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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Morning :   T° Min : 0°C   T° Max : 7°C     Afternoon :   T° Min : 1°C   T° Max : 12°C > Forecast for 3 days

Slope Grooming

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Ski run grooming

Tignes Snow Grooming Team snowcats

 
Tignes Snow Grooming Team’s 27 snowcat operators take over the ski runs from closing to opening. Tignes has 15 units of machinery, including 4 pipe-cutting attachments and a snowcat to mold half-pipes and ensure maximal enjoyment for skiers and boarders. Their duties include:
 
·         Grooming of fresh snow
·         Apartmenttening ofmogul fields
·         Production of artificial snow
 
Four mechanics maintain the proper working order of the 15 snowcats, eight snowmobiles and various other vehicles used by Tignes Snow Grooming Team.
 
Ungroomed runs: the Naturides®
                    
Snowcats groom 60% of the skiable area daily (green, blue and red runs). Black runs – such as Naturides® runs – are not consistently groomed to preserve their natural terrain. They develop a layer of powder after snowfall and mogul fields after several days. If you’re an experienced skier, you can take advantage of these less traveled runs, which are marked, secured and patrolled like any other.
 
Naturides® runs:
 
·         Toviere: Paquerettes, Envers de Campanules runs, Grizzly, Aster
·         Palet: Guerlain Chicherit and Golf runs

Aiguille Percee: Aiguille Percee, Œillet and Epilobes runs

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Every night, Tignes Snow Grooming Team snowcats prepare the ski runs for the following day. The grooming of fresh artificial snow enables daily maintenance of green, blue, red runs and black runs.