As a popular summer resort thanks to its glacier skiing, it would be amiss to suggest that Tignes is quiet for much of the year. But after a little lull at the end of the summer season to draw breath, the resort is now ready for the start of the winter season.
October 3rd will see the famous French destination opening up, with the whirr of ski lifts, the pleasing whoosh of skis on the pistes and the bustle of the apres-ski nightlife in the evening all returning in style. Europe's winter ski season is about to get underway, and it is starting in Tignes.
October in Chamonix is a time of great excitement. With any hint of summer now a fading memory, the air is getting cooler and the days increasingly short.
In most places, that would seem like bad news. But as the cows come down into the valleys, the snowsports fans look longingly up to the mountains. The snow is starting to arrive and will do so in ever-greater quantities in the weeks ahead. The time to start making some ski hire bookings has arrived.
However, that is not all that is going on in Chamonix. The approach of winter means all kinds of fun down in the valley as well, and in early October it seems things will quite literally be jazzed up.
For many people looking ahead to the winter, ski hire is the first thing they will think of spending some money on.
However, once there, people will be implored to part with their hard-earned for all sorts of things, including necessities such as food.
The thing about eating, of course, is that it is not just about doing enough to keep body and soul together. It should be fun, whether that comes from enjoying your favourite dish, trying something new or even attempting to conjure up a new recipe yourself.
With the leaves now steadily dropping from the trees, there is no doubt autumn is now with us and if there are some who are still hanging on to the last hints of summer with a final game of cricket, there are others who can't wait to jump on a ski hire website and hit the slopes.
For families, the half-term holidays in October could be a great time to introduce the kids to winter sports, while others will prefer to plan for the Christmas and New Year period.
As one of the higher resorts in France, Les Deux Alpes is usually among the first to get some winter snow.
Of course, strictly speaking it does not need it as, like neighbours such as Tignes, it has a glacier to ensure there is summer skiing to be had. Both resorts have now closed, bringing the summer glacier season to an end. The ski hire shops will be busy again soon, however, as there will only be a few weeks before the winter season starts.
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