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Tignes and The Espace Killy 2019/20 (Useful Links Page 1)

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The leaves are yellowing, the jam and chutney has been made, I've just booked the Altibus and Strictly starts on Saturday so the next season can't be far away so here goes with this years thread.
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Useful Links:

Here's a collection of useful links to help with your visit - they have been checked but some are still sleeping wink

Tignes Main Site (official):
http://www.tignes.net/en
Ski passes:
http://www.skipass-tignes.com/en
Bus Transfers
Daily from Geneva, Sat-Sun from Chambery and Fri-Sun from Lyon:
http://www.altibus.com/
Weekends from Geneva and Grenoble, Fri-Sun from Lyon:
http://www.bensbus.co.uk/
Private Transfers (Operator based in Tignes):
http://www.mountainrides.co.uk/
https://alpinesherpa.com/
Ski Instruction (British Staff):
http://www.ski-instruction-tignes.co.uk/default.aspx
https://ultimatesnowsports.com/ski/tignes-skiing-lessons/
https://www.skinewgen.com/ski-schools/tignes/ (multinational but fluent English speaking staff)
http://www.tdcski.com/tignes/
Off Piste Adventure and training (British staff)
http://www.tignesoffpiste.com/
Weather:
http://www.meteofrance.com/previsions-meteo-montagne/tignes/73320
Route Info (Savoie Only):
http://savoie-route.fr/
Avalanche Reports (Meteo France):
http://www.meteofrance.com/previsions-meteo-montagne/bulletin-avalanches/savoie/avdept73
Live Lift Status:
http://www.skiplan.com/bulletin/bulletin.php?station=tignes&region=alpes&pays=france&lang=fr
http://www.skiplan.com/bulletin/bulletin.php?station=val-d-isere&region=alpes&pays=france&lang=fr
Bus Timetable from Bourg:
http://altibus.com/documents/gares/9/navettes.pdf
Val-Tignes (for repatriation of lost souls that missed the last lift or for a spot of (even more) expensive shopping!):
https://www.tignes.net/sejour/deplacement/la-navette-tignes-val-disere
Independent Chalet for the UK Market (vetted by me!):
https://www.chalettournavel.com/
Ski Rental and new boots:
https://guyclarey.sport2000.fr/fr/
Purveyors of fine craft ales to those who have had enough eurofizz:
http://sapaudiabrewing.co/


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@chocksaway, do you have a recommendation for a boot fitter in Tignes with a reasonable offer of freeride touring boots for a noob?
People here mentioned a moody but extremely skilled JoJo who supposedly retired...
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@drporat, For touring boots I would go to Mountain Attitude on Rue de la Poste - run by the two Ludos (short French for Ludovic). Having said that they were trying to sell the business but it was still there last May.

Not sure if Jo Jo does touring boots, the rumours of his retirement have been around for years, I will no doubt find out when I arrive!
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You forgot to link to your favourite mountain brewers Wink
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@timlongs, Where can I pick up some of your products ?

I’m in the process of thinking about stocking the garage for the winter with essentials !
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Welcome back @chocksaway,

Try and tone down the boasting and gloating this season please - some of us have jobs to go to ...
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@HoneyBunny, it's always time...found myself looking in August Smile
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@timlongs, Where can I pick up some of your products ?

I’m in the process of thinking about stocking the garage for the winter with essentials !


Fire me an email: tim@sapaudiabrewing.co
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HURRAH!!

Is it time to start obsessing over the webcams yet?? Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


The Tignes glacier (https://tignes.roundshot.com/grande-motte/) is looking a bit grim on the webcam at the moment, so maybe not? And it is potentially due to open ("Depending on snow conditions") next Saturday! Still, at least the webcam shows the glacier, unlike the Val one:-
https://www.valdisere.com/en/webcam/pisaillas-glacier/
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@Kenzie,

It melted
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Hello@chocksaway, so pleased to see you getting back into harness..makes me feel the call of the mountains is starting to filter through the warm Autumn days...I can hear it....
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Kenzie wrote:
HoneyBunny wrote:
HURRAH!!

Is it time to start obsessing over the webcams yet?? Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


The Tignes glacier (https://tignes.roundshot.com/grande-motte/) is looking a bit grim on the webcam at the moment, so maybe not? And it is potentially due to open ("Depending on snow conditions") next Saturday!


