Get the old skis out and build a kicker? Well, that’s not really my thing, and if it was it’d still be a bit ambitious! As you can see from the photo, it’s been snowing and things are looking a bit more like winter in Tignes. Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to ski yet. The glacier has been closed for the last few days due to high winds, but with more snow forecast for tomorrow, it looks like the Grand Motte is getting a much needed top-up.
I say that with complete confidence. Despite the fact it’s scorching here on my Pralognan La Vanoise building site and the glaciers have a grey tint to them.
Last Monday it snowed heavily at altitudes of 1600m and above. Nothing settled that low, and when you’re pouring concrete in the autumn you’d rather have it that way. As it happens, however, my winter season is starting to creep up on me faster than most.
From this Saturday (1st October 2011) I’m opening a new ski school. With my friend Gavin from TDC in Tignes, we are providing ski coaching exclusively for the Melezes hotel in Les Boisses from October 1st to the 18th December.
Mountain Sun Ltd, the owners of the Melezes, run a ski and snowboard test camp in the hotel with this years latest ski kit. It’s the best priced 3 day break
I’ve heard of, with prices from £99.
If like me, you like your season to start early, then use the contact form and I’ll tell you all you need you need to know about skiing in Tignes in the Autumn. Until the next time…
The Tignes glacier re-opened Saturday the 18th of June and the conditions right now are fantastic. I put together this video of Ania and I skiing yesterday:
As you can see, there’s loads of snow at the moment and I’m trying my best to make the most of it. As July approaches the temperature up there (usually) gets pretty toasty, so if you can get up there, now’s the time to do it.