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– Snowy mornings, sunny afternoons & party nights
– Good Vibes
– Snowpark sessions at the Tignes park shaped, maintained and shredded by the Minority Snowboard crew
– BBQs by the lake
– Beers on the Dragon Lodge balcony
– Sponsors give aways and prizes
– Slush Slashing, Euro Carving, side hitting stunt riding
– Hangover-banishing morning shreds


Dragon Lodge’s Will Hughes Summer Cloud-Bursting on the Tignes glacier

After a great end to the winter season summer is almost here, and in Tignes we’re planning a couple of weeks of classic summer camp style shredding and good times – with a firm emphasis on good times! Snowboarding in the summer has a different vibe, it’s all about slush slashing, euro carving, park sessioning, natural side hitting and tranny finding ollies with your friends. The shredding is only a part of a summer shred trip though, once you’re off the mountain you still have long sunny days to skate, get on your bike, swim in the lake, BBQ and drink beers and hang out with your friends – this is the perfect summer shred camp vibe that we are inviting you to come and share this July…with our famous Dragon Lodge hosting and of course some coaching from SuperRad’s James Sweet and others…

Tignes summer shred © Sam Mellish

SuperRad crew Tignes summer shred @sammellishphoto

Dates: Monday 4th – Saturday 16th July

* 3 options for Summer Shred goodness:

1) All in for Summer Shred: a full week of good times with the Dragon Lodge & SuperRad crew:
Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th July
7 nights accommodation
7 x breakfast
6 x afternoon or evening food & drink with the crew
Return Geneva airport transfers
6 day lift pass
Off snow ‘CarteTignes’ activity pass
Coaching & hosting from SuperRad & DragonLodge crew on and off the hill
Demo boards available from Tignes Spirit
Cost: £550
All you have to do is get yourself to Geneva!

2) Flexi Summer Shred: No rules – total freedom to shred for as long as you like from one day to 2 weeks:
Food – breakfast at lodge & afternoon or evening food & drink with the crew
Coaching & hosting from SuperRad & DragonLodge crew on and off the hill
Cost £55 per person per day

3) Seasonaires & Locals only special: in Tignes already? Come and shred, eat, drink and have a good summer time with the Dragon Lodge & SuperRad crew:
Food – afternoon or evening food & drink with the crew
Coaching & hosting from SuperRad & DragonLodge crew on and off the hill
Cost £30 / 40€ per person, per day

Tignes summer shred © Sam Mellish

Sweet Summer Euro-Carve action @sammellishphoto

SO if you’d like to come shred Tignes with Dragon Lodge & SuperRad’s Will Hughes, James Sweet and friends this summer get in touch here:


Tignes summer shred © Sam Mellish

Sweet Summer Method @sammellishphoto

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Tignes crew early season mega deal

It’s been a great November in Tignes with excellent snow conditions on the glacier and all the way down into town already.

DL&SuperRadcrewAbove: Dragon Lodge & Super Rad crew shred session Saturday 16th November 2013

 It’s dumping again now, so it’s looking like it’ll be a great start to the season proper when the full Espace Killy area and all the lifts open on 30th November. To mark the season opening 4 of Tignes best – Dragon Lodge, Tignes Spirit, Tignes.co.uk & SuperRad – have got together to offer a great deal for anyone wanting to get out for an early snow fix:

– 1 week 1/2 board stay at Dragon Lodge
– Return airport transfer by Tignes.co.uk
– 6 day full area Espace Killy lift pass
– 1/2 day SUperRad coaching session or lesson
– Gold or Platinum level equipment pack (board or skis & boots) from Tignes Spirit.
– Use of Endeavor and Signal test snowboards


30th November to 7th December
7th to 14th December

Lavachet Wall Now 19th
Above: View from the lodge balcony of Lavachet Wall & Trolles piste 19th November

For more info, or to book, contact john@dragonlodge.com

More info on the Tignes crew:


SuperRad coaches James Sweet & Lewis Sonvico pride themselves on their intuition and ability to tune in to and accommodate the learning of the individual. Everyone is different, everyone has their own style, and they love that! Whatever you like to ride, and whatever style of riding, they’ve got that covered! Getting coached by SuperRad will change the way you see snowboarding, and they promise, it will be a ton of fun!
Type of coaching:
Beginners lessons / improver / advanched technical / park & freestyle / backcountry & off piste guiding & freestyle…


Above: Super Rad’s James Sweet November 2013 pow slashing

James Sweet:
Snowboard ISIA Instructor
Snowboard ISTD instructor
Carte Professional
Freestyle Development Coach Level 2
BASI trainer
Surf Instructor Level 1
Full first Aid, CRB and Child protection
Radness & Lots of Awesome!

SuperRad coaching usual rates: 50€ per hour for groups form 1 to 6 people.

