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Ski holidays in Tignes

Superb high altitude snow-bowl, backed by the Grande Motte glacier

Sister resort to Val d’Isere, Tignes brings altitude as well as attitude to this iconic pair of resorts. Together they form the world famous Espace Killy area, named after France’s best known Olympic Skier – Jean-Claude Killy. Thanks to its altitude Tignes has an unbeatable snow record and provides outstanding conditions for intermediate and expert skiers and boarders while still providing for beginners and improvers.

 

The resort consists of three main villages in the snow-bowl, all linked by an excellent and free, 24 hour bus service. At 2100m the highest village is Val Claret which has a superb position at the foot of the snow sure Grande Motte glacier. Le Lac and Le Lavachet have a cosier village feel to them with excellent access to the slopes.

 

All the villages have a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants and a lively, friendly buzz about them. Further down the mountain is Tignes 1850 and Les Brévières with their laidback atmospheres. There really is something for everyone in Tignes.

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Chalet Chardonnet | Tignes | France | Inghams Ski
Snow report by
Upper Slopes 385cm
Lower Slopes 239cm
Last Snow 29/03/18
Temperature 0°C
Fresh Snow 20cm
Pistes Excellent
Off Piste Powder
Lifts Open 71/75

Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Tignes

An easily accessible green run in Tignes le Lac is the perfect starting place for complete beginners, with further green runs in Val Claret and les Brevieres. As you progress, plenty of wide, cruising blue runs will allow beginners and improvers to easily explore the mountain and hone the techniques learnt during ski and snowboarding lessons.

A number of ski schools operate in Tignes, providing an excellent standard of tuition. Complete beginners will also be reassured that the high altitude location of Tignes means snow-sure conditions. You won’t have to travel to the top of the mountain to get good quality snow.

Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in Tignes

The ideal area for intermediates, Tignes provides a wide choice of long blue and red runs. The Grand Motte glacier gives spectacular views over the whole valley and beyond with a suitably challenging red run leading you into Val Claret.

The blue run from the top of the Grattalu chairlift, with its wide piste and generally great snow conditions, is an excellent area in which to get your ski-legs back if you have been away from the slopes for a while.

During peak season when all pistes are open, long blue and red runs from the top of Aiguille Percée  (2748m) all the way down into Tignes les Brevieres (1550m) give skiers and boarders something to really get their teeth into.

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Tignes

Tignes has a great selection of ‘Naturides’, un-groomed black runs which blend the snow conditions of natural terrain with the security of patrolled pistes. The area is known for the quality of its off piste and the mountainside is criss-crossed with bold lines carved by daring freeride skiers and boarders.

The Vallon de la Sache down to les Brevieres is a lengthy black run sure to challenge the more advanced skier and boarder. Or hop over to the other side of the Espace Killy to take on the infamous Face, a steep, icy black run which leads all the way into Val d’Isere.

Freestyle and terrain parks in Tignes

Tignes provides fantastic facilities for skiers and boarders who are beginning to learn or improve their freestyle technique. Two ‘Easy Parks’ with green and blue tables and rails are a great place to practice and you can also have your performance recorded on video for prosperity.

An airbag in Val Claret is ideal for honing your mid-air tricks without fear of serious injury.

More advanced freestylers will want to take a turn in the half-pipe near the base of the Les Lanches chairlift. Frequently used to host international competitions such as the European X Games and the Ski Halfpipe World Cup, this facility is open between mid-January and mid-April.


Mountain Facts
  • Area 300 km
  • Resort Altitude1785m
  • Ski Alt. From1550m
  • Ski Alt. To3656m
  • Runs
  • Longest Run10
  • Lifts Chairlifts 45 , Free Baby Lifts False , Cable car 4 , T-Bar 17 , Draglifts 36 , Gondolas 2 , Magic Carpets 4
  • Lift Times

    Depends on lift and time in season. Generally 09:00 until 16:00 - 16:45

  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Whole Area Pass Lifts89
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Glaciers1
  • Mountain Restaurants7
  • Cross Country Trails

    40km 

  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Slope Direction,N,E,S,W
  • Snowpark Info

    1 snowpark. 

