High Altitude Skiing Karen Moodie, Ski Specialist

"Tignes is an all round great resort. A wide choice of accommodation, superb skiing for all abilities and easy access to the slopes - it’s easy to see why clients return here year after year. Its high altitude means you can always find good snow, even early in the season."

Tignes Ski Holidays

One half of the mighty Tignes-Val d'Isère power duo, high-altitude Tignes has one of the best snow records around. Sitting beneath the mighty Grande Motte glacier, this modern resort is one of our favourite crowd-pleasing resorts.

Explore the slopes

With beautiful slopeside accommodation, an excellent snow record and 300km of slopes to please everyone from young novices to powder-hungry pros, Tignes offers the ultimate in convenience and accessibility.

The excellent network of 78 lifts makes it easy to explore the valleys, peaks and villages of this spectacular ski area and at its pinnacle, the mighty Grande Motte glacier offers year-round skiing with jaw-dropping panoramas.

Advanced skiers and riders can take their pick of demanding black runs and some of the best off-piste terrain in the French Alps (with a guide). Try the challenging La Sache black descent or discover the steep off-piste gullies around La Grande Balme.

Enjoy the resort

Purpose-built for ease and comfort, modern Tignes is quite different in style to its sister resort of Val d'Isère. Especially popular with those looking for convenient access to the slopes, the resort is made up of five villages perched at varying altitudes.

The resort is split into two main hubs. Tignes Val Claret, at 2,100m, enjoys the best access to the western slopes towards Val d'Isère and Grande Motte. Tignes Le Lac is just down the road and also offers excellent access to the ski area as well as a range of ski school options. The remaining three villages are quieter and situated lower down the mountain.  

Tignes is a lively resort, with an exciting choice of activities away from the slopes. Bun J Riding (a crazy combination of ski jumping, bungee jumping and zip wire), dog-sledding, ice skating – the list is a long one. The après-ski scene is friendly with a great selection of restaurants, bars, live music venues and clubs spread throughout the two main resort hubs.  

Where to stay

Our diverse hand-picked selection includes the resort’s newest and most stylish 4 and 5-star hotels, luxury self-catering apartments and comfortable chalet-style residences offering unbeatable value for money.

Many of our picks have exceptional facilities and all are either ski-in/ski-out accommodation or situated just a short walk from the slopes.

 

Important information
Ski Area Tignes - Val d'Isère: 300km
Ski Range 1550-3456m
Green Runs 21
Blue Runs 69
Red Runs 44
Black Runs 25
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Distance from airports
Geneva 3 hours 10 mins
Chambery 2 hours 5 mins