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Tignes

Tignes is somewhere you can ski longer, higher and further than most other resorts in the Alps. Owing its snow-reliability to the Grande Motte glacier, the local ski area is joined with Val d’Isere’s to form the mammoth Espace Killy - intermediates will have a whale of a time here. Choose between 5 different villages, whether your priority is convenience, cosiness or cheap accommodation. Tignes also has one of the most famous New Year parties in the Alps.

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At a glance: • Espace Killy ski area • Fantastic après ski • High altitude skiing

Great for: • Families • Glacier skiing • Non-skiers • Groups • Off-piste • High altitude skiing

Tignes is somewhere you can ski longer, higher and further than most other resorts in the Alps. Owing its snow-reliability to the Grande Motte glacier, the local ski area is joined with Val d’Isere’s to form the mammoth Espace Killy - intermediates will have a whale of a time here. Choose between 5 different villages, whether your priority is convenience, cosiness or cheap accommodation. Tignes also has one of the most famous New Year parties in the Alps.

Tignes Resort

Tignes ski resort (pronounce it 'Teens') is one half of the stunning Espace Killy, one of the biggest linked ski areas in France. Because of its high-altitude terrain and access to the Grande Motte glacier, the resort is open both earlier and later in the season than many others and often the lifts are running for short periods of summer skiing.

Predominantly purpose built, the resort itself is divided into 5 villages, each different in its own way but all well linked by lifts and bus services.

The main area, currently being rebranded as Tignes 2100, is made up of Le Lac, Le Lavachet and Val Claret, all at around 2100m altitude. Le Lac is the central bit, where you not only have the convenience of the main lift system pretty much at your doorstep, but also some gorgeous views across the lake. Party lovers will find the best nightlife at Val Claret, which is also near the glacier if you're holidaying here at the very beginning or end of the season. Le Lavachet is cosier and quieter (often cheaper too as the slopes take longer to get to). Lower down at 1850m is quieter Les Boisses and at 1550m you'll find classic alpine village charm at Les Brévières.

The local pistes alone stretch to an impressive 150km, served by a fast and reliable lift system. Somewhere to definitely seek out in clear weather conditions is ‘the eye of the needle' - one of the natural wonders of the ski-travel world.

Besides the 150km of local slopes, there's plenty more to ski if you want to. With Val d'Isere, this is part of the Espace Killy (named after triple-gold winning Olympic skier Jean Claude Killy). Get the whole-area lift pass for 300km of fantastically conditioned slopes – if you’re not sure whether you’ll need the extra miles, there’s always the option to upgrade in resort as and when you want to.

Stats & FAQ

Location: France, Alps.

Established: 1936

Open: October - May

Downhill: 300km

View our detailed Tignes snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Tignes snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Chambéry (CMF)138km, 1h50
Geneva (GVA)165km, 2h
Grenoble (GNB)200km, 2h45
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  • 90 56%

  • 44 28%

  • 25 16%

Top Altitude:3456m
Bottom Altitude:1550m
Resort Altitude:2,100m
Longest run:15km
Slope Orientation:NSEW
Vertical Drop:1,900m
Skiable Vertical:1,900m
Night Skiing:Yes, every Thursday
Glacier:Yes

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Downhill Runs:300km
Beginner slopes:56%
Intermediate:28%
Advanced slopes:16%
Lift Pass Price: €294 (adult 6 day)
Nearby resorts: Val d'Isere, Espace Killy, Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosiere

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Tignes

With varied pistes at a high altitude, the ski area has impressive powdered terrain for skiers and boarders alike.

Beginners can practice on the nursery slopes at Le Lac and Le Lavachet, where you'll find gentle, quiet runs that are accessible via free beginners' lifts. Le Bollin at Val Claret is another conveniently situated green and Grattalu is a lovely wide blue for those wanting to build confidence.

Tignes is incredible if you ski at an intermediate level, with miles of powdery blue and red runs including the now famous Genepy and Double M. Its main USP is arguably the presence of the striking Grande Motte glacier. With 20km of snow-sure trails, it provides some of the world's best runs for confident intermediates pretty much all year round and virtually guarantees great conditions throughout the winter.

Advanced snow lovers should also try the steep moguls at Toviere and Solaise or the 10k La Sache. A big attraction for Experts is the abundance of off-piste terrain, much of which is lift-served.

There's loads of quality freeriding terrain – including 9 safe but ungroomed areas called ‘Naturides', where all abilities can practice and perfect their freeriding in a safe environment.

Tignes comes very highly recommended by the snowboarders here at Sno, who enjoy its long, wide pistes. There's a great Boardercool area and a mini boardercross (with airbag) at the Gliss' park as well as challenging bends, whoops and curves on Tignes' 1400m boardercross.