  • Ski/Resort bus

    FREE between villages and runs all night between the upper villages.


  • from£799pp
  • Sleeps 18
Chalet Camille exterior

Chalet Camille is a superb free-standing chalet is a fantastic location in Tignes Le Lavachet, only 30m from the piste and the Paquis and Chaudanne ski lifts. There is also a hot tub and sauna to ease muscles after a day on the mountain. Next door to the Chalet Isabelle they are in an ideal situation for quick and easy access to the large ski area.

  • from£729pp
  • Sleeps 22-23
Chalet Chardonnet exterior

Chalet Chardonnet has a perfect location just on the lakeside, with handy access to the ski lifts. The Tovière gondola is just a short walk away or if you wish to start skiing in Val Claret then the regular ski shuttle bus service stops just outside the chalet.

  • from£908pp
  • Sleeps 8
Chalet Isabelle exterior

Chalet Isabelle is a superb free-standing chalet in a fantastic location in Tignes Le Lavachet, only 30m from the piste and the Paquis and Chaudanne ski lifts. This chalet has a hot tub to ease muscles after a hard day on the mountain. The chalet is in an ideal situation for quick and easy access to the large ski area and is next door to the Chalet Camille.

  • from£799pp
  • Sleeps 8
Chalet Isabelle exterior

Chalet Marlène’s greatest asset are the fabulous views of the lake below and mountains beyond seen from the living area and two of the bedrooms. The chalet has had a complete refurbishment and now boasts an attractive interior in a modern mountain style.

  • from£599pp
  • Sleeps: 26-31 guests
Chalet Le Dome exterior

Le Dôme is a comfortable and excellent value Xtra Chalet, ideally located in the picturesque village of Tignes 1850.

  • from£779pp
  • 30 rooms
Hotel Le Paquis

This friendly and well managed traditional hotel is beautifully decorated in wood and stone, giving it a warm chalet style atmosphere.

  • from£858pp
  • 52 rooms
Hotel le Taos - hotel apartment interior

Located in the Rosset area of Tignes and finished to a very high standard with a ‘New Mexico’ theme, this property boasts large picture windows providing wonderful views of Tignes and the mountains.

  • from£609pp
  • 52 rooms
Hotel le Taos - hotel apartment interior

Located on the Lavachet piste and finished to a very high standard with a ‘New Mexico’ theme, this property boasts large picture windows providing wonderful views of Tignes and the mountains.

  • from£669pp
  • 44 rooms
Apart-Hotel Le Chalet Alpina

The location of this hotel in Tignes Val Claret is fantastic for keen skiers looking for quick and easy access to the renowned Espace Killy ski area.

  • from£599pp
  • 51 rooms
Residence le Telemark apartments - exterior

These luxury apartments offer the last word in comfort and facilities! Ski straight to the door and unwind after a day on the mountain in the sumptuous spa and swimming pool complex, complete with jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath.

  • from£368pp
Hameau du borsat apartments eterior

The Hameau du Borsat apartments are well located with skiing to the doorstep and a selection of bars and restaurants nearby.

  • from£348pp
  • 96 rooms
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These Residences Val Claret apartments are well located in Val Claret, with skiing virtually to the doorstep and a selection of bars and restaurants nearby. A half board option is also available.

  • from£469pp
  • 109 rooms
Village montana apartments exterior

Enjoying an elevated, sunny piste-side location and close to the centre of Tignes Le Lac. The high quality apartments offer very comfortable and spacious accommodation and can make use of the Les Bains du Montana health club (with a supplement).

  • from£1009pp
  • 83 rooms
Village montana outdoor pool

Enjoying an elevated, sunny piste-side location and close to the centre of Tignes Le Lac, this unique resort complex offers a choice of hotel rooms in a quiet, piste-side location.

