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TignesFest  Posted by : Nikki    

16th – 18th April 2009
Showcasing the Freshest New Music for FREE!

2 Weeks left to the Big Event!!!

Final line-up includes…
2 Bit Thugs (UK), 5amourai (FR) Alma Nofear (SW)
Black Peter Group (USA), Danimal Kingdom (UK), FrankMusic (UK),
Jackbeats (UK), Leslie Davis (CAN), Losers (UK),
Midimidis (UK), Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (UK), Pablo Decoder (ES),
Paral-Lel (FR), Ryan Lauder (SCO), White Wedding (Wales)

…curating the show once again are some of the UK’s leading radio broadcasters…
Kissy Sell Out (R1), Eddy Temple Morris (XFM)

“Because it’s a fun, loud, unique and mischievous festival with added snowballs on top and there’s no mud or a single porta-loo in sight!” Kissy Sell Out

TignesFest is the Fresh New Music Festival in The Alps... And it's FREE!
With only four weeks left to the big event, the snow is falling and the skis and boards have been waxed as one of the world’s highest ski resorts gets ready to welcome the world to TignesFest – a festival that prides itself in showcasing the cream of fresh, new European musical talent for FREE!

Running from 16-19th April, TignesFest features everything from live bands to DJs and exclusive acoustic sets and forms a close-knit community of artists and revellers. It’s also a long weekend of skiing, snowboarding, socialising and sounds for the discerning and curious who like to experience something outside of the norm.

Featuring a unique selection of DJ’s and bands that are set to tantalize and dazzle this year, the full line up has been now been confirmed. Emerging pop man Frankmusik, Jackbeats, Dark Frenchmen Midimidi’s, local boys 5Amouri, Great Britain’s The Losers and Spain’s Pablo Decoder (also appearing later on as dark alter-ego The Death Kit) will all be appearing. Also, fresh from promoting debut album, Kissy Sell Out will also take to the stage, alongside hotly-tipped Danimal Kingdom. The much anticipated fancy dress closing party is being hosted by none other than the crazy White Wedding team, whose wedding-themed antics and sing-along great classic tracks will ensure the night- like any great wedding- raucous and not be forgotten. For those of a more discerning nature there is even Opera by emerging talent Leslie Davis

Curating the show once again are radio broadcasters from the UK’s top radio stations; Eddy Temple Morris (XFM), and Kissy Sell Out (R1) who have pulled in some artists/acts that are sure to excite and intrigue. Last year XFM’s Eddy Temple Morris recorded the live show from TignesFest on Friday 18th April and broadcast back to the UK a week later.

‘It is an honour to be one of the Curators of TignesFest. We are all passionate about music and passionate about helping new and up and coming acts get the recognition they deserve, and TignesFest provides a very unique platform for showcasing incredible musicians in a breathtaking setting. I am excited to once again be able to highlight acts I think are fantastic, plus discover other new ones along the way’ Kissy Sell Out

If that wasn’t enough, Base Camp, the Official Travel Partner for the TIgnesFest plans to create a Ski & Snowboard Test for small independent manufacturers and a series of snowsport competitions for seasonaires from resorts within the Savoie, France during the festival.

‘We are inviting teams from Val d'Isere, Tignes, Ste Foy, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens to see who are the true Savoyard champions in disciplines such as moguls, slopestyle, skier cross, boarder cross and big air’ Base Camp Director, Fergie Miller explains.

As a result, TignesFest has the support not only of key broadcasters in the UK, but will also host a live broadcast on Tignes Radio and post cast on Radio FG (FR) and Radio Rabe (CHF). With many years radio and music experience under their belts, the curators have been instrumental in developing their respective music genres and finding new and exciting artists whilst supporting the industry’s key DJs and musicians. And why should we don our ski-jackets and salopettes this April?
TignesFest online:
About Tignes:
Tignes is regarded as one of the world’s highest and most snow-sure ski areas for skiers and snowboarders alike. It has pistes to suit all, with the Naturides (ungroomed pistes) and the Spot (Skiing the Powder Of Tignes) zone, a cross between off-piste and a freestyle jumps park, and not forgetting the off piste activities including snowmobiling, paragliding, ice diving, ice skating, horse riding, bowling and the Ice Museum. There are also many spas that offer sauna, Jacuzzi and of course the essential indulgent massage! Log on to www.tignes.net where you can find information on travel, lessons, lift passes, piste maps, unusual activities & more.

