Review of snowboarding and skiing in Tignes France.
Tignes Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1936 the French ski resort Tignes lies at 2100 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3456m Tignes ski area is snow sure. Over 216 snow cannons ensure artificial Tignes snow making covers 50km of ski trails, which equates to around 17 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Tignes (France) is Geneva at a distance of 165km or approximately 150 minutes driving time. Tignes ski season runs from November to May.
alpine downhill runs to ski in Tignes France
22 runs 121km
61 runs 100km
46 runs 58km
25 runs 25km
Skiing in Tignes
Skiing Tignes you'll enjoy 154 pistes and trails and that means approximately 300km of ski runs. Tignes lifts number 89 with the capacity to uplift 75535 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the French ski resort of Tignes is over 5.5km long. Ski Tignes summer or winter as there is also glacier skiing in Tignes.
Tignes Ski Area
Tignes ski area has 14% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 39% intermediate, 29% advanced ski slopes and 16% for expert skiers - the most difficult Tignes piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Tignes after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Tignes for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Tignes Apres Ski
The apres ski Tignes scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
52 apres ski bars 78 restaurants 1 bowling 4 night club 2 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 12 saunas 6 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Aquartic Center, Basketball, Cable TV (20 Channels), Bridge, Frozen Waterfall Climbing, Flying Club, Flights, Football, Fitness Centre, Step, Aerobics, Hydro Massage, Ice Diving, Ski Jöring, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weight Training.
Tignes for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
More Tignes Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Tignes resort - ski Tignes by any other name
The French ski resort of Tignes ski resort is also known as Tignes Espace Killy and has the following common misspellings: Dignes, Teens, Tegnies, Teignes, Tiges
Tignes ski area has ski slopes which face N S E W
The direction which the various Tignes ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Tignes ski resort has ski slopes facing N S E W.
Tignes for snow gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Tignes reviews, 4.5 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.