  • from£1409pp
  • 28 suites
Village montana suites aerial view

Enjoying an elevated, sunny piste-side location and close to the centre of Tignes Le Lac, this unique resort complex offers a choice of suites in a quiet, piste-side location

  • from£689pp
  • 131 rooms
MMV les brevieres - exterior

The hotel sits right in the heart of the village of Tignes Les Brévières giving access to the fantastic Espace Killy ski area.

Inghams Plus

 

  • Groups - Up to 1 in 7 go Free - W18/19
  • 2-for-1 Ski & Boot Hire or Ski Carriage when you pre-book your lift pass 
  • Buy One Get One Free on 6 day adult Espace Killy lift passes, for departures on 8 & 15 Dec
  • Buy One Get One Half Price on 6 day adult Espace Killy lift passes 12 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Mar & 23 Mar
  • Overnight Snow Train Offer 8 days lift pass for the price of 7 and 8 days ski/board & boot hire for the price of 6 (book locally)
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Free child lift passes under 5 years
  • Free child helmet when booking skis & boots
  • Family Lift Pass available - giving great savings
  • Free entrance to swimming pool & ice rink with Espace Killy lift pass
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers

Things To Do

Restaurants, food and drink

As with many winter resorts in France, Tignes provides a grand gourmet experience. There are plenty of restaurants, both on the mountain and in the town, where you can sample the delicious, Savoyarde cuisine such as tartiflette and fondue. Typified by their use of cheese and potatoes, these regional specialities provide a filling and necessary meal after a heavy work out.

‘L'escale Blanche’ in the centre of Tignes le Lac serves a magnificent fondue, while ‘L'Alpage des Chaudannes’ at the top of the Chaudannes lift serves one of the tastiest tartiflettes on the mountains.

The ‘Aspen Coffee Shop’ in Val Claret is an American themed cafe with affordable food and a good range of burgers. A short walk from the pistes it is an ideal stop for lunch.

Alternatively ‘Tignes Cuisine’ which serves either noodles or burritos (an odd mix we know) is located at the end of the Trolles black run coming back from Val d’Isere. Why not reward yourself after taking on that challenging, steep piste?

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Tignes is a lively resort with a great range of bars and clubs. ‘Loop Bar’, near the Toviere gondola, attracts a young crowd and is popular with off-duty seasonaires and ski-bums. Their menu is pretty tasty too, especially the chilli nachos, and it makes a great stop off for lunch.

‘Jacks Club’, located in the local bowling alley, is open until late into the night. Cheesy pop and dance music will have you dancing through to the early hours of the morning. And ‘T-Bar’ in Val Claret is located directly underneath our very own Chalet Le Curling where residents have their own private access to the bar.

Those looking to have a more sedate après experience will enjoy ‘Grizzly’s Bar’ in Val Claret. Decorated in a very ‘bear’ fashion, as supposed to a very bare one, the benches in this establishment are lined with fur rugs and extra blankets are available. It’s a perfect place to cozy up with a hot rum chocolate.

Shopping

There are plenty of small supermarkets dotted about Tignes for those staying on a self-catering basis and require groceries. Similarly, there are lots of shops selling souvenirs and postcards so you can bring gifts back home for those unfortunate enough not to join you on your holiday.

Equipment rental and sports shops are typically open until late in the day so you can maximise your time on the mountain before returning your equipment at the end of your last day.

Spas and relaxation

Visitors to Tignes who have booked an Espace Killy lift pass will have free access to the swimming pool at Le Lagon aquatic centre.  The centre also provides wellness facilities such as Jacuzzis, saunas and a hamman which can be paid for locally.

In addition to Le Lagon many of the hotels and apartments in Tignes have luxury spa facilities available for their guests to use. These include the Village Montana Hotel and the Résidence le Telemark Apartments.

