It was in mid-March and rocks are on the lowest point of Valtho sector. There is few streams around rocks. You can see on the end of video after the rocks we go in to the slope Plan de L'eau.
Vidéos Ski map of the wold's largest ski area : Les 3 vallées, in France - Page 2
Never done it through Lac do Lou :(
From the Boismint chair we start at crossroad of Boismint and Blanchot piste...good line.
(beneath is new exit point of Plan de Leau we go left)
This year they built longer, biger and faster chairlift Plan de Leau and we skied mostly from that point under the chair directly left on exit. Lots of valons, nice playground for some easy tricks.
I found video where you can see the line from Boismint chairlift...That was first time we go through that and friend of mine wasn't really good skier so we wait for him a while...
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Cool videos. Well done.
It's always amazed me how much ski resorts half heartedly approach their online media presence. Trail maps are a big part of that. I went on a trip to Telluride recently and was trying to plan things out ahead of time but their online trail map pdf was so low res that you could barely even make out the names of the lifts/runs.
We're not just talking little mom and pop resorts here, most of the big multi million dollar resorts won't spend a thousand bucks on a decent online setup. They could probably have some $10/hr intern film every run in the resort AND write up a detailed description of each for their website in a month's worth of work. Or they could just crowdsource it and open it up to submissions and have it done for free.
It was cool to see Aspen implement some high quality panoramic webcams recently. It really goes to show just how sloppy the webcams at most of these places are. Generally low resolution and poorly shielded from the elements so if there is any kind of weather (the time when you actually WANT to see them) they're fogged over or blown out of position.
I recognize that I am interested only in les 3 vallées, then I don't know the world ski resorts websites, even in France. My map has a correct quality, just correct. Recently, I have found a PDF high res on the Menuires website. I have transformed it in a jpg picture in order to make a V2 of my website. When I will have time...
For the moment, I should work on my new videos : I spent a week in Les Menuires (as usual )
The weather report was average. February in the French alps was average. I had snow, then excellent snow on a big part of the domain. Off-pistes seemed to be very good (I have stayed on the pistes 98% of time because I ski alone and there was avalanche risk)
While waiting for my videos, here is my very first trailer
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I'm a computer scientist but not in web sites, i have learned alone with the net.
If your resort is geant, you should spend more than 10 days to shoot the entire domain. Me, 4x6 days and it's not over. Then, you can be delayed by clouds, fog, snow... people, battery, fall ! Enjoy your works
After many workdays, my website is uptodate
- uptodate map with last pistes
- downhill : 84 vids
- uphill : 24 vids
- differentiation between pistes and off-pistes
- 2016 teaser : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abxDWOirR5k
Well, I will return to Les 3 vallées in next February, in Les Menuires
Just to make wax my z76 aramid and buy sticks.
What do you want on my website ? I will no append a lot of pistes in 2017...
I hope you will enjoy
I'd love to see these from other resorts too... but it is a lot of work (and a lot of skiing!). Thank you for your site.
Especially a lot of skiing.
I have an idea, a good idea : give me 100000€ and I will make video map for the best French resorts.
One week per year, it's so much little... I need 5-7 years just for Les 3 vallées. 10-12 days is enough if you shoot all day and if it's sunny. But when I go into the Alps, it's for fun, for skiing, for me.
I love skiiing on Combe du Vallon, Marmottes, Chanrossa, Mauriennaise, Coraia, Combe de Caron, Lac de la chambre, Saulire, Mouflon... Necessarily, I prefer to ride on these pistes rather than to film green pistes in Courchevel Moriond. And in February, there is sometimes a lot of wait in places.
Excellent! It's a great project... have fun!