Comprehensive Ski Resort Guide including; Accommodation, Apres Ski, Ski guides and other useful Tignes Information.
- Tignes Ski Deals
- The Skiing
- The Resort
- Useful Information
- 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
Great weather, no clouds in sight
Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere
Runs to resort: Packed
lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed: 30th Nov
Report date: 6th Dec
Le Lac from above
Last update: 06:00 / 07 Dec 13
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.
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.
A large number of bars and nightclubs are dotted around Tignes and a free shuttle bus till 12am keeps the partygoers connected.
Tignes benefits purpose built slopeside accommodation, the reasonably priced family friendly restaurants and the good selection of ski schools.
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.
With around 80 establishments serving food you’ll have a hard time going hungry in Tignes!
In addition to Tignes' new Lagoon centre, there are a range of spa, beauty and wellness facilities spread out around Tignes.