Nestled in the heart of the Tarentaise Valley, deep in the Savoie Alps, Tignes is one of the most exclusive winter resorts in the French Alps. Part of the Espace Killy ski domain, it sits in an amphitheatre of glaciated mountains that spike through the clouds to 3,600 metres above sea level. Luxury catered chalets in Tignes promise the pinnacle of style, offering excellent locations, private spas and fire-warmed interiors. They’re also a chance to explore a place that’s at once lively and steeped in alpine culture.
Tignes is made up of four main resorts at varying altitudes – Le Lac, Lavachet, Val Claret, and Les Brevières. Each area has something to offer visitors: Lavachet is great for families and beginners; those looking for a livelier après and nightlife scene may prefer Le Lac or Val Claret; Les Brevières is the quieter, prettier area, with traditional Savoyard-style chalets and a sleepy village atmosphere.
Wherever your luxury chalet is located, you’ll have access to the incredible Espace Killy ski area, which includes Tignes and Val d’Isere. It spreads across 150 pistes and more than 300 kilometres of groomed runs, offering some of the most snow-sure territory in Europe, along with acclaimed off-piste areas for those looking for an extra challenge.
After an action-packed day on the slopes of Tignes, you can head back to your luxury chalet to unwind in the spa. Relax in the sauna, indulge in a soothing massage, or enjoy treatments infused with the healing properties of local mountain herbs. Alternatively, you can linger around the on-slope bars of Val Claret, pop a Jeroboam and toast to a great day of carving.
A luxury chalet holiday in Tignes offers an array of activities that go beyond the usual skiing and snowboarding, too. In the winter, experience the thrill of snowmobiling or ice diving in frozen Tignes Lake. During the summer, explore the stunning mountain trails on foot, mountain bike, or even horseback – the views of Grand Motte and its glacier tongue are a wonder to behold up there above the tree line. The resort also features a golf course, tennis courts, and a climbing wall, so there’s something for everyone, no matter your appetite for adventure.
- Panoramic views over Tignes and Val d’Isere from the Grande Motte Glacier
- The Eye of the Needle rock formation at the top of the Aguille Perceé lift
- Pretty, traditional chalets in Tignes Les Brevières
- Ski over 300 km of piste in the Espace Killy ski area
- Enjoy the vibrant nightlife scene of Tignes Val Claret
- Go snowtubing at the Grande Motte park