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.