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Tignes

Overview

At the heart of the world famous Espace Killy area, Tignes is a high mountain resort with a long, long season. The winter ski season starts in November and ends in May and here at Snowfinders we have skied back to the resort on the Trolles run on the May bank holiday. The glacier serviced by the Grande Motte funicular is open for summer skiing all year round.

Some may regard Tignes as an ugly purpose built blot on the landscape, and admittedly it's not the prettiest place in the world. Indeed, the Bec Rouge in Tignes Le Lac is a wart on mother nature's beautiful face. Having said that we're here to ski not take part in some architectural critique. Those wanting ski convenience in a high altitude snow sure resort, need to turn a blind eye to the architecture!!

Tignes offers a large ski area that is suitable for early intermediates to experts. Take the Aeroski Telecabine in the morning and head up to the Toviere where the option is to ski down on the Campanules to Val Claret or head over to Val d'Isere . Another day head up to the L'Aiguille Percee better known as the "Eye of the Needle" and ski down to Tignes Les Brevieres. With views of Lac Du Chervil on your way down, this run offers stunning scenery. Take lunch at La Sachette( 50 metres over the bridge and on the left)  which is cheaper and better than the more convenient restaurants on the bridge. In the afternoon discover the more traditional area of the Tignes Les Brevieres skiing.

The Espace Killy is a large ski area and has more than enough skiing for even the most dedicated. With legendary off piste, the Espace Killy offers something for nearly everyone. Bullish beginners will prosper with plenty of great blues and reds to progress to, although nervous skiers might find the area limiting .

 




Offslope/apres ski

There is a small selection of activities for those who don’t ski such as ice-skating, snowmobiling and dog sledding. There is also a new leisure complex with great pools and wellness areas, but bear in mind that these activities do get booked up quite quickly. There is a good selection of bars spread across the different areas in Tignes, and restaurants are varied with welcoming and efficient staff.

Tignes nightlife, whilst not in the same league as Meribel, Val d'Isere and St Anton, is busy and entertaining with some worthwhile apres ski destinations. With bars including the popular French bar Embuscade at the top of Le Bec Rouge area of Tignes Le Lac, the ever popular Grizzly in Val Claret. Dropzone in Val Claret has a hugely popular apres ski scene from 3-6pm and then the venue morphs into a nightclub for action into the small hours. 

Tignes Le Lac has the ever popular Loop Bar and Jacks nightclub plus the bowling alley. 

Our View

A skiers resort with a huge area, excellent lift access, snow sure slopes and a long season. Close your eyes to the architecture and feast on the fact that there isn’t a property more than 10 minutes walk to the piste, and there is a large amount of truly ski in ski out accommodation. From budget to luxury there is something for everyone.

 

 




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
79
Hotel & Apartments:
22
Pistes:
300km
Resort height:
2100m
Top station:
3455m

Suitability

Experts:
5 stars
Intermediates:
5 stars
Beginners:
2 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
2 stars
Nightlife:
4 stars

Positives

  • Good snow and long season
  • Fantastic lift served off piste
  • A lot of slope side accommodation
  • Varied terrain and easy access to Val d'Isere

Negatives

  • Unattractive resort
  • Bleak and treeless
  • Some long slow chairlifts
  • Limited apres ski

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Apart-Hotel Le Chalet Alpina

Apart-Hotel Le Chalet Alpina REF: AI0421

The location of this hotel in Tignes Val Claret is fantastic for keen skiers looking for quick and easy access to the renowned Espace Killy ski area. ...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 2 - 3
Rating : 6 stars
From
£699 PP
for 7 days
Chalet 2100A lounge

Chalet 2100A REF: AS0088

The Chalet 2100A is situated in Tignes Le Lavachet, in normal snow conditions you can ski back to within 200m of this lovely chalet. Alternatively the...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 7 stars
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Aiglon Exterior

Chalet Aiglon REF: AT0005

The Chalet Aiglonis a delightful high quality ski chalet with an attractive open-plan living/dining area comfortably furnished in a chic, contemporary...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 9 stars
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£959 PP
for 7 days
Exterior

Chalet Alfredo REF: AS0098

Location Tignes Le Lac. These contemporary chalets named after characters in our favourite operas are in a remarkable location for access to the reno...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 12
Rating : 10 stars
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£953 PP
for 7 days
Living Area

