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Country: France
Ski Region: The Best of the rest
  • Latitude - 45.465669
  • Longitude - 6.900587
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Resort facts
Ski area:  Espace Killy
Resort height:  2100 m
Highest lift:  3450 m
Total Kms pistes:  152 kms
Nearest airports:  Geneva Chambery Grenoble
Transfer time:   3hr
Driving Time : 10 hours (Calais – Tignes)
Pistes/Lift info Local Area Whole Area
Top Lift 3450m 3450m
Piste length 152km 300km
Black runs 8 14
Red runs 16 36
Blue runs 40 59
Green runs 22 20
Total runs 86 129
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Snowbeds says

Tignes at 2100 m is a high purpose built resort with a long season including summer skiing on the Glacier it shares the Espace Killy with Val D'Isere. The resort has five different base areas, the main one being Val Clartet with Le Lac and Le Lavachet nearby. Lower down the mountain is Les Boisses and a renovated old village Les Brevieres, at the lowest point in the system - 1550 metres (higher than many ski areas end, but with 2000 metres above it!). Much of the accommodation is undergoing upgrade at the moment due to a local intiative and it is certainly better priced than its neighbouring resort of Val D'Isere

Skiing in Tignes

There really is something for everyone with parks,itinerary routes a huge network of pistes and free lifts in the beginners area.

Snowboarding in Tignes

The Palafour Comb offers the biggest snowboarding area in Europe, with a dedicated terrain area over a 600 metre vertical (just under 2000 feet). This remarkable area includes jumps, half pipe, and a free ride zone. Apart from the 'fixed asset' of the snowboard park with half pipe,

Tignes has three dedicated snowboarding schools - The Snocool, Kebra surfing...and Surf feeling, offering off-piste, heli-surf and free riding courses as well as video analysis. The ESF, Evolution 2 and the International Ski school also have snowboarding divisions.

Good for
  • High altitude snow guaruntee
  • Skiers
  • Snowboarders
  • Parks and features
  • Nightlife
  • Summer skiing
  • Ski School choice
Where is it?
Apres ski
For slopeside convenience and a more traditional pub feel we suggest you head to Marmot Arms in Tignes Le Lac, situated at the bottom of the palafour lift you can enjoy sports on the big screens, draft beers and a simple menu. They also have live music and DJs so it is a great place to go from apres into the late evening. For a more stylish Apres and a cosy drink by the fire then Le Whitney Bar is the place to go. Enjoy fine wine and gourmet snacks and settle into the comfy sofas. 
In Le Lavachet Scotty’s Bar is a lively place popular with English-speaking visitors and  has historically been popular with British skiers. A lively après venue with regular live music and big plasma screens for sports. If you are after something a bit smarter or more 'up-market' then head to So Bar where you can enjoy excellent wines, beers, spirits and food. Open until 2am in the morning it's perfect for a quiet apres drink or a late night glass of wine.
Le Loop Bar in Le Lac has a sunny terrace which makes this a great spot for ending the day with a cold beer or two. Overlooking the Trolles black run, the off-piste Lavachet Wall and the Rosset learner slope you can kick back and watch the action from your deckchair. Later in the evening they frequently have live music and DJs but unfortunately is often very busy as a result! Right next to the Marmot Arms, you will find the Jam Bar. A great place to have a chilled out drink and bite to eat whilst making us of their wifi, a great spot for a relaxing drink with friends and family. 
For all the party people out there Tignes has four nightclubs, each with their own distinct look, clientele and atmosphere. The late-night dancing venues are Jacks Club for cheesy dancing in Tigne Le Lac. As far as clubbing is concerned in Val Claret all your needs are met by Melting Pot, a popular choice for seasonnaires and guests alike or try Blue Girl, but watch out for the ‘adults’ show on Tuesdays.
The resort's facilities include cinema showing two films daily - some films in English, some French, and Europe's highest bowling alley, with ten lanes.A massive aqua centre with pools and slides.
What others say
From the Telegraph
"The main villages of Tignes are set on a beautiful mountain plateau and offer some of the finest lift-accessed slopes in Europe – or anywhere else in the world. Sadly, this natural feast is not matched by the architecture. Much has been done to reclad some of the monstrous apartment blocks thrown up in the 1960s, and more recent additions are far more aesthetically pleasing. But there is no getting away from the salient fact: Tignes is ugly."
"A combination of enviable snow cover, a variety of impressive terrain and a season that lasts most of the year makes Tignes one of the most dependable winter destinations in France."
Top Tignes tips


  • For best access to skiing pick val Claret or le Lac.
  • For best value Lavachet is only a short skibus ride to the pistes.
  • Try New Generation ski school for brilliant instruction
  • Visit Tignes Cuisine (next to the Loop Bar/opposite the Rosset Chairlift) for “fast and fun” Asian dishes.
  • Don’t leave Tignes without skiing the Golf. It’s Tignes’ nature ride piste, an ungroomed black run, providing a great challenge for the week.
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