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Best Ski Runs in Tignes

Tignes is a well-known destination for a ski holiday in France with a lively atmosphere, extensive skiing and snow-sure conditions. The resort is made up of various areas, Val Claret, Tignes 1800, Le Lac and Le Lavachet. Each zone offers unique skiing and has charming Alpine villages to explore. Perched at an impressive altitude of 1,800m and higher, Tignes also boasts reliable snowfall for most of the season. Its world-class skiing conditions make for an unforgettable winter break. Another perk of this popular resort is its size, with access to the Espace Killy ski area, there is a wide variety of ski terrain to explore. Beginners and experts alike can truly make the most of a ski holiday in Tignes.

As the resort is purpose-built, most accommodations are conveniently close to the slopes. Visitors can take their pick of Alpine accommodation, from luxury chalets to family-run hotels. For ultimate ease, there is a great selection of ski-in ski-out properties to choose from. Tignes is popular with groups and families alike, with a lively après ski scene, plenty of activities both on and off the slopes and a wealth of tasty restaurants to feast at. But if your ski holiday dreams consist of wide, rolling pistes, daring descents and beautiful scenery, then Tignes is the place for you. The incredible skiing opportunities are what keep keen skiers returning to this resort year after year. Here is our top pick of the best ski runs in Tignes. 

Perce Neige (Blue)

Take the Grand Huit chairlift to access this cruisy blue slope. Positioned to the side of the mountain, you will find this slope is quieter than other blues in the area. Carve around the marvellous curves of this run and take in magnificent views of the Tignes Valley. The piste runs down to the village of Tignes 2100, as it connects with neighbouring blue runs. Or, you can traverse off onto the red run, Ancolie, if you are looking for something more challenging.

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Inspired by music, this quirky, five-star chalet takes guests on a journey through the different eras of rock and roll.

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Perce Neige in Tignes.

Glacier (Red)

Glacier is a marvellous red run, accessible from the top of Le Grand Motte. As the highest point in the Espace Killy ski area, elevated at 3,655m and covered in snow all year round, this peak is a must-see spot in Tignes. The steep descent and long cable car journey are well worth the expansive valley views. Glacier is undoubtedly one of the best ski runs in Tignes. There is a popular restaurant, Le Panoramic, situated not far down the piste. With breathtaking views and gourmet food, seats get snapped up, so book well in advance.

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A luxury ski-in ski-out hotel, composed of several buildings, five restaurants, two bars and an outdoor heated pool.

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Glacier in Tignes.

Photo Credit: Tignes

Sache (Black)

As one of the longest black runs in Europe, Sache is a challenging run, even for experienced skiers. The combination of steep descents and mischievous moguls will keep you on your toes. If you are brave enough to tackle this infamous piste, you will be rewarded with unparalleled views of the mountain peaks that surround you.

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A luxury chalet with panoramic balconies, a private wellness centre and fitness suite.

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Sache in Tignes.

Photo Credit: Top Snow Travel

Grattalu (Blue)

If you are looking for the ultimate cruisy blue with incredible views, Grattalu is the slope for you. Because this slope neighbours one of Tignes’ snow parks and popular red slopes, Grattalu is often overlooked. However, this leaves a beautifully kept and reasonably quiet piste, perfect for leisurely skiing and mountain admiring.

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A beautiful hotel, filled with artistic decor and gourmet facilities, the ultimate mountain getaway.

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Grattalu in Tignes.

Photo Credit: Snow Magazine

Cyclamen (Red)

A particularly eye-catching piste that starts at the top of the Aiguille Percée chairlift. Here you will find the natural rock formation, known as the Eye of the Needle, a true landmark in Tignes. This is the perfect stop for a picture or a picnic, you can even get a picture sitting inside the ‘eye’! From here, you can take the cruisy Cyclamen slope back towards Le Lac. With its striking natural scenery and winding nature, it is not surprising that Cyclamen is one of the best ski runs in Tignes.

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A popular chalet in Tignes, with panoramic views, wellness facilities and is set in an ideal location.

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Cyclamen in Tignes.

Photo Credit: ISki

Combe (Blue)

A family favourite slope, set close to Le Lac. This piste is perfect for cruising close to the resort, connecting to other slopes and building up ski confidence. Enjoy the well-kept piste of Combe and easily descend to the village for some well-deserved mountain food or perhaps a vin chaud.

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An exceptional, five-star hotel set at the foot of the slopes. Enjoy chic decor, fantastic facilities, and top-class service.

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Combe in Tignes.

Photo Credit: Peak Retreats

Orange (Red)

Orange is arguably one of the best intermediate slopes in Tignes. Take the Marmottes chairlift to the top of the Rocher de Bellevarde peak and take in the mountain views before you set off. It is a real picture-perfect spot. The Orange piste flows back towards Tignes. You can even take a pit stop at the famous Folie Douce for some table stomping and Aperol Spritz sipping.

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A fantastic ski-in ski-out chalet with wellness facilities and magnificent views of Mont Blanc.

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Orange in Tignes.

Golf (Black)

For daredevils and lovers of off-piste, Golf is a fabulous choice. Start by taking the Merles chairlift up and descend on the Merles red run, before detouring off onto Golf. Here you can enjoy a marvellous ski or snowboard down to Le Lac, with deep powder bowls giving a true winter wonderland feel.

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A luxurious ski-in ski-out hotel, just minutes from the centre of Tignes Le Lac.

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Golf in Tignes.

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