If you want to ski in Tignes then you'll be in the heart of the 'Espace Killy' with over 300km of lift-linked trails and pistes. You can also ski or snowboard right in to Val d'Isere. It's superb for all levels and abilities - a must visit resort! Read on to discover more.
Choose to stay in Tignes and you will find yourself at an altitude of 2100m which is above the tree line. There are in fact three villages, Val Claret, Le Lac and La Lavachet that make up Tignes. These are interconnected by a free ski shuttle bus. As part of the Espace Killy you can ski over 300 km of piste, (nearly 200 miles) of lift-linked trails. Access is not as easy as some other ski resorts, however the nearest airports are most definitely Chambéry or Grenoble, with a long drive to Geneva if that's the best airport for you.
On the Slopes
Part of the world famous L'Espace Killy, Tignes gives you fantastic slopes that are linked by high-speed chair-lift (and a few fantastic pistes) to neighbouring Val d'Isère. Between the two key ski resorts is an unbelievable variety of skiing for all abilities. Lift access is good (there are 97 lifts in all!), and a total vertical drop of 1,900m means there are some great long runs. This area is renowned for its great off-piste challenges, while boarders will enjoy a half pipe, boardercross course and some great freeriding.
If you ski Tignes you are also in the ski region of Espace Killy so find out more about this area before you book your holiday here.
Off the Slopes
With over 60 restaurants between the three villages you'll find something to suit every taste in the Tignes ski resort. The best restaurant in the area is considered to be Le Lac at The Hotel L'Arbina, while La Côte de Boeuf is for those who worship meat!
Daffy's Café has good Tex-Mex, while La Pizzéria 2000 serves not only pizza, but also local dishes such as fondue and raclette. When your meal is over, there are plenty of bars to keep you busy.
Who's it Best For?
Tignes is great if you love off piste, this is one of the best places in the world for lift served off piste runs. This is also a great place to go if you want to ski Espace Killy but don't want to pay the prices of Val d'Isere.