The Swatch Snowpark, with an airbag, rails and good jumps for beginners and intermediates has a very cool "shoot my ride", where your performance is filmed and can be watched back. You can practice freestyling at high altitude during the summer in the Glacier Snowpark, and there's also an XXL halfpipe (one of the best in France) that features in the Winter X Games.

Tignes Apres Ski

While it's said that those who appreciate Tignes do so for the serious skiing over the après ski, this doesn't do justice to the fact that Tignes' 60+ bars/pubs and 4 night clubs provide some of the best nightlife in the Alps. All villages have their fair share of places to eat and drink, and with a shuttle bus service running 24 hours, you can enjoy your evening without worrying about the journey back. Jam bar is small but with a great atmosphere and Loop bar pretty much offers it all: with live sport, world class DJ's and well known comedians as well as great food. For a more sophisticated atmosphere, the Couloir has cocktails and comfy sofas. Whether you want a lively night of music and dancing or a quiet nightcap to round off a great day on the slopes, Tignes really does have it all.

There are 60+ restaurants in Tignes including pizzerias, grills and traditional French establishments. Whether your day on the snow leaves your mouth watering for a kebab at Le Tchüss or some fine dining (accompanied by live music) in Le Caveau, the numerous and varied restaurants are sure to satisfy every craving.

While it goes without saying that those on the piste are well entertained, Tignes is also notable for its' excellent range of activities for non-skiers. You can experience the incredible Espace Killy scenery on dog-sled, horseback, snowmobile or hang glider; try ice climbing or snow shoeing or experience a different perspective entirely by ice-diving through a hole cut into the frozen lake. There are also two children's sledging runs which are sure to keep little ones entertained in their mini bobsleigh. Indoors, Tignes has a bowling alley, ice rink and cinema. If there's plenty left in your energy reserves, there's a bungee trampoline, swimming pool and gym as well as a football pitch and basketball, volleyball, squash and table-tennis courts. If you prefer entertainment at a slower place, play a game of bridge or browse the museum, library and shops.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Tignes

When is the best time to ski Tignes?

Thanks to the Grande Motte glacier, the winter season in Tignes lasts longer than most other resorts. You can often ride the glacier from the end of September and enjoy excellent snow through to mid-May, but the main Tignes ski holiday season runs, like the rest of the ski world, from early December until mid or late April. You can also get on the glacier in the summer (June – September), where lifts provide access until 1:30pm.

In terms of snow quality, Tignes is a tough resort to beat – with its' high altitude, excellent snowfall and the presence of the Grande Motte glacier, the Espace Killy is considered one of the Alps' most snow sure ski holiday destinations. While nature does an admirable job of maintaining the powdery pistes, excellent grooming technology and more than 300 snow cannons also serve to ensure you enjoy slopes of the highest quality. The slopes face N,S,E & W, which means that whatever time of day or year you're out, you can find sunny pistes to enjoy all day long.

If you prefer avoid hustle and bustle on the slopes, book outside the peak weeks of Christmas and February half term where a cheerful clamour of families head to Tignes during school holidays, and when hedonists hit the resort to party at New Year. At Sno we like it busy and exciting, so those are actually our favourite times to ski Tignes!

Peak Dates

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, a Christmas in Tignes will be one to remember. Father Christmas usually makes an appearance on Christmas Eve as well as the day itself, and there's a festive market, Christmas ice disco and spectacular torch-lit display. With the snow-covered surroundings and festive activities, the whole resort is buzzes with an infectious festive spirit. Browse Tignes Christmas ski holidays ‣

There’s always something big going on over New Year in Tignes, from the legendary ‘Fire Mix Party’ of recent seasons (past DJ’s include David Guetta) to performances by the spectacular Eloize Circus. Browse Tignes New Year ski holidays ‣

Even during February half term, when Tignes is a popular destination for families looking to make the most of their week off, queues are reportedly short, and with the huge Espace Killy area to ski, you'll be able to find quieter slopes if that suits your needs. Browse Tignes Half Term ski holidays ‣

Because of its snow-reliability, those who spend Easter in Tignes are rarely disappointed by the condition of slopes, and can enjoy a good dose of sunshine too. With organised events like street theatre and Egg hunt, Easter in Tignes is an enjoyable holiday for all, and one of the more snow-sure ski holidays when booking a late-season trip. Browse Tignes Easter ski holidays ‣

