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Tignes Avalanche November 2016

Huge windslab avalanche triggered by security teams

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| Ellie Mahoney, Tignes Editor | Published
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If you're in any doubt about how much snow has fallen in Tignes and the Espace Killy ski area over the last week, then take a look at the photos above. 

Up on the Grande Motte glacier the pisteurs set of a controlled avalanche to secure the pistes and as you can see from the photo of the pisteur standing next to the crown of the avalanche, it was huge!

The Grande Motte glacier has been open for skiing since 1st October and will remain open until the first week of May 2017, conditions permitting. Currently the cable car is open from 08:45 to 15:00 and the Funicular from 08:30 to 15:15, giving access to the Dahu, Double M, Face, Glacier and Rimaye pistes.

You can check in on which lifts are open every day on our Live Lift Status page and take a look at the piste maps and familiarise yourself with the ski area

With this much snow in November it looks set to be a great season!