Due to unforeseen weather conditions, mainly the heatwaves that keep hitting the Alps this summer, the Tignes glacier has had to close early for summer skiing.
The last summer skiers accessed the glacier yesterday, Thursday, July 25th 2019. The extreme temperatures that the mountains have been experiencing make safety and snow conditions unsuitable for skiing on the glacier. This early closing comes only one week before the scheduled shutting time, on August 4th. The glacier will remain open for pedestrians until August 30th 2019 and will reopen for autumn skiing on September 28th 2019.
If you're coming to see us next week fear not as there's a lot more to do in Tignes in the summer than just skiing. Hiking through Alpine landscapes, mountain biking down nail-biting tracks, paragliding across blue mountain skies, cycling legendary roads, golfing at Europe's highest course and even practising a whole host of watersports at the lake and in the mountain streams to name but a few. Take a look at a selection of Things to Do in the area, as well as the Summer Lift Pass Prices to see which one to buy and enjoy summer in Tignes!
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