Tignes Ratings & Customer Feedback
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Average Rating 4.4 out of 5
I’m 72 and have been skiing in Tignes for 16 or 17 years now. I would recommend it to anyone who loves skiing. Val Claret up at 2000m is in the centre, and there are so many varied runs of all abilities. Outside the Borsat and Tommeuses Apartments there’s a children’s area and a nice free slope. 1800 has som... + more
J. B.,
5 out of 5
We had a fabulous week. We hadn’t skied in Tignes before but we’ve done a lot of skiing and always had a negative perspective of purpose built resorts – we loved it and all said we would go back! We didn’t spend much time on the local slopes and mainly went straight up and over towards Val d’Isere. We skie... + more
Mrs D., Stirling
5 out of 5
We’ve skied here in January and March and always had plenty of snow. We’re experienced skiers and love having such a vast area to explore but it’s also good for beginners. My son’s wife was learning to ski and enjoyed it as the runs aren’t too difficult, everything is quite wide open and safe. The areas by... + more
Terence Quigley, Brockmoor
5 out of 5
If you haven’t been to Tignes before, definitely make a play for the lake / le lac area. It’s a big bowl of restaurants, pizza stalls, shops and good runs. We went swimming every night in the lagoon there (access is free as soon as your ski pass is activated, you just swipe to get in). It has an Olympic pool ... + more
The Poulters,
5 out of 5
Tignes is a great place to stay, been there 4 times now. The skiing is so good, especially when you have the Val d’Isere pass as you can go all the way out. If you go all the way over to the far east side of Val d’Isere you’ll find all these great red runs with no one on them - not sure I want to recommend t... + more
Roddy Campbell, Edinburgh
5 out of 5
A great place, we’ve been a lot of times. The ski area’s well connected with a good lift service and there’s great skiing for all abilities. Of the advanced skiing, there’s some fairly safe off piste on the side of the runs. This was one of the best ski holidays we’ve had. We stayed in late March but wer... + more
Anne, Cornwall
5 out of 5
We had a great week away, I can’t complain about anything in Tignes. We were staying in Val Claret which is so much easier for getting to Val d’Isere, just take one lift and you’re up. The Folie Douce is over there so we got to enjoy a bit of après and the nightlife in Tignes is really good – we went out e... + more
Vicki, London
5 out of 5
My advice if you haven’t been to Tignes before is to get your board and go! I want to go again! I’ve been to Tignes a few times are really like it. There are plenty of slopes and there’s always somewhere quiet to find if you look for it. I would say that the resort is good for all levels. Last time I was ... + more
Mr Lowcock, Lancashire
5 out of 5
Weather was good and we all liked Tignes – I’m not a skier but my son and his friends enjoyed the Espace Killy and there was plenty for my wife and I to do around the resort. There’s a lovely restaurant called La Ferme which we were recommended and the food there is absolutely super. We went to the wine bar ... + more
Mr & Mrs Y., Dorset
4 out of 5
Tignes is a lovely resort and we had brilliant snow, too much snow at the top so some of the runs were closed! We still managed to ride all over the area and go over to Val d’Isere which was great – there’s all sorts for skiers and boarders (we were two intermediate snowboarders). In terms of the town, we we... + more
Karen,
5 out of 5
I’ve been to Tignes a few times; the Tignes and Val d’Isere pass is just fantastic. If you like skiing lots of different areas the area is vast, with really nice easier runs, lots of medium runs and harder ones to test you. We skied here in January when you don’t always know what you’re going to get with ... + more
Martin, Perth
5 out of 5
Tignes is excellent, I would definitely recommend it if you want a wee bit of adventure. It’s pretty much directly linked to the slopes which is really handy for getting to most places, and across to Val d’Isere etc. One of the links is a black run back which is usually full of people who’ve had more to drin... + more
Kevin, Glasgow
5 out of 5
It’s a 60’s resort with apartment blocks, you can’t get away from that! But if you’re here to ski it’s brilliant. I’d definitely say that it’s an intermediate resort. I recommend Tignes and the Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin to everyone – just pray for snow! + more
David,
5 out of 5
I did a season here in 2014/5. Its a great place to ski, the palafour run is great to get your ski legs back. Double M is a great run for intermediates with lots of little bumps on the side for those feeling a bit more adventurous. Loop is great for a beer on sunny days often they have a live band outside. Marm... + more
C Roberts,
5 out of 5
The conditions are as good as it gets in Tignes and I’d go back - the snow was fantastic and we had a great time. Ski wise, it’s such a vast area (we went for the whole Espace Killy pass). There’s plenty to do in the town and we found really nice restaurants and a bit of good après. + more
Lewis Davies,
5 out of 5
I thought I’d enjoy Val d’Isere more than Tignes, we spent a day over there but whilst it’s got slightly more things happening, when you see the extent of the bars and restaurants in Tignes, Tignes is more than adequate. This is certainly somewhere I’d return to. The Espace Killy area is an awesome place, t... + more
Adam Souness, Midlothian
5 out of 5
I’ve skied Tignes before and know the area well. The snow was absolutely lovely even though it was the beginning of the season, you can’t argue with the conditions when you go somewhere nice and high. If it’s open, the black Sache run in the last sector coming into Breviere is pretty serious if you’re that ... + more
Phil, Sale
5 out of 5
My favourite! Wide, uncrowded reds give intermediate skiers and boarders the confidence to increase their speed and decrease the breadth of their turns. I chickened out of the glacier as it looked a little icy nearing the end of the day, but next time, you’re mine red glacier run! (probably not gonna be confid... + more
Maddie, Southampton
5 out of 5
I love Tignes - we skied here as a big group and really enjoyed it. We would definitely recommend it to other groups. I’m a boarder and the area is great for snowboarding, I’ve been doing it for quite a few years so I’m not a beginner or an expert but the area was perfect for me. There was one nice bar w... + more
Zoe Abel, Chelmsford
5 out of 5
Tignes Ski resort is set in the beautiful Espace Killy which it shares with Val d’isere with over 300km of pistes. The world renowned Espace Killy named after skier and triple Olympic Gold medallist Jean-Claude Killy. The Grande Motte Glacier allows the resort to stay open all year round; with five different v... + more
