Wingsuit daredevil swoops down Val d’Isère’s legendary Face de Bellevarde
Started by Iainm in Ski News 26-Jan-2021
Iainm posted 26-Jan
Fugen, from nearby Annecy, is a leading member of the Red Bull-sponsored 'Soul Flyers' team. Even if this had been a normal season, Fugen was always planning to fly the 2830m Face de Bellevarde this winter with his team mate, Vince Reffet.
The original idea was to put on a show for the skiers below making their way down this challenging slope. The pair carried out a detailed recce in Val d'Isère in July 2020 and were ready to go this winter, but tragically in November, Reffet was killed in a training accident in Dubai.
Earlier this month, in January 2021, Fugen took the decision to go it alone as a tribute to his partner, even with the lifts closed due to the global pandemic.
Born out of tragedy, it was a flight of hope for wintersports in Val d'Isère and across the world.
You can watch the video shot by Vincent Cotte in a wingsuit and Dino Raffault on skis here