Tignes Set To Be The First French Ski Area To Open For The Season

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Tignes is opening for the winter season
Tignes Ski Resort is set to open this Saturday, October 19th. Credit: Facebook

Tignes Ski Resort is opening this Saturday, October 19th, and will be the first French ski area to open for the winter season, despite major setbacks with their intended opening date.

Tignes is a high altitude resort in the heart of the French Alps and is considered to be one of the best all-year-round resorts in the Alps. With runs on the massive Grande Motte glacier, skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels can enjoy the terrain at Tignes.

The mountain has 300km of trails and an unrivaled amount of off-piste skiing that is easily accessible from the resorts high-speed lift network. The village of Tignes offers everything a skier needs with an abundance of restaurants and bars.

Climate change hurting Tignes
Climate change has been taking a toll on Tignes this year. Credit: SnowBrains

Tignes was originally scheduled to open on September 28th of this year but a lack of snow forced the resort to postpone. Tignes has had a difficult summer and autumn thus far, and the resort is blaming “global warming and its repercussions” as well record temperatures over the summer for their delayed opening.

Now, three weeks later than planned, Tignes will become the first resort in France to open some of its slopes for the season.

Skiing is already underway in several other alpine glacier resorts, mostly in Austria, and the non-glacier resort of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Tirol will open this Saturday, too. Ski season is among us!

A map of Tignes Ski Resort
Tignes Ski Resort. Credit: Pinterest

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