Arts, culture and events

The culture of Tignes is heavily focused around sport – winter sports in particular. Tignes has played host to the SFR Freestyle Tour for the past two years as well as the Ski Halfpipe World Cup Final. Non-sporting events held in the resort include a Christmas parade with fireworks and Santa Claus touring the local villages, as well as a Pop-Rock festival to herald the New Year.

Towards the end of March Tignes hosts Europe’s largest gay festival of winter sports – European Snow Pride. The festival features many après events and DJ sets as well as a pool party.

Activity Information

Tignes is a magical place when it snows but if you find you want to spend some time away from the slopes there are also plenty of other activities to keep you occupied. Here are just a few of our favourites, all of which are recommended by our local representatives.

Ice Skating

Glide across the beautiful lake for free with your weekly lift pass. If you are feeling competitive then why not challenge your friends and family (or even your Inghams representative) to an afternoon ice hockey game.

Le Lagoon

Treat yourself to an afternoon relaxing in the wonderful wellness area in Le Lac. With your lift pass it only costs about €12 for 90mins chilling and relaxing those achy ski legs away. There is also a fantastic recreational pool area here, and if relaxing isn’t your thing then the incredible fitness facilities will help you train for your next ski expedition.

Don’t forget your speedos!

Huskies

If you want to explore Tignes with four legged fluffy friends then take a dog sledging ride around the lake. Whizz around in two-person carriage enjoying the scenery. Don’t forget to arrive early so you can have cuddles with the dogs!

This is an incredibly popular excursion so make sure to book this with your resort representative as soon as you arrive as places can be limited.

Bowling

Why not head to Jacks Bar where you can challenge your friends and family to a game of bowling. There are no barriers here so make sure you have your head in the game. Jacks is a popular après location and becomes incredibly lively later in the evening.

Tignespace

Tignespace will keep you occupied with its state-of-the-art infrastructures in an exceptional setting. This indoor sports and conference centre opened in 2013. Its massive climbing walls and indoor football pitches make it perfect for white-out days when the snow is just too heavy to ski.

Other activities in Tignes:

  • Cinema
  • Ice climbing
  • Ice diving
  • Indoor squash and tennis court
  • Parapenting

Ski Extras

Winter 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £70 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Special Offers:

  • Buy One Get One Free on 6 day adult Espace Killy lift passes, for departures on 8 & 15 Dec
  • Buy One Get One Half Price on 6 day adult Espace Killy lift passes 12 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Mar & 23 Mar

Tuition offers: TBC, check back soon

Overnight snow train offer: 8 days ski/board hire for the price of 6 (book locally)

Lift Passes Days Adult 
14-64
Child*
5-13
Senior
65+
Family
2ad & 2ch
under 17
Espace Killy 6 £269 £211 £211 £844

 *0-4yrs Free (issued locally, photo required)

 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £89 £103 £117
Skis & Boots £120 £139 £156
Snowboard - £103 £117
Snowboard & boots - £139 £156
Child* 6-12  Skis & boots - £93 -
Snowboard & boots - £93 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £51.

*Snowboard and boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult
(13yrs+)
Child (5*-14yrs) 
Ski 6 3 hours per day £216 £249
Snowboard £216 £216

Times 9am-noon / Afternoon 2-5pm - prices online

*Child snowboard lessons from 8-14 years

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: FRTI

Languages spoken: French

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Geneva

From Gatwick
Manchester
Heathrow*
Jersey
Edinburgh
Belfast Int'l
Inverness
Birmingham
Isle of Man
Cambridge
Newcastle
Leeds Bradford

Transfer 3hrs by coach

Flights depart Saturdays

To Chambery

From Gatwick
Exeter
Stansted
Manchester
Southamton
Bristol

Transfer 2hrs 15mins by coach

Supplements apply on some flights.

*Only private transfers (at supplement) available on these flights.

Rail

Direct Eurostar to Bourg St Maurice
Transfer from Bourg St Maurice - 50mins

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

FREE between villages and runs all night between the upper villages.

High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
Huge ski area, linked with Val d’Isère
Shorter transfers from Chambéry Airport