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Summer Skiing on the Glacier

Opening Dates for Grand Motte Glacier
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 15th April 2013

The Grand Motte Glacier in Tignes is set to open for summer skiing this year between the 6th of July and the 4th of August.
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Suicide in L'Espace Killy

Local man jumps off dam in Tignes
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 8th April 2013
an image of the tignes dam

On Saturday evening a local man lost his life in an apparent suicide in Tignes. The 21 year old from Bourg St Maurice is reported to parked his car in Tignes 1800 before intentionally throwing himself from the 180m high dam at around 20:00.
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Tignes Tests Sun Canons

Flat light thing of the past with solar lighting
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 1st April 2013
Solar sky light

With the success of artificial snow in Tignes, providing better skiing conditions when snow is a bit scarce - the resort of Tignes are testing solar canons to improve skiing conditions when sunlight is bit scarce, effectively eliminating flat light.
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Smartphone Avalanche Apps on Market

iPhone app released and Android app in testing
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 26th March 2013
avalanche apps for smartphones on market

An app for iPhones has been released to help with avalanche rescue whilst a similar Android app is currently being tested in Courchevel by skiers and resort staff.
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Wolf Culling as Population Rises

24 Wolves to be removed as part of Alpine Wolf plan
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 25th March 2013
An image of wolf in the snow

Faced with rising wolf population, the French national wolf group have decided to increase the number of wolves culled this year to 24, up from just 11 last year.
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Tignes X Games 2013: Event Preview

Who to look out for in this year's event
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 19th March 2013
Tignes Half-Pipe

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.
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A Season of British Success on the Snow

A Winter of Winning Against the Odds
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 13th March 2013
an image of james woodsy woods with union jack shaved into head

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.
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Two Skiers Die in Avalanche in Tignes

Ski guide/instructor and client killed skiing off piste
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 6th March 2013
an image of a map of tignes

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.
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French Transport Minister Investigates Chairlift Security

Succession of chairlift accidents calls for action
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 28th February 2013
a photo of auris ski area with chairlift alpe dhuez

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.
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Latest Pollution Alert for the Rhone Alpes

Tignes valley effected by high levels of pollution
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 27th February 2013
Rhone Alpes Pollution levels

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.
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