Tignes Summer Guide
Tignes is one of the major snowboard resorts in France, and has long been hosting national and international events. Tignes lies at 2,100m, and is without doubt, the best summer snowboard destination in France and a match for any of the top glacier resorts of Austria and Switzerland. Access to the glacier area is from mid June to early September and is accessed by taking the underground funicular train located at Val Claret. In the summer, the glacier is home to an area of 130 hectares, 20km of pistes with 750m of vertical. A day lift pass will set you back 30euros. The Snowpark has a range of table tops and rails to suit all levels, and there is beginners and super pipe.
Summer Camp Snocool is now in its eighth year and offers freestyle coaching along with many other balance based sports. There are filmed sessions everyday with viewing at night. There’s a Burton test centre and an occasional visit from a big name French Pro rider. Prices range from 220 euros for instruction only to 599 euros for a week long package, accommodation is in the great Dragon lodge. www.snocool.com
Globalfreestyleski run week long camps from 23rd June until 11th August with prices from 355 euros, www.globalfreestyleski.com