Ski resorts in France
Lifts (1/43)
Slopes (4/82)
Snow depth
11339 ft
5085 ft
127 in
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Tignes is the casual and relaxed younger sibling of Val d'Isère. There are actually five villages - Le Lac, Val Claret, Lavachet, Les Boisses and Brevières, all with the prefix Tignes. The first three are not so charming, function-built, concrete villages, located on a high plateau with magical skiing opportunities right outside the door. Down by the pond lies the much more cozy, but also more secluded, Boisses and Brevieres.
Tignes works hard on its youthful image and managed to become the host of Euro X Games from 2010 to 2013. Freeride World Tour competitions also used to take place here. The skiing is mostly above the tree line, but there are some larch trees where you can take a turn around down towards the large power plant pond.
Brevières, the village located furthest down , is also called the Three second village because that is how long it would take before it would be swept away if the pond should happen to burst. Stressful.
In Tignes you can ski all year round - the glacier on Grande Motte is open even in the summer.
Tignes belong to Val d'Isere.

Tignes Snow forecast

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Best Off-Piste:
Try the off-piste runs down from the Grands Motte glacier (there’s some amazing stuff off the back, but you need to take a guide with you.) Come down the Grand Plan red from the top and then as you get to a sharp right, drop left into the big bowl and choose your run. Finish down by the snowpark at Les lanches.

Best Black Run:
The legend that is Sache. Get all the way up to Aiguille Percee from Tignesthen take Corniches. Sache is glorious, has a back-country feel to it and can be steep, bumpy and icy. If powder has fallen, this could be one of your great moments!

Best Red Run:
One of my favourites is the very pacey Stade run. Always sunny, with a bumps training section off to the left. Very good for poseur racers who like showing off to the lift voyeurs.

Best Blue/Green:
You can do a lot worse than the very long linking run from Val to Tignes which starts at the top of Toviere into Val Claret – a thigh-burner. Otherwise the blues down from Aiguille Percee into Tignes Le Lac offer spectacular views, small bumps and wide open pistes.

By: Hugh Hutchison double time Olympian and Britain’s most successful mogul skier


Facts about Tignes

Number of slopes:82
Learning / beginner Green slopes:8
Easy Blue slopes:36
Intermediate Red slopes:22
Advanced / Expert Black slopes:16

Lifts (Total: 43)
Gondola lift:5
Aerial tramway:4
Chair lifts:18

Vertical drop
Tignes Vertical drop
Highest Point: 11339 ft
Vertical drop: 6253 ft
Base Point: 5085 ft

Start:27 November
End: 1 May

Childrens area:3
Country: France

Reviews for Tignes

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Visited Tignes (lived in Claret election) the first week of March. I have never been aware that there has been so much snow, in 6 days it snowed 5 tim... Read more (49 words)
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Fantastic Tignes / Val d'Isere has delivered again !! Week 52 2018 made no one disappointed. The weather was cruel, about 0 degrees in Val Claret and... Read more (211 words)
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Tignes is included in the ski area "Escape Killy". Plus / minus with Escape Killy compared to other ski areas: + Snowproof in high altitude and gl... Read more (476 words)
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Was there Easter 2018. Stayed in le Breviere There was a lot of snow this season, so it was easy to ride without going down to the village An incred... Read more (61 words)
LosHalleröd (Guest)
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Visited tignes week 7 2013. Went with nortlander skutors who were doing quite okay. We lived in Val Thorens, a city built entirely for the ride, so ... Read more (270 words)
Lena (Guest)
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I have just been away for a week in Tignes and we traveled with Langley. We have had a HAPPY FANTASTIC week in every possible way. WONDERFUL, wide, ni... Read more (191 words)
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I have not lived in Tignes, so how it is outside of skiing, I can not comment, but after a winter in Val d'Isere I have traveled a lot. Pist: Doubl... Read more (397 words)
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Absolutely wonderful place, the best I've been to. Arrived late at night week 9 and did not really see any of the village, Val Claret, or the slopes ... Read more (253 words)
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Were there with a friend, went with UCPA. One of the best trips I have made, the company was wonderful, I was the youngest: P, the food was brilliant ... Read more (88 words)
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Tignes was as anonymous as I want it. No super tourists from Sweden come here without that there are not so many people who know 109gnes which is a pl... Read more (191 words)
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Airports near Tignes

Chambery Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 51 minutes (88 miles)
Distance: 51 miles
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 33 minutes (137 miles)
Distance: 90 miles
Grenoble Alpes-Isère Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 35 minutes (134 miles)
Distance: 77 miles
Genève Aéroport
Driving time: 2 hours, 42 minutes (140 miles)
Distance: 65 miles
Torino Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 34 minutes (177 miles)
Distance: 41 miles
Milano-Malpensa Airport
Driving time: 4 hours, 52 minutes (251 miles)
Distance: 89 miles