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Monday, 27 May 2013

TIGNES: Round-up


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Tignes needs little introduction to regular skiers.  It may not be beautiful, but for me has much more character than Val d'Isere.  If you're day-tripping, park at Les Brevieres. There is also a snowy car park at Les Boisses, although make sure you have chains or good tyres if you park here.  Les Boisses is the site of the giant Tignes dam, which feeds the power station at Bourg St Maurice (and the electricity needs of some 350,000 people).


Some links from this blog:

Tignes in the 2007 Tour de France

6 good things about Tignes


Other links:

ESF at the Lac de Tignes.  One of the rare ski schools to offer collective off-piste ("grand ski") lessons

The We Love 2 Ski guide to Tignes

The Where to Ski and Snowboard guide

Le lac webcam via www.tignes.co.uk


Tignes has really made an effort with its various events, with the X-Games really growing in stature in recent years:



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