How to get there:
Easyjet, Snowjet, BMI and British Airways fly into Lyon, Geneva, Grenoble, and Chambery. From any of the airports you’ll need to organise transfers to Tignes.

Accommodation & Transfers:
Base Camp is the Official Travel Partner for the event and is offering long weekend packages (prices depend on day of travel and type of accommodation). They are also offering week long holiday packages from Sunday 12th – Sunday 19th April 2009 starting from £395 including 2* studio accommodation, UK coach transfers and lift pass. For more information on how you can travel to TignesFest with Base Camp please visit www.basecampgroup.com/tignesfest-2009.html

Media Partners:
Radio Tignes, Radio FG, Mountain Echo, Tsugi Magazine

Event Partners;
Harmony Management & Productions, Bagus Bar & Restaurant, Global Publicity, SevenSquared Publishing

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Les Arcs 2000  Posted by : Swier needs    

Wait a minnit is this new? I didn't know of this until I got on these blank lovin black runs. Wow! The whole area is difficult innit? Anyway this is the highest of the Les Arcs villages at 2,000m. The world renowned black (experts silly) run is over 7 km long
I think its inapropriately called the Aiguille Rouge (rouge means red in French) but trust me the run is black. And whats more if you are looking for releif here, all the surrounding runs are tough too. Les Arcs 200 has hotels, apartments and of course restaurants too. So if accommodation or night life is what you are after...here we are. Or should I say here we arcs?

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Espace San Bernardo  Posted by : BF    

Never heard of it? Well it comprises the Italian Ski Resort of La Thuile with the French Ski Resort of La Rossiere. So there. Anyway skiing Italy and France is unique and a great idea as one gets to sample two different cultures. For skiers there is a combined total of 158 KM of skiing. For lovers of such things there is Italy and France and of course the distinct foods. Yum, yum.
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Exclusive Franchaise Available  Posted by : BF    

You can franchise any Activelifestyle Travel Network domain or resort within for advertising sales purposes. Both ATN royalties and the timeline of your exclusive contract depend on mutually agreed upfront fees. Exclusive sales rights also available for accommodation sales and other travel products. In the first instance contact bill@activelifestyle.com
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Isola 2000 France facts  Posted by : factman    

Wanna combine sea and ski? Well Isola 2000 at 2,000m high, is your best shot. Just 90 km from the famous French resort of Nice, Isola offers great beginners skiing as well as adequate challenge for those with far more experience. With 22 lifts Isola 2000 offers good skiing and mostly apartment accommodation with a couple of hotels. There is both great apres ski and a number decent places to east out in Isola. Transfer time to Nice airport is an hour and a half; did I mention many of the 90K from Nice is straight up?
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Chamonix, Mont Blanc  Posted by : factman    

A quick and easy reach from Geneva airport, the 5 ski areas of Chamonix, France are mostly geard for the better skier amongst you.This mostly difficult skiing requires commuting however, so if you do not have a car, make sure of the bus schedules. Big, bold and beautiful, Chamonix refelects all that is good and some which is bad about European ski resorts. Its also possible to ski in Courmayeur, Italy if you want to take a 30 minute trip thru the Mont Blanc tunnel. Buses are cheap and early...check it out. For the beginners in your party there are a couple of runs that will suit. Check out www.alpineskimaps.com
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Avoriaz in the Portes Du Soleil  Posted by : William    

The Portes du Soleil is a combination of 25 resorts in Switzerland and France. Avoriaz is s ski-in,ski-out, type resort that lies in the center - more or less - of the group. The place has an affordable reputation, that is due in no small part to the, shall we say, "lay of the land". In specific the buildings that look as if they are built into the sides of the mountains. They are not, they are family friendly affordable apartments. The resort is car free and is reached from Morzine by cable car. Ski wiste it is part of the Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest ski areas in Europe if not the world.

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La Plagne France  Posted by : wrf    

The Vanoise Express links the two areas making it a family or solo skiing holiday getaway. La Plagne, specifically, is found in the Savoie valley of Tarentaise in France. It was here that in 1961 locals began to move to the city as the market for jobs had changed to the more industrial.
More of this story written by Robert Bell can be found at
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