world-class coach could be the answer. We have a full program of courses this winter including performance courses, off-piste/touring courses and race training with Chemmy Alcott and Alain Baxter.

ICE partner ski schools Canyons in Japan and Ski 2 in Italy have job opportunities for full-time or part-time work this winter. If you are still looking for work this winter, this could be an ideal time to get in touch

Slalom World Cup in Val d'Isere got off to a great start with Dave's solid run, although disappointed in coming 19th compared to his last race where he recorded the best British alpine result for 15 years as he finished a career-high sixth at a World Cup slalom in Finland.

Great video from Salomon, even the best of us don't land the jumps sometimes and skiing makes for an excellent therapy in between the highway.

World Cup in Val d'Isere, great atmosphere and great conditions. Mathieu Faivre won the first World Cup race of his career. A very minor mistake by Marcel Hirscher catapulted Faivre into the lead.The race was scheduled to be staged at Beaver Creek but it was switched to Val D'Isere because of a lack of snow at the Colorado resort. More racing next weekend in Val d'Isere with a giant slalom on Saturday and slalom Sunday.

Glacier skiing in Tignes is always popular in the warmer months. Recognising the demand for skiing 365 days of the year, Tignes has unveiled plans for an indoor ski slope. Powered by the Hydro-power from the dam and solar panels, it will produce artificial snow in the summer and use real snow in the winter. It is proposed to be built on Tignes’ slalom piste at Val Claret. It will allow skiers to race train all year in preparation for the winter races on 1300ft of indoor slope. It would also have other attractions including an indoor pool with 3m waves for surfing, a shopping centre and a 1,050-bed Club Med hotel.

Opening weekend in Val d'Isere November 2016, perfect conditions, great snow. What are you waiting for? The first customers of the brand new TC 10 of Solaise take a ride trialling the new lift. This is it, the season has begun!

Our second Get Fit for Skiing article is written by the expert physiotherapists at Bonne Sante in Val d'Isere who deal with the repercussions of poor fitness before skiing. We really recommend you follow their advice and start your fitness regime way before arriving in resort.

Rumour has it that due to the World Cup race being cancelled in Lake Louise for 26th Nov, Val d'Isere is number one contender to hold an additional race. Lake Louise has suffered with warm temperatures and little snow, however the Alps are snowed under, therefore the decision was made to cancel Lake Louise and look for another venue. Fingers crossed for Val d'Isere where we will be cheering Dave Ryding on when the slalom series continues next month, on December 11. Photo from TeamGB

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