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TIGNES OPENS FOR SUMMER SKIING - Katie Bamber, Senior News Reporter
Monday June 26, 2017 - Email this article to a friend

It's a go: the Grande Motte glacier is open for business. You don't have to change hemisphere for your summer ski fix. NEW

RIGHT NOW on the Grande Motte it is 5°C and sunny with a snowbase of 80cm.

Not bad for 26th June.

It is the season of summer glacier skiing and Tignes in France opened this weekend:

At 3,450m, the Grande Motte Glacier offers 20 km of pistes.

PlanetSKI partner Snoworks runs courses on the glacier, which you can check out here.

The snow camp's summer season starts today, 26th June, for 6 weeks.

It offers race camps for adults, junior race camps, 'Bumps, Skills & Drills', carving courses, and racing for fun.

Don't want to miss out on training until the season starts?

SnoworksSnoworks summer courses

Tignes' snowpark is a main attraction as freestyle skiers don't miss a beat, keeping up during the summer.


PlanetSKI editor, James Cove, is currently doing some summer skiing in Les2Alpes, which you can read about here: Summer in the Mountains Starts

Our chief reporter, Jane Peel, is heading out to Tignes' glacier in July so check back for her report.

La Grande Motte, TignesLa Grande Motte, Tignes


Skiing goes until lunchtime on the glacier and there's always summer activities to fill the afternoons.

Walk the peaks and enjoying the views if you fancy staying up on the mountain: Mont Pourri, ridges of the Grande Sassière, the Grande Casse, Mont Blanc surround it.

The sunny Panoramic restaurant is also open.

Grande MotteSummer pistes on the Grande Motte

Prices for Tignes Summer 2017

Ski pass rates:

1 day adult - €25

5 days adult - €125

1 day child - €20

5 days child - €100

There is also free access to the Lagon swimming pool with a 2-to-10 day Tignes ski pass.

Pedestrian pass rates:

1 day - €10 adult

1 day - €5 child

Grande Motte, TignesThe Grande Motte looking great ahead of the opening weekend

Tignes (photo: Twitter OnLineSkiing)Tignes (photo: Twitter OnLineSkiing)

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