Ski holidays in Tignes

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

Tignes is famous for it's record amounts of snowfall, making it the best place for skiers and snowboarders to carve up the slopes. The area has three main villages: Val Claret, Le Lac and Le Lavachet, which are linked together by a 24 hour free bus service. Val Claret is 2,100 metres high and has a superb position right at the foot of the Grande Motte funicular. Le Lac and Le Lavachet have a more cosy village feel to them and also offer easy access to the slopes and over to Val d’Isère. The villages have a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants and have a lively, friendly, buzz about them. We also have accommodation in Tignes 1850 and Tignes Les Brevieres, which are quieter villages with easy access to the slopes.

Added value

Buy One Get One Half Price 6-day adult lift pass offer (must be pre-booked 7 days before departure). Dates to be announced for winter 2022/23

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

Free lift passes for children under 8 years old

Free entrance to swimming pool with Tignes-Val d'Isere lift pass

  • from£1159pp
  • Sleeps 52-55
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Hotel Rosset is perfectly located in Tignes le Lac, just 100 metres to the piste to ski down to the ski school meeting place and a choice of three different ski lifts. The indoor pool and spa facilities, comfortable accommodation and great location make this a skiers' paradise.

  • from£1139pp
  • Sleeps 14
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An authentic chalet with new outdoor hot tub and cosmic sauna, Chalet Les Arolles is one of our chalet collection in  France. The chalet is a traditional refurnished with a lovely Savoyard design. It's located only 2 minutes' away from the slopes and ski lifts, so ideal for keen skiers wanting to be able to pamper thenselves at the end of the day.

  • from£1109pp
  • 194 rooms
Hotel Tignes Val Claret Ski To Door

If you love ski-in/ski-out hotels, the Hotel Val Claret is perfect for you. It's only 30 metres away from the Bollin chairlift, so you can get skiing as soon as you step out the door. If you're looking for a family hotel it's ideal because of it's huge choice of activities which will keep children entertained in the evenings. You can also relax in the hotel's pool and spa area after a day on the slopes.

  • from£1109pp
  • 35 rooms
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The Curling is an excellent value hotel in classic Tignes style. It is set in a superb position right in the centre of Tignes-Val Claret and close to the resort’s main pistes and lifts. Half board is available with evening meals in the Bistro 23 Restaurant. 

  • from£1189pp
  • Sleeps 14
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Chalet Arktic is one of our properties from our sister company Ski Total, offering an authentic chalet experience in the Alps and giving you a greater choice and quality of chalets in France. The chalet is a high quality, modern chalet which features a sauna and hot tub, and mountain views over Tignes.

  • from£1439pp
  • 82 rooms
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This unique resort complex offers a choice of hotel rooms in a quiet piste side location. Enjoying an elevated, sunny piste-side location and close to the centre of Tignes Le Lac.

  • from£639pp
  • 142 rooms
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The new L'Altaviva Residence is ideally located on the slopes and opened in December 2018. Protected by woodland and rocks, it overlooks the slopes with a large south-facing terrace with restaurant and indoor heated pool. The elegant apartments all have views across the ski area and the valley and are tastefully decorated.

  • from£1189pp
  • Sleeps 12 - 14
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Chalet Cairn has a stunning location on the lakeshore in Tignes and is a stylish and comfortable property sleeping up to 14 people with six bedrooms. The Tovière gondola and Palafour chiarlift are just three minutes' walk away and the ski shuttle for Val Claret stops outside. Enjoy the hot tub on the terrace or the cosmic sauna, especially when dark with spectacular views over to the illuminated mountain face known as 'The Fingers'.

  • from£909pp
  • 47 rooms
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The location of this hotel in Tignes Val Claret is fantastic for keen skiers looking for quick and easy access to the renowned Tignes-Val d'Isère ski area.

  • from£959pp
  • 131 rooms
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The hotel sits right in the heart of the village of Tignes Les Brévières giving access to the fantastic Tignes-Val d'Isére ski area. Bar drinks are included making this hotel excellent value for money.

  • from£849pp
  • 33 rooms
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This friendly and well managed traditional hotel is beautifully decorated in wood and stone, giving it a warm chalet style atmosphere. It is just a minute's walk to the piste and overlooks the Toviere gondola and the frozen lake.

  • from£639pp
  • 109 apartments
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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 a variety of sizes.

  • from£709pp
  • 52 rooms
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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£1629pp
  • 28 suites
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Newly renovated. Enjoying an elevated, sunny piste-side location close to the centre of Tignes Le Lac, this unique resort complex offers a choice of suites in a quiet, piste-side location.

