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On a non-skiing note, you may want to take advantage of your ski trip to Tignes to enjoy some of the local dishes so typical of the French Alps. These dishes are rich in local cheeses like Beaufort, Reblochon, and Raclette, and are definitely not light. After a day on the slopes, however, you deserve a little indulgence, so go ahead and dig in. Look for dishes like Fondue Savoyarde, Tartiflette (made with potatoes, onions, bacon, and Reblochon cheese) or Croziflette (the same as above, but small pasta squares replace the potatoes), and Raclette (where you pour melted cheese over potatoes and cold cuts). Many restaurants serve these dishes, but the most authentic can probably be found at La Ferme des 3 Capucines.
On the slopes, the big event of the ski season is the Winter X Games Europe. Every March, the resort welcomes the alternative ski event and is the only resort in Europe to have the right to do so, thanks to its varied terrain, reliable snowfall, and vast ski area. With each edition, more than 100 athletes come here to compete in superpipe and slopestyle competitions, both in ski and snowboard. The resort offers special accommodation deals for the weekend and given the notoriety of the event, it's a good idea to book well in advance.
Finally, if your ski legs are just itching to hit the pistes, remember that Tignes opens earlier and closes later than any other French resort. Depending on snow conditions, a selection of pistes usually open at the end of September and close in early May. Tignes is also a great summer ski destination, with glacier skiing at La Grande Motte from mid-June to early September.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 09/29/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 05/12/2013
Pros: great skiing huge area. great nightlife (free bus home)
Cons: espace killy pass is expensive. some lifts need modernising.
Pros: really good offpist
Cons: too quiet at night
Pros: great run - loads to do
Cons: cost of food shops & Germans who Q jump
Overall OK. Snow was a bit better than a few years ago when there last. However service leaves a lot to be desired, not very family orientated either and the doggie do... [! full_review
Les boisses, Tiges, Tignes le Lac, Val Claret