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Welcome to

Tignes

At a location of 2300m Tignes is, along with Val Thorens, one of France’s two go-to resorts for those looking for guaranteed snow. The main season starts in November and often goes on ‘til May although you can ski on La Grande Motte glacier twelve months per year! Although it has long been considered an intermediate’s paradise, Tignes has some serious terrain for hardcore skiers & riders and now host international free-ride events and the world’s largest snowpark!

The Ski Company offers a range of ski-in/ ski-out apartments in Tignes le Lac which is widely-regarded as the place to stay in Tignes.

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Skier's Guide

One of the world’s foremost ski areas, l’Espace Killy is an interconnected ski area comprising the resorts of Tignes and nearby Val d’Isere to offer more than 300km of piste, over 140 named runs, 102 ski lifts and 2 glaciers (both of which are open for skiing in the summer). Whether or not its claims of being “the most beautiful ski area in the world” can be substantiated, it does offer world-class skiing with France’s best free-ride terrain and sufficient altitude to ensure a reliable snowfall.

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Getting to

Tignes

Flying is the best way to cover off the largest part of your journey to Tignes. There are a few options when it comes to your destination airport; which are considered below:

  • Chambery: 133km, 1h 53m
  • Grenoble: 222km, 2h 43m
  • Lyon: 219km, 2h 41m
  • Geneva (recommended): 223km, 2h 49m

Geneva is the recommended option because there is a greater volume and a great flexibility of ground transportation options onto Tignes from Geneva Airport.

Taking the train is another option, the Eurostar glides through France directly from London St Pancras to Bourg-Saint-Maurice in a little over seven-and-a-half hours and, from there, it’s 30km on to Tignes.

Drivers will find the roads through France faster and emptier than those in the UK and this is largely down to them being toll roads…so there is a price to pay! With passage through the Eurotunnel + petrol + tolls, you should expect the journey to cost around £175 each way. Total journey time from London is about eleven-and-a-half hours…90 minutes to Dover, 30 minutes in the tunnel and nine-and-a-half hours from Calais to Tignes.

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Food and Drink at

Tignes

If you are driving, it is recommended that you stop at the supermarket in Bourg Saint Maurice or Albertville as they are significantly larger and cheaper than those in resort.

If this is not possible, there are a few supermarkets in the different areas of Tignes that all open around 7am and close around 7-8pm although, of course, some of them shut for an hour or so at lunchtime! In Tignes Le Lac there is a Casino, two Spars and a Carrefour so you shouldn’t be too far away. More specialist, there are two local food shops specialising in the regional Savoyard cuisine: Aux Produits Savoie Lo Gardett and Le Comptoir Savoyard and two excellent boulangeries: La Griottine and Le Chalet du Pain.

If you’re eating out there are plenty of good mountain restaurants, most of which are self-service and so shouldn’t eat into your skiing time too much. La Toviere is good if you’re heading over to Val d’Isere. Lo Soli and Le Panoramic are recommend if you fancy a more leisurely lunch with table service.

For dinner, it’s hard to look past La Chaumiere (which is located in the hotel attached to the Résidence) for Savoyard fayre and a good kid’s menu. There are, of course, plenty of options in and around Tignes Le Lac and some great eateries in Val Claret if you can make the bus trip! Daffy’s Café is a lively, Tex Mex restaurant that the kids love and Couloir is arguably the coolest place in Tignes with excellent, creative food and the area’s best apres-ski.

In spite of the fact that there are over fifty bars and four nightclubs, Tignes does not have a fantastic reputation for nightlife! In Val Claret, the Crowded House is good option straight off the slopes and then, at the bottom of the Rosset and Trollies pistes in Le Lac, there is the terrace of Loop Bar which is always worth a visit to have a drink and listen to live music. Other popular spots in Le Lac include the Marmot Arms, La Flambée (in the Hotel Village Montana) and, for options into the wee hours, Jack’s Bar and Melting Pot.

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Non-Ski Activities at

Tignes

The Tignespace Complex in Le Lac provides a wealth of activities for those not spending the day skiing. There is a climbing wall, bouldering wall and space to rent for indoor football, badminton, tennis, squash and two competition-standard trampolines!

Similarly, you can also head to the Lagon swimming pool which has floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the mountains. Le Lagon also has its own wellness area with Jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms.

There are other a multitude of other spas in Tignes and one of the best and most popular is in the Hotel Village Montana attached to your Résidence. Access to the outdoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi is just EUR 10 for Résidence guests.

For families, there is a cinema (in Val Claret) and ten-pin bowling facility (Jacks Bowling) located right next door to Tignespace.

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Tignes Statistics

The Slopes

Total Runs

300km

Longest Run

10km

Skier Summit

3550m

Number of Parks

2

Skiable Terrain (Acres)

9500

Average Annual Snowfall

24ft

Vertical Drop

6800ft

Terrain Breakdown

Hard

35%

Easy

22%

Medium

43%

Weather

Min Average
Winter Temp

-3C (26.6F)

Max Average
Winter Temp

3C (37.4F)

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