Tignes ski resort overview
Open: 26th of November 2016 to 1st of May 2017.
Altitude: 1,550m – 2,100m
Tignes is made up of five villages: Val Claret, Tignes le Lac, Le Lavachet, Tignes Les Boisses, and Tignes-les-Brevieres. The first three are neighbouring resorts set at or around 2100 metres, while the latter two are located further down the valley.
Tignes offers an après ski scene to suit all tastes with a wide choice of international restaurants, traditional street cafes, lively bars, and all-night clubs. Other winter activities in Tignes and Val d’Isere include ice climbing, dogsledding, tandem, paragliding, ice karting, snowmobiling, ice diving and now NEW Bun J Ride !
Beginners and children can enjoy learning to ski up on the higher pistes. Ski schools offer plenty of English-speaking instructors. A shuttle bus runs between the villages of Val d’Isere and Tignes 3 times a day 7/7 and cost about 6€ .
However, the shuttles running in the various areas of Tignes resort (Lavachet, Le Lac, Val Claret and Tignes 1800 areas) are for free ! This is a free and 24/7 service with a shuttle every 8 minutes on day time and every half an hour on night.
Tignes is also home to the Le Grand Motte Glacier which makes it snow guaranteed thanks to the glacier culminating at 3656m. It offers a good choice of terrain with blue, red and black runs. It is open between 27th June and 29th August 2015; access to the glacier is via an underground funicular as well as chair and drag lifts.
Where to stay in Tignes
Tignes Val Claret: for the party animals
You are the party animal type? Discover Tignes by night in Tignes Val Claret! After a whole day on the slopes, and till dawn, try a typical or unusual restaurant and then move your body on the dancefloor. Expect some crazy and cosmopolitan parties!
Tignes Le Lac: the heart of the resort
If your favorite holidays feature skiing, getting a nice suntan on a terrace, shopping and relaxing, head to Tignes le Lac. There is always something to do in the resort centre! Skiing during the day, checking your e-mails at the Multimedia Centre in the Maison de Tignes le Lac, shopping for some souvenirs, and a moment just for you at the wellness area of the Lagon…
Want to enjoy skiing AND a quiet stay? You will like Tignes le Lavachet! Nearby the lifts, a few minutes away from Tignes le Lac and Tignes le Lavachet by the free bus shuttle: you can enjoy all the advantages of the resort and the tranquility of the area…
Tignes 1800: a rebirth for the old village
Tignes 1800, the new village of the resort at the heart of the espace killy, opened its doors in December 2013.
Structured around the church, a replica of the one in the former village which has been flooded by the waters of the dam, Tignes 1800 will let you enjoy all the assets of an international resort, added to the tranquility of the village life!
Chalets made of stone and wood, a direct access to the 300 km of slopes of the ski area, thanks to the new state of the art cable car of les Boisses (seating for 8 people), ski in ski out residences, plenty of on-site services to make your stay easier and, on the long-run, an area which will be specially converted for beginners: the new village has been particularly designed for families!
Brevieres: back to authenticity
At the bottom of the dam, at an altitude of 1 550 m, come and discover Tignes les Brevieres.
In winter, use the two lifts (Brévières and Sache) and ride down to the resort centre between the trees. Beginners can also enjoy two free lifts (Pitots and Fil Neige) to start easily on the green slopes.
In summer, go for a walk along the river and enjoy hiking around the village.
The traditional villages
Those four traditional villages (Chevril, Villaret du Nial, Villaret des Brévières, Reculaz) will appeal to those who like old stones with a History and a soul. Go and discover them, and admire the surroundings and especially the Chevril lake!
Our “MORE ACTION” is still valid for next winter!
MORE ACTION = with a 2 to 15 days skipass, people have free access to the swimming pool of our Aquacentre Le Lagon and to the ice rink (including the loan of skates), for each validity day of the skipass (ex: 6 days skipass = 6 days access to the swimming pool and ice rink).
Info & Stats
|Top lift: 3450m
||Total lifts: 48
|Vertical drop: 1900m
||Cable cars: 1 Funicular: 1
|Bottom lift: 1550m
|Ski area: 150km
||Chair lifts: 21
|Total runs: 76
|Longest run: 10km (The Saches)
||Average annual snowfall: 5m
|Easy (green/blue): 62%
||Lift operating times: 8.30am to 4.30pm
|Intermediate (red): 29%
||Halfpipe: yes – 1
|Advanced (black): 9%
||Terrain park: yes – 2
Be the first ones to leave your tracks on the ski area and to share a unique moment with the professionals of Tignes.. Every Wednesday, from January to Easter.
$25.00 per session (with ski pass of current validity), which includes first tracks + coffee croissant + meet with the professionals of the mountain. Reservation must be made at La Grande Motte sale point (before 3.00 pm on Tuesday). Collect made by the guide or with presentation of a voucher.
Getting to the Resort
You can book a transfer to the Resort, at extra cost:
They come and pick you up at the airport or railway station on arrival, and take you to the Resort.
At the end of your holiday they take you back to the airport or station.
Transfer to/from Grenoble-St Geoirs airport to the Resort takes around 2 hours 50 minutes.
Transfer to/from Lyon St Exupéry airport to the Resort takes around 2 hours 45 minutes.
Transfer to/from Geneva-Cointrin airport to the Resort takes around 3 hours.
Transfer to/from Chambéry-Voglans airport to the Resort takes around 2 hours.
Transfer to/from Bourg St Maurice railway station to the Resort takes around 35 minutes.
Val d’isere to Tignes connections
Val d’Isère – Tignes connections 3 transfers per day (7/7) by Alpbus buses. Departure from Val d’Isère Bus Sation at 17h25, 18h35 and 19h45. Reservation on line, at Val d’Isère concierge, Maisons de Tignes Le Lac or to the driver. Tarif: 6€ one way
300 Km Of Slopes; Two Leading Resorts
The Espace Killy Ski Area, set in the French Alps, comprises the two big-name ski resorts of Tignes (2100 metres) and Val d’Isere (1850 metres). It offers a total ski area of 300 kilometres with a wide choice of terrain (22 green runs, 61 blue, 46 red, and 25 black). It also boasts 44 kilometres of cross-country skiing, two terrain parks, and two glaciers (Pissaillas Glacier and Le Grand Motte Glacier).
The Espace Killy Ski Area can be accessed via the surrounding airports of Geneva, Lyon, Chambery, and Grenoble. The closest railway station is located in Bourg St. Maurice, 30 kilometres away. If driving, the following alpine passes are closed during winter: Petit St Bernard, Iseran, and Mont Cenis.