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Tignes Ski Resort

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Tignes is one of five villages located at the base of France’s La Grande Motte, one of Europe’s largest glaciers. Tignes is connected with Val d'Isère, via the L’Espace Killy lift ticket, for a combined network of over 186 miles of runs linked by 102 lifts. Massive vertical of more than 5,000 feet and more terrain than you could possibly cover in one visit is Tignes' main attraction for skiers and snowboarders. As host of Winter X Games Euro, your kids will love exploring Tignes’ mile and a half long terrain park, and keeping an eye out for professional skiers and snowboarders. Thanks to its proximity to La Grande Motte glacier, a Tignes ski vacation is available nearly all year long. With a Tignes ski vacation everything seems on a grand scale: the largest glacier, an endless amount of terrain and a marvelous new underground express train, transporting up to 300 people at a time to La Grande Motte’s 9,995-foot summit, in a mere six minutes.

Ski Tignes

The cruising at Tignes is fantastic, especially if you don’t want to ski the same run twice. First-time visitors can never get over how truly vast this ski area is. Individually, Tignes is comprised of several lift-connected villages. Tignes' skiing terrain makes up about one half of the total L’Espace Killy resort, or about 90 miles of skiable terrain, and is accessed via a tram, 24 chairlifts and 19 surface lifts. Tignes skiing is divided into four areas: La Grande Motte, Palet-l'Aiguille Percée, Tovière and Les Brevières. Each area offers something different.

La Grande Motte’s high elevation glacier skiing offers year-round skiing. Intermediates are best suited for this area. Palet-l'Aiguille Percée is an ideal zone for less experienced off-piste skiers and boarders to try out variable conditions.  Les Brevières features the ski area’s more challenging trails, like bumped-up Sache run. The area has blacks and red pistes evenly dispersed, so if you feel like the terrain is over your head, you can easily bail onto an easier trail. Experts in search of steep terrain will be most pleased at Val d’Isere, which is easily accessed thanks to the L’Espace Killy lift ticket.

Your Tignes Ski Vacation Package

To learn more about—or book a trip to—this widely popular French ski resort, call or chat with Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists. They can point you in the right direction for your ideal accommodations, and sort out your flights, lift tickets, activities and more.

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Expert Reviews (1)

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Expert reviews are written by our seasoned mountain vacation specialists based on their first-hand experiences.

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Anthony Luczkow
Anthony Luczkow
Mountain Vacation Specialist
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Affordable Lodging and Tons of Activities for Groups of all Shapes and Sizes

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Tignes is another resort that was far different than the preconceived image in my head.  I had heard of the area primarily because it hosts a number of terrain park competitions and, as a result, I had imagined a much smaller resort that probably didn't have much to offer in the way of natural terrain. I couldn't have been more wrong.

While the area's more rustic lodging options and simpler dining make it much more popular among younger crowds than the more family-friendly and higher-end Val D'Isere, I found that it offered quite a bit for smaller families, especially those on a budget.  This area is comprised primarily of more basic hotel properties and does have a few condo-style hotels that offer larger units with living areas and kitchens at great rates for small groups (rare in the Alps).

Another thing that is worth mentioning about the area is the amount of outdoor activities that it offers to guests.  Between the two main village areas is a huge indoor water park and gym, complete with the largest climbing wall I saw in the French Alps.  Additionally the frozen lake that separates the two villages provides a number of activities as well most notably ice diving, which I didn't get to try but can only imagine is a wild experience.

If you are looking to access the same terrain as is available at neighboring Val D'Isere and prefer to save on lodging and spend during your actual stay, Tignes is a great value.  The area even features some of the same smaller events and farmer's markets that generally take place in the village at Val D'Isere.

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