Chalet Annapurna 1 REF: AS0094

Location Tignes Le Lac. This sought-after ski-in chalet is housed in the same freestanding building as Annapurna II and is next to our Ski Lodge, The...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 10
Rating : 10 stars
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£902 PP
for 7 days
Chalet Annapurna II

Chalet Annapurna II REF: AS0095

Location Tignes Le Lac. Chalet Annapurna II is a fantastic ski-in chalet, housed in the same freestanding building as our Chalet Annapurna I and next...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 18 - 20
Rating : 9 stars
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£624 PP
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Anne Marie Exterior

Chalet Anne-Marie REF: AT0003

Chalet Anne-Marie was built for us in a delightfully traditional Savoyard style, using lots of wood and local stone to create undoubtedly one of Tigne...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 22 - 26
Rating : 9 stars
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£819 PP
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Chalet Annina

Chalet Annina REF: AS0086

Location Tignes Le Lac. These contemporary chalets, named after characters in our favourite operas, are in a remarkable location for access to the re...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 8 - 9
Rating : 10 stars
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£948 PP
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Chalet Arktic Exterior

Chalet Arktic REF: AT0001

The Arktic is one of our most popular chalets and has received several press accolades as one of Tignes’ elite chalets. Its light and modern lou...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 16 - 18
Rating : 10 stars
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£1025 PP
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Atlas Exterior

Chalet Atlas REF: AT0007

The Atlas adjoinsthe Chalet Arktic and their owners love of Tignes is evident from the huge picture windows and sun-terrace, from which to marvel at t...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 12 - 15
Rating : 9 stars
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£971 PP
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Chalet Bouquetin

Chalet Bouquetin REF: AS0090

The Chalet-apartment Bouquetinis located in Tignes Le Lavachet. Just 100 metres behind the building complex housing Chalet-apartment Bouquetin is a ge...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 10
Rating : 8 stars
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£714 PP
for 7 days
Chalet Cairn

Chalet Cairn REF: AT0006

The owner takes great pride in this chalet and is constantly updating it to keep it to a high standard for our guests, such as replacing bedroom furni...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 12 - 14
Rating : 10 stars
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£879 PP
for 7 days
Camille Exterior

Chalet Camille REF: AIC093

Chalet Camille is a superb free-standing chalet is a fantastic location in Tignes Le Lavachet, only 30m from the piste and the Paquis and Chaudanne sk...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 18
Rating : 8 stars
From
£879 PP
for 7 days
Canvolan Exterior

Chalet Canvolan REF: AE0010

Chalet Canvolan is on the upper level of a building shared with our chalet Caribou, and is in a great location for both ski access and our Childcare, ...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 8 - 12
Rating : 6 stars
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£929 PP
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Chalet Caribou

Chalet Caribou REF: AE0009

Chalet Caribou is conveniently situated in a quiet Tignes street, above the lake, opposite our Nursery in Chalet Iceberg, and just 50m from our Snow C...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 8 - 13
Rating : 7 stars
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£879 PP
for 7 days
Chalet Carmen

Chalet Carmen REF: AS0096

Location Tignes Le Lac. These contemporary chalets, named after characters in our favourite operas, are in a remarkable location for access to the re...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 6
Rating : 10 stars
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£854 PP
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Chamois Exterior

Chalet Chamois REF: AT0009

The Chalet Chamois is a delightful high quality ski chalet with an attractive open-plan living/dining area comfortably furnished in a chic, contempora...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 10
Rating : 9 stars
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£959 PP
for 7 days
Exterior

Chalet Chardonnet REF: AIC097

Chalet Chardonnet has a perfect location just on the lakeside, with handy access to the ski lifts. The Tovière gondola is just a short walk away or if...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 22 - 23
Rating : 7 stars
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£809 PP
for 7 days
Chalet Charline

Chalet Charline REF: AE0008

The Chalet Charline is a very popular choice, especially for groups of three Esprit families travelling together. This classically attractive build...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 12 - 13
Rating : 6 stars
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£889 PP
for 7 days
Lounge

Chalet Corniche REF: AE0011

The modern Chalet Corniche was built to specific requirements and was an instant hit. The communal areas are contemporarily styled with a large centra...

Resort : Tignes, France
Sleeps : 24
Rating : 7 stars
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£1123 PP
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