Tignes X Games 2013: Event Preview
Who to look out for in this year’s event
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 19th March 2013
The X Games in Tignes are without a doubt the highlight of the winter season here in L’Espace Killy and with just one day to go until the event kicks off, the town is buzzing and jumping with anticipation.
A Season of British Success on the Snow
A Winter of Winning Against the Odds
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 13th March 2013
The winter of 2013 is not yet over but it is already set to go down in British snowsports history. The season of 2012/2013 has seen unprecedented successes for GB athletes in a variety of snowsports disciplines and their achievements are well worth shouting about - particularly when you consider the lack of natural resources, facilities and limited funding available in the UK.
Two Skiers Die in Avalanche in Tignes
Ski guide/instructor and client killed skiing off piste
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 6th March 2013
Two skiers were killed in an avalanche today in Tignes. The pair - a mountain professional and his client - were skiing off piste when the avalanche occurred at 11:30 this morning.
French Transport Minister Investigates Chairlift Security
Succession of chairlift accidents calls for action
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 28th February 2013
Following a succession of accidents involving chairlifts in ski resorts the French transport minister has called for a meeting to investigate chairlift security and preventative measures.
Latest Pollution Alert for the Rhone Alpes
Tignes valley effected by high levels of pollution
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 27th February 2013
The latest episode of high pollution, which started on the 23rd of February, is set to persist putting the Rhone Alpes on an official pollution alert.
Shaun White out of Tignes X Games
Legendary Snowboarder Will Not Defend Title in Tignes Next Month
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 21st February 2013
Snowboarder Shaun White has confirmed that he will not compete at this year's X Games in Tignes. The 23 time X Games medallist has decided not to defend his title at next month's event as he believes that the international travel involved will interfere with his training commitments.
UK Ski Hosting Banned in France
French Court Rules Against Ski Hosting Service in the Alps
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 19th February 2013
A court in France has banned the ski hosting service that many UK tour operators offer to guests on holiday in the French Alps. The ruling follows a legal case brought by the French authorities against Le Ski - a small UK tour operator offering the ski hosting service to their clients in The 3 Valleys.
Guerlain Chicherit Car Backflip in Tignes
World's First in l'Espace Killy
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 18th February 2013
Tignes was the location for a world first this weekend when Guerlain Chicherit did an incredible backflip in his Mini.
Snowmobile Freestyle Exhibition Cancelled for Tignes X Games 2013
Organisers cancel demonstration event following tragedy in Aspen
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 13th February 2013
ESPN have cancelled the snowmobile freestyle exhibition from the line-up of events at this year's X Games in Tignes.
New Facebook competition for February
Win yourself something on our Facebook page
Ellie Mahoney | Tignes Editor | published: 1st February 2013
This month we've teamed up with Chamonix based Boax Clothing to give you the chance to win one of their colourful beanies.