France's Tignes resort has a rich freestyle history that dates all the way back to the 1980 Freestyle World Cup season and includes playing host to the freestyle events of the Albertville 1992 Olympic Winter Games.
Tignes, along with it's partner resort Val d'Isere, offers more than 300 km of slopes and 20 km of ski routes operated by 82 lifts, which makes it one of the biggest resorts in France. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,550 and 3,456 meters and with The Grand Motte Glacier also opened in the summer months, Tignes boasts a true all-year-round skiing experience.
The French resort is a perfect spot for all adrenaline junkies as the resort is blessed with 2 snowparks, a superpipe, an airbag as well as cross and moguls courses. Furthermore the vast back-country terrain makes Tignes a popular destination for freeriding.
The 2014/15 saw the FIS Freestyle tour return to Tignes for the first time since 2007 with a season-ending nighttime World Cup halfpipe competition that saw several thousand fans gathered at the base of the Tignes pipe to take in the action. From that point on the season's grand finale in Tignes became the highlight event on the World Cup calendar and now every year delivers one of a kind ski show with big fireworks at the end to praise the recently rewarded Crystal Globe champions.
Held in conjunction with the SFR World Tour last season's Tignes event was once again huge success and we at FIS Freeski are counting on the 2017/18 edition to be even better.
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