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Tignes, located in the French Alps, is responding to the retreat of glaciers, and thus of the available ski pistes, with a very special project of its own:

the “Ski-Line”, a modern indoor ski hall situated at an altitude of over 2,000 metres in the midst of one of Europe’s highest ski areas. This is intended to ensure a return to the good old days when skiing was possible for 365 days a year. The 60 million euro project was presented by UTN, the Unité touristique nouvelle, which also plans to build a shopping centre, a restaurant, a new Club Med and even an indoor surfing pool with a three-metre high “standing wave” in addition to the indoor ski slope. The municipality of Tignes could almost overshadow the ski hall built in the Arabian Desert in Dubai. Welcome to Absurdistan!

Sources and further information:

www.mountainwilderness.fr/se-tenir-informe/actualites/projet-ski-line-a-tignes-dubai-en-tarentaise.html (fr), www.gloobi.de/tignes-plant-indoor-skipiste-in-2-100-metern-hoehe (de), www.lequipe.fr/Adrenaline/Ski/Actualites/Tignes-espere-construire-le-premier-ski-dome-dans-les-alpes/752848  (fr)

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