Browsing entries tagged with Tignes

17 Jun 2019

Summer skiing kicks off in the Alps

Summer skiing kicks off in the Alps

British summer has barely started — with snow still falling in some parts of the Alps — and summer skiing is beginning. In Tignes, the Grande Motte glacier will open from Saturday (22 June) until 4…

7 May 2019

Tignes opens panoramic deck on Grande Motte cable car

Tignes opens panoramic deck on Grande Motte cable car

The ski resort of Tignes is offer visitors a brand new way to see the Vanoise National Park and travel up to the Grande Motte Glacier this summer — from the roof of the Grande Motte cable car. It’s…

20 Jul 2018

Early bird holiday bargains

Early bird holiday bargains

There are currently some great deals to snap up, so if you are thinking about booking for the winter 2018/19 season, have a look at the bargains section of our website. Stanford Skiing are currently…

10 Jan 2018

Mountains reopen after snowfall

Mountains reopen after snowfall

Authorities across Europe are working hard to restore power and access to ski resorts following record amounts of snowfall. This image this morning from Duclos Alain Duclos at data-avalanche.org shows…

30 Nov 2017

Best season start in three years

Best season start in three years

“Nothing can now change the fact that snow conditions in the Alps in early December will be vastly better than they have been for the last three seasons,” says our snow guru Fraser Wilkin, founder…

20 Nov 2017

New Solaise lift pass for €36

New Solaise lift pass for €36

Val d’Isère has launched a new lift pass allowing skiers access to Solaise for just €36 per day, around £32 using today’s exchange rate. For skiers who are interested in just having a quiet, leisurely…

18 Sep 2017

More September snow for the Alps

More September snow for the Alps

It’s been snowing again in the Alps, which bodes well for anyone planning a spot of autumnal glacier skiing. For the third weekend in a row, snow has blanketed ski resorts across the Alps, delighting…

16 Jun 2017

Snoworks offers free race training in Tignes

Snoworks offers free race training in Tignes

Ski instructors can take advantage of free race training in Tignes at the end of the month, thanks to Snoworks. Snoworks is offering free giant slalom (GS) and slalom coaching during the week beginning…

13 Mar 2017

A truly Epic Pass goes on sale

A truly Epic Pass goes on sale

Next season’s Epic Pass has gone on sale, offering unlimited, unrestricted access to an incredible 45 top ski resorts around the world. The 2017-18 Epic Pass, issued by Vail Resorts, is currently available…

14 Feb 2017

Tignes in mourning after avalanche

Tignes in mourning after avalanche

The ski resort of Tignes is in mourning today after four skiers died yesterday in a massive avalanche. At 10:30am yesterday morning, a 400m wide avalanche was triggered on the Lavachet wall in the Toviere…

21 Dec 2016

Tignes plans snow dome for 365 skiing

Tignes plans snow dome for 365 skiing

The French ski resort of Tignes has had plans approved for a snow dome that will offer year-round skiing.  The plans have been made to mitigate losses from the Grande Motte glacier — which has apparently…

14 Dec 2016

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

French Alps specialist Peak Retreats, best known for its wide selection of self-catering ski accommodation, has teamed up with Club Med to offer all-inclusive ski holidays. In response to what it says…

30 Nov 2016

Carbon-neutral ski transfers launched

Carbon-neutral ski transfers launched

A ski transfer business has launched a carbon neutral transfer service in the Alps for skiers concerned about the environmental impact of their travel. Ski-Lifts, which was last week named World’s Best…

21 Oct 2016

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler Blackcomb has been added to the Epic Pass for the coming ski season, following the final closure on its acquisition by Vail Resorts. This means that all 2016-1t Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders…

12 Oct 2016

Ski rail price comparison opens

Ski rail price comparison opens

Skiers can now compare train prices at a glance with a new price-checker resource on rail-ski website Snowcarbon. The price-checking tool, which goes live tomorrow (Thursday 13 October), will allow skiers…

