Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ski Tips From The Freestyle Underground

I stumbled upon a a great You-Tube channel The Freestyle Underground and was intrigued by it’s mission to document the skiing moves of a forgotten generation of freestyle skiers.

Ski ballet was showcased for the 1992 Alberville Winter Olympics, and the event was in fact held here in Tignes. The slope, purpose-built for the event, is no longer in use since the sport has fallen into decline.

I’ve been working on a few of these ski tricks, mainly as beginner slope ‘show-off’ material, and was delighted to find some new learning material online.

Have a look at this you-tube clip, and gather some ideas for your next ski trip!

The End (of Autumn) Is Nigh

Only a week remains of Autumn skiing in Tignes as the ski area officially opens next weekend. We haven’t seen as much snow as last year, but this past week has had me grinning like a Cheshire cat. He’re a couple of photos taken last Wednesday by Abra-Ski-Ania on a camera phone:

Skiing with New Gen Tignes Antony (second shot), we managed to lap the Vanoise chair time and time again, picking more novel routes through the rocks and finding fresh tracks everytime. Days like this are few and far between, and quite a treat for the third week in November.

There’s more snow forecast for the next few days, and with the cold temperatures at the moment, the snow cannons should be pumping out plenty of artificial stuff at resort level in preparation for the opening of the Espace Killy next weekend.