If you want the party line on L'Espace Killy, there's a whole slew of
commercial info on the web regarding Tignes and Val D'Isere: from Ski In,
Tignes is discussed in French and
and Val is discussed in
French and English.
From SkiFrance, Tignes in French and Tignes in
Val in French and
Val in English.
Two hours plus drive from Beviers brought me to L'Espace Killy: Tignes and Val
D'Isere. Found lodgings at the Hotel Aiguille Percée: breakfast, dinner,
and room with bath for 350FF a night (about 60 bucks). 500 feet or less from
Squeezed in a half day of some small exploration of Tignes. Got acquainted with
the funicular and the real
is a bizillion dollar subway through the rocks which whisks you up 1000m in
about 8 minutes to the summer skiing on the glacier. The train holds hundreds
of people: it has to be seen to be believed. Rode it up to the Glacier Grande Motte, where
the runs down were mostly easy cruisers, with a small off-piste variant near
the Rocher de la Grande Balme.
Spent my aprés ski at the local bowling alley, which seemed to have the
most lively scene. They might know their skiing, but this sport has the French