Conversation with Benjamin Ravanel, founder of the important Ravach Parks organisation, who has worked on the construction of the Tignes superpipe every year since 2010 for major international competitions.+
Behind the scenes of the Tovière slope’s official approval
Have you noticed the huge red nets stretching down the Trolles slope in the Tovière sector? This was just part of the work carried out in the summer of 2017 in the aim of obtaining the approval required for the organisation of Alpine skiing races. The work was supervised by Fabrice Maleville, Sports Manager at Tignes Développement, who takes us behind the scenes of this latest upgrade...+
Everything you've always wanted to know about keeping the ski area safe but never dared ask!
You are familiar with their role as ski patrollers, but did you know that the team of 58 ski patrollers in the resort are also responsible for making the Tignes ski area safe? Olivier Ducastel, director of the “Régie des Pistes” (Piste Management), tells us more about the explosions you hear early in the morning…+
How to chose your ski equipment ?
Perhaps you no longer wish to hire your ski equipment or perhaps your current skis have seen better days: you’ve made up your mind that this year, you’re going to treat yourself to a brand new pair of skis! Before you break out the credit card, take a look at our advice on choosing your new ski equipment...+
The Rights-and-Wrongs of skiing with young children
Can you go on a skiing holiday with young children? Yes, it’s certainly possible! This section on the “Rights-and-Wrongs” of skiing with young children, with comments from Nathalie Bertholin, Corinne Mermoz, Pierre Espargiliere and Neile Combralier, all ski instructors in Tignes, illustrates this fact.+
Learning to ski in spring: a great idea!
The sun is warmer, the days are longer, the snow feels softer under your skis...there’s no doubt about it, spring has arrived! Are you new to skiing? We encourage you to watch out for these signs: they herald the arrival of the best and quietest, time of year for learning to ski. Charlie Tistounet, ski instructor in Tignes, provides the following very useful information.+
Ski touring: mistakes to avoid making when buying your equipment
Keen to go in search of untracked slopes, away from all the ski lifts? So why not give ski touring a try! Ludovic Faure* is passionate about this discipline that provides such a great sense of freedom. He is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to satisfying your thirst for exploring wide open spaces in the best conditions.+
Get ready for your ski mountaineering season with Adèle Milloz
Hours of training and a good dose of talent: this is the magic formula that has allowed Adèle Milloz from Tignes to make a success of it in the demanding world of ski mountaineering. We had a chat with this awesome woman!+
Supplying mountain restaurants
It’s midday! After 3 fantastic hours hurtling down the resort’s ski slopes, your stomach is starting to rumble. You don’t want to tear yourself away from your beautiful surroundings for even a second. It’s settled: you’ll have lunch in a mountain restaurant. But do you know the journey that your burger has taken to reach your plate? A behind the scenes look at the process of supplying mountain restaurants.+
Advice from the pros to help you choose the right snowboarding equipment
Feeling a bit lost reading the many test reviews online? We went to speak to two snowboarders in Tignes, Loulou Mauranx and Alexis Krieg, so that they could give us their advice on choosing the best equipment. Here’s their guide!+
Dishes packed full of local flavours !
Eating local produce for you is:
- A journey! You make it a point of honour to ONLY have a fondue when you go skiing…
- A philosophy! You never miss a fruit and vegetable box delivery
- A discovery! You love a foray into the “local produce” aisle at the supermarket and the more unusual the label, the happier you are!
Good news: the restaurant owners in Tignes share your taste for regional gastronomic adventures.
So, pay attention locavore friends: this should satisfy your culinary cravings…+