New season changes for Espace Killy
Wed 29 September 10
A new new gondola linking Tignes Les Boisses to Tignes Le Lac, 6 new ungroomed pistes, a new beginner slope and a boardercross course head the list of improvements for the 2010/11 season in the Espace Killy covering Tignes and Val d'Isère
New season changes for Espace Killy © Photo: Nat Mayer, Rider: Chris Goulder
Ready for the 2010/11 season, there will be new gondola linking sleepy old Tignes Les Boisses to Tignes Le Lac, replacing the 2-man chairlift which was built in 1976.
Capable of handling 3000 passengers per hour as opposed to 900, less than 4 minutes to the top instead of 9 minutes and more comfort with 8 seats and room for 10 people standing, this is the greatest leap forward in the history of the
There will be an 6 new ungroomed but secured pistes in Forêt, Marmottons, Signal Bas, S, Tunnel, 3000.
A new beginner piste has been built in the Fornet sector, called Petit Bois.
A New boardercross in Valpark and a new fun course for children, Mont Blanc piste (in the heart of the calm skiing zone on the other side of Bellevarde).
For more information visit www.tignes.net/en
Thu 30 September 10
We have 5 pairs of weekend tickets to give away in our competition, but you'll need to enter quickly
Thu 30 September 10
There's all sorts of predictions as to what this season will bring, many of them contradictory but if some of these claims come true then the UK and N.America could be getting a mini ice age this winter
Sat 02 October 10
Nakiska, the closest resort to Calgary in Canada is building a new rail park featuring 18 different features ready for the new season
Mon 04 October 10, Serre Chevalier, France
The French resort Serre Chevalier is spending 10million euros for the 2010/11 season on a new 6-person high-speed chair and improvements to its snowmaking and avalanche control system
Tue 05 October 10, Fernie Alpine Resort, Canada
Improvements to Sky Dive, Boomerang, Boomerang Ridge, and Linda's Runs and some clearing of scrub on other trails as well as 2 new groomers complete the changes for the new season
“Great mountain, expensive town.
Overall, Val d'Isere has something for everyone. There's varying terrain for all abilities, some great off-piste and a good snow record but be ready to pay for it. They take card and cash, don't you worry. ”