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Ski Tignes

Comprehensive Ski Resort Guide including; Accommodation, Apres Ski, Ski guides and other useful Tignes Information.

As one half (the higher half) of the Espace Killy ski resort, one of the world’s largest and most exciting ski areas, Tignes instantly has a lot going for it. Add in a great mix of terrain, hundreds of shops and restaurants, lots to do off the slopes and the longest season in France, and a Tignes ski holiday can meet the needs of most skiers and boarders.
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Tignes facts

  • Area: Espace Killy
  • Village Height: 2100m
  • Avg. annual snowfall: 550cm
  • No. of lifts: 90
  • Season dates: Mid Sept - Early May
  • Km of piste: 300km
  • Acreage of terrain: 24711 acres
  • Terrain parks: 1
  • Snow making: 50km of piste / 17% / 127 cannons
  • Distance to airports: Geneva 165km
  • Runs: 25466122

Tignes Snow report

insider's guide
-2°c
Sun/cloud

Weather
Predominantly sunny with cloudy spells

10cm

last snowfall

Piste conditions

Piste conditions
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

55/79

lifts open

Piste conditions

Piste: Excellent
Off-piste: Varied
Runs to resort: Good

15/210cm

lower/upper snow depth

Piste conditions

Last snowed: 30th Apr
Report date: 30th Apr

Tignes Webcams

  • Le Lac from above

    Le Lac from above
    Last update: 08:30 / 23 Jul 14

Beginner

4 stars

Intermediate

5 stars

Advanced

5 stars

Snowboard / Freestyle Skiing

5 stars

Families

4 stars

Aprés Ski

3 stars

Mountain Restaurants

3 stars

Resort Charm

2 stars

Overview of Tignes Ski Resort

Tignes ski resort sits in a vast snowy bowl and offers multiple attractions to skiers and boarders alike. To begin with, the resort is one of Europe’s highest, so has both a great snow record and great snow. Secondly, it’s a big area with a big vertical that makes up half of the world famous Espace Killy region, named after the legendary French ski racer and skiwear designer Jean Claude Killy, and shared with neighbour Val d’Isere. Thirdly, the lifts go high, right up to a big glacier skier that remains open in summer and autumn and can be accessed very quickly by an underground funicular train. Fourthly, and finally, the resort has been increasing its off-slope offering in recent years, with most noteworthy the opening of a state-off-the-art Aquatic swimming pool complex, with the aim of making your ski holiday complete.

Although Tignes is lumped in with other French purpose-built ski areas with a high proportion of 1960s era concrete accommodation construction, they’ve actually been here since the 1930s. It wasn’t until the mid 1950s that ski resort development really got underway (particularly when the original village of Tignes Le Lac was submerged after the construction of a new damn in the valley below) , eventually creating five main village bases, three of them (Le Lac, Le Lavachet and Val Claret) now more or less merged in to one and forming the core of the resort.

Today the combined resort can accommodate around 30,000 guests per night, plays host to 1.5 million skiers per year and has around 80 restaurants and more than 100 shops to cater for them all, making it one of the big players in the Alps in every respect.

Powderbeds offer a wide range of Tignes Accommodation including hotels and apartments throughout the resort. Our Tignes Hotels include the Hotel L'Ecrin du Val Claret and Les Suites du Nevada our Tignes Apartments include the very popular Ferme du Val Claret and Le Hameau du Borsat. 

There's a choice of ski accommodation to suit every budget and for our best prices and offers visit our Tignes Ski Deals page.

Skiing Guide

High and vast, Tignes is an excellent resort with extensive terrain both on and off the piste but it may not be an ideal resort for some first time skiers.

Après Ski

A large number of bars and nightclubs are dotted around Tignes and a free shuttle bus till 12am keeps the partygoers connected.

Families

Tignes benefits purpose built slopeside accommodation, the reasonably priced family friendly restaurants and the good selection of ski schools.

Off the Slopes

Off the slopes, Tignes has a good selection of activities and shops to keep most entertained with the increasing popularity of ice diving worth a mention.

Restaurants & Dining

With around 80 establishments serving food you’ll have a hard time going hungry in Tignes!

Spa Guide

In addition to Tignes' new Lagoon centre, there are a range of spa, beauty and wellness facilities spread out around Tignes.

Customer Reviews

Average customer rating: 5 stars