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Snowboarding in the sun

I’ve just come back from another great 4 days riding the glacier in Tignes. This trip is becoming a yearly event between me and a few friends and this years ruled as much as the last.

Tignes 2006

We had the best weather, and the snow although not awesome, was as good as expected considering it was 22deg at the top. About 10.00am you get for me the absolute best conditions as the snow is hard enough to play and soft enough not to hurt yourself (oops, tempting fate). We even hired Downhill Bikes this year and gave them a blast from the top ( we had helmets but the armour hadn’t arrived ) which made it a exciting. These bikes ( Big Hits ) have 8 inches of front/rear travel and just sucked up the bumps.

I’ve stuck all the photos up on Flickr as has Martyn. Go view them and make yoursekf feel very jealous.

There have been 5 responses to this post.

  1. FrogBlogger

    Love it here myself – live just down the road in Bourg Saint Maurice – but even with the new Aqua Centre Tignes has a lot to learn from Les Deux Alpes where there’s loads more to do and much more atmosphere. And as far as summer snow is concerned, especially for boarders, the snowpark is vastly better in L2A!

    The FrogBlogger – high on snow

  2. Duncan

    I’m a massive L2A fan my self. Love the board park there. The pisters there are some of the best in the Alps. Also the run down the black at the end of the day is a blast. You very lucky living in Bourg Saint Maurice. Is this a perminant resisdence?

  3. FrogBlogger

    Hi, yes beginning to forget what the UK looks like! Been in Bourg for 3 years now, before that we were further south, did our skiing in the southern French Alps.

    Still try to get to L2A a couple of times a year though, usually make in for the Mondial du Ski/Board at the end of October…

    The FrogBlogger

  4. Duncan

    Well I know where to come when I need to find a great place to stay come winter season ;)

  5. FrogBlogger

    Much cheaper down in the valley, still only 7 minutes by funicular up to Les Arcs so it’s ideal. Took This shot at Tignes in June. Doesn’t look like that now though!

    the FrogBlogger


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