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Off Piste Skiing Tignes: Tour De Charvet to Val D’Isere

Catgory: Espace Killy

The Tignes off-piste skiing route Tour De Charvet is one of those classic Espace Killy off piste routes where you can really enjoy the skiing in the backcountry with a small calculated avalanche risk. You start the route in Tignes descending of the back of the Grande Pre chairlift and you end up in the […]

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A great start to my Ski Teaching season 2014/15 Tignes/Val D’Isere

Catgory: Ski guiding and teaching

The start of this season we haven’t been blessed with snow compared to other seasons. This season does remind me of the poor start of the 2000/01 season which is why I have chosen to live in Tignes in a high altitude resort in the Espace Killy, France. In the Espace Killy we are fortunate […]

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Book your Ski holiday in reverse!!!

Catgory: Uncategorized

Speaking with so many people and teaching people to ski on holiday I often hear that people book their ski holiday back to front. First they pick the resort that they want to go in, then they book where they want to stay and then finally they try and get into a ski school at […]

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Looking forward to next winter in Tignes 2014/15

Catgory: Espace Killy

[youtube=http://youtu.be/QdKQ0zBLHzE] With the drop in temperature and the nights getting shorter I can’t stop feeling that next winter is not too far away. Thoughts come into my mind as I have time to reflect.  I ponder on ideas of how I can improve on last winters ski teaching and guiding in the Espace Killy! How […]

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Reading the signs: The Cirrus cloud Ci

Catgory: Uncategorized

The weather in the mountains can change so quickly. Often weather forecasts conflict against each other and nothing is for certain. In this case I always look into the sky and read the signs. . A sighting of Cirrus clouds is often a good clue for the deterioration of weather and a new front coming in. They […]

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‘What is a marmot?’

Catgory: Marmot

                         The Alpine Marmot- It wasn’t until the end of the season sharing a chairlift with some kids going up to the Tranquil ski area in Tignes was when I was asked a question about marmots that I realised how little I knew about […]

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