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New Flight Route Cambridge to Geneva Announced

Darwin & Inghams to fly Cambridge to Geneva
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 21st May 2013

Cambridge Airport has announced the launch of a number of European routes, including Cambridge to Geneva, in time for the 2013/2014 ski season.
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Missing Woman in Tignes

Police find body at foot of Tignes dam
Robin Deering | Tignes Editor | published: 29th April 2013
an image of the tignes dam

A 42 year old woman has been found after being reported missing since Saturday morning in Tignes, she was found dead at the foot of the Tignes dam.
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The Ski Season of 2012/2013 is Over - Now What?

Learn a Language , Go Outside and Get Ready for Summer
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 25th April 2013
an image of people hanging out near climbing wall

If last weekend’s unexpected dump of snow is anything to go by, winter may well still pay another visit to us here in the Alps but to all intents and purposes we can consider the ski season of 2012/2013 is pretty much over. Deep breath. Sleep for a week…. then what?
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Tignes and Val d'Isere Cut Off By Avalanche

Road Closed For Several Hours
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 17th April 2013
an image of an avalanche across the road

Access to both Tignes and Val d'Isere was blocked yesterday evening following an avalanche in the area. Whilst there were no casualties involved, the slide came right across the main road, preventing access to both resorts for several hours.
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Summer Skiing on the Glacier

Opening Dates for Grand Motte Glacier
Sophie Nicholson | Tignes Editor | published: 15th April 2013
An image of skiers in the summer on the glacier at Tignes Espace Killy

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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