11 Oct 2016

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

The ski resort of Kitzbühel in Austria will next week become the first non-glacial ski resort to open its lifts for the winter season.  On Saturday 22 October, skiing will begin on Resterkogel and…

13 Sep 2016

Chambéry steps up for more flights

Chambéry steps up for more flights

One of the most convenient airports in France for skiers flocking to the Alps has undergone a major renovation to improve services this winter. Chambéry Savoie airport, which is within an hour and a half’s…

4 Sep 2016

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Some of Europe’s top ski areas have been added to the Epic Pass for this coming season. The multi-resort pass from Vail Resorts has added Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d’Isère in France,…

30 Aug 2016

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Ski tour operator Inghams has added the resort of Montgenèvre in France to its programme for the forthcoming season. Inghams will offer two chalets in Montgenèvre, the3.5 diamond Chalet Rocher de L’Aigle…

21 Jul 2016

Ski train tickets on sale now

Ski train tickets on sale now

Eurostar tickets to the French Alps have gone on sale for winter 2016/17. The high-speed passenger service linking the UK from London St Pancras and Ashford to Bourg St Maurice and Lyon will run weekly…

5 Jul 2016

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère has announced a new set of ski passes to accompany the construction of its new beginner area on Solaise. The resort will offer one-day “I just want to try and…

18 Jun 2016

Property sales boom in the Alps

Property sales boom in the Alps

According to leading alpine property experts sales have been booming despite the uncertainty caused by a potential Brexit. Erna Low Property published its ‘French Alps Property Report’ earlier this…

28 Jan 2016

How big is a big French ski area?

How big is a big French ski area?

There’s been a lot of debate about the size of ski areas recently — but what does size actually mean? If you struggle to work out exactly how big 250km is (Serre Chevalier), 425km (Paradiski) or 600km…

27 Jan 2016

Half term ski holiday offers released

Half term ski holiday offers released

With just two weeks before the start of half term, and spring-like conditions in the Alps with sunshine and fabulous snow on piste, tour operators are releasing fantastic offers to entice families to the…

19 Oct 2015

More glacier ski areas open in the Alps

More glacier ski areas open in the Alps

It has snowed again in the Alps, and more ski resorts are beginning to open! Skiers enjoyed fantastic conditions in Cervinia, Italy last weekend, with 120cm of snow on the 3,500m Plateau Rosà glacier…

13 Oct 2015

More snow falling in the Alps

More snow falling in the Alps

Social media has had another blast of snow pictures and videos as the weather has closed in across the Alps. Tignes has announced 80cm of snow since 25 September — 10cm of which fell last night — and…

5 Oct 2015

Tignes awarded for environmental efforts

Tignes awarded for environmental efforts

The French ski resort of Tignes has become the world’s first ski area to be awarded a Green Globe certificate for its work towards improving the environment. The certificate was awarded for the efforts…

24 Sep 2015

Heavy snow falls across the Alps

Heavy snow falls across the Alps

The Stubai Glacier will open tomorrow, 25 September, thanks to fresh snow that has fallen across Europe. This picture was sent to us this morning by the tourist board in Tirol — it’s certainly got…

23 Jul 2015

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

The Ski Club of Great Britain will offer cut-price instructor-lead on and off-piste ski guiding in France this winter. The Ski Club was last winter forced to withdraw its popular Leading service following…

22 Jun 2015

Tarentaise launches Alpine Legends pass

Tarentaise launches Alpine Legends pass

Three of France’s biggest ski areas are joining forces to offer a single pass. Following in the footsteps of US ski resorts which have combined to offer adventurous skiers and snowboarders a range of…

17 Jun 2015

Summer skiing begins in Les 2 Alpes

Summer skiing begins in Les 2 Alpes

Summer skiing will get underway in France this weekend, when the largest skiable glacier in Europe opens its lifts. With 111 hectares of slopes on its glacier at 3,200m, Les Deux-Alpes leads the charge…

