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  • Les 2 Alpes Snow Scene Turns Japanese in July

    Les 2 Alpes will stage a special Japan-themed snow sports festival over the weekend of July 4th to 6th. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Last Chance To Ski France in August Before 08-09 Season

    France's three remaining summer ski centres are in to their last month of operation in August prior to closing for three months before opening for Winter 2008-9 in November. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Summer Ski Season at Val d'Isere Ends Early

    Warm temperatures in Val d'Isere have led the lift company to end the summer ski season a few weeks earlier than scheduled. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • New Gear Testing On Glacier As Tignes Reopens In September

    Edge 2 Edge, a ski and board rental and purchase company, has teamed up with Mountainsun Ltd who run Chalet Les Melezes in Tignes, France to provide Ski and Board Camps from 26th September when the Tignes ski area re-opens after a four week closure, until 14th December. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Les 2 Alpes Ski And Board Season Openings Announced For October

    Les 2 Alpes will stage its first Mondial Du Freeski festival on 25th and 26th October followed by the 19th Mondial Du Snowboard from October 31st to 2nd November on its glacier. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Tignes Opens 1400m Vertical This Saturday

    Tignes will open for the 2008-9 season this Saturday, September 27th. The resort's Grande Motte Glacier will be open with skiing on a 1,400m vertical down to Val Claret - that's a bigger vertical than most resorts have open in mid-winter and believed to be the biggest September skiable vertical available anywhere. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • 20cm of Fresh Snow in Tignes

    Tignes. The only ski resort in France to have opened already for the 2008-9 season, has reported 20cm (eight inches) of fresh snow has fallen over the past few days. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • First Mondial du Freeski In Les 2 Alpes This Weekend

    Les 2 Alpes will stage its first Mondial du Freeski event and launch its 2008-9 season this weekend 25th/26th October 2008. The new event will bring together innovative core brands that are not necessarily well known to the general public yet. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Mondial Du Snowboard In Les 2 Alpes

    The huge French annual snowboard opening, the Mondial du Snowboard, takes places at Les 2 Alpes next weekend - 31st October and 1st and 2nd November. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Val Thorens Open

    Val Thorens opens for the weekend of November 22nd and 23rd with fresh snow and low priced lift tickets, at only 20 Euros a day. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Alpe d'Huez Opens

    More resorts in France will open this weekend including Alpe d'Huez (pictured). In France 300 very lucky competition winners will enjoy exclusive use of the Espace Killy on Friday (November 28th) which links the resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere. During the weekend there'll be special new season gear testing to start the season at Val d'Isere, which has some of the deepest snow in the country waiting - two metres (nearly seven feet) on upper slopes. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Grand Massif Fully Open

    France's Grand Massif ski area was fully open at the weekend. The area covers five ski resorts, amongst which there is currently 80cm (32 inches) of snow in Flaine and 95cm (38 inches) above the slopes at Samoens 1600, and 120cm (four feet) at the top on the ski area. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Vanoise Express Re-Opens On Saturday

    The Vanoise Express cable car, a key artery of the Paradiski (Les Arcs-La Plagne) ski area, will re-open on Saturday 20 December, in time for the start of the 2008/09 winter season. At the end of several months' work to replace its four load-bearing cables, the Vanoise Express has passed all the required safety tests under the supervision of the Departmental Public Works Authority. After two weeks of testing, the departmental supervisory body granted official approval for the cable car to be put into service and opened to skiers. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Win A Week Skiing In The French Alps

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Five Teams Selected For Nissan Outdoor Games 2009

    The Nissan Outdoor Games are getting ready for their second consecutive year in Chamonix from February 14-21, 2009. Five teams will compete to film and edit their creations, 100% made in the Valley of Chamonix, in just one week. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • New Summer Super Pipe For Les 2 Alpes

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    17th August 2012

  • Tignes Opens For Summer Skiing In Bikinis

    Tignes is the second French resort to open for summer skiing after Les 2 Alpes a week ago. To celebrate the resort staged a bikini ski event in which a small number of enthusiasts took to the snow slopes clad only in swimwear and ski boots. Ski gloves, eye protection and sun cream were also allowed in this ‘competition.' Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Tignes To Host First Winter X Games Outside USA

    Tignes is to host the first ever Winter X Games to be staged outside North America this winter. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Brit Freeskier Earns Wildcard Into North Face® Ski Challenge

    Talented freeskier Chris Benner, 20, of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, has earned himself a wildcard entry into The North Face® Ski Challenge final this weekend, in Val Thorens, France. Full Article

    17th August 2012

  • Les 2 Alpes Announces October Snow Events

    With the summer ski season ending in France, there are now a few weeks when the country will have no ski slopes open before Tignes re-opens in mid-September. It then operates more-or-less alone for nearly 10 weeks until all the other French ski areas begin to open in late November and early December. Full Article

    17th August 2012

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