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Snow is never on strike, Tignes

 Posted by , November 23, 2007 at 17:10:34 :: France

The ski season is starting and maybe some of you will head up to Tignes, France, where "Snow is never on strike" (as they say on their Website).

Tignes is a commune of the Savoie département, in France. But it is also a world famous ski resort, served by the large well linked ski area called L'Espace Killy.

Lac de Tignes et le village de Val Claret, Tignes, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

Tignes comprises 5 Villages: Val Claret, Tignes le Lac, Le Lavachet, Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes-les-Brévières. The first three are close together at 2100m and Les Boisses and Les Brevieres are further down the valley, above and below the dam repectively. Les Brévières is an old village whereas all the others were created as part of the Dam construction or development of the ski resort. All villages are part of the ski resort known as Tignes.

Tignes offers over 300km (190 miles) of pistes, 150 shops, 115 bars, 7 ski schools, 1500 staff & extensive off-piste. It has become one of Europe's premier resorts.

Due to its altitude Tignes has a very reliable snow record which, after recent seasons of reduced snowfall, has encouraged people to choose higher mountain resorts. According to 'The good Ski & Snowboarding Guide 2005', Tignes/Val d'Isere is one of only two ski areas in France listed as 'Snow-sure resorts'.

Télésiège à Tignes, glacier de la grande motte, Savoie, France

Tignes boasts a fast & efficient lift system of 97 lifts including 2 high speed underground trains (funicular railways) one of which transports you from Tignes Val Claret to the 'Panoramic Restaurant' on the Grand Motte Glacier. All standards are catered for with '5 free lifts for beginners'

L'Espace Killy is known for its incredible off-piste with good lift access. Also there is a half pipe, boardercross course, some great freeriding & the 1992 Olympics downhill course should you be feeling up for it.

Before skiing, come and visit Tignes and Savoie now, on Landolia!
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