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Learning to ski in spring: a great idea!

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.

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Ski touring: mistakes to avoid making when buying your equipment

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.

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Swim beneath the snowflakes...

Swim beneath the snowflakes...

Snowflakes are dancing around outside and the temperature is close to -10°C. In the water, a bubble of 35°C softness envelops you. Discover the outdoor swimming pools in Tignes and enjoy a magical experience swimming in a dream location!

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Supplying mountain restaurants

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.

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Dishes packed full of local flavours !

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…

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A day with... Jean-Michel Bouvier!

A day with... Jean-Michel Bouvier!

In 15 years, Jean-Michel Bouvier’s restaurant has become the place to go for foodies in Tignes. Founder of the Chalet Bouvier restaurant (he took up the reins again with his daughter in the autumn of 2017), before opening La Table en Montagne and mountain restaurant, Le Panoramic, this devotee of great local produce flies through each season at 100 miles an hour!

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How to chose your ski equipment ?

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...

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The Rights-and-Wrongs of skiing with young children

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.

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