A snow-sure resort in the vast Espace Killy ski area
Tignes is part of the Espace Killy ski region of the French Alps, which together with Val d’Isere has over 300 km of piste to explore, from gentle green runs to steep off-piste terrain. At an altitude of 2100 m, Tignes is the higher of the two resorts making it a favourite amongst more advanced skiers.
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 more lively après and nightlife scene may prefer Le Lac or Val Claret, and Les Brevières is the quieter, prettier area with traditional Savoyard-style chalets and a village atmosphere.
In recent years, much of Tignes has undergone a facelift in order to move away from the stark, “purpose-built” look it was known for, and towards a more authentic alpine style.
Perhaps not as well-known for its après scene and nightlife as neighbouring Val d’Isere, there are still plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy in each resort of Tignes.
The season runs from November to late-April/early May, making it one of the most snow-sure resorts in Europe.
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
Skiing throughout 300 km of varied terrain in the Espace Killy ski area
A lively après ski session with live music at Loop Bar in Tignes Le Lac