Callum, Middlesex
5 out of 5
Here is a review of Tignes for you. Have to admit this is one of the best skiing experiences. Love it there. 1) Scotty’s Bar was excellent in Lavachet. A bit of a party bar with live sport, a fantastic sun terrace and regular offers on cocktails. 2) I am sure we ate at La Caleche – again a traditional French ... + more
Alec Fowler, Manchester
5 out of 5
Tignes was a bit too hot in the second half of April, but we had a great time. We usually ski in the Portes du Soleil and stay in Chatel and Morzine, but decided to have a change. Tignes isn’t as pretty but in general it is a well thought out resort. The skiing is great for every level from beginner to advance... + more
Mr. Bonthrone,
5 out of 5
Awesome! We only had one or two bad days, the rest was glorious weather. I stayed in Val d’Isere/Le Fornet last year and it was nice to explore from the other side. You can get across to all the ends of the area so there’s lots to do, like jump on a lift easily and head off for the day - it’s definitely good... + more
Mike,
5 out of 5
The best thing about the resort for me was the altitude. Making a snow sure holiday with fresh snow throughout was worth the transfer time. Also the amount of skiable area is massive especially if you have the full area pass. The off piste is also excellent. Thanks for a good Holliday! + more
Mr Chris Kerrigan, Preston
4 out of 5
We had loads of snow and the sun came out, so it was a lovely week. There’s loads to ski in Tignes, it goes all the way from Les Brevieres to the other side of Val d’Isere. Unlike the 3 Valleys, where by time you reach the next valley you have to ski back, here you can get across quite quickly, which gives ... + more
Sonia, Surrey
4 out of 5
I liked Tignes very much. It doesn’t have as much character as some places we’ve been to but the skiing is very good – we covered a lot of the area and went over to Val d’Isere. One thing I noticed was that in the supermarkets, things were a similar price to what you find at home, so you didn't end up payin... + more
S.H., London
4 out of 5
1st time to Tignes, my other half hadn’t skied before and it was pretty tough for her – the Val d’Isere and Tignes area is pretty much for intermediates and more confident skiers. Other than that, for what we wanted it was fine, it was nice to have somewhere we could go in the evenings to find a pub – we we... + more
Sam T, Buckinghamshire
3 out of 5
We’ve been to the Portes du Soleil for four years running and thought we’d try something different, but we wish we hadn’t! Tignes wasn’t a patch on the Portes du Soleil, it’s a bit of a concrete jungle whereas we’d previously had old Swiss cottage style buildings and resorts with a lot more character. T... + more
Paul C., Hove
3 out of 5
I can understand the appeal to young people like me who want to go hard on and off the slopes, but for a family holiday I don’t think it’s as good. The ski area was nice and there was plenty to keep me occupied. The snow was still quite good even late in the season, and there was plenty of sun. I went off-pis... + more
Aimee, Southampton
3 out of 5
SNO moved us to Tignes from Chamonix because the snow was lacking at the beginning of the season. Weather wise, the first couple of days weren’t so great, but towards the end it was brilliant - we still got to ski every day which is the main thing (though there’s a lot going on in Tignes anyway even if you’r... + more
Anon, Sussex
5 out of 5
I was using skins and going up and over the back for off piste, the conditions were fantastic and I had blue skies every day – it was pretty quiet too with not too many people. If you haven’t skied Tignes before, definitely get the full Espace Killy pass and head over to the other glacier, more so than the Gr... + more
Skier from Scotland,
5 out of 5
Tignes is a big bowl so everything ends up in the middle, whereas Val d’Isere is a valley so if you end up at one end, you have to go all the way over to get back. I’ve been to quite a few ski resorts and have returned to Tignes over 10 times now... and had great fun every time I’ve been. The snowboarding is... + more
Vince, Surrey
5 out of 5
Tignes is quite a modern resort, it hasn’t got the infrastructure of an old place like Chamonix but it has everything you need – shops, restaurants and bars. The mountain restaurants are fantastic and there are a number of different ones. In Tignes, the one at the top of the funicular is stunning, a proper re... + more
Andy and Tracy, Birmingham
5 out of 5
Had a great time here, some really good nights out. I spent quite a lot of time in the park and now I’m a lot better at freestyle. We went to the Folie Douce which is great but it’s a bit weird, it’s not skiing but it’s not a night out, it’s kind of a weird in-between. + more
Oliver Banfield, Bedford
5 out of 5
Tignes is really cool, I’ve been a few times – there’s so much skiing and it has a high altitude which means you have so much better snow. There was loads of stuff happening at the ski resort at Christmas – all the ski instructors did a torch light procession down the mountain and they had Father Christmas... + more
Anon, Surrey
5 out of 5
Many people visit Tignes for the great links to Val d’isere and snowsure glacier, but it has a really cool terrain park as well. Tignes has amazing powder skiing and it also hosts the X games, which attracts some of the biggest names in freestyle skiing and snowboarding, to lay down their best tricks. The reso... + more
Andrew Fyfe, Aberdeen
5 out of 5
Tignes is great for skiers at all levels with its high altitude and open space, snowboarders will too enjoy the 2000 meters of vertical decent. There are easily accessible runs for beginners at Le Lac and Lavachet with free lifts and multiple schools including snowboard schools, or if you prefer a one on one le... + more
Ms Callum, Feltham
5 out of 5
I’ve skied Tignes in the past from Val, it’s a very good resort. It was really cold in January but there was plenty of snow. In terms of which area to stay in, Val Claret is definitely the best. + more
John Steers, Bristol
5 out of 5
We really enjoyed Tignes, there’s some great skiing and we had excellent snow. Our family are intermediate to advanced skiers and there was no shortage of runs. If you’re staying over New Years, they have an enormous New Year party over by the lake – we have young kids so didn’t go along and instead went o... + more
Katharine, London
5 out of 5
Been to Tignes a couple of times and will definitely go back, it’s a cracking ski area with really varied slopes – I’d definitely recommend Tignes to snowboarders. The prices in the pubs are now very much on the steep side (£10 a pint in some places). + more
Craig Cunningham, Preston
5 out of 5
