Skiing in Val d'Isère….

The resort's name, according to its official Web site, comes from the Latin vallis, meaning valley or mountain pasture. Isère is the name of the river that springs from it.

I had a fall here in the late Eighties (I think it was '88 or '89).

Val d'Isère was a good place to learn to ski....





The red arrow shows where I slipped.

I lost a ski at point 1, and slid to point 2. The French at the bottom (back on the piste) were very polite (almost congratulatory); until they found out I was English. The pistes are around points 3 and 4....




The outcome was that I had to climb up the side of the piste at point 4 to retrieve my ski.