Why visit Tignes?

The Ski Area

The entire Espace Killy encompasses over 300km of slopes across Tignes and Val d’Isère, linked by a network of fast lifts and funicular railways. The glacier at La Grande Motte offers skiing all year round, and at 3456m, you’re guaranteed snow when lower resorts are looking a bit brown.






Val Claret and Le Lac have good beginner slopes, with some gentle greens and a comprehensive choice of blues. Tignes is renowned for its intermediate terrain – the long blue from the Aiguille Percée is a popular run, as is all the way down Genepy from the glacier. The exhilarating 10km black – La Sache – drops all the way down to Les Brevières – a test for all advanced skiers. The resort also offers some of the finest off piste skiing in the entire alps.





Tignes has something for everyone – from the quick pit stop to Michelin starred dining at Ursus (there are only 12 tables here, so book well in advance). For 360 degree views, and sheepskin rugs aplenty, the appropriately named Le Panoramic at the top of the Grande Motte funicular, is the highest restaurant in the world with a Michelin star. You’ll find typical rustic brasserie style eateries in Les Brevières and plenty of Savoyard specialities.




Après ski

Tignes does après ski rather well. Start at La Folie Douce on the Val d’Isère side of the mountain, then head into the villages to continue the party. The Loop Bar gets the last of the rays, and has a busy terrace with live bands. Or for a change of scene, end the day at Cocorico, next to the Lanches chair lift.




Unique to Tignes

The Grande Motte glacier – its peak is the resort’s logo – ensures snow nearly all year round, and in good years, you can ski on it 365 days a year. Reached in just seven minutes by the Perce-Neige funicular, the views from the top are pretty incredible.