Tignes is one of France's most prestigious ski resorts. It is well known for its glacier, summer skiing, international events and year round buzz.
The highest part of the resort, Tignes Val Claret offers direct access to the Glacier de la Grande Motte via its funicular railway. It’s also the liveliest quarter with its cinema and its choice of bars and clubs. There is a large selection of accommodation, including luxury hotels and residences, chalets and apartments.
Situated in the heart of the resort, Tignes Le Lac is a convivial quarter with a twice weekly market in full season. Tignes Le Lac has restaurants, bars and shops galore, it also is home to a bowling alley, Le Lagon – the huge swimming pool and sports complex in the heart of the resort and the main tourist office – La Maison de Tignes.
Tignes Le Lavachet is a cosmopolitan area overlooking the Lac du Chevril, 5 min on foot (or 2 mins on the free resort buses) from the centre of Tignes Le Lac. It’s the smallest village in Tignes, but nevertheless has its own bars, restaurants, lift pass office and shops including a small supermarket. With many of the residences built down the side of the Digues and Lavachet pistes, and well served by the free resort bus, you’ll never have to walk far with your skis.
The ski area
The Tignes ski area covers around 150km of terrain, with 47 ski lifts stretching between Tignes les Brévières at 1500m, to the top of the skiing on the Grande Motte Glacier at 3456m! With plenty of green, blue, red and black runs, not forgetting beginner areas and snow parks, Tignes really does have something for everyone! The Tignes skiing also links into the Val d’Isère ski area forming the Espace Killy ski area which totals over 300km of piste skiing - You’re not going to get bored!
Tignes is linked to the main airports (Lyon, Chambery and Geneva) and the train station in Bourg Saint Maurice (a Eurostar terminal) with a regular bus service. Car access is easy and Tignes shares the same main road as Val d’Isère from Bourg Saint Maurice splitting with Val d’Isère at the Dam.