Tignes now open for Winter 2011/12.

Posted: Monday, 3 October 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,

La Grande Motte Glacier - source Mike Doyle

From the BBC Winter Sports Weather Forecast Web Site...
"Summer continues in Europe. It's been mild and sunny recently but there's great snow around, especially in Austria. Tignes in France opened its glacier for the winter too. The Grande Motte Glacier at Tignes (20cm) is now open until 8th May 2012. There isn't a lot of snow available at the moment and only four lifts are running.

Colder weather, with the chance of a dusting of snow, is expected later this week.
The 2011 ski season has now ended in Australia. All resorts were closed on Monday 3rd October.

The season is winding down in New Zealand too although five resorts were still open for skiing on Monday. Cardrona, Porter Heights and Rainbow were among the resorts that closed. However, the remaining open resorts have great snow for the time of year and plenty of terrain available.

It's still very warm in Chile and Argentina. Most resorts remain open but El Colorado and La Parva in Chile have closed for the ski season."
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