14 May 2015

Ski Club Leaders move to Zermatt

Ski Club Leaders move to Zermatt

The Ski Club of Great Britain has moved its Leader course from Tignes to Zermatt, following a court decision that rendered its Leading services illegal in France. Ski Club Leaders are trained at the beginning…

3 Apr 2015

‘No snow’ insurance claims soar

‘No snow’ insurance claims soar

A massive number of “no snow” claims have been made by skiers so far this season, following a winter of very average snow conditions. Almost half (44%) of winter sports claims have been made for no…

5 Feb 2015

Ski Bonjour

4 Jan 2015

Avalanche warnings high in wet snow

Avalanche warnings high in wet snow

As wet snow falls in many Alpine areas, the Swiss Avalanche Institute has issued a warning of considerable danger of dry and wet avalanches over a wide area. “As a result of mild temperatures together…

30 Dec 2014

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Well, it snowed! After a nail-biting run-up to Christmas, an epic storm last weekend, 15,000 people getting stranded in the French Alps and being forced to sleep in emergency accommodation, things have…

12 Dec 2014

Skiers keep calm as snow improves

Skiers keep calm as snow improves

British skiers are keeping calm and carrying on, despite a lack of snow in resorts for the time of year.  Where to Ski and Snowboard has this morning talked to a variety of tour operators from Inghams…

20 Nov 2014

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

If all this snow falling in the Alps is making your mouth water, and you have a few days of holiday not yet taken this year, then your luck is in. Ski tour operators are currently offering some massive…

10 Oct 2014

Ski resorts start to crank in to life

Ski resorts start to crank in to life

Winter is most definitely coming. Ski resorts across Europe and North America have been inundating us with pictures of the first snowfalls and the news that their snow-making has cranked in to life. In…

9 Sep 2014

20th anniversary edition launched

20th anniversary edition launched

Where to Ski and Snowboard was officially launched last night — 20 years since the first edition was published. Tour operators, ski journalists, long-standing readers and contributors, advertisers and…

30 Jul 2014

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Get ready to book your Eurostar tickets to the French Alps — sales for the ski train open tomorrow (31 July). The train runs directly from London St Pancras to the French Alps, offering easy access to…

12 May 2014

Record-breaking snow for Lake Louise

Record-breaking snow for Lake Louise

Canadian ski resort Lake Louise has just closed for the season — a week later than originally planned — while celebrating an all-time snow record. March, April and May have brought more snow than ever…

22 Mar 2014

Party season kicks off in the Alps

Party season kicks off in the Alps

Party season has kicked off in the Alps. From today (22 March) to 12 April, local DJs will be playing on the terraces of Verbier’s mountain restaurants, and the resort is offering 4 for 3: four nights…

10 Feb 2014

Jenny Jones wins historic medal

Jenny Jones wins historic medal

The UK ski and snowboard industry is in full celebration mode following Jenny Jones’s historic medal in the Sochi Winter Olympics yesterday. Jenny took bronze in the Snowboard Slopestyle, Britain’s…

21 Jan 2014

Keep tabs on your child on the slopes

Keep tabs on your child on the slopes

A ski hire company is offering parents the ability to keep tabs on the whereabouts of their children on the slopes, with the addition of a child-friendly GPS and app. Skiset, which has hire shops all over…

4 Dec 2013

Swap your skis to match your outfit

Swap your skis to match your outfit

A ski hire company has launched a special package for women — skis in every colour to match your outfit. Ski Republic, which operates in France, Andorra and Switzerland, has teamed up with Coreupt to…

15 Nov 2013

More ski resorts open lifts early

More ski resorts open lifts early

This week’s snow report reveals a promising start to the season and there is more snow forecast this weekend — great news for those of us itching to get on the slopes. Whether you are in Europe or…

13 Nov 2013

Sign up for a Monster ski challenge

Sign up for a Monster ski challenge

Confident on a red run and fit enough to ski all day, every day in all conditions? Fancy skiing the vertical equivalent of Mount Everest three days in a row to raise money for charity? The Monster Ski…

