Blue Sky to White Out but a Big Dump on the Way
James Fisher | Tignes Video Reporter | published: 3rd March 2014
There has been a real mix of conditions over the last 24 hours in Tignes. Yesterday skiers enjoyed perfect clear skies above the clouds but this morning the clouds are thicker and there's not much to see.
The highlight of the weekend depended on your preference for freestyle or freeride skiing. For fans of big air competitions the Frostgun Invitational final took place in near perfect conditions under the flood lights at the bottom of Le Face with Jasper Tjader taking first place with a sick double cork 1660. The event was a massive success with many comentators claiming that it was the best big air contest ever. See for yourself in the video on the right.
Sunday was the next highlight. Although from town it looked cloudy the clouds were thin and above them the sun was shining. We got sent some pictures from Pro Snowboarding of the inversion which you can see above. The other photos were taken by our friends at TDC and Alpine Experience and it's clear from them that as well as clear skies there was plenty of great powder too this weekend.
This morning conditions are not so photogenic in Tignes. The clouds are back and it's a white out up on the open slopes. Although there was five centimetres of snow last night the really good news is there is lots more on the forecast with a big dump predicted tonight.
Tignes Snow Report: 17th February 2014
A Perfect Day in Tignes
James Fisher | Tignes Video Reporter | published: 17th February 2014
Thanks to Andreas Bjorklund from Alpine Experience for these photos from what looks like one of the best days of the season. more »
Tignes Snow Report: 13th February 2014
Some of the best days of the season this week and lots of snow to come
James Fisher | Tignes Video Reporter | published: 13th February 2014
Tuesday and Wednesday have been some of the best days of the 2014 winter here in Tignes & Val d'Isere. more »
Tignes Snow Report: 7th February 2014
A Perfect Day in Tignes & Val d'Isere Followed by More Snow
James Fisher | Tignes Video Reporter | published: 7th February 2014
One day in heaven...
Justine Mulliez | Tignes Reporter | published: 12th April 2013
I’m sure this is used in a bunch of places, but in the US we hear pretty early on in our lives “April showers bring May flowers” as a means to explain the insane weather patterns every single region is victim of. Here, in the majestic place that is the Espace Killy, it is a huge, full-hearted, understatement. more »