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Tignes Resort Info
Lift linked to Illustrious neighbour Val d'Isère to make up the Espace Killy, the Tignes ski area is, needless to say, vast and varied. The 300km of marked pistes cater for all levels and tastes with great off-piste, long wide blues and two snowparks (with another, even better one, over in Val d'Isère). Tignes also has the Grande Motte glacier providing year-round skiing. The glacier and Tignes' high altitude, make this resort for a great early or late season ski holiday destination. The whole area is serviced very well by an efficient lift system and the five 'satellites' that make up the resort are all linked by free bus.
Tignes ski resort
Due to its 1960s heritage, Tignes is not exactly famous for its Alpine charm. However, off-snow activities have improved somewhat over the last few years. There are a nice range of decent restaurants and bars whilst there are supermarkets for the largely self-catering crowd. Nightlife and après ski is pretty healthy and families are greatly welcomed with good childcare run by the ski schools. Overall, Tignes is not a place that relies upon Alpine ambience. But hey, who cares when the days are filled with such great skiing.
Number of ski lifts: 79 ; 2 funiculars, 4 cable cars ; 5 gondola lifts, 18 chairlifts, 25 detachable chairlifts
Number of runs: 155 with 26 black slopes (7 in Tignes), 39 red (19 in Tignes), 68 blue (36 (Tignes) and 22 green (7 in Tignes)
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Tignes Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 23 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 21-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||28 cm|
|Upper slopes||210 cm|
|Runs to resort||Soft|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 23-Apr-2014)
The Easter weekend was the end of the season for many French ski area, although around two thirds of the French resorts are still open for skiing. This is the last week of winter operations for a number of resorts though, including Cauterets (200/300cm), Meribel (30/95cm), La Plagne (0/215cm) and Les Arcs (33/166cm)
Fresh snow fell over the weekend at resorts in the Northern Alps too, providing excellent skiing conditions in areas such as the Espace Killy, the Paradiski area and the Three Valleys.
The temperature has increased again this week though and as a result spring skiing conditions dominate. Cloudy skies are forecast across this week and next weekend, with the freezing level remaining above 2,000m. This could rise to around 3,000m later this week, bringing rain to many locations.
European Weather Outlook
The forecast is for cloudy skies across the major European nations this week and over next weekend. The freezing level is supposed to rise to around 3,000m this week before dropping back down to around 2,000m next week. This could result in wet weather for many areas this week following by snow conditions on the higher slopes next week.