Tignes is awesome. It has a massive ski area and some really good lift-accessed off piste and backcountry. The snow’s good and the area as a whole’s pretty snow sure. I went heliskiing with Evolution 2 who organised a reverse heli-ski trip, which was incredible. Also did a guided backcountry day with another ... + more
D.M., Devon
5 out of 5
Before this holiday I’d only ever visited Tignes when I’d skied over from Val d’Isere. As a resort, Tignes is lovely and Val Claret where we stayed had everything we needed. The best thing about it is the access to the skiing, I’m all about the skiing! The snow was alright, though by the end of the week it ... + more
The Waxmans, Essex
5 out of 5
This was a first time in Tignes for all of us but we all had a great week. It’s a good place to ski, with slopes that weren’t too hard for the less experienced people and more difficult stuff for the rest of us. I think we’d all quite happily go back. + more
Daniel, London
5 out of 5
Perfect weather for our first week in Tignes, really liked it as a resort. We skied all the way over to Val d’Isere and I would definitely advise people to get the full pass and ski the whole lot. We had an amazing time! + more
Tom Hawthorne, Nottingham
5 out of 5
A no nonsense purpose built ski resort, snow-sure, with skiing way up on the Grande Motte Glacier. You have a huge ski area here, it’s my favourite just for the huge variety on offer, from the snowpark, the easy blues to the off-piste. The nightlife here is best served by the Le Couloir bar, where there are ... + more
Seb, London
5 out of 5
I had never been to Tignes before but was very impressed. It’s easy to reach one end of the resort from the other and the snow and everything was perfect. I arrived just in time for the snow in December – it was a bit cloudy lower down but once you were up it was sunny and bright. It was one of the best holid... + more
Maddy, Guernsey
5 out of 5
I’ve been to Tignes before and would go again. It’s my favourite resort - there’s loads of skiing and it's also one of the best resorts for snow. + more
Alan, Durham
5 out of 5
The resort was excellent. It has everything and caters for all types of skiers and boarders of all abilities. + more
Mr Campbell, Edinburgh
5 out of 5
Such a good resort with lots of opportunity for skiing – the whole reason we chose it is because it’s quite high and has good snow in April, and most of the pistes were still open. We are intermediate / advanced skiers and there’s something for everyone with runs of all colours. + more
S. H.,
5 out of 5
Absolutely great time in Tignes. The kids had lessons with New Generation and got on very well. I’ve been to Tignes three times now, what more can I say?! It’s a great, family orientated resort. + more
The Ellis Family,
5 out of 5
We were very lucky to have both good snow and good sunshine in April in Tignes. Having stayed the year before in La Plagne, Tignes is easier to get around and looks nicer being in a bowl. It seemed to suit all levels of skier and be great for skiers and non-skiers alike. + more
Lynda, London
5 out of 5
Incredible weather in Tignes, came back sunburned! This was my first ski holiday and I would definitely go back, the lesson we had went well. + more
Brendan,
5 out of 5
We had lots of snow (end of March, beginning of April) which meant bad visibility, but we were still out every day and liked the area, it just meant that we didn’t get to explore as much as we’d have liked to because a lot of the lifts were closed. We did make it over to Val d’Isere one day and in better con... + more
Anon, Aberdeen
4 out of 5
Really liked Tignes, found some slopes on the second half of the week that we wished we had found earlier, but that’s typical! It’s a good resort for beginners, and all levels – a real all rounder with something for everyone. There didn’t seem to be a lot going on in Le Lac over Christmas, the main entertai... + more
Sally, Leeds
4 out of 5
We had really bad weather the week we were here, but still managed to get out every day. We found quite a few other things to do, like walking and ice diving and going to bars etc. + more
Nicki, London
4 out of 5
I’d definitely recommend Tignes to other snowboarders. We had difficult conditions as it was technically early in the season so the runs were pretty hard work in some cases, and some were closed. However it was still really good to be there and we found lots of places to go. I’m sure later in the season is mu... + more
Caroline,
4 out of 5
Excellent resort, I would definitely recommend it to parties with children. It has everything you need if you’ve got kids. + more
Ashley,
4 out of 5
Hadn’t been here before but it’s a good resort, there’s loads of skiing but unfortunately the weather was awful - too windy and snowy which was very strange for the time of year (end of March!). We still skied every day but because a lot of lifts were closed we didn’t make it over to Val d’Isere. I can’t ... + more
Miss Blue, Cumbria
4 out of 5
I’d skied in Tignes before and my Dad (an intermediate skier) who was here for the first time really enjoyed it. We were quite lucky as it snowed whereas previous weeks had been quite patchy. I snowboarded this time and would really recommend Ultimate – a British ski and snowboard school I randomly found on... + more
Rebecca Thomas, Derby
4 out of 5
Tignes isn’t a pretty resort but it has good skiing and a good lift system, with no queuing. Tignes is very high which is great for snow and the week we spent here had good conditions on the slopes. It’s not the size of the 3 Valleys (I managed to ski every run in the Espace Killy in 4 days) and the only draw... + more
Mr Knowles, Northampton
4 out of 5
The ski area is huge and you have plenty of slopes on the whole Espace Killy. It’s quite high so you’re guaranteed good conditions. It has plenty of variety for different abilities, I’m an intermediate and there was plenty for me but we were also with lots of learners who had lots of nice blues etc. + more
Robert Whisson, Coventry
4 out of 5
We’re all fairly decent skiers who have skied together since the children were little (they’re now in their teens) and loved the ski area. We were quite lucky because it had good snow at the beginning of the season. It’s a great resort, we skied locally on the first day but it was quite crowded as there were... + more
Alison, Bath
4 out of 5
Tignes is a really nice ski resort, probably one of the better resorts we’ve been to. The snow was good and it snowed during the week, so while visibility wasn’t always great, we had enough snow. The ski area is mixed enough that everyone could enjoy it, and you can ski further afield if you want to. We went ... + more
Gareth, Oxfordshire
4 out of 5
We were redirected to Tignes from Chamonix with 48 hours’ notice because there wasn’t much snow at the beginning of the 14/15 season. If you’re an experienced skier you would probably rate it higher but from my perspective there weren’t enough greens open for me to get my ski legs back on. Things like the i... + more
