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5 AMAZING INFORMATION TO PUT IN ON YOUR NEXT HIKING

5 AMAZING INFORMATION TO PUT IN ON YOUR NEXT HIKING

 

There comes a point in a backpacker's life when knowing how to read an IGN map, recognize mountain flowers or spot a chamois in the distance is no longer enough to arouse the admiration of your friends or children. Are you starting to run out of ideas to make the eyes of those who accompany you on the trails shine again? Now is the time to beef up your game with some unusual info to slip away on your next ride!

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LA GRANDE SASSIÈRE, AT 3,747 M ALTITUDE

LA GRANDE SASSIÈRE, AT 3,747 M ALTITUDE

For seasoned hikers only! Located on the Franco-Italian border, the Aiguille de la Grande Sassière is the highest hike in France, reaching an altitude of 3,747 m. Accessible in summer without mountaineering equipment (as soon as the snow melts), this climb follows a mountain crest surrounded by lauzes (stone slabs). 

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Learning to ski in spring: a great idea!

Learning to ski in spring: a great idea!

The sun is warmer, the days are longer, the snow feels softer under your skis...there’s no doubt about it, spring has arrived! Are you new to skiing? We encourage you to watch out for these signs: they herald the arrival of the best and quietest, time of year for learning to ski. Charlie Tistounet, ski instructor in Tignes, provides the following very useful information.

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How to chose your ski equipment ?

How to chose your ski equipment ?

Perhaps you no longer wish to hire your ski equipment or perhaps your current skis have seen better days: you’ve made up your mind that this year, you’re going to treat yourself to a brand new pair of skis! Before you break out the credit card, take a look at our advice on choosing your new ski equipment...

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How to take care of your skis

How to take care of your skis

We spoke to Rémi Besson, a ‘Club des Sports’ coach, who services an amazing 800 pairs of skis each year for the children!

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How to enjoy Tignes in summer with your dog

How to enjoy Tignes in summer with your dog

Can't imagine a mountain vacation without your loyal four-legged friend? You are quite right ! Close proximity to the Vanoise National Park and nature reserves, pedestrian lifts, swimming in high-altitude lakes... Here are some tips to make the most of your summer walks on the trails starting from Tignes.

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Tignes, the ideal destination for mountain holidays in summer

Tignes, the ideal destination for mountain holidays in summer

 

Scheduling a mountain vacation in summer allows you to fully enjoy the great outdoors in the heart of nature. Tignes is a perfect destination if you want to enjoy the high peaks during the months of June, July and August. The Savoyard resort, in addition to its exceptional setting, offers many summer activities ... You can even ski in the middle of summer.

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Ski touring: mistakes to avoid making when buying your equipment

Ski touring: mistakes to avoid making when buying your equipment

Keen to go in search of untracked slopes, away from all the ski lifts? So why not give ski touring a try! Ludovic Faure* is passionate about this discipline that provides such a great sense of freedom. He is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to satisfying your thirst for exploring wide open spaces in the best conditions.

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4 UNPARABLE TECHNIQUES TO MAKE YOUR CHILDREN LOVE HIKING

4 UNPARABLE TECHNIQUES TO MAKE YOUR CHILDREN LOVE HIKING

 

Hiking is one of the unmissable activities during a holiday in Tignes. The resort, located at the gates of the Vanoise National Park and the Tignes - Champagny and Grande Sassière Nature Reserves, offers remarkable views of the high mountain landscapes and its treasures (lakes, glaciers, peaks, fauna, flora…). An exceptional territory to explore with the family!

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Behind the scenes of the Tovière slope’s official approval

Behind the scenes of the Tovière slope’s official approval

Have you noticed the huge red nets stretching down the Trolles slope in the Tovière sector? This was just part of the work carried out in the summer of 2017 in the aim of obtaining the approval required for the organisation of Alpine skiing races. The work was supervised by Fabrice Maleville, Sports Manager at Tignes Développement, who takes us behind the scenes of this latest upgrade...

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