Posts Tagged: tignes

X Games Drops Events in Europe and Brazil

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ESPN issued this statement today: ESPN today announced it will not continue with X Games events in Barcelona, Munich, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Tignes, France.  We are proud to have run world-class competitions for both the athletes and spectators; however the overall economics of these events do not provide a sustainable future path.  The company remains

The Brits are Moving to France

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The Brits are moving to Tignes, France in 2013. The official dates are March 23rd – 30th. Along with the move, the big air competition is being dropped in favor of a rail event. Slopestyle, halfpipe and snowboarder cross competitions will continue on in France. Here’s the full announcement After 8 happy years we feel

The view from… Tignes

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All right, all right – it’s getting beyond a joke now. 

I arrived in Tignes on Sunday and it’s only just stopped snowing. I reckon we’ve had more than two metres of the white stuff in four days. 

In 20 years, I have never seen so much snow at this point in the season – it is unprecedented. 

Finally got a blue sky day on Thursday and – as you can see from the picture – the view was amazing. The snow was pretty damn good too. 

I’m here to do a piece with two of the rising stars of the British surfing scene – English junior champion Lewis Clinton, 17, and his 19-year-old brother Jack, who competes on the UK Pro Tour. 

Get ahead, get a headcam or filmer in Tignes

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You know what it’s like. You’re getting ready for your day on the mountain and it’s your turn to carry the camera. You’re paranoid you’ll fall on it, drop it off the chairlift or take such bad pictures of your friends hitting the park that they’ll never speak to you again.

If you’re heading to Tignes you can avoid this annual trauma by getting in touch with Alpcams. They offer a couple of really useful services.

The first is headcam rentals – which can help you record hilarious action footage of you and your crew all over the mountain with a camera attached to your helmet.