The ski resort of Tignes, nestled on the banks of a lake, sits at an altitude of 2100m. One of the most snow-sure ski resorts in Europe, with stunning views wherever you ski, it will delight and challenge all levels of skier. The resorts efficient ski lifts link you quickly to Val d'Isère and the vast Espace Killy, the perfect playground for intermediates and experts alike. Tignes is made up of five villages of varying altitudes, the highest 3 being purpose-built, with the lower two offering a more traditional atmosphere.
From the main centres of Le Lac and Val Claret, ski lifts rise up on either side of the resort, in one direction towards Val d’Isère and towards the 2,750m Aiguille Percée in the other.
The beautiful, sweeping pistes of Génépy and Grattalu will get your legs warmed up nicely for the challenges of runs, such as Pramecou or Sache, with it's 1,200m of descent to the beautiful village of Tignes Les Brévières. Beginners are well served, with some free lifts and dedicated learning areas.
The pinnacle of Tignes ski area is the Grande Motte glacier, reached from Val Claret. The top cable car station is at 3,455m and the starting point for some of the resort's most spectacular descents, both on and off-piste. The highest ski slopes here are also open for summer skiing and snowboarding, and means the resort can guarantee snow at any time of the season. The thigh-burning 1,350m vertical red graded ski slopes all the way down to the funicular station in Val Claret is not to be missed.
To reach Val d'Isère from Tignes, a chairlift from Val Claret or gondola from Le Lac ascends to Tovière, the ridge separating the two resorts. The main run back down into Tignes Le Lac, the black Trolles, is steep and challenging, or alternatively take the much easier blue run from the Borsat sector, which descends back into Tignes The ski slopes in Val d'Isère has endless options for everyone, as well as another glacier at the top of the Fornet sector. For early and late season snow, it really is hard to beat this ski area.
Off the slopes, numerous activities such as ice diving and dog sledding take place on, under and around frozen Tignes Le Lac. Le Lagon is a newly built leisure facility that has an indoor swimming pool with 6 lanes, as well as a separate leisure pool with wave machine, water slides and Jacuzzi-style massage beds. There’s also a wellness area with hot tubs, saunas, steam room and ice bath, where you can ease off any weary muscles.
If you still have energy to burn after a day's skiing, there are various late night options in Tignes. Bars generally stay open until 2am and after that there are four nightclubs to choose from. Tignes is rightly regarded as one of the premier ski and snowboard destinations in the World and with its ski area connected to Val d'Isère, is a must visit Alpine destination. The number of luxury chalets now available to rent in Tignes is growing year on year, and our portfolio provides a fabulous choice of unique ski chalets for your next ski holiday.