Tignes Snow Report, 18 Jan 2011

Chalet Anne Marie, TignesSnow – top of ski area:   123cm

Snow depth in resort:   52cm

The sun continues to shine in Tignes and it feels more like March than mid-January, with temperatures averaging a mild -3ºC in resort.

Atop the chairlifts it’s a little cooler and the snow therefore remains hard packed on the pistes. The slopes are noticeably quieter after the festive period – skiing in the early morning and over lunchtime, coupled with the extensive variety of runs, means many skiers virtually have the slopes to themselves.

The red ‘Double M’ run from the top of Lanches down into Val Claret is particularly good, as are the green runs in the Val D’Isere ‘Ski Tranuille’ area. For those looking for more adrenaline kicks, both the Tignes and Val snowparks are seeing more action as more people are daring the various jumps or testing tricks out on the giant airbag.

Bright sunshine and blue skies are forecast until more snow due on Thursday.

There’s live music aplenty in Tignes this week with Dr Bruce, the Cheeleaders and many DJs in the numerous bars from Après onwards.