Tignes Ski Holidays
Tignes is set way up high in the amazing Savoie Alps in France. There are three main villages that make up Tignes: Le Lavachet, Le Lac and Val Claret. They are all linked up with the bus service that operates 24hrs a day giving easy access to the skiing on offer. Val Claret is located at the top of the resort and offers the best access to skiing as it is at the foot of the glacier. It has a number of shops, restaurants and bistros. Le Lavachet has chairlift links to Toviere and a variety of cafes and restaurants. Tignes Le Lac is a bustling and lively part of the resort with a twice weekly market, shops, bars, restaurants and a modern sports centre. Ski Chalets, hotels and apartments are all available to book for those perfect Tignes ski holidays.
Image from Tignes tourist office
Tignes Skiing and Boarding
This incredible area gives access to some of the best skiing and boarding in Europe. 300Km of pistes are waiting for you in the playground that is the Espace Killy made up of Tignes and Val D’Isere. The underground funicular from Val Claret whisks you up to over 3000 metres and the glacier where there are blue, red and black runs as well as fantastic runs back down to resort itself. Beginners will find the nursery slopes on Tignes Le Lac and Le Lavachet excellent due to their snow sure, and gentle conditions. The Espace Killy is one of the top places in the world for intermediates. There is usually always great snow on the glacier where there are reds and blues. The run down to Val Claret is a lovely cruise and you can get your legs burning on the Sache black run for a challenge. The off piste possibilities in Tignes really make this a fantastic area for experts. The whole of the western side of Tignes has lots of off piste and there are various ungroomed off piste zones for the less experienced. Join one of the off piste groups to take advantage of the area on offer to you or hire a guide and go a bit further afield. One of the big adventures to do in life is to go away from the Tignes area and head for Champagny that is linked to the La Plagne area but definitely do this with a guide as you are miles away from civilisation!
Chalet was lovely and we had a great time. Snow was amazing and kids had a great time at evolution 2 lessons' Clark, Tignes, Mar 2013
Image from Tignes tourist office
Tignes Apres Ski
Val Claret has some good early evening atmosphere and happy hours. The Crowded House and Fish Tank’s are also popular venues. Tignes Le Lac has good après bars. Head for the likes of The Loop that has a pool table and good happy hours on offer. Tignes Le Lavachet has TC’s Bar and the Lavachet Lounge. Off the slopes you can go ice skating on the lake or ice driving in Les Brevieres. There is also a leisure centre with pools, slides, wellness and fitness facilities.
The Hotel Diva, Chalet La Grande Motte, Chalet Le Grand Ski, Chalet Caribou, Chalet Canvolan and Chalet Corniche all offer childcare
Club de Piou Piou
Tel 0033 479 06 30 28
Tel 0033 6 79 76 95 95
T4 Private nanny service
Snowbabies is the only childcare service in Tignes and Val d'Isere owned and managed by parents. They pride ourselves in the quality and experienced service that they offer, and are exceptionally confident that your babies and/or children will have a hugely fun packed time with them www.snowbabies.co.uk tel: +44 (0) 208 1444 912 / +33 (0) 618 314 985 ‘recommended by Angels & Urchins for ‘saving a parents holiday’ – Nov 2011
Tignes Ski and Snowboard Hire
Pre book your skis, boots and snowboards with Ski Set and take advantage of their online booking discounts
Tignes Ski Schools
New Generation Ski and Snowboard School - Tignes
New Generation is a small British run ski school based in Tignes Le Lac. New
Generation enjoys an excellent reputation amongst the International ski community
being voted ‘No.1 Ski School’ by the ‘Which Guide’ and the ‘Snow Awards’.
The small team of English speaking instructors is led by Anthony Swallow, an
experienced British coach and Tignes local. The school offers a range of lessons
for skiers from morning groups (beginner to intermediate) to Technical Clinics
(Intermediate to advanced) to private lessons. If you are an experienced skier looking
for something different then sign up to one of their PRO range programmes which
cover everything from off-piste adventures to video feedback assisted learning. If
you fancy a one off session to work on a specific skill (bumps, park, off-piste, ice
etc.) then join a SkillSession (Only 55 Euros!).
At peak periods they run children’s lessons in the morning so adults have time to
explore or join lessons themselves. All lessons are in English and the groups are small.
We recommend you book early as the Tignes team is small (but good!) so there is
You can book ski or snowboard lessons with New Generation on their website
(www.skinewgen.com), by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting their office
0033 479 01 03 18 or 0844 484 3663 (UK only).
Tel +33 (0)6 77 57 78 60
British Alpine Ski School
Tel +33 (0)6 79 51 24 05
Webcam courtesy of www.tignesnet.com