Tignes is composed of 5 villages surrounding the mountain, each of them with its special characteristics and attitude. The villages are built at varying altitudes but all of them have direct access to the ski slopes. They offer great facilities on and off the slopes: a dense and modern ski lifts network as well as a high number of restaurants, bars, and events all year around. The resort is quite fancy and pricey, but it’s worth a visit.
Tignes is a large ski resort in the Alps and, alongside Val d’isere, it is part of the Espace Killy ski area. The ski resort offers one of the longest ski seasons in France; while the season officially starts at the end November, the Grande Motte glacier stays open during summer, ensuring great skiing and snowboarding all year round.
Tignes offers 154 slopes and over 300 kilometers of groomers pistes. The ski resort is suitable to all ages and ski abilities. It is considered a free-ride paradise by advance skiers and snowboarders as it caters a great number of off-piste trails, easily accessible and secure.
Several local and international ski schools populate the resort and offer complete, high standard services to skiers and snowboarders. Private ski lessons and private snowboard lessons are the most popular products. English speaking ski schools are common; most ski instructors in Tignes speak English, French and, occasionally, Italian language.