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Tignes Ski Resort, France

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Key Features

  • Activities for non-skiers
  • Groups
  • Good for ski-in / ski-out
  • High resort - snow sure
  • Large ski area
  • Glacier

"Maybe not the prettiest resort but it has something for everyone - great for all levels of skier, some of the best non-skiing activities and a huge range of accommodations. Tignes is hard to beat."

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Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 2,100m
  • Highest lift: 3456m
  • No. of lifts: 75
  • Guide lift pass price: £268
  • No. of slopes: 159 (Approx)
  • Total piste: 300km
  • Eurostar : Yes
  • Transfer times:

    Geneva: 3 hrs 30 mins

    Grenoble: 3 hrs 30 mins

     


Overview of Tignes

High altitude, convenient, snow-sure and hard-core – just a few of the fitting superlatives to describe skiing in Tignes. If you are looking for excellent snow, the resort’s altitude of 2100m will provide this whether it’s November or April.

Tignes offers wide pistes, hugely varied terrain and some of the best lift-served off-piste in the world. Visit Tignes if, for you, skiing comes first and stopping for lunch is considered a weakness. Don’t ski Tignes if you’re looking for a chocolate box village – the purpose-built resorts of Le Lavachet, Le Lac and Val Claret are function-over-form, although the views across the lake are beautiful, especially at sunrise or sunset. The old villages of Les Brevières or Tignes 1800 have more in the way of a little rustic alpine charm and some trees.

Tignes chalets are all close to a piste or ski lift and the 24-hour bus service means you can pick your runs and never have to worry about how you’ll get home (just don’t get stuck on the Val d’Isère side after lifts close as this will cost you). Most Tignes chalet guests prefer first lifts to late nights but you will always find a few friendly seasonnaires living the ski hard/party-hard lifestyle. If you take your skiing seriously, you definitely need to ski in Tignes this season! We also offer a great range of ski apartments in Tignes, from budget options to luxury.

Keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a Tignes ski holiday.

3 Things We Love About Tignes

  1. Quality Ski Area – The size and the terrain of the Tignes-Val d’Isère Ski Area rank it amongst the best ski areas in the world, with 300km of marked piste.
  2. Snow Sure – At 2100 metres, Tignes Le Lac and Val Claret offer as good a guarantee of snow as any other resort stations in Europe all winter long. The Grand Motte Glacier is even open in summer, so you can always be sure there is top skiing available in Tignes.
  3. Ski Convenience – The high altitude of Tignes’ villages means there is plenty of accommodation which is within easy reach of the slopes, if not ski-in/ski-out.

Learn more about Tignes-Val d’Isère Ski Area

Tignes Catered Chalet (7)
Independent Chalet (6)
Apartment (11)
Hotels (8)

    Ski hire in Tignes

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Adult   (13+ yrs) Skis | Poles £112 £136 £153
    Ski | Poles | Boots £149 £181 £206
    Snowboard £112 £136
    Snowboard | Boots £149 £181
    Child   (4-12 yrs) Skis | Poles £97
    Ski | Poles | Boots £129
    Snowboard £97
    Snowboard | Boots £129

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.

      Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation with ski hire within easy access or will alternatively offer a pick-up and drop-off service for your convenience.

      Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have a fully trained technician on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.

      For Tignes: Free model changes available for Platinum ski hire

      All changes are subject to availability
      Changes from skis to snowboard or vice versa is not counted as a model change and therefore an additional charge applies


      • A solid option for beginner skiers - designed as an value option for those just starting out
      • Ski equipment which is best suited to those staying on the pistes
      • Ideal for those on a budget
      • Ideal for beginner skiers and intermediates - designed for skiers looking for comfort and to develop their skills
      • Great performance ski equipment for all over the mountain and on any type of snow (mainly piste skiers)
      • Good for anyone on a budget
      • Ideal for intermediate skiers to advanced - designed for skiers looking for specific types of skis including carving, on piste, freeride, freestyle, race skis etc.
      • Greater choice of high performance ski equipment
      • Perfect for anyone looking to master technique or looking for a new challenge
      • Ideal for advanced / expert skiers with a wide range of types available including downhill race skis, fat off piste, etc.
      • The very ‘best of the best’ skis, boots and poles - best suited for skiers looking for the latest thrills on the latest technology
      • Our widest range of choice from this season’s latest ski models

      Find out more about our ski hire

      Lift passes in Tignes

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65-74 yrs) £267
      Adult   (19-64 yrs) £319
      Child   (8-18 yrs) £267

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

        • Free lift passes are available for under 5 years and over 75 years with photo ID
        • Carre Neige can be added to your pre-booked lift pass with our in-resort team
        • More options/combinations for family lift passes are available – please call for prices
        • All pre-booked ski passes allow one free entrance to the resort swimming pool

        Find out more about our ski pack terms and conditions

        In both Tignes and Val D’Isere we only sell the full area pass that covers the entire Espace Killy area. The neighbouring areas are so well connected that even first time beginners will benefit from having the option to cover the entirety of the ski area.

        • For beginners all the villages feature free lifts and beginner areas. We recommend the quiet blue runs of Le Fornet or the Grand Pre area on the Val D’Isere side. The Palafour area on the Tignes side provides long cruising blue runs.
        • For intermediates there are lots of interesting areas to choose from. It is hard to beat the Grande Motte with its many wide red slopes and a decent of over 1300 metres. The Ok and Orange runs into La Daille Val D’Isere are some of the best tree runs in the area – you can also stop off for a drink at the Folie Douce half way down! 
        • For advanced the Face Olympique De Bellevarde is a must – the World Cup run is steep and challenging. We recommended doing it early in the morning before it gets moguled and icy in the afternoon. The Sache from L’Aiguille Percee down to Tignes Les Brevieres is a 10kms black run that also provides some of the best views in the area.

         

        Find out more about lift pass options we offer

        Ski lessons in Tignes

          What level do you need?

          • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
          • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
          • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
          • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

          • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
          • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
          • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
          • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
          • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          Snow Forecast

          Next 7 Days 73cm

          Piste Conditions Ski Area Open

          Report last updated at: Mon 13th May 2024