  • from£1209pp
  • 52 rooms
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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.

  • 43 apartments
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The L'Ecrin des Neiges is located in the centre of Val Claret, Tignes and boasts panoramic views of the mountains. The apartments are well equipped and decorated with an alpine style.

  • from£569pp
  • 100 apartments
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The Hameau du Borsat apartments are well located with skiing to the doorstep and a selection of bars and restaurants nearby. They are perfect for sakiers who just want to get on the slopes quickly and enjoy the après-ski in Val Claret.

  • from£689pp
  • 51 rooms
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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£1599pp
  • 43 rooms
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The hotel has probably the best location in Tignes le Lac with doorstep skiing from a choice of pistes, great facilities and friendly service.

  • from£1009pp
  • 24 rooms
Hotel Le Terril Blanc View

Hotel Le Terril Blanc is in the centre of Tignes with utterly amazing views of the frozen lake and mountains. These views can be taken in by relaxing on the south facing terrace or with a drink in the bar and lounge area. 

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
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 Brévières is a lengthy black run sure to challenge the more advanced skier and boarder. Or hop over to the other side of the ski area 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.


Mountain facts
Area 300 km
Resort Altitude 1785m
Ski Alt. From 1550m
Ski Alt. To 3456m
Runs
21
69
44
25
Longest run 10 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 41, Cable car 2, Draglifts 34, Gondolas 7, Rack Railway 2
Lift Times

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

Lift Ski LockersNo
Whole Area Pass Lifts86
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Glaciers2
Mountain Restaurants7
Cross Country Trails

35 Cross country trails 

Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

2 Snowparks 

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 seasonnaires and ski-bums. Their menu is pretty tasty too, especially the chilli nachos, and it makes a great stop off for lunch.

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 a Tignes-Val d'Isère 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.

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.

Resort Activities

Le Lagon

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.

Tignespace

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

Ice Diving

Tignes is one of the only resorts in France that provide free diving beneath the ice! An incredible opportunity for an underwater experience with a qualified instructor.

Ski Jumping

If you're looking for a thrill ride, slide down a 30 km ski jump on your skis/snowboard wearing a bungee harness and land safely via zip wire!

Tobogganing and Sledging

Swap your skis for a toboggan on the Pala'Fou Toboggan run! Alternatively, to add a bit of extra fun to sledging, try snow tubing! Slide down the slope on a giant rubber ring (3 years and above).

  • Cinema
  • Ice climbing
  • Snow tubing
  • Ice driving
  • Horse riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Mountaineering
  • Indoor squash and tennis court
  • Heliskiing & Heli-tours
  • Mountainbiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Parapenting & Paragliding
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £74 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

 

Lift Passes Days Adult 
22-64
Child*
8-21
Senior
65+
Family
2 ad & 2 ch
under 17
Full Area 6 £313 £261 £261 £953
Full Area 3 £157 £130 £130 -

 *0-7yrs Free (issued locally, photo required)

Don't forget our Adult Lift Pass Offers on selected weeks

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £84 £99 £111
Skis & Boots £114 £132 £149
Snowboard - £99 £111
Snowboard & boots - £132 £149
Child* 6-12  Skis & boots - £62 -
Snowboard & boots - £62 -

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

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £49.

*Snowboard and boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult
(15yrs+)
Child
(5*-14yrs) 
Ski AM 6 3 hours per day £208/£217 £239/£248
Ski PM £164/£173 £199/£208
Snowboard AM £204 £204
Snowboard PM £164 £164

Times AM: 9.00-noon. 

*Child snowboard lessons from 8-14 years

Ski lesson prices are split by season with the higher prices for high season departures on Christmas, New Year, 12th, 19th & 26th Feb and 2nd & 9th April.

For children there is a Junior Academy option for children aged 10 to 14 years and who are capable of parallel skiing on all slopes. The week will improve technique on red and black slopes with controlled short radius turns and introduce off-piste skiing with the safety equipment.

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

Useful Information
Information about Tignes
Resort Code FRTI
Languages spoken French
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 45.4699822
Longitude 6.9076373
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays (or Tuesdays in December 2021 with a 4 nights stay from 4th January 2022)

To Geneva

From Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Bournemouth, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast

Transfer 3hrs by coach

To Chambéry

From Gatwick
Manchester


Transfer 2hrs 15mins by coach

Supplements apply on some flights.

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: Yes

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Free ski bus service
  • Huge ski area, linked with Val d’Isère
  • Short transfers from Chambéry Airport
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