Wendy & Family, North Yorkshire
4 out of 5
I picked France as it has better snow and Tignes because we did a late booking. My daughter got tired quite quickly so we didn’t do as much skiing as I would have liked - we went to the swimming pool every day, the good thing about the lift pass is that you get free access to the pool. + more
Philip Wraighte, Littlehampton
4 out of 5
The snow was good while we were there (early March). Tignes is very good. In terms of eating out, everywhere is nice for lunch, there is so much competition so the restaurants have to be good. Obviously the higher up the mountain the more expensive it gets, as every experienced skier knows. My tip for Tignes is... + more
John Ray, Edinburgh
4 out of 5
This was the first time we had been to Tignes, a lot of friends who had been before recommended it to us as being great for late season... and it was absolutely spot on. We had brilliant snow in the mornings but because the temperatures were mid to late teens, by the time the afternoon came along it meant the s... + more
Ray, Alex and Callum, Ringwood
4 out of 5
We had a lovely Christmas and were very fortunate with the location as this was one of only a few resorts that had snow (they ended up bussing people over from other resorts because of poor conditions). The weather was actually lovely. This was our first time skiing in Tignes, and in France as a whole (have pre... + more
Anthony Brown, Berkshire
4 out of 5
We’ve been to Tignes several times – it works for us as a family because we’re skiers and snowboarders of varied levels. There’s a lot around the area and I always find a lot to do for me as a beginner. Tignes has some good bars like the Loop bar in the centre. The New Year celebrations were very good for t... + more
Cal Brooks, North Wales
4 out of 5
Tignes is great, it’s not as pretty as other resorts, but the skiing is really good and quite snow sure. It was a bit icy on the first couple of days but overall really good. Our ski school met outside a coffee shop in Val Claret, really near our hotel (La Vanoise – highly recommended) our instructor was fabu... + more
Val & Andy Mcculloch, Yorkshire
4 out of 5
Hadn’t been to Tignes before, it’s a nice resort with really good après. The snow wasn’t too bad, it was a lot better than we thought it would be considering the bad start to the season, and it only started getting icy towards the end of the week. The only problem I had was that I wanted some snowboarding... + more
James Moody, Kent
4 out of 5
Tignes was amazing this year. We had superb snow. I think I liked it more than my wife did, she isn’t as adventurous as me and I think she found it a bit difficult – she’s more cautious. It’s quite a challenging resort, I would recommend it more for experienced skiers (especially the area around where we we... + more
D. R., Essex
3 out of 5
I’ve been to Val d’Isere a couple of times and this was my first time staying in Tignes. It’s a lot quieter than Val d’Isere, which has a lot more going on. Tignes is nice but it’s more of a family place and I wasn’t staying with family so personally I’d rather go back to Val d’Isere – we had the Espac... + more
Fiona, Aberdeen
3 out of 5
Had a good New Year’s week in Tignes, usually stay in Val d’Isere so it was good to explore the ski area from the other end. + more
Cara H.,
3 out of 5
This was my first time in Tignes. As a group of boarders in our early 30’s, we all had really high expectations but it turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. We felt too old for it, which wasn’t great, everyone there was quite studenty and partying about. We were a bit disappointed with the snowboarding ... + more
Graham Finlayson, Leeds
1 out of 5
Tignes offers great skiing conditions and door-to-door skiing and being linked to Val D’Isere, gives you the best of both resorts by being able to ski between the two. This resort is great for budget travellers as its the more affordable half of the Espace Killy and also has guaranteed snow making for great sk... + more
Alison Brown, Sydney
5 out of 5
Tignes is a fantastic place to head to for almost any holiday. We found it slightly cheaper than Val d’Isere, so would be perfect for those with less cash to splash. We also found that despite it being cheaper, there was more going on and a much better vibe than in the neighbouring town, with the night life pr... + more
Tom, Sno Staff
5 out of 5
The infamous, high altitude snow paradise, suitable for beginners to advanced skiers. Tignes boasts a vast amount of space; this ski heaven will continue to astonish you. With all year round guaranteed ski time it continues to appeal to the masses. The Espace Killy is world renowned for its superb slopes, sceni... + more
Mark W, London
5 out of 5
Whether you like to hit the clubs and party or just have a drink at a quite bar, Tignes is the place for you. With a vivacious nightlife Tignes certainly wont disappoint. The Villages in Tignes have a varied choice of restaurants, you will never fail to be satisfied. You could have a try with ‘Sat Suki de Tign... + more
Tanika C, Middlesex
5 out of 5
I spent new year in Tignes 2011/12 and it was one of the best new years I've ever had. First of all the snow was incredible. I returned the next Feb and the snow was again fantastic. It's a high resort so it usually guarantees decent snow, it's one of my favourites when it comes to good powder and not being too... + more
Hannah Umlandt, Bromley
5 out of 5
Tignes is a high resort at 2100m meaning it is a great choice for early and late season skiing- went over the New Year period and had glorious sunny weather most days with excellent snow cover. In terms of Après we found Saloon Bar great for cheap drinks deals and happy hour was always busy with tourists and... + more
Olivia Martin,
5 out of 5
Tignes skiing was really good, the off-piste is excellent and good piste skiing to suit everyone in the group. Palafour is a great run to get your ski legs back on. Loop bar in the village was great for a beer on the sunny terrace after skiing, and marmot arms pub was really good for a burger in the evenings. L... + more
C Roberts,
5 out of 5
the hgiest village, Val Claret, has loads of different apartment blocks. most of them are okay, especially the two Grand Tichot towers, but try to stay in one thats central to the village as you're near the shops bars and restaurants and still have easy lift access. There's loads of wide easy motorway type pist... + more
Rory,
5 out of 5
We really like Tignes. Snow was OK, wind and temperature not so good (we were here at the beginning of January). + more
Norman, Plymouth
4 out of 5
Been to Tignes a couple of times and it’s cool, I’d definitely go back there again. + more
Stephen Morris, Jersey
4 out of 5
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Families in Tignes

