Tignes, together with Val d’Isere, forms the famed Espace Killy – a favourite ski area with British skiers. The resort is divided into four villages. Val Claret and Tignes le Lac are the highest at 2,100m and have the best ski-in/ski-out accommodation. For traditional chalets, baroque churches and narrow streets, opt for the lower villages of Tignes les Brévières and Tignes les Boisses. These offer ski-in/ski-out accommodation when snowfall is at its heaviest in January and February.
The great thing about Tignes is that it is a snow-sure resort – thanks to the Grande Motte Glacier, and the resort offers the opportunity to ski nearly all year round. There are a few decent restaurants, while supermarkets are available for the largely self-catering crowd. Families are greatly welcomed, with good childcare run by the ski schools.
The skiing is very impressive here and people of all experience levels are sure to get a lot out of it. Beginners will find several ski lifts that they are welcome to make use of free of charge, while there are some excellent local skiing schools where people who are new to skiing can pick up some of the skills that they are missing.
There are lots of blue and red ski runs for more experienced skiers to take advantage of, while advanced skiers are sure to get a lot out of the experience. In addition, there are plenty of other activities that are just waiting to be enjoyed and there are always plenty of people to connect with.
People who enjoy taking part in other types of activities will be able to try their hands at ice skating and bowling or simply unwind by watching a movie. The nightlife receives mixed reports, although there are plenty of great bars and restaurants for visitors to enjoy in the evening as well as other entertainment options.