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August 20, 2011

Grande Motte, Pramort Glacier Retreat and the Tignes Ski area, France

The Tignes ski area in France is famous for its great summer glacier skiing. The portion of the area that is generally open from early June to early September is on the Grand Motte Glacier. A webcam view for the glacier indicates that on Aug. 20th there is limited snowcover on the glacier, note the 3100 meter camera view, and the ski season will likely be cut short a bit. …