The camera never lies

It time to drag my Tignes blog out of the dark ages and try some photos…

From Pictures

This immaculately groomed glacier greeted me as I stepped out from the funicular station on Saturday morning. I have been out of town for the past week and was pleasantly surprised by the snow that has fallen in my absence.

New snow in Tignes #fb on Twitpic
Click on the photo for the big (hi-res) version

Thanks to alpsaccom who posted this photo on Twitpic. Rumors of snow down to the village are true, though knee deep powder on the Lavachet button lift is a good few weeks away.

I managed to get some great skiing in this weekend. Despite it being both British and French school holidays, it doesn’t seem too busy on the Tignes glacier. No queues longer than five minutes, and the pistes are near perfect thanks to the recent snowfall.

Despite my pessimistic forecast, it looks like the Rossolin T-bar has been resurrected from it’s state of total mechanical failure. One of the lifts has all pylons in vertical position and with a bit of snow to cover the lift track, it could be ready within a week.

The return to Tignes of my ski buddy Louis Nolan has brightened up my training agenda and we’re out on the GS skis tomorrow. I’ll try and keep updates coming thick and fast.

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