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Tignes is of course known as a winter sports destination. But once the snow has melted, green meadows appear below the white snow-capped mountains and the clear blue skies. Some of the highest and most stunning peaks in Europe become accessible, easily by lift within a few minutes or after several days of arduous effort.
Tignes has a wide array of sporting and leisure activities in the summer, and you're guaranteed to find peace and quiet, and superb scenery, to be enjoyed at whatever pace suits you. Of course, the glaciers remain snow covered and are open for summer skiing.
Tignes is made up of a collection of high altitude resorts, or villages, all linked by a free public transport system. The collective resort of Tignes and the wider Espace Killy area offers a wide range of summer and winter activities.
Tignes is like a different town compared to its winter counterpart: the Le Lac nursery slope is covered in tennis courts, a football pitch, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, table tennis and table football. Behind which you can see the volleyball nets and an amalgamation of skateboarders, BMXers and roller bladders in the skate park.
There is also " Acroland" with it's acro-bungee, trampolines, water slide and of course the spectacle that is 'the water jump' where people on snowboards, ski's and roller blades, are hurling themselves off one of the four jumps and flying straight into the lake. A great place to practice the acrobatics of these sports, also a good place to sit in the sun and watch the madness.
On the lake itself you can hire sailing boats, windsurfers, canoes, rowing boats and pedalos, for some of which lessons are available. You'll notice Europe's highest golf course on either side of the lake, horse riders and fishermen. As you arrive in Val Claret the scenario can look quite odd with some people in shorts and t-shirts but others in full skiing outfits. You can take the Funicular to the Beautiful Panoramic Restaurant.