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Resort Information - Tignes

Tignes is one of the highest ski resorts in France with a village height of 2100m and skiing up to the Grand Motte at 3455m which is open almost all year round.  The skiing here is fantastic with varied terrain and one of the best areas in the world for lift served off-piste areas.  Linked to the resort of Val d'Isere to form the "Espace Killy" ski area, there are 300km of pistes with great snow reliability throughout the season - if snow is what you want, this is the place to go.

The price to be paid for the snow conditions is that the altitude means everything is above the tree line and the resort is stark and bleak with almost no character.  The apartment buildings are generally ugly, square blocks and there is almost no village ambience here - it could be described as an architectural nightmare!  Although improving, it's not a great place for nightlife either - the focus in Tignes is most definately on the skiing and it's a resort where you ski long and hard and go to bed early.  Most of the accommodation is on or close to the pistes - at least in the higher villages of Val Claret and Tignes le Lac - so access to the terrain is easy.  There are also a number of high speed lifts including the funiculaire at Val Claret which whizzes you up to the glacier at 3000m in a matter of minutes.

For beginners and families, the resort are trying to re-invent themselves with a good ski school and some nursery slope areas in Tignes le Lac - however, it remains a haven for the serious advanced or intermediate skier and people looking for more from their holiday than soft white powder should head somewhere else.

Tignes Le Lavachet
Tignes Le Lavachet
Tignes Val Claret
Tignes ESF Competition
Tignes ESF Childrens Village
Tignes le Lac by Night
Tignes Off Piste Dam
Ski Amis in Tignes
We have a selection of self catered apartments in Tignes to offer from small studios for 2 people up to larger apartments for up to 10 people - we operate in the villages of Le Lac, Val Caret and Le Lavachet.

Resort Facts and Figures

  • Piste Height 1550m - 3455m
  • Village Height - 2100m
  • Pistes - 300km
  • Pistes - 131
  • Lifts - 89
  • Linked to Val d'Isere (Espace Killy)

Useful Links

For information on lift pass prices, ski schools, equipment rental and childcare options please see the links on the blue bar below  - we offer ski school booking and discounted equipment rental in this resort
Ski Passes  Equipment  Ski School  Childcare 
Getting There

By Road

Tignes has easy access by road and is approximately 630 miles (1000km) from Calais - all but the last 40kms is by motorway or dual carriageway.  We provide comprehensive directions to our self drive guests and can offer ferry or Eurotunnel crossings to supplement your holiday.

By Rail

The international railway station of Bourg St Maurice is approximately 45 minutes from the resort - the station is served by the Direct Eurostar Service from London as well as TGV services from Paris.  We are able to provide a number of rail options to supplement your holiday.

By Air

The nearest airports are Geneva of Chambery, both of which are served by a number of UK budget airlines, charter and scheduled services.  Other alternatives would include Grenoble or Lyon which are slightly further away.  Approximate transfer times are:

  • Geneva - 3 hours
  • Chambery - 2 hours
  • Lyon - 3.5 hours
  • Grenoble - 3.5 hours
We provide a fully licenced minibus transfer service from Geneva and Grenoble airports on a dedicated basis - see our travel pages for further information