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France's standing skier Marie Bochet skiing around a gate.

Marie Bochet, France gets the gold in the Women's Giant Slalom.

Ⓒ© Luc Percival Photography

Marie Bochet, France gets the gold in the Women's Giant Slalom. © • © Luc Percival Photography

Tignes, France, 26-30 January 2015

The second stop on the World Cup circuit takes in the French Alps.

Tignes and it’s neighbouring resort of Val d’Isère make up the ski area known as the Espace Killy (so named after France’s Olympic downhill skiing champion Jean Claude Killy). It offers over 300km of pisted skiing and some spectacular scenery.

Tignes is renowned as a place where sports fans flock too throughout the year and is a regular part of the IPC Alpine Skiing calendar.

In the winter season, the ski runs consist of altitudes ranging between 1,550m and 3,450m, at varying levels of difficulty.

Downhill and super-combined events will be played out on some of the most popular slopes in Europe.

After Tignes, skiers will head across the border to St. Moritz, Switzerland for the penultimate IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup before the 2015 World Championships in Panorama, Canada.