Unless there's a huge dump in the forecast, whould you stick to the groomers there, or is there enough to do off-piste? thanks!
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What is 'skinny' in your quiver, and what is 'mid-fat'? Some US people call 98 mm skinny...
Yes, there's a lot of great off-piste, but deep powder is harder to find. Most gets tracked-out very soon. For most conditions you are likely to encounter there, anything between 95 and 110 is fine. If it really dumps, you can always rent. Same goes for a real dry spell (you can rent a great hard snow ski, or you check the forecast beforehand and bring your piste-skis).
Hi Siberian. I would suggest that you rent a pair of skis from one of the local shops i.e.: intersport. For 60-80 euros for the week, you can beat the crap out of their skis and/or tune/change the skis as often as you like. I will be in Tignes on Feb. 1st and will definitely tens skis. My friends just just returned from 10 days in Tignes and Val D and the conditions are quite favourable. Cheers.
Thanks Toadman, I think my Prophets are getting waxed and ironed for the mission :).. plus they'd also hold their own on groomers.
Nix thanks for the advise.. it's a good idea. Others on my trip are renting. But I'm coming from US on Swiss Air and skis fly free (as is the case with many airlines), so I figure why not use my own.. if I mess them up at least i won't be liable for a full retail price.
Enjoy your trip as well!!
BTW feel free to throw in suggestions for late night entertainment... We're staying at Val C..
This seems to be a pretty good source but feel free to share others. http://www.tignes-spirit.com/tignes/nightlife
Thanks again for your ideas.