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Tignes and The Espace Killy 2016/17 (Useful links in Post 1).

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@chocksaway, or, a stunning place in a quiet part of Val.
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Any news on the datcha lift upgrade?
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@Dr John, Horses for courses, but I would hate the centre of Val.


Really? Shocked

Why?
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Val and Tignes are 2 different resorts that serve different demographics and I know where I prefer/fit in. Neither is better or worse just different...........after all its the same snow on and off piste and the same lifts which is why we are all really there Very Happy
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@chocksaway, out of interest, what is your idea of the demographic of Val d'Isere?
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@Dr John, Difficult to define but richer higher end clientele, more public school orientated, more English, (potentially more UK south than north), often demonstrative and overtly 'loadsamoney' as Mr Enfield would say. As ever, these are generalisations with many exceptions. Again nothing wrong with it - just different.

But accommodation is much more expensive, most bars and restaurants also more expensive without the equivalent rise in quality. Chatting to one chalet company owner it is getting more difficult to flog holidays in Val because of the reputation, but not as bad as Courcheval 1850ski!!
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@chocksaway,

Is that last place you mention anywhere near CourchevEl? Toofy Grin
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@Bergmeister, mea culpa, I did have a flashback during the intermission at the theatre last night, funny how the brain reminds you.....too many vals and vels
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Glad I went to a comprehensive in Romford wink
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Those apartments look lush and the location is great, BUT the prices quoted are ridiculous.

On the Val v Tignes point - the main draw for both is the combined / shared ski area, the lift infrastructure, the quality of the snow, the history etc ... We always tend to end up in Val as we prefer the overall vibe, how the village is laid out etc (plus we always seem to stay with Le Ski who only have a presence in Val) - having said that what @chocksaway refers to when he talks about demographics is spot on. And I also get the impression that some people just end up in Val just to say they've been to Vall (darling).

Having said that I would hate to stay in 1850 - always stay in St Martin or La Tania when in the 3Vs.
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Chase Cross?
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@chocksaway, yep, the old cliches. Not denying a certain truth in that, but the ra-ra crowd are easy to avoid if you don't go to Dicks Tea Bar and the hideous Folie Douch(bag). Main thing for me is it gives a choice of all sorts of venues from dive bars to michelin starred restaurants and all points in between. I don't think the price point is very different, apart from the high end places. Everything is within easy stroll in a proper village setting and not something reminiscent of an inner city council housing experiment. I'm a social animal so good evening life in a pleasant setting is important to me, appreciate it's not everyones priority.

As you say, horses for courses.
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Zermattandchips wrote:
@bar shaker,

Chase Cross?


Royal Liberty.

Dr John I totally agree. The food and nightlife choice is superb. Bars range from the Morris Pub to Baraque, restaurants from Sur La Montagne to L'Atellier d'Edmond. I love the place, love the nightlife and love the vibe. The skiing in EK is IMO the best in Europe.
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Les Brevieres in the THE place to be Very Happy
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@Philip1972, Isn't it nicknamed pound land?
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@chrisrawles, lol, nooooooo.

Its the prettiest place in Tignes/val by far, and small too which and old fart like me likes, as its not full of crazy teenagers going mental!

A proper little village, like Val D used to be.
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@Philip1972, and directly underneath a massive dam....
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@Dr John, I like to live by the seat of my pants!

I had surveys etc done when I bought my place. The report said that the risk to flooding was not due to failure of the dam, but the mountain up near La Daille falling into the dam.

The wave (according to the report) would be twice as high as the dam itself, Brev of course would be gone, water would be waist deep in Grenoble and knee deep in Lyon Shocked

La Daille would be gone as well, as well as half of Val due to splash back!
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@Philip1972, haha, good man. Interesting about the risk, did the put a figure on it?
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@Dr John, I cant remember. I will have to dig out all the paperwork and have a look.
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@Philip1972,
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The wave (according to the report) would be twice as high as the dam itself, Brev of course would be gone, water would be waist deep in Grenoble and knee deep in Lyon

A few hundred kilometres of water skiing then?
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Somewhat overstated there.....
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Mind you I would not want to be in the way..........
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Philip1972 wrote:


La Daille would be gone as well, as well as half of Val due to splash back!


I'm on the 9th floor, will I be ok? Laughing
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morris pub horrible place full of unwashed sweaty lumps , dicks full of bellends ditto follie all should be firebombed
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Lots of factors can make or break a holiday....but for me the winner is Tignes hands down in terms of access to/egress from the slopes wink (eg can count on one hand how many times I've found Santons piste open on about 15 or 20 visits...)

Still love skiing the whole Espace Killy though....
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Lots of factors can make or break a holiday....but for me the winner is Tignes hands down in terms of access to/egress from the slopes wink (eg can count on one hand how many times I've found Santons piste open on about 15 or 20 visits...)

Still love skiing the whole Espace Killy though....
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@mountainaddict, Santons closed is rarely a problem, just ahead down OK for the apres in Roses.
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morris pub horrible place full of unwashed sweaty lumps , dicks full of bellends ditto follie all should be firebombed
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"Ski resort had bars/clubs that weren't for me" shocker.

If you don't like the Morris or the Folie, you can go to Cocorico, Saloon Bar, Rosee Blanche, XV, Baraque, Banana, Underground, Face Cafe, Petit Danois, Coin des Amis and plenty of others that I forget. Having a free bus that runs until 3am, means you can go to any or all of these and never have more than 150m walk. If you don't like apres, or just don't really like bars at all, then there is little point going to Val and you may as well stay in Brev.

Not that Tignes has any bars full of unwashed sweaty lumps or bell ends, of course. rolling eyes

I personally think that VC has the monopoly on bars and clubs that I wouldn't want to visit but I wouldn't want to firebomb them. Each to their own.

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I spend the winter in La Daille. I can ski down Stade or OK and unclip at my apartment block entrance. The gondola is 50m, the Funi is 100m. I think La Daille wins hands down wink
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vipul wrote:
morris pub horrible place full of unwashed sweaty lumps , dicks full of bellends ditto follie all should be firebombed
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I stay at the Moris (I spelt it correctly, unlike you), I love the bands in the pub below, and I'm not an 'unwashed sweaty lump'. I'm really not sure where that sweeping generalisation came from.

The Folie is easily avoidable, I'd hardly say it and Dicks should be 'firebombed'. TBH you sound like a massive bellend yourself, maybe you should find another resort.
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@bar shaker, And La D will be much better in 2 seasons time with a shiny new 10 man gondola (but I bet you don't get a VIP cabin, heated seats and tinted windows!!)
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