Part of the fabulous Espace Killy, along with its neighbouring resort, Val d'Isère, a ski holiday in Tignes will give you access to 300 - yes 300 - kilometres of pisted skiing and snowboarding set in the most spectacular Alpine scenery - and glacier skiing too, so there's even skiing in the summer months.
The Tignes resort has five villages - Les Brevieres, Tignes 1800, Lavachet, Lac and Val Claret - and four skiing areas, each with their own character, so a holiday here is like a bumper bundle of ski and snowboard happiness. There are 47 ski lifts including an interesting funicular railway - well, it makes a change, doesn't it? - 24 chairlifts, and a few draglifts on the nursery slopes, though, as with any resort, these may be upgraded at any moment. In fact, Tignes already has one of the best lift systems in the world.
There are nursery slopes, cruisey blues and breathtaking blacks as well as fantastic off-piste skiing, so fun for everyone is to be had, and all in one place. Try the steep and eye-popping black run Trolles - but probably not on a full stomach. If you must go to Val d'Isère, you can get there quickly and smoothly via the Aeroski gondola.
For you snowboarders, there's a fab board park at Val Claret so if you fancy a bit of freestyle, rails and big air, spend some time there. You won't be disappointed.
Apres-Ski in Tignes
Tignes offers purpose-built accommodation which is generally on offer at more modest prices than next door Val d'Isère, so if you're looking for great value it's definitely worth checking out. You could stay in a convenient apartment block or one of the pretty Alpine buildings which pepper the resort.
Spectacular Val Claret, the highest village, is right at the foot of the Grande Motte funicular, while Le Lac and Le Lavachet have a more cosy Alpine village feel. There's no shortage of bars, restaurants and shops, wherever you stay.
Non-ski activities are worth noting too. There's the Lagon sports centre, you could go parapenting, or indulge in a spot of ten pin bowling …and there's loads more too.
The best way to find out is to go there! We'll be pleased to book your happy holiday at GetSkiing.
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Gary's Little Gems in Tignes
La Grand Motte glacier guarantees skiing even in summer - in 1984 I taught skiing there in August! There are enough runs to keep the most ardent expert entertained and challenged. Skiing off the back of L'Aiguille Percee has some great off-piste runs down to Les Brevieres.
Accommodations in Tignes
- Resort Altitude: 2100 m
- Highest Lift: 3450 m
- Total Piste: 300 km
- Longest Run: 10 km
- Directions of Slopes: N, E, S, W
- Uphill Capacity: 149425
- Total Lifts: 89
- Gondolas/Cable cars: 10
- Chairlifts: 45
- Drag Lifts: 34
- Snow Parks: 1
- Good for Off Piste
- Good for Families
- Good for Non-skiers
- High Altitude
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Geneva Cointrin International Airport
Calais Ferry Port
Bourg Saint Maurice