Val d'Isere Video Report : Thu 25th Feb 2010
Be Safe in the New Powder
Its been snowing on and off all week so the ARVA training centre in Le Lac is more in use now than ever as people prepare for great powder days. Another of Tignes' free and essential offerings.
The temperatures have risen so spring is definately in the air and the1st European Winter X Games is just around the corner. Just 13 days to go and its all hads to the pumps in Val Claret. Watch this space for our special reports from the thick of the action.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Thu 18th Feb 2010
A quiet spot during the holiday mayhem
This week I've tried to find a spot away from all the ski schools and holiday mayhem that has hit the slopes. Its actually not been too bad and the lift cues, normally the bain of my life during holiday time, have not been as tiresome as I expected.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 12th Feb 2010
Eye of the needle
After a few days when we thought we might be heading for springtime the temperatures have plumeted back down to the very chilly -10 to -20 zone. Lift stations are warning of extreme cold temperatures at altitude and they're not wrong!
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 5th Feb 2010
Clear skies and warm temperatures make a welcome return
We've had some really mixed weather from high winds, -29 degree temperatures and snow to beautiful sunshine and +1 spring temperatures. Not surprisingly this hasn't stopped us skiing as its meant the snow conditions almost everywhere are amazing.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 29th Jan 2010
Fun in the flat light
Last week the weather was pretty kind and and the second half of next week is looking to be pretty good too. But...at the moment is doesn't seem to be able to make up it mind.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Thu 21st Jan 2010
Sunshine in the Espace Killy
After the storm of last week's report this week looks much more appetising. We've had lots of sun and some amazing snow with more of the same on the way.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 15th Jan 2010
Polo, Park and off-piste heaven
The weather over the last week seems to have thrown everything at us, sunshine, wind, snow and sub zero temperatures. Next week looks set to do the same as we're predicted sun for 2 days then snow after that.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Mon 11th Jan 2010
25 000 people for New Year in Tignes
Tignes is calming down after the biggest New Years party we have ever seen in the resort. 25 000 people turned out to see Laurent Wolf welcome in 2010 and the party and fireworks will be hard to beat.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 1st Jan 2010
New snow New Year!!
Yep, its been snowing. Pretty much non stop for the last week and making piste conditions great apart from the flat light. Next week should be better with more sunshine but colder temperatures.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Thu 24th Dec 2009
White Christmas in the Espace Killy
One Christmas snow report complete with Santa hat.We've certainly not missed out on all the snow thats been falling over Europe this week.The piste conditions are excellent although the off piste is looking dodgy to say the least.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 18th Dec 2009
From La Fornet
Last weekend saw the 54th Criterium de la Premiere Neige, part of theAlpine World Cup, come to Val D'isere. This report gives you theresults so far and some images of the races and the set up for thisweekend's Womens events.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Thu 10th Dec 2009
We Love Palafour
Its been a busy week with loads of students, holiday makers and training groups around. The conditions on the piste are fab and with more snow forecast it looks good for next week too.The apres ski in resort this week has also been blinding as the Varsity student trip has broght with it some amazing acts.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Thu 3rd Dec 2009
A view from Le Lac
Coming from the Front de Nige in Tignes Le Lac, the centre of the resort this report should give you a great idea of how the resort is looking at the moment. Its still pretty quiet but the snow is great and only going to improve.
Tignes Video Report: 26th October 2009
Rock on Snowboard Tour 2010
The winter season had it's first public on-snow event this weekend.
Tignes Video Report: 22nd October 2009
Metro Ski and Snowboard Show 2009
London's Metro Ski and Snowboard Show marks the start of the winter season and this year's extravaganza is no exception. You'll see the familiar faces of winters past and can make the most of the experts on hand to advise you on anything snow-related: from which chalet to choose; kids facilities in various resorts and of course... where to get the best snow!
Tignes Video Report: 15th October 2009
Between summer and winter 2009
Temperatures have been dropping sharply over the last few weeks and we are now getting close to a winter climate here in the Alps.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 28th Aug 2009
End of the season getting close
It's been a short but sweet summer in the Espace Killy and is almost over, so the official dates say, although there's still plenty to do. We're looking forward to a rejuvernated Grande Motte glacier in Tignes opening again in just a few weeks on 26th September so we'll see you all again then.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 21st Aug 2009
Horse riding & Fireworks
Its 20th of August already and still there's so much to do! This report comes from the Horse Riding centre in Tignes where there is something for every age and every ability.If you're not a horse lover you'll still appreciate the amazing views and the awesome shots of Fireworks from the Fete du Lac Celebration.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Thu 13th Aug 2009
Tignes' Annual Fete de Vin de France
Its that time of year again where our week is taken up with wine tasting in the sunshine. The Festival of French wines is one of my favouite events on the Tignes calendar.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 7th Aug 2009
What to do on a rainy day
OK, so it's not actually raining yet but the forecast looked a little unwelcoming so here is one idea of how to keep busy: Le Lagon fitness and wellness sports centre in Tignes Le Lac.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Thu 30th Jul 2009
Night at a Refuge
In an attempt to stay away from the pub and make the most of this week's fabulous weather, I and a few friends walked for a couple of hours in the other direction to spend the night at the Refuge de la Martin.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Fri 24th Jul 2009
Hikes and Walks of the Espace Killy
This report comes from one of the most picturesque parts of Tignes, the waterfall at the Bois de la Laye. With as much footage from my rambles around these mountains as I could squeeze in, I've aimed to describe just how incredible and beautiful hiking in this part of the world can be.
Tignes Video Report : Sun 19th Jul 2009
Freeride MTB Tour - Stage 2, Tignes
This is stage two of the five stages that takes the riders in this Freeride MTB (Mountain Bike) Tour all over the Rhone-Alpes and Pyrénes.
Val d'Isere Video Report : Thu 16th Jul 2009
La Daille Via Ferrata
You might not have noticed before but straight up from La Daille, in Val D'Isere, leads a Via Ferrata route. With it's saftey cable and many, solid, metal hand and foot holds this is a great way to explre the mountains and feel like a real rock climber.