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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 - 07 Mar 2014|
|Last snowed|| 04-Mar-2014|
|Fresh snow||20 cm|
|Lower slopes||130 cm|
|Upper slopes||230 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great on piste conditions, tracked out off piste|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 08-Mar-2014)
There was more powder skiing on offer at our featured French resorts with heavy snowfall throughout the week.
The Pyrenees experienced huge amounts of new snow this week with over 100cm falling at Cauterets (280/380cm) on Wednesday 5th March. There was also so much new snow the previous day that the resort remained closed on Tuesday 4th March but sunny weather returned on Thursday 6th March.
There was also heavy snow in Chamonix (175/265cm) this week with 30cm of fresh powder hitting the area on Tuesday. There are still great conditions on and off piste and sunny skies on Thursday meant there was perfect visibility.
Alpe d’Huez (153/255cm) and Les Deux Alpes (75/220cm) started the week with fresh powder and a further 10cm of new snow fell on Wednesday.
European Weather Outlook
Very little snow is expected to fall in Europe over the next week as spring conditions take over. No resorts in France, Switzerland and Austria have snow in the forecast with constant sun predicted next week.
Temperatures at resorts like Alpe d’Huez in France will reach around 4C and some lower resorts could experience slushy conditions on their resort-level pistes. It is a similar story in Switzerland with no snow forecast and temperatures of up to 8C coming to Wengen.
Italian and Austrian resorts will also experience warm and sunny weather over the next nine days but some snow is expected in Bulgaria. 25cm of new snow could fall in Borovets next week.