Tignes is set high in the magnificent Savoie Alps, Tignes offers some of the best skiing in Europe with guaranteed year-round snow. Val Claret, the highest part of the resort offers the best access to the skiing, being at the foot of the glacier. It has a number of shops, restaurants and bistros. Le Lavachet has chairlift links to Tovière and connections onto Val d'Isère and offers a variety of cafés/restaurants. Bustling, lively Lac de Tignes, with runs leading directly back into the resort has a twice weekly market, shops, bars, restaurants and an ultra-modern sports centre.
There are a number of easy runs for the first time skier with the bonus of 4 free ski lifts for beginners. Once basic skiing techniques have been mastered, head to the Palafour lift in Le Lac or up the Tichot or Grattalu chairlifts.
A multitude of exciting, challenging terrain is ready and waiting for all levels of intermediate skier. Try cruising down the easy blue run to Tignes les Brevières in time for lunch at the bottom. The high speed 6-seater chair from Val Claret to Col de Fresse speeding access to Val d'lsère and the glacier at le Fornet.
Together with the ski lifts of Val d'Isère, Tignes has an unmatched variety of skiing possibilities including some of the most extensive off-piste in the world.
Tignes really does have it all, this is one of the best playgrounds in Europe no matter what you want. Check out the Lanches chairlift in Val Claret for the boardpark full of kickers and hits to suit all and freeriding doesn't get any better, on or off-piste.
Approx Transfer Time Chambery 2hrs 30mins, Lyons 3hrs 30mins, Geneva 3hrs 30mins. Ski Train (Bourg St. Maurice) 50 mins Village Height 3,550m (11,715ft) Highest Lift 3,550m (11,715ft)
Scotty's Bar for a good atmosphere, the Terrachu or Crowded House attract many British skiers.
Lagoon leisure centre with pool, slides and spa
More than 20 restaurants with menus to suit every palate and budget - 3-course set menu at around ¿20 - Local fondues for ¿24 including wine and dessert - Pizzas from ¿8 - Pizzeria 2000, Daffy's Tex Mex, Le Caveau, Saint Jacques and Scotty's
Weekly local street market - Range of boutiques - Supermarkets - Cinema (Lac de Tignes and Val Claret)