31 Oct 2013

Tickets left for Avalanche Tour

Tickets left for Avalanche Tour

Ski show season is upon us, with Manchester last weekend and London opening yesterday. You’ve got your kit sorted, how about some pre-season avalanche awareness training? Henry’s Avalanche Talk UK…

20 Oct 2013

Ski racer injured in Tignes lift accident

Ski racer injured in Tignes lift accident

French downhill skier Brice Roger was among six people injured when a ski lift derailed in Tignes yesterday. State investigators were assessing the scene of the accident this morning, Sunday 20 October,…

14 Oct 2013

Skiers queue for first lift at A-Basin

Skiers queue for first lift at A-Basin

Arapahoe Basin has again been the first ski resort to open in Colorado. A-Basin opened one the Black Mountain Express lift at 08:30 yesterday morning, opening up one intermediate run — the High Noon…

20 Sep 2013

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski Holidays has teamed up with ski school Evolution 2 to offer social skiing for its customers in France. In February British tour operators withdrew ski hosting or guiding from their programmes…

5 Aug 2013

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Going skiing on the Eurostar this winter? Well get ready to book — tickets will go on sale at 6.30am tomorrow morning, Tuesday 6 August. For the second year running, Eurostar will run a Swiss ski train…

25 Jun 2013

Skiers flock to summer glacier

Skiers flock to summer glacier

The summer season has begun in Les Deux Alpes, France, where the glacier opened last Saturday, 22 June. More than 3,000 skiers and snowboarders headed to the French ski resort to enjoy “excellent”…

7 Jun 2013

Excellent summer skiing in Europe

Excellent summer skiing in Europe

What a weird summer we are having. The flooding of last weekend in Austria, Germany and Switzerland has calmed, but the snow on the mountains across Europe has stayed and resorts are gearing up for their…

18 Apr 2013

Avalanche blocks road from Val d’Isère

Avalanche blocks road from Val d’Isère

Rising temperatures and sunshine on top of high levels of snow have led to high number of avalanches in the Alps this week. At 7:45pm on Tuesday evening, a snow slide blocked the road out of Tignes and…

7 Mar 2013

Two skiers killed in Tignes avalanche

Two skiers killed in Tignes avalanche

Two skiers have been killed in an avalanche near Tignes in the French Alps. The pair, a guide and his client, were skiing off-piste in the wooded area of Bois de la Laye when the avalanche was set off…

7 Jan 2013

Video yourself across the Alps this season

Video yourself across the Alps this season

Were you hoping to get a GoPro for Christmas? If Santa hasn’t delivered, fear not — ski resorts around the Alps have installed video systems in their half pipes and freestyle parks, with automatic…

10 Nov 2012

More ski resorts open thanks to early snow

More ski resorts open thanks to early snow

Snow has been falling this week and more is forecast across the Alps this weekend, with Obergurgl in Austria joining the ever-growing list of ski resorts opening early. Conditions are so good in Obergurgl…

28 Oct 2012

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Winter has arrived in ski resorts across Europe and North America. While we were digging out our winter coats in the UK this weekend, snow started to fall across the Alps. It’s dumping in Verbier, Tignes,…

24 Oct 2012

Start your ski holiday with €150 bar credit

Start your ski holiday with €150 bar credit

We all know how expensive a ski or snowboard holiday can be; and drinks in resort can add untold extras on top of your bill. Where to Ski and Snowboard editors Dave Watts and Chris Gill introduced the…

15 Oct 2012

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Monday morning has brought snow across France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland — with particularly heavy dumps on the

28 Sep 2012

Australia extends ski season

Australia extends ski season

As Tignes prepares to open to skiers this weekend, ski resorts in Australia have extended their season and are hailing it as one of the best ever. Thredbo and Perisher in New South Wales and Mt Buller…

