Thursday, April 7, 2011

Skiing Tignes

After a great week last year we returned to Tignes again stopping with Snowstar in Chalet Chardon once again.  In Tignes Le Lac the chalet combines a good food with an amazing view from the window and a lift and run on the doorstep.

Looking out of the window

This year we went with some trepidation having heard rumours of poor conditions.  The drive up the Isere valley the rumours proved founded but Tignes came up trumps and despite some slushy conditions below the resort there were only one or two runs closed. 

Not bad for a poor year

The weather proved a little tempramental but it didn't stop us getting out.

The Espace Killy resport provides a hugh area to ski with everything from high exposed glaciers to tree lined skinnies, and there is usually something to go at whatever your ability and whatever the weather.  With Ruth taking it easier this year we tended to stick to blues and easy reds although what she made of Ali taking her down the Black back into the resort I can't put into print.

The European Winter X Games were in town and with several of the Journo's stopping in our chalet it seemed rude not to go and have a look.  The nighttime mens ski halfpipe finals certainly realigned my thoughts on what is possible.

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