Book a hotel with childcare services if you’re travelling with little ones too young for to ski. Hotel Le Paquis is a popular place for families less than 1 minute from the ski school meeting point. For a cheap family getaway, self-catering Residence Le Telemark Apartments is near the ski school meeting place and kindergarten. Chalet hotels like Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee are popular family favourites offering a fantastic combination of traditional alpine charm in a sociable hotel-sized property – many offer family rooms where everyone can stay together, while the children play and make friends and parents enjoy other adult company in communal dining and lounge areas. For an intimate, homely setting, stay in one of our smaller ski chalets – if you can arrange a group to match the number of beds you can book a sole occupancy.

Tignes is a brilliant place for family holidays – the ski area caters for all ages and abilities fantastically with excellent nursery areas and a variety of runs the family can enjoy together. Book anyone who wants to learn or improve into group lessons to match their age and ability or enjoy quality time together with a private instructor or guide. Little skiers and snowboarders will have lots of fun at the Gliss Park and freestyling teenagers will love the Swatch snowpark which has a ‘shoot my ride’ facility. Non-skiers and those too young to ski are well looked after here too – with a variety of non-ski activities indoors and out and excellent kids clubs, nurseries and childcare options.

Book your family getaway to the slopes with flights from your nearest airport and transfers to the resort for the easiest way to reach the slopes. With driving to the Alps becoming an increasingly popular way to ski, we also have self-drive packages for families. If it’s just the accommodation you’re after, select ‘Independent travel’ instead of an airport in your search.

