Tignes Snow Report, 22 Mar 2011

TignesSnow depth at the top of the ski area:  144cm

Snow depth in resort: 60cm

Beautiful, clear skies have been making for some fantastic conditions over the whole of the Espace Killy region.

The whole region still providing first class skiing and the long days meaning mileage can be covered from 8.45 till 17.00pm.  With temperatures remaining low last week preserving the snow, the better temperatures this week mean that people are able to enjoy the new snow and also enjoy the sunshine.

Snow conditions are continuing to remain very good, especially on the higher pistes. The Grande Motte still remaining one of the most popular ski destinations for those in Tignes. The beautiful ”Genepy” run provides long cruising skiing all the way down to Val Claret, with the fantastic ”glacier” run being undoubtedly one of the best runs in the whole area. Lovely and wide with room for everyone to attack it at the pace you want. The views on the descent are stunning, stretching as far as the eye can see of snow tipped Alpes and plenty of opportunities for photographs alongside the snow farms built up on the glacier to provide all year round skiing.

Clear blue skies forecast for the next 3 days with temperatures forecast between 8-10 degrees, in the day time and dropping to 2-4 at night.

Tuesday we have the Sumos battle in the curling square in Val Claret, where people don a Sumos costume and commence battle after a few après ski drinks. There is also another introductory A.R.V.A session with the Off Piste team in Tignes Le Lac.

On Wednesday there is the rugby contest in Val Claret and also the Burn Air Bag contest at the Swatch Snowpark where by people can practise the tricks that they saw by the professionals at the X-Games last week! On Thursday there is the Tignes speed challenge called the ”Schuss” which takes place at the Snow front in Tignes Le Lac. As with every week, there is regular movie screenings in the Maison de Tignes le Lac.