Tignes Ski Resort

Tignes ski holidays offer a lively atmosphere with world-class, snow-sure skiing on the doorstep. Tignes ski resort is made up of several areas – Val Claret, Tignes 1800, Le Lac and Le Lavachet – which sit at a resort altitude of 2,100m, offering unparalleled access to the world-class slopes of the Espace Killy ski area. Tignes ski resort was purpose-built to ensure its skiers could wake up as close to the pistes as possible, and there is a wealth of ski-in ski-out accommodation options to choose between.

Popular with groups and families looking for a variety of slopes and well-priced accommodation, Tignes ski resort offers everything from high-altitude glacial runs on the Grande Motte Glacier, to a lively après scene featuring foot-stomping parties at the renowned La Folie Douce. The ski area links up with the famous ski resort of Val d’Isère, giving access to a vast 300km of slopes, plus plenty of off-piste opportunities. Keep a look out for the iconic ‘Eye of the Needle’ rock formation that sits at the top of the Aiguille Percée lift, and is one of Tignes’ most instantly recognisable features.

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Best For...

  • Glacier skiing
  • High-altitude skiing
  • Snow-sure conditions
  • Sustainability

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 2,100m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,456m
  • Total Ski Area 300km
  • Lifts 75
  • Green Runs 21
  • Blue Runs 69
  • Red Runs 44
  • Black Runs 25
  • Cross Country 44km

Ski Accommodation in Tignes, France

Our collection of Tignes ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Tignes Village Aerial

Ski Areas in Tignes

With a resort altitude of 2,100m and a top lift going as high as 3,456m, a Tignes ski holiday offers one of the most snow-sure ski trips in Europe. The Grande Motte glacier means that you can ski here nearly all year round. With a healthy selection of green, blues, reds and blacks; Tignes is the perfect ski resort for all levels of skier. Tignes also links with Val d’Isère to form one of the most impressive ski areas in the world.

Tignes Skiers

Skiing in Tignes

For new skiers, Tignes ski resort offers two specially dedicated beginner areas that can be used free of charge. Intermediate and advanced skiers will probably benefit the most from the diverse skiing area. There are some great cruising blues and steep descents to be found on the Grand Motte, and long winding slopes can be found in Val Claret and Col de Fresse. Freeriders will want to ski the Paquerette, Epilobe and the face of the Aiguille Percée for some steep powdery action.

Best Ski Runs in Tignes
Tignes ski resort

Snowboarding in Tignes

Tignes ski resort continues to offer plenty of opportunities for riders to practice the wildest tricks in its special 2km long snowpark. It contains a pipe for beginners, a pro pipe and a bordercross, as well as a separate area for beginners and children. The modern lift system is well suited to boarders, whilst the top section of the Grande Motte is ideal for beginners. Freeriders have plenty of choice in Tignes, with some long powder runs such as the Aiguille Percée to Tignes Les Brevières.

Sustainable Choice

Taking the train is the most environmentally friendly way of travelling to this resort. We work closely with Eurostar and can tailor-make this package with competitive train rates – call for further details.

Tignes Ski Resort

Ski Schools in Tignes

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Tignes ski resort

Crèches in Tignes

Tignes ski resort offers a good selection of childcare. Les Marmottons kindergarten works with the ski school Evolution 2 to offer lessons for children aged three years upwards. There is also T4 Nanny, a private nanny company, who look after young children.

Tignes Village at Night

Restaurants in Tignes

Tignes ski resort has a plethora of restaurants, most of which serve traditional Alpine food. Mendikoa is a great place for traditional French cuisine such as tartiflette and steak dishes. Loop Bar is a must for a relaxed lunch on their sun terrace and next door Tignes Cuisine offers affordable Asian-inspired dishes. At the top of the Chaudannes lift, L’Alpage des Chaudannes is a great spot for a lunch break. They serve a great variety of food at reasonable prices and the portion sizes are usually very generous.

Tignes Nightlife

Après Ski in Tignes

Our favourite spot for après ski in Tignes is Loop Bar, which is in a prime position overlooking the slopes with a sunny terrace. Over in Val Claret we really like the Couloir Bar & Restaurant. Saloon Bar is also worth a visit, with a happy hour and live DJs and Cocorico is the place to be seen after the lifts close. For night owls, the top late-night haunts are Melting Pot, and Le Blue Girl.

Best Après Ski in Tignes
Tignes Mountains


Tignes ski resort has plenty of alternative activities for adventurous non-skiers, including ice diving, snow rafting, ice climbing and microlight flights. There are also more leisurely things to do like visit one of Tignes’ many spas, the great leisure centre, the bowling alley or the many shops.

Map of Tignes

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