Tignes Spirit:

Tignes Spirit is an independent ski & snowboard company with a snowboard / ski shop and workshop based in Le Lavachet but also an accommodation division that provides weekly and seasonal apartment rental, arranges transfers and anything else you might need for a great holiday in Tignes. Setup by three long term friends, in 2005 they started up an unique Mobile Snowboard Hire company for their guests and as well as working from the shop they still deliver your snowboards or skis to you at your chalet or apartment on arrival and give you a personal fitting with one of their technicians. They then come and collect the equipment from you at the end of the week – this is a great service which we know our guests really apreciate, leaving you more time to concentrate on settling into the lodge or apartment and getting more time out on the slopes. Of course they also provide excellent quality equipment including Endeavor & Signal snowboards which we ride and endorse at the lodge – and offer great ski & snowboard servicing, tuning and repairs at their fully equipped workshop. As well as the great deal on equipment they’re offering for these two weeks Dragon Lodge guests get 30% off equipment rental at any time during the season which can be booked directly with them via our unique link here dragonlodge.com/equipment-hire/


Tignes.co.uk is possibly the ultimate one stop destination for all info and services you might need about Tignes. Successfully running and growing since 2002 Their website has a wealth of info about Tignes – they specialise in providing accommodation from self catered apartments to catered chalets and hotels, working with the best independent accommodation providers in the resort…including Dragon Lodge of course. They also have an airport transfer service which we use and recommend, and can also arrange equipment hire, lessons, guiding, childcare services and pretty much anything else you can think of or might need on a winter or summer holiday in Tignes.

Over the years they have gained vast local knowledge enabling them to share this information with their customers so they get the most from their holiday.

Lewis Nov slashAbove: SuperRad’s Lewis Sonvico layback slashing the November pow in Tignes last week

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We love Endeavor here at the lodge, the boards are obviously great or we wouldn’t ride them, and their design ethos really sets them apart from the majority of brands in the snowboard market. They recently moved into a cool new office / design lab / studio space in Vancouver and of course immediately set about collaborating with their featured artists to work on it – and documented the process in the film below – and we’ve still got a few spaces left on the Endeavor boardtest week in December where you can check out Meggs Live series art work and ride all the 2012 boards for free

Street, graffiti and fine artist Meggs, of Melbourne Australia, has left his mark on Endeavor Snowboard’s Vancouver design office with a massive outdoor mural.

The artist, who developed the artwork for Endeavor’s Live Series snowboard range, took to the exterior of Endeavor’s new home on Railway Street in the heart of Vancouver for a week in September. Armed with an arsenal of spray cans, stencils, rollers and brushes, he has left a dynamic work of art depicting a “Cold Front” superhero theme on a distinctly Vancouver backdrop.

The first in a series of content films to be released by Endeavor this fall was filmed and directed by Randy Ross and reveals Meggs’ motivations for his creation’s theme and the techniques used to produce the massive work of art. “Creating art in the public domain helps people relate and become more a part of their environment,” says Meggs. “A public art experience is an interactive experience.”

“We are an artist driven company and it has always been a dream of mine to have a work space which is creative and interactive” says Max Jenke, managing director of Endeavor Snowboards. “Having the opportunity to have Meggs do some installations was something we couldn’t pass up.”

Megg’s work can also be seen on the 2012 Live Series from Endeavor Snowboards. “The artwork for those boards are from a series of works I painted for my ‘King For A Day’ exhibition. The imagery features a duality of kings and demons, royalty and morality, which explores society’s obsessions with power, wealth and fame,” says Meggs.

“We are dedicated to bringing fine art to the best quality snowboards. The 2012 line-up of boards feature the most complete collection of graphics we have ever put together and Meggs has certainly done the Live Series justice with his graphic,” says Jenke.

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Endeavor Snowboard Design – Test Week

Welcome to the new Dragon Lodge website and blog – kicking it off in style with some info about our exciting season opener boardtest below. Check back for more news and views throughout the season from the Dragon Lodge Team – John, Will, Harry, Clare & Tom

Dragon Lodge, Tignes Spirit and Alliance Snowboarding present:

2012 Endeavor Board Test / Tech. Clinic & Coaching week.

Tignes, France, 3-10th December 2011.

*Demo the full 2012 Endeavor board range
*Free on snow coaching with Endeavor, Tignes Spirit & Dragon Lodge team
*Video feedback, backcountry safety and board tech clinics
*Additional coaching from Alliance Snowboarding
*1/2 board accommodation just £199
*Discounted lift passes
*Cheap travel option available

With the winter season fast approaching, and Tignes opening up on 26th November, Dragon Lodge and their board sponsor Endeavor Snowboard Design kick it off with an amazing board test week.

Presented by UK Endeavor distributor Noble Custom alongside Tignes Spirit & Alliance Snowboarding this great week is more than a great chance to try the entire Endeavor 2012 range of boards – will also include tech. & board maintenance clinics, backcountry safety talks, coaching and video making.

Great value at just £199 ½ board for the week including all the activities hosted by the Endeavor, Dragon Lodge, Tignes Spirit & Alliance teams.

Endeavor Snowboard Design – Innovative Canadian snowboard co. founded in 2002 by pro rider Max Jenke and Transworld Magazine staff photographer Scott Serfas. The brand has appeared on covers of the most prestigious snowboarding magazines, won countless board test awards and pioneered the artist collaboration by bringing art to snowboard graphics – while continuing their mission to make the best snowboards in the world!

Alliance – The Only 100% Pure Snowboard School In Tignes and Val D’isere. Leaders of the new breed of snowboard instructors and coaches and run by English speaking riders who hold the highest levels of BASI qualification. The Alliance team will be riding Endeavor boards this season and only endorse the best!

Tignes-Spirit – Tignes most forward thinking snowboard shop and rental service – stocking only the best quality brands (sole Endeavor stockists in Tignes) with exclusive lines of hard and software not seen anywhere else in town. They lead the field with innovative ideas like their pioneering delivery service for rental equipment and cannot be beaten for quality or value with their price match promise.

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