Tignes is a dependable winter location with guaranteed snow from the end of November until the beginning of May. A fantastic resort for early or late season skiing as 60% of the pistes are over 2,200m. The Grande Motte glacier provides 20km of runs over 3000m high!
Happy kids, Happy parents! Tignes has many great english speaking ski schools and child care services to allow you to enjoy your time on the slopes. There is a village style learning area in the centre of the resort with free lifts. Off the snow there are family activities galore including the swimming pool with a cave and water slide + spa facilities for the grown ups!
With 96 speedy lifts and over 300km of pisted runs, the Espace Killy area provides plenty of top quality skiing for all abilities. However, with 80% of the area classified off-piste, it also offers a lot for those that want to head off the beaten track. Tignes has also created 10 “Naturides” for off-piste novices - these safe, unmarked, black runs are ungroomed, the perfect place to try for the first time.
FOR THE NON-SKIERS
Tignes must be the most action-packed resort in the Alps. Bung-J ride, Microlight flights, Ice diving just to name a few. There is also a state of the art sports centre with a professional gym, climbing wall, squash courts and swimming pool featuring a waterslide and a cave. For the non-skiers, how about lunch at 3000m, the funicular whisks you up 1000m in just 6 minutes and you can dine in the best restaurant in the resort- Le Panoramic.
Tignes definitely knows how to party. With access to the the famous La Follie Douce for the ultimate on-mountain-party. In resort, the Loop bar in Tignes le Lac, boasts the best sun deck in resort and often hosts live bands and DJs through the season. Tignes parties until the early hours and there are plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.