Ski Holidays In Tignes
The resort of Tignes itself is made up of four smaller villages, with a reliable 24hr free bus service flitting frequentl between them. The highest of the villages, Tignes Val Claret is nested on the mountainside at 2100m with pisted runs stretching to a height of 3656m. Tignes has staked itself as one of the highest ski resorts in Europe, meaning it is almost unmatched in snow reliability. As such, we are able to offer ski holidays in Tignes from November right through to the beginning of May. Even in a disappointing season, when the snow is thin on the ground in resort, the Grand Motte glacier can be relied upon to provide an exhilarating day of skiing. This promise of guaranteed white stuff makes ski holidays in Tignes a popular option.
Together with it’s swankier sibling, Val Disere (which is just one short lift away), Tignes forms the renowned Espace Killy ski area. With beginner slopes, 300km of pisted runs for the intermediates and a vast expanse of off-piste just waiting to be tracked out by the more advanced adrenalin junkies.
Tignes is a lively and family friendly resort with endless opportunities for fun both on and off the mountain and with a transfer time of under 2 hours from Chambery airport or under 3 hours from Geneva it always remains a popular choice.
Skiing In Tignes
The high altitude and the gift of two glaciers in the Espace Killy area mean that, no matter how bad the snow seems in resort you are guaranteed to have a great snow-filled day on the piste. With the Espace Killy ski area providing an astonishing 300km of groomed pistes and Tignes alone having 154km, there is something suited for every ability.
Tignes Val Claret boasts an impressive snow park with relatively modest kickers for those wanting to practise and perfect their freestyle, but for the big air and the kick-ass black kickers the Val d’Isere park is where you want to be. Even if you’re not brave enough to hit them yourself, it always provides some jaw-dropping spectatorship.
What sets Tignes apart from other resorts in the freestyle department is it’s famous half pipe. Originally carved for the winter X games, the Superpipe has provided air to some of the biggest legends in recent snowsports history.
If it’s speed you are after then check out the Sache run (famed as the most difficult run in the whole of the Espace Killy), 10km of pant-wetting black run which leads you straight from the ‘eye of the needle’ and down into Tignes le Brevieres. However if you’re looking for something a little more gentle head for the Grande Motte, a 6.5km of wide sweeping blue, moving through an elevation of 1300m from top to bottom.
The fact that Tignes and Val D’Isere are so close together and tightly knitted means it’s easy to find yourself whizzing from an altitude of 3656m in the clouds of TIgnes, past the Folie Douce, down into the enchanted forest tree runs of Val D’Isere and before you know it, your Super Tignes lift pass just won’t cut the mustard anymore. We always recommend that intermediate and advanced skiers go for the full area ski pass as it’s so easy to flit between the two and you would not want to find yourself stuck, or worse… limited.
Accommodation In Tignes
The standard of accommodation in the resort is generally good, there is genuinely something for every taste here. However, the majority of the accommodation is self-catering and we get some great deals on these residences. Most people choose to stay in a studio complex. It is a great way to get the best of both worlds, because you get hotel standard accommodation at self-catering prices. If you stay somewhere like the Maeva Residences, there is the added benefit of having access to a guest pool, a sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness centre and a hammam.
Apres Ski In Tignes
The accommodation in Val d’Isere has to be hugely varied in order to cater for the vast range of it’s clientele. With lots of prestigious luxury chalets, and also more affordable self-catered, modest apartments, there are options to suit every budget.
When choosing your accommodation in Val d’Isere it is important to consider which features you value over others. The accommodations in La Daille (a 7 minute bus ride from the town centre) offer doorstep skiing, but if you prefer to be in the centre of town and amid all the hubbub then you will be faced with a short bus ride, or a 10-15 minute walk in your ski boots each morning to get to the slopes. Below are some further options of accommodations we work with in Val D’Isere
Transfers In Tignes
Ben’s Bus offers shared Val d’Isere Airport Transfers and are almost certainly the cheapest way of getting from the airport to Val d’Isere
- Village Height: 1850m
- Highest Point: 3455m
- Longest Run: 1905m
- Largest Vertical Drop: 300km
- Total ski area: 300km
- Cost Indicator: 3
Recommended Bars and Restaurants
- Drop Zone
- Saloon Bar
- Loop Bar
- Folie Douce
- La Pignatta
- Helicopter Sight-Seeing
- Ice Diving
- Snow Mountain Biking