WEsayReliable snow, glacier skiing, and well linked to Val d'Isere in the Espace Killy area. A convenient resort but a little lacking in alpine charm.
Consisting of several villages, around which can be found a variety of nursery slopes, wide blue and red runs and challenging off-piste areas, this resort is ideal for skiers of all abilities and has plenty of snow almost all year round. The highest skiing takes place on the Grande Motte glacier, which is over 3500m above sea level and tended by experienced maintenance staff. There are plenty of places to stay in this area as you can see from the resort map for this part of Espace Killy, home to the best high-altitude ski resorts in the French Alps.
There are plenty of free shuttle buses in the area, making it easy for visitors to travel from one village to the next. The nearby resort of Val d'Isère is also popular with holidaymakers staying in Tignes and can be accessed by ski relatively quickly. Tignes enjoys an ever improving après-ski scene and is home to many excellent restaurants, cafés and bars. Getting around the resort itself is easy to do, with pistes that are ideal for intermediate skiers running from one end to the other.
Privacy and relaxation
Many people choose to stay in a hotel or chalet whilst here because it enables them to enjoy their break without having to worry about preparing meals and cleaning their room every day. Chalets tend to offer a greater degree of privacy and a little more flexibility rather than working around a hotel's schedule. For those that enjoy private family holidays but would rather not cook or clean whilst they are away, the ideal solution could be one of the fantastic Tignes ski catered chalets that you can find on our site!
New for 2016/17
A new quad chairlift (Les Almes) to serve a new green run will replace two draglifts on the lower western slopes of Le Lac. The final phase of the MGM/CGH Kalinda village at Tignes 1800 is due to be finished by December 2016.
New for 2015/16
The new ski-in/ski-out 4-star Taos hotel and apartment building is due to open in December 2015 in Le Lac, with pool and spa. The final phase of the MGM/CGH Kalinda village at Tignes 1800 is now not due for completion until December 2016.
New for 2014/15
The Rider Park, a new area with jumps for kids, was built at Le Lac. You can now rent electric cars for 20 euros a day.
New for 2013/14
The first phase of the MGM/CGH Kalinda village at Tignes 1800 opened in December 2013. The rest of the development will open for 2015/16. The gondola from Tignes-le-Lac has been replaced by a faster 10-seat one with easier access from the slope. Tignespace, a sports hall/conference centre/concert hall in Le Lac, reopened after a revamp. The Suites du Nevada hotel was upgraded to a 5-star.
New for 2012/13
The old village of Tignes-les-Boisses is being redeveloped on a big scale and rebranded Tignes 1800. The first phase is due to open at the end of 2013.
- Great snow ensured for a long season
- One of the top areas in the world for lift-served off-piste runs Large amounts of varied terrain
- An array of lodgings near the slopes
- Efforts to make the resort villages more welcoming are paying off