GroupsGroup Holidays Tignes

For an intimate setting, book a chalet like Chalet Colombero where groups of 8-10 can book sole occupancy and enjoy the place to themselves. In our ski hotels, groups of all sizes can book private rooms and enjoy communal living and dining areas. Hotel Diva is a large property, popular with groups for its slopeside position opposite the ski lifts in Tignes’ party capital Val Claret. Those looking for a cheap group holiday who don’t mind sharing out the workload should check out our self-catering apartments.

Whether your group is looking for a chalet, hotel or apartment, you don’t need to look further than prestigious ski in-ski out Montana Village which has all three! Chalet Montana offers a traditional setting for groups of up to 16, the Montana Hotel has a good amount of rooms if any stragglers want to join up later and the Montana Apartments are able to sleep groups of up to 10 on a self catering group holiday.

The ski area caters for piste-lovers, freestylers and freeriders alike – whether at the beginning or well-established in their skiing or snowboarding careers – so groups of mixed abilities will love it here. Beginners can take advantage of quiet nursery runs in Le Lac and Lavachet while more confident skiers seek steeps, moguls and powder further afield in Espace Killy. Non-skiers tagging along won’t be left at a loose end while everyone else hits the slopes – Tignes has brilliant sports and wellness facilities as well as a great variety of shops and a cinema. Relax with a drink and a good book on one of many sun terraces or book accommodation with wellness facilities and beauty treatments.

Which are the best ski holidays in Tignes?

Accommodation Number of nights Price (per person) from
Chalet Carmen 7 £ 258
Chalet Annina 7 £ 268
Hotel Le Taos 7 £ 549
Club Med Tignes Val Claret 3 £ 617
Chalet Hotel Rosset 7 £ 759
Chalet Escamillo 5 £ 764
Chalet Hera 5 £ 819
Chalet Phoebe 5 £ 819
Chalet Alfredo 5 £ 848
Chalet Giorgio 5 £ 848

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