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Ski Holidays in Tignes

A ski holiday in Tignes centres around three small villages sitting high above the tree line. Our chalet hotels can be found nestled in the villages of Tignes Le Lac and Val Claret, recently jointly rebranded Tignes 2100. Forming part of the Tignes-Val d’Isere ski area, Tignes provides a huge variety of varied terrain (300km in fact) for skiers and boarders from challenging off-piste powder to leisurely cruising runs.

Off the slopes there is plenty going on with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. A recent addition to the resort is the fantastic swimming pool and wellness centre in Tignes Le Lac. And the weekly market is wonderful to meander through.


On the mountain

Tignes is known for being one of the most exciting resorts on the European ski scene. Few things can beat gliding down a run while enjoying the stunning surroundings on a sunny day. Sunny days aren’t always guaranteed however Tignes certainly compensates for this, with the best snow and views in the Alps and extremely well maintained terrain. Beginners can take advantage of the fantastic ski and snowboarding lessons.

The nursery slopes of Tignes-le-Lac and Le Lavachet are the perfect places to take your first skiing and snowboarding steps. They are snow-sure with a good selection of wide, open, well maintained nursery slopes free of through traffic. Once you’ve found your ski legs the long runs down to Tignes-les-Brevieres are popular and home to many restaurants, perfect for lunch on the terrace.

Intermediates will love the wide expansive runs with the highlight of the ski area being the Grande Motte glacier with its excellent runs back down to resort. While powder junkies have so much to explore in the off-piste areas of the Grande, Petite Balmes, and the Grande Balme. Freestylers should do the leg work and explore their way around Tignes’ famous snow parks, host to the European Winter X Games.

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Around the town

Tignes is made of a collection of high altitude hamlets, connected by a free public transport system. Mark Warner’s resorts are located in the villages of Val Claret and Tignes Le Lac, the two main villages in the overarching Tignes vicinity. With all the charm and commodities associated with French ski resorts; Tignes has established itself firmly as one of France’s most popular ski destinations.  

Families love the range of child-friendly activities in the resort including dog sledding and a modern leisure centre. A variety of other activities are also available for guests to experience. For those looking for seriously fun après ski, Tignes can rival the likes of St Anton in Austria for its range of lively après ski bars both on the mountain and in resort. Find out more about our group holidays to Tignes.

No trip to the French Alps is complete without visiting a local Savoyard restaurant. The restaurants in Mark Warner’s hotels are closed for one evening of the week. Take this opportunity to try a delicious cheese fondue or Raclette in one of the many traditional restaurants in the town.

Find out more to do in this resort in our Tignes resort guide. 

Mountain facts

Ski resort facts  Suitability for skiers Number of runs Number of lifts
Resort altitude: 2100m
Skiing altitude: 1550–3456m
Pistes: 300km
Beginners: Very good
Intermediates: Excellent
Advanced: Excellent
Snowboarding: Excellent
Suitability for non-skiers: Good
Cross-country trails: 4km
Snowparks: 2
Easy: 90
Intermediate: 44
Difficult: 25
Magic carpets: 8
Gondolas: 6
Chairlifts: 39
Cable cars: 3
Funiculars: 2
Drag lifts: 17
Transