Saturday, 23 October 2010

Tignes is an ideal destination for overseas property buyers who like skiing

According to a posting on the Intasure Holiday home and second home insurance website blog:-

France's Tignes is an ideal destination for overseas property buyers who like skiing.
Off-piste skiing in Tignes during Spring is "very famous" and is a "perfect time to taste the area", according to Tignes Developpement.

A spokeswoman from the Tourist Office of Tignes Developpement, said during this time of year the French destination is warmer and still has very good snow, holiday home insurance customers may be interested to hear. named the resort in the Alps as the best European ski destination for high altitude skiing.

The spokeswoman said that because Tignes is an high altitude skiing area, the snow is guaranteed.

"Because we are very high and have the glacier, the winter season ends on May 8th," she said, adding: "Tignes has the Grande Motte glacier as well, where it is possible to ski all year long, in the summer too."

She added that it was a sports resort popular with Brits and the younger skier.

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Tignes is near Val d’Isère in the French Alps.Tignes is basically three areas made up of Tignes-Le-Lac at 2100 metres, Tignes Les Boisses at 1850 metres and Tignes Les Brevieres at 1550 metres and Val Claret is full of French, British, Dutch and other nationality ski companies running chalets and ferrying skiers about in Land Rovers and mini buses.

I went there in Easter 2007, a time when most ski resorts would be closing because of the late time of year. However because of the glacier, as stated earlier on this page the skiing goes on longer.

At that time, unless you were actually on the pistes the snow was disappearing fast and the air was warm with daily temperatures reaching 23 degrees. Although it was Easter the Christmas feeling is still there with Christmas decorations in the restaurants, up in the streets, Christmas lights on trees and buildings. The “12 days” of Christmas are well extended!

The car parks were full of Belgian, British, Dutch, German, Swiss and even French registered cars whose owners were taking a skiing break over the Easter vacation.

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