Excellent snow all season long, due to its high-altitude slopes on the La Grande Motte Glacier. Access to the wide range of skiing in the Espace Killy, without the premium prices of Val d’Isère.
Tignes is a world-class resort made up of five small villages.
Tignes is high in the magnificent Savoie Alps. It’s got guaranteed snow, a lively après scene and some of Europe’s best slopes. It’s a purpose-built resort, so it lacks some of the old-world charm enjoyed by its neighbors. However, it has a variety of chalets, hotels, and apartments to suit all budgets. This more than makes up for the old-world feel.
Best of all, Tignes is part of the Espace Killy ski area, so you get to enjoy glaciers and great views, without the Val d’Isère price tag.
Tignes is an ideal resort for groups as there’s a busy après scene with many bars and restaurants to choose from.
Families love Tignes as it provides child-friendly entertainment, such as swimming pools and ice skating rinks. There are plenty of family-focused hotels and good quality ski schools to help the kids master the basics.
Tignes is one of the best ski resorts to come to for a long, snow-sure season. The main resort on the edge of Le Lac sits at an altitude of 2100m above sea level, and the lower villages still boast altitudes of 1550m and 1850m. Above all of this is the Grande Motte Glacier, which rises to a lofty 3450m and is accessible not only during winter but in the summer too. Yes, you can come summer skiing in Tignes.
The old village of Tignes disappeared beneath the waters of the Lac du Chevril when the valley was dammed in 1952. Now the resort is made up of many smaller purpose-built villages at varying altitudes, with Tignes-Le-Lac generally classed as the main village of Tignes. The entire resort is built around the needs of the skier, so there is never a lift too far from the front door of your accommodation.
With Tignes being one of the more affordable French ski resorts, it has attracted families and large groups of university students and friends, and as such the nightlife and dining options ensure there is something to suit every taste and budget. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes to welcome you in from the winter cold for lunch, dinner, or some of the best apres ski fun in the Alps.
- Good snow guaranteed for a long season – about the best Alpine bet
- One of the best areas in the world for lift-served off-slope runs
- Huge amount of terrain for all standards, shared with Val-d’Isère
- Lots of accommodation close to the slopes (though there is also quite a bit that involves some walking)
- Swift access to Val-d’Isère slopes
Base: 5,105 ft
Summit: 11,339 ft
Vertical Drop: 6,234 ft
Length of slopes: 186 miles
Total lifts: 78
Skiable Terrain: 24,710 ac
Terrain Parks: 2
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