Top 10 Ski Runs
What is your favourite slope/run (Resort and why. Teach v ski
Kaserer (red run) Hintertux, Skier left wide with no off caber gradient, starts steeper (not too steep) then levels out finishing a little steeper. Quick turn around. Hero snow, makes you look and feel great :-)
My favourite slope to ski is “Rrolles” (Johan Cleary). It’s a run which takes you into Tignes le lac. It’s the perfect mix of well groomed fast piste with some fun playful bumps lower down.
Best slope to teach on is “Kadjar” which also takes you into Tignes le lac but from the other side. It’s a nice easy varied blue with a few short slightly steeper pitches to give you a little challenge, it can get a little busy mind at the end of the day or just before lunch.
My favourite run is actually a combination of two that run from the top of the Solaise Express all the way to central Val d’Isere. The top half of Plan M (red run) and the Rhone-Alpes (black run). Plan M offers every possible variety of skiing you could want. Ski off the left of the piste you’ll find moguls. On the piste is steep and wide groomed terrain where you can get up some real speed to challenge yourself (if that’s your thing). To the skiers right of the piste you’ll find variable off piste conditions that offer endless fun and challenge. The Rhone Alpes can be found half way down Plan M on the right and offers steep piste all the way back to the village. It is often far quieter with better quality snow than the bottom half of Plan M as many are put off by the black grading. It’s an excellent run but be sure before you set off as it earns its status as a difficult slope throughout.
OK Orange- Val D'isere, because of the varying degrees of steepness, often great snow and the awesome rollers.
Teach: Mt Chéry, Les Gets - very fine, uncrowded, pistes for good skiers, with nice off piste routes on hand.
Ski: The Gold Coast - across Skagasfiord from the Troll peninsula in northern Iceland. Great off piste lines and world class Spring snow. Great for ski touring and heliski and an amazing place to be.
Favourite slope - for teaching - Diebold in Val D’Isere. It can be a great challenging achievement for the beginner/intermediate skier or an awesome run for high end skiers to practice on.
Favourite slope - free skiing - not a specific slope, more the terrain accessible from the Solaise Lift in Val D’Isere. There’s a lot on offer, with super wide steep sections/bumps/trees/off piste as well as a free race track towards the bottom.
Fontaine froide in Val D’Isere, a shortish, fun piste that you can lap on the Fontaine Froide chair lift that doesn’t get too busy.