From one skier to another

Tignes, France

 

With one of the main resort villages at 2100m and a high point of 3455m, Tignes’ altitude means you can ski here for 10 months of the year. From mid-November it’s possible to descend from the top of the Grande Motte glacier to the funicular station at Val Claret, a drop of 1400m. That’s more than most resorts in the world can offer in February. The glacier is the highest point in the Espace Killy ski area that Tignes shares with Val d’Isère and the key to its long season. The piste grooming is also some of the best in Europe.

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Trails: 300 km
Lifts: 53 (+ 30 surface lifts)
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6 Reviews »

  1. Great place – last day today, but it has been really much fun. Huge area – something for all, beginners, intermediates and pro’s. Snow coverage is not overwhelming right now (30 Jan 2017) but okay and enough. (I just prefer 3 meters over 1 meter… 🙂 but doesn’t everybody 🙂

    It was my first time here but it is definitely a place I would like to visit again! 4+ out of 5!

    – Jim

  2. Just came home from Tignes after 4 days of glacier skiing. They opened a few weeks ago and you can actually get some decent skiing there even in October. However I am glad I have another trip coming up i january as it becomes a little boring going down the same slopes again and again.

  3. Tignes is absolutely a very good resort with many opportunities for all. It was my first trip to France and maybe I was a little bit disappointed compared to all my trips to especially Austria which is more cosy and easy going. I would like to try a different resort in France to see if it is the same, but for now I will probably go back to Austria 🙂

  4. Just back from Tignes after 3 days of summer skiing – it was an experience to ski in the morning and sit in the sun in the afternoon. However – for the skiing – forget it. You have just 20 km (they say – it felt like less…) and at 12 it is slush ice. But again – funny to try, not something you would do again though.

  5. This is probably the best glacier skiing in Europe – very recommendable. It is a huge resort and what you will find is high class.

  6. Good place, expensive, typical french resort, lots of sun, super snow. You can ski to ValDiserre which is a nice trip

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