Val Throens Gondola Pylon
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Val Throens Gondola Pylon

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During a one of the runs I stopped off to take this photo under one of the gondola pylons.

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A: Cime de Caron

Фотограф: Christian Obel, На расстоянии 1.7 км отсюда

From the top of the Cime de Caron 3195 meters above the sea there is a clear view over Val Thorens.

Cime de Caron

B: Caron

Фотограф: Болдовский Егор, На расстоянии 1.8 км отсюда

Caron

C: Val Thorens, France

Фотограф: Christian Obel, На расстоянии 2.0 км отсюда

Val Thorens, France

D: Valley Rally Meeting Point

Фотограф: Rob Antill, На расстоянии 2.1 км отсюда

 Taken on one of the slopes at Val Thorens. Group of us were waiting for some friends to arrive so I ...

Valley Rally Meeting Point

E: Valley Rally Meeting Point

Фотограф: Rob Antill, На расстоянии 2.1 км отсюда

While on a skiing trip with 220 students we took part in a competition called the valley rally. Peopl...

Valley Rally Meeting Point

F: Val Thorens By Flyprod

Фотограф: Flyprod.aerial - Franck Marchand Maillet, На расстоянии 2.4 км отсюда

Val Thorens est une station de sports d'hiver située à 2 300 mètres d'altitude, soit la station la pl...

Val Thorens By Flyprod

G: Polset

Фотограф: Michel M A L H E R B E., На расстоянии 8.6 км отсюда

Dans le cœur du Parc national de la Vanoise dans le vallon de Polset un hameau typique.

Polset

H: pointe de l'Observatoire

Фотограф: Vincent Vermorel, На расстоянии 9.1 км отсюда

the summit of the Pointe de l'Observatoire is 3016 m high. It is situated above the pass of Aussois. ...

pointe de l'Observatoire

I: Méribel - Chalet - Savoie - By Flyprod

Фотограф: Flyprod.aerial - Franck Marchand Maillet, На расстоянии 12.9 км отсюда

Méribel est une station de sports d'hiver située dans la vallée des Allues en Savoie (France), à 1 45...

Méribel - Chalet - Savoie - By Flyprod

J: Meribel Station de ski- By Flyprod

Фотограф: Flyprod.aerial - Franck Marchand Maillet, На расстоянии 12.9 км отсюда

Méribel est une station de sports d'hiver située dans la vallée des Allues en Savoie (France), à 1 45...

Meribel Station de ski- By Flyprod

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