20 Sep 2012

It’s snowing in the Alps

It’s snowing in the Alps

The Alps have been hit by more snow for the third week running — in time for more glaciers to open this weekend.  Austria and Switzerland both reported fresh snowfall last night, with temperatures…

17 Jun 2011

Winter X Games dates announced

Winter X Games dates announced

The European version of the popular Winter X Games will return to Tignes in 2012. The games will take place in the French resort from 14 to 16 March, for its third time. More than 125 of the best athletes…

27 May 2011

Four new from Ski Collection

Four new from Ski Collection

French self-catering specialist Ski Collection has announced new residences for its winter 2011/12 programme. The company is adding four new options in four big French resorts; all are 4-star smart…

7 May 2011

Free activities in Tignes

Free activities in Tignes

With resorts looking for more ways to attract visitors in summer as well as winter, Tignes is giving access to many of its activities for free this year, as well as the opportunity to combine them with…

16 Feb 2011

Short break chalets in Espace Killy

Short break chalets in Espace Killy

A small independent tour operator is promoting short-stay breaks to the Espace Killy resorts, tailor-made to maximize precious slope time. Hundred Hills operates just three chalets, two in Val d’Isére…

3 Feb 2011

Jones takes silver at Aspen

Jones takes silver at Aspen

The Aspen edition of the Winter X Cross games has taken place during the past week or so, with good news for British slopestyle rider Jenny Jones. Jones won silver in the slopestyle contest at the 15th…

19 Sep 2010

Gondola upgrades Tignes connection

Gondola upgrades Tignes connection

Tignes plans to open a new gondola in time for the coming season, replacing a 24-year-old double chairlift out of Les Boisses. The satellite village of Tignes-les-Boisses was in need of a modern replacement…

2 Aug 2010

Winter X returns to Tignes

Winter X returns to Tignes

The Winter X Games is to return to Tignes in 2011, after a successful debut in Europe last season. Over 66,000 fans turned out to watch the freestyle competitions and to join in the festival fun in the…

5 Jul 2010

Snowpod open in Tignes

Snowpod open in Tignes

As the Tignes glacier gets going on its summer season, Snowpod has opened its funky apartment accommodation for summer visitors. Snowpod offers good-value self-catering ‘pods’ from £25 per…

17 Jun 2010

Summer skiing kicks off in France

Summer skiing kicks off in France

The French summer ski season has started this week. Les Deux Alpes was the first French resort to open its glacier for snowsports – and with fresh snowfall. Cover is very good at present, with 80cm…

12 Apr 2010

Try Tignes until May

Try Tignes until May

Tignes in France boasts one of the longest seasons in the Alps, keeping its lifts turning until the first week in May and then reopening for summer sports a few weeks later. To take advantage of the last…

19 Mar 2010

Dual slalom fun in Tignes

Dual slalom fun in Tignes

If you and your chums are in Tignes over the Easter holidays and fancy taking part in a friendly competition, the Ski Club of Great Britain is running a new event open to all: the Dual Slalom. The Dual…

12 Mar 2010

Jones takes X-Games gold

Jones takes X-Games gold

Britain’s Jenny Jones has won the Slopestyle event at the Winter X-Games in Tignes. Jones finished with a score of 92.33 in Friday’s final, having been a strong contender for the title right through…

1 Mar 2010

Tignes readies for X-Games

Tignes readies for X-Games

The first Winter X-Games series to hit Europe starts on 10 March, in Tignes. ESPN’s Winter X-Games brings together the world’s best freestyle riders in skiing and boarding. The US is its regular venue,…

5 Jan 2010

Adults only with Mark Warner

Adults only with Mark Warner

The Mark Warner adult only weeks are for skiers and boarders who want something a bit different from their winter holiday – a fun packed week, including lots of social entertainment. It gives single…

31 Dec 2008

Tignes gears up for airwaves event

Some of the best freestyle riders worldwide will be in Tignes next week (4-9 January) for five action-packed days of competition in the parks and pipes.The Tignes Airwaves is back for a fifth year and…

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