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What's New in Tignes & Val d'Isere this Winter

New lifts, Villages & Sports Centres & All the Events This Winter in Espace Killy
James Fisher | Tignes Video Reporter | published: 2nd November 2013

The new winter is almost upon us here in the Espace Killy and the anticipation of what's in store is building. Tignes and Val d'Isere will officially open on November 30th and the lifts will keep running across the Espace Killy until May 11th.
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Six Injured When Drag Lift Derails in Tignes

Second Accident on the Grande Motte as Drag Tow Cable Comes Free
James Fisher | Tignes Video Reporter | published: 21st October 2013
Webcam image of Grande Motte

Six people were injured on Saturday morning when the Rosolin lift derailed on the Grande Motte Glacier in Tignes.
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First Avalanche of the Winter in Tignes

No one hurt by Avalanche on the Grande Motte
James Fisher | Tignes Video Reporter | published: 15th October 2013
Téléphérique de la Grande Motte

The first avalanche of the winter in Tignes swept over the Grand Motte on Sunday after four skiers ventured into the off-piste and triggered a slide.
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New Standards for Ski Run Lengths

No more taking the piste with exaggerated lengths
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 15th October 2013
New Standards for Ski Run Length

The FIANET (International Federation of Lift Operators) have called for a new standard for measuring the length of ski runs in resort, following the damning report from a German cartographer who claimed a number of ski resorts have exaggerated their total cumulated length of pistes.
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European Flight Strike Threat

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

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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