Decision later as to whether they open. More ice has melted since they closed in ... the second half of July was it now? It seems so long ago. Anyway the ice under the start of the drag lift has largely gone and given it is rocks underneath it needs a lot of snow to open, probably more than will fall this week.

Maybe they'll have to get out those snowdome plans they had.
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The Tignes glacier has been destroyed this summer.

Very sad to see its collapse.

When SnowHeads first began, you could ski this 365 days a year.

First pic is Jul, 2019.

Second pic is Sep, 2019.



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The opening of the Grande Motte on Saturday has been delayed until enough snow has fallen to allow skiing to take place. The precipitation forecast for this week may be snow above 3000m, but not enough to make it safe. There is a crumb of comfort in that the Jetstream is showing signs of moving south into net week.

Can't be long until the winter season is extended into Jun and leave the summer for pedestrians.
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Can't be long until the winter season is extended into Jun and leave the summer for pedestrians.

I concur.
About time to think about the season pass. Hips being injected Thursday to provide lubrication that will hopefully last a season. A snip at £450 a hip!
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Can't be long until the winter season is extended into Jun and leave the summer for pedestrians.


I don't think that would happen. I seem to remember that Tignes stopped being a 365 day resort due to it being uneconomical to run the lifts on the glacier - lack of people buying tickets, despite there being plenty enough snow to slide around on. And Tignes has just reduced its May winter season opening to tie in with VD.
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I don't think that would happen. I seem to remember that Tignes stopped being a 365 day resort due to it being uneconomical to run the lifts on the glacier - lack of people buying tickets, despite there being plenty enough snow to slide around on. And Tignes has just reduced its May winter season opening to tie in with VD.

I think people would get use to it; if they knew there was absolutely no skiing until mid-end of Nov. Tignes and the other glacier resorts that open outside of the winter season have some hard thinking to do in the coming years.
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Hips being injected Thursday to provide lubrication that will hopefully last a season. A snip at £450 a hip!


I need something like that for my poor knees!!

Just booked Val for next March, cannot wait!!
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Going on the PSB so just putting my marker here ... not stopped in Tignes for many years, looking forward to re-finding everything; bar the Alpaka
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Is it my imagination or has there been a little dusting on the glacier?
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Mark1863 wrote:
Is it my imagination or has there been a little dusting on the glacier?

Looking a bit better
https://tignes.roundshot.com/grande-motte/
[img]https://tignes.roundshot.com/grande-motte/[/img]
can't do images as attachments?
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Is it my imagination or has there been a little dusting on the glacier?

A 'Tourist Office' snowfall - covers up all the dirty bits
Laughing
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A 'Tourist Office' snowfall - covers up all the dirty bits

Or toe-nail deep powder!
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Hi there. Does anyone have a recommendation for a ski instructor in Tignes who is good with kids? We're out over Christmas (1st time braving it there in the school holidays) and would like to get our 5 year old 2-3 private lessons. He got his 1ère étoile after some private lessons last year and has done a bit of skiing at Hemel over the summer, but he says he'd still be happier in privates than in a group. Thanks very much.
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Ultimate are great with kids, Tom would be a good choice. Ultimatesnowsports.com

Likewise Amy at New Generation.
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Brilliant - thank you! I'll get in touch and see what their availability is.
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Tignes has just announced the postponement of the opening of the glacier Sad
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Webcam pictures show the glacier looking pretty bare with just a dusting of snow.
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Fresh snow at top of Toviere (2700m) on today's cams. Dense fog so can't see the glacier...

Daily Express forecasting the worst winter in decades for the UK...as they do each year rolling eyes - so let's hope it's the same for The Alps...
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Webcams are showing a few snow cannons working - just testing them maybe?
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We booked Tignes for Easter.
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Another dusting on the glacier one suspects. Dusting on the Panoramic. In resort from 1st Dec until at least 21st. May stay with a mate in Val for a week after that. No future plansafter that until likely state of hip becomes clear.


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@mountainaddict, If the Daily Express are forecasting a bad winter, I think I will cancel my lift pass and buy a gym one instead! Very Happy
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chocksaway Laughing Laughing Laughing
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@Ray Zorro, yes, not nearly cold enough to run them effectively yet.
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Does anyone know if there is company running transfer from geneva or Grenoble to Tignes in late November?
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