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Need advise: Skiing in Tignes Jan 8-15. Should I bring my skinny skis or midfats?

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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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post #2 of 11

24 in to 36 in forecast over the next few days.

post #3 of 11

Tignes is one off the greatest places to ski off piste in France.

Endless options, so...........

Bring both?  :D

post #4 of 11
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thanks. Or I'm thinking maybe just bring the skinnies and rent real fats other there.

post #5 of 11

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). 

post #6 of 11
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Thanks for the reply. No way anything above 80 mm is skinny, not to my eye anyway :)) 

I got Stockli SX at 70mm, and Line prophet 90. I don't own anything bigger than Prophets.. :)

post #7 of 11

Bring your Line Prophets, and if Tignes gets a 1 meter dump rent a pair of powder boards. And count your blessings...

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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.

post #9 of 11
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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.

post #10 of 11

Ask around on Snowheads.com, the British wintersports forum. Lots of people there who regularly go to Tignes and Va d'Isere and the English do know how to party...

post #11 of 11
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will do, thx Cheizz

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