Tignes Snow Report, 10 Dec 2010

TignesThe snow depth at the top of ski area is a massive whilst in Tignes Le Lac, at 2100m, there’s a depth of 32 cm.

Fresh snow fell last night, about 10cm across the area and about half the lifts and runs are already open.

The pistes are in fantastic condition and the colder temperatures and snowfalls over the last two nights have returned the slopes to their rightful freshly groomed corduroy trails. There is fresh powder, but the off piste is very unstable. Best to be safe and enjoy the very good piste conditions.

The forecast is clear blue skies, mostly dry, with temperatures below freezing (max -1°C on Sat morning, min -14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light but with a very cold chill. Wrap up!

The skiing in Tignes has been open for a while now as the Grand Motte Glacier welcomed eager skiers back as early as September. However it is this week that the resort has really started to get going, with tour operators setting up ready to welcoming their first guests.

An old Tignes favourite, the Alpaka Lodge, has been newly refurbished and now has a sleek, clean new look and new uniforms but has lost none of its cosy welcoming draw. Oscar the giant Irish wolf hound is happy with the new look, and don’t panic! Tenessee Iced Teas are still on the menu. Watch this space for news on up and coming Tignes Christmas and New Year events!