at a glance...

300km of pistes
2100m resort height
3 hours transfer time
Intermediates & experts great for
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Resort overview

Tignes stands out from other French resorts for two main reasons: its high altitude, snow-sure slopes that continue to deliver year after year, and excellent skiing spread over vast terrain. Connected to neighbouring alpine heavy-hitter, Val d’Isere, Tignes forms part of the incredible Tignes/Val d’Isère ski area and as the higher of the two resorts, provides fast access to 300km of slopes. 

With the Grande Motte glacier providing plenty of guaranteed snow, even during some summer months, Tignes is a really safe bet to get your fix of the white stuff. With a variety of runs to suit all abilities, it’s an excellent choice for groups, as well as intermediate skiers with around 45% being blue runs. Whilst not matching up to resorts such as Méribel or Megeve in terms of beauty, the skiing here more than makes up for it! 

The resort is split into a number of areas with most visitors staying in the main villages of Tignes Le Lac or Val Claret. Centred on one side of the scenic lake is Tignes Le Lac whilst further up the valley, Val Claret is often considered better located for skiing. A free bus service connects all the villages so getting around is a cinch. 

Skiing in Tignes

Tignes has some impressive skiing, with its highest ski point rising to a towering 3455m at the top of the Grande Motte glacier, providing a snow sure ski spot even in the summer. 

Serviced by two ski lifts, beginners will find the best nursery slopes in Tignes Le Lac. Most of Tignes’ local slopes are ideal for intermediates and the wide red runs from the Grande Motte glacier right back down to the resort are unmissable. There’s a whole host of superb intermediate pistes throughout the Tignes/Val d’Isère ski area. 

Experts are spoilt in Tignes with an extensive choice of challenging terrain. The resort has not only a wide variety of black runs, many of which are now classified as ungroomed Naturides, but also some of the best lift-served off-piste itineraries in the world. 

Tignes après ski

Often the après scene of Tignes is overshadowed by the reputation of its energetic neighbour Val D’Isere, but there’s still plenty to keep your taste buds tingling and body hydrated. Both Tignes Le Lac and Val Claret have a buzzing early evening après atmosphere, especially during the popular happy hours. Some of the livelier bars are open until late with live music, dancing and sports. 

Restaurants range from those serving reasonably priced local Savoyard cuisine such as fondues and raclettes, to gourmet establishments for extra special occasions. The evenings can be lively or mellow depending on the sort of Tignes ski break you are looking for.

Best for...

  • Ski in, ski out
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Foodies
Accommodation in Tignes

Our accommodation options in Tignes are all four-star hotels, providing an excellent standard with plenty of luxurious and convenient features. Each property is located in a different area of Tignes, giving you the choice to be right at the centre of the action in Tignes Le Lac or Val Claret, or kick back in more laid back locales such as Les Almes. 

There is a mix of bed & breakfast and half board options available, so if you’re a foodie, bed & breakfast may be perfect for you to get out and sample the local fare in the evenings, or go for the convenient and great value half board, taking the guesswork out of dinnertime.

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4* Hotel Le Taos
4* Hotel Le Taos

Decorated in an eclectic Native American-Indian style, Hotel Le Taos, Tignes, is a refreshing ski in, ski out hotel in the centre of Le Lac village.

  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Hammam
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4* Hotel Village Montana
4* Hotel Village Montana

Decorated in a cosy but refined chalet style, Hotel Village Montana is a family-friendly, ski in, ski out hotel in the Les Almes area of Tignes.

  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
More info

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The resort
Resort height - 2,100m
Highest point - 3,455m

Ski areaTignes/Val d’Isère ski area - 300km of piste

Tignes is best for intermediate to advanced skiers.

Green runs 14%
Blue runs 44%
Red runs 25%

Black runs 17%

Lifts - 91

Season length - November to May

Resort ratings
Beginners - 2/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 5/5
Snowboarders - 5/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 3/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 1/5
Scenery - 3/5

Cross-country skiing | horse-drawn sleigh rides | ice skating | tobogganing | snow shoeing | bungee trampolining | ice climbing | dog sledding | heliskiing | karting on ice | snowmobiling | mountaineering | helicopter tours | paragliding | ice diving | snake gliss | snow kiting | speed riding | ice driving | tubing

Transfer times
Due to the fact that flights into Chambery and Grenoble tend to only be available on the weekends, we use Geneva as our main airport.

Chambery - 2 hours
Grenoble - 2 hours 30 minutes
Geneva - 3 hours

Tignes/Val d’Isère area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £147
6 day lift pass from £282

Mads Brand & Digital Manager "Tignes isn't the most beautiful resort out there, but the phenomenal skiing more than makes up for it, plus the fast links to Val d'Isere." View Mads' profile
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