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European Flight Strike Threat

Strikes threaten major travel disruptions on October 10th
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 4th October 2013

Flights throughout Europe could face major disruptions on Thursday October 10th as air controllers in France, Germany, Spain and Portugal plan strike action.
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X Games Tignes Cancelled for 2014

ESPN Scales Back on X-Games Axing Events in Europe & Brazil
James Fisher | Tignes Video Reporter | published: 4th October 2013
Winter X Games Tignes 2013

The 2014 X-Games in Tignes will not happen as ESPN announced yesterday that they are scaling back the X-Games franchise and concentrating on events in the USA.
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France Number One Ski Destination in the World

A huge 57.9 million ski days in France last season
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 20th September 2013
France Number One Ski Destination in the World

The winter 2012/13 ski season saw France increase the number of skier days by 5% bringing the total number to 57.9 million, one million more than the USA, making France the most popular ski destination in the world for two years in a row.
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Lucky Escape for Driver in Tignes Dam

Young driver escapes car before plunging into lake
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 17th September 2013
Lucky Escape for Driver in Tignes Dam

At 6:30 on Monday morning a young driver on her way to Val d'Isere lost control of her car and plunged into the Chevril lake, fortunately escaping with her life.
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National Rail Strike in France

Details on Tuesdays train strike
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 9th September 2013
Tignes Strike Action

Tomorrow Tuesday 10th of September, due to a national social movement in the public service, transport services will be disrupted across France.
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Silver Surfers on the Increase!

Larger numbers of over 50's are taking up snowboarding
Ellie Mahoney | Tignes Editor | published: 3rd September 2013
an old snowboarder with a beard & glasses

Whilst some people in the industry have been saying that snowboarding is on the decline, the Chill Factore in Manchester has reported seeing a 350% increase in over 50's taking up snowboarding in the first half of this year.
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Tignes Mayor: Guerlain Chicherit in Pole Position

Quadruple freeride world champion & racing driver scores most votes
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 27th August 2013
Guerlain Chicherit in driving seat

Following the resignation of the mayor of Tignes, Tignards have been through a first round of voting and will need a second round to validate the votes.
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James 'Woodsy' Woods takes Silver in the Ski Slopestyle World Cup

The young British team are off to a great start this season
Ellie Mahoney | Tignes Editor | published: 25th August 2013
an image of james woodsy woods with union jack shaved into head

Young British freestyle skier James 'Woodsy' Woods was looking set to win the Freestyle World Cup Finals yesterday in New Zealand, with a score of 92, but was sadly beaten to the Gold by an impressive run from Nicolas Goepper whose second run clocked him the winning score of 94.
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Homemade Label Required for Tignes Restaurants

Good intentions for 'fait maison' law, difficult to implement
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 16th August 2013
Homemade Label for Restaurants

A new law in France requires restaurants to specify on the menu what is 'homemade', when the dish is produced from raw ingredients on site.
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Orange Weather Alerts announced in 14 Departments

The next 24 hours are set to be pretty stormy
Ellie Mahoney | Tignes Editor | published: 7th August 2013
a picture of lightning striking at night

You might have noticed it's been raining a bit in Tignes today?!?
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