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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

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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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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