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Things That Make Skiing In Val d’Isère The Most Favorite Sport 0

Posted on December 28, 2019 by Sujain Thomas

In Val d’Isère there are lots you can do apart from skiing to make the most of your holiday. Skiing is one of the best spots for snow, not only in Europe but also all over the world. Ideally, skiing is one of the essential that you should do in Val d’Isère. 

This is because 60% of the spots are above 2,200 meters, making it all the more enjoyable.

Another interesting fact that makes skiing the favorite sport here is that the top height of the glacier is 3,456 meters.

This means that when you visit here, you will not have to worry about the availability of snow cover.

Availability of snow

Snow is available for over six months, making this place one of the most significant spots and the most favored destination for skiing in Europe, whether you visit in the last week of November or early in May. There are several reasons for such massive availability of snow in this place, making Ski Bro Val d’Isere a favorite sport.

  • Snow here sweeps in from the Atlantic almost all through the year and
  • It also creeps up from the Mediterranean at irregular intervals in abundant quantities due to the natural phenomenon called the retour d’est.

Moreover, this site also has one of the biggest artificial snowmaking plants in Europe, Le Snow Factory. This plant has the capacity of filling an Olympic-sized swimming pool with snow in as little as thirty minutes or cover an entire mountainside with 50 cm thick snow in just under a week.

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