What's New in the Espace Killy for Winter 2012-2013
All the latest news from Tignes and Val d'isere
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 1st November 2012
Last weekend’s snow in the Alps has really focused attentions towards the upcoming winter season so we thought we’d update you on all the latest goings-on in the Espace Killy. The powers that be have been pretty busy in Tignes and Val d’Isere over the summer and both resorts are set to launch several new and improved facilities to help make the winter season of 2012-2013 the best yet!
Tignes Open For the Winter Season
Grand Motte glacier opened on 29th September
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 28th September 2012
When it comes to winter in the Alps, Tignes really leads the way. Most Alpine resorts have barely finished packing away their mountain bikes and hiking boots for the summer, but over in Tignes they have already opened the lifts for the winter season 2012/2013.
X Games Joins The World Snowboard Tour
Tignes extreme sports event to be officially recognised by the WST
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 24th September 2012
The X Games held annually in both Tignes and Aspen are considered by many to be the most prestigious events of the action sports calendar.
Obligatory Breathalyser Kits for All Drivers in France
New law comes into force in November
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 13th September 2012
If you drive in France this winter without two breathalyser kits in your vehicle you will be fined on the spot. The new rule came into force earlier this summer and there has been a grace period for foreign drivers but this runs out on the 1st of November. French police will be operating random checks on drivers via the Channel Tunnel and on ferries.
Party Your Way Into The New Year With DJ Martin Solveig
Infamous DJ to play set at Tignes Open Air Nightclub
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 4th September 2012
The summer may have just ended but Tignes is already gearing up for the winter season. Details of the infamous New Years Eve party have just been released and this year's celebrations look set to be even more special as we welcome world renowned DJ Martin Solveig to Tignes.
The Brits moves to Tignes for 2013
The Brits 23rd - 30th March 2013, Tignes
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 25th July 2012
The Brits has announced a fond farewell to their stomping ground of 8 years and have announced a move to Tignes for 2013.
Laax in Switzerland has long been a favourite spot for this annual British snowboard competition but 'time has come for a change of scenery' so organisers have arranged for the 2013 event to take place in the ever-evolving freestyle capital that is Tignes.
Skier at fault for Tignes skilift derailing
Improper use of skilift injured 12 skiers
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 6th July 2012
The teleski du Rosolin drag lift is now back in action, a week after the skilift derailed and injured twelve skiers in Tignes. Following an official investigation it has been concluded that a misbehaving skier was at fault.
French meteorologist predicts a mixed summer & early cold winter
Yan Giezendanner places his bets on the outlook for this summer
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 3rd July 2012
Yan Giezendanner, renown meteorologist amongst mountaineers, has announced a long term weather forecast indicating a mixed summer in the Alps and an early arrival of snow.
Tignes ski lift cable derails injuring skiers
12 skiers suffer minor injuries after cable comes loose
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 28th June 2012
Twelve skiers in Tignes suffered minor injuries when a ski lift cable derailed for unknown reasons yesterday.
The incident happened at 9.15am when the cable of a button lift (on the teleski du Rosolin) slipped out of the pulley mechanism and fell to the ground.
Of the skiers on the lift at the time, twelve were said to have been hit by the cable but only two skiers needed to be evacuated off the slopes by the ski patrol. The cable hit the skiers bruising their neck, shoulders and arms, however most skiers were able to ski away from the scene of the incident.
France to reposition as leader in world ski market
France Montagnes set target for more skiers in Tignes
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 27th June 2012
The France Montagnes association, a group of French mountain professional organistaions, have decided on an objective of world leader in the ski market during their second general assembly.
The association which was founded in 2010 is made up of three professional organisations (Ecole de Ski Francais, Domaine Skiables de France and the Association Nationale des Maires des Stations de Montagne), with a main function to promote the French mountain resorts to various markets via different means of communications, media relations and events.