The Grande Motte - Tignes - France Johann is our Insider in Tignes. He's only lived in the town itself for a year, but has been riding there for many more. As you'll see in the interview he's a keen snowboarder, very keen, and who wouldn't be of they lived in the ski resort?

After finishing the chat with him he sent over this photo with the following memo: "The attached photo dates from August 17th 2010 when I just came back from holidays.. 2 days of snow falls above 2500m and the 3rd day, sky became blue… Welcome back home!!! I love Summer in Tignes "

In our opinion summer in Tignes is great. Winter is better though - there's even more snow.


How long have you lived in the resort?
1 year now.. Just can’t leave Tignes anymore!

What is your favourite thing about the resort?
The snow guarantee and the long season (almost 9 months with the summer ski)!!!

Where’s your favourite place to eat on mountain?
A sandwich on the chairlift because no time for eating, better to enjoy the slopes!!! 

And where’s the best food in town?
Depending on my desires... Sushi, Sea food, or traditional Savoyard dishes... So many choices in Tignes!

Where would you ski on a powder day?
Defo, Vallon de la Sache

What is your favourite run in the ski area?
Descente + Double M because so long (about 5 kms)!!!

If you were to spend a full day treating yourself, what would you do?
the spa at the Tignes Aqua Centre Le Lagon

Any advice for families coming to the resort?
Don’t forget to enjoy the ice rink on the natural frozen lake! It’s so much fun.

Where do you like to go for a few drinks after a hard day skiing?
Nowhere because the day after will be even harder.. ;)

Where would you take beginners if you had some to stay?
On one of the 4 free ski lifts because they won’t need skipass, and they can train as long as they want without spending money on it !

Any parting words of wisdom?
Tignes Ski Resort is really the place to be because you just cannot get bored there, i just love it!