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Original ideas for a successful stag or hen do in the mountains!

Original ideas for a successful stag or hen do in the mountains!

He or she said “yes”! Your friends are now counting on you to organise a stag or hen do worthy of the upcoming event, to strike a balance between original activities and relaxing moments to look back on half-funny/half-cute (or utterly mortifying!) episodes that punctuated season 1 of their life as a couple. It’s up to you!

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Snow and marmots: the unusual challenges behind the preparation of Tignes golf course!

Snow and marmots: the unusual challenges behind the preparation of Tignes golf course!

An 18-hole golf course at an altitude of 2100 m? A slightly crazy challenge set in the late 1960s (creation of the course’s first 9 holes), which became a reality in the early 1990s (the addition of 9 further holes), and which has continued to be met with flying colours every summer since. While the players’ smiles say it all at the end of the course, it’s thanks to a team of enthusiasts who roll up their sleeves every spring to breathe life into the highest 18-hole course in Europe after a snowy winter! A huge challenge, quite different to the everyday life of golf courses in the valley.

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10 words to know to (better) understand your freestyler friends

10 words to know to (better) understand your freestyler friends

Like all disciplines, freestyle has its jargon... which is enough to puzzle neophytes! Don't you know whether you should be happy that your best friend has "landed their first 720 air"? When you hear “table” and “reception”, do you think more of a banquet than a snow obstacle? Do you understand absolutely nothing about the commentators of the Olympic Games who rave about the slopestyle, big air or halfpipe events? Here are 10 basic words to remember to be part of the community of freestyle fans!

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Surprise your better half with our  Valentine's Day special guide

Surprise your better half with our Valentine's Day special guide

There are those who are impatiently awaiting the date, those who don't care, those who tell anyone who will listen that "it's just a commercial party", those who feel a bit blue at the idea of not having plans for two that day, and those who live in a remote cave and have not even noticed that February 14 is fast approaching...

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DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING: EVERYONE IS GETTING INVOLVED!

DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING: EVERYONE IS GETTING INVOLVED!

Are you used to riding in the forest? How about adding a bit of flavour to your mountain biking practice? Get yourself a full-suspension bike and come and experience the thrills of “DH” on the runs for all levels in the Bike Park Tignes – Val d’Isère!

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Magical nights

Magical nights

 

Trendy venues, cosy atmospheres, atypical experiences or "seasonal" bars : as soon as the slopes close, get into après-ski mode and enjoy the Tignes sprit until the end of the night!

 

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How are athletes judged at events?

How are athletes judged at events?

During the various sporting events organised in the resort of Tignes, it is always necessary to decide between the competitors. To do this, judges are called upon to give a verdict, to distribute the points and scores which will then allow a ranking to be established and thus to designate the winner of the event. How are the athletes judged? Who are the judges in charge of this shadowy mission that is so crucial to any sporting event? Focus on this job like no other with William Cochet, judge this season on the French Freeride Series event.

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How to choose your socks for the winter season?

How to choose your socks for the winter season?

OK, you're ready: brand new outfit, waxed skis, helmet, gloves and boots, everything has been checked to attack this new ski season in perfect conditions.

 

Everything? Really? The subject of "socks", too often forgotten, has not been addressed... and yet it is fundamental to make the most of all the sensations.

 

Indeed, the choice of a quality pair of socks adapted to your practice is essential. If this is treated lightly, the risk is to literally spoil this long awaited return to the slopes.

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Summer holidays in Savoie: what is there to do in Tignes for one day?

Summer holidays in Savoie: what is there to do in Tignes for one day?

Do you live in Haute Tarentaise or are you roaming around for a summer holiday in Savoie? How about enjoying a day in Tignes! 30 minutes from Bourg-Saint-Maurice or 15 minutes from Val d’Isère, treat yourself to a sporty & relaxing day in the cool air, at an altitude of 2100m. Some breathtaking landscapes and family-based or sensational sports activities await you at the end of the Tarentaise valley: it would be a shame to miss out!

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Secrets of Tignards: why is spring the locals' favorite season?

Secrets of Tignards: why is spring the locals' favorite season?

There are fans of the Christmas ski holidays. Those who would not imagine a winter holiday other than in the mountains. And then there are the others: lovers of a certain art of living, who prefer to come (back) in the spring to savor a few last descents before putting away their spatulas and taking out their flip-flops… until next winter!

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Did you say "challenge"?

Did you say "challenge"?

Are you looking for adventure and want to challenge yourself with friends or family? Why not go down an incredible sequence of 4 red runs, diversify your technique on an expert bordercross or put skins on your skis to test your cardio? In Tignes, there is no shortage of challenges!

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For rent: office with a view!

For rent: office with a view!

Want to change your life? Start by changing your view!

 

Leave everything behind and move to the other side of the world (or France)? A sweet dream... that few of us are ready to turn into reality! Family, friends, the cosy nest in which we have invested: after all, why leave behind everything we hold dear?


Yet when you look out of your office window, you are sometimes tempted to replace the building opposite with a view of the snow-capped mountains. What if the current context gave you the opportunity to take a small chase instead of a big leap? What if the recommendations in favour of teleworking offered you the long-awaited break from the daily routine without a long-term commitment? Leave the city for a few days, or a few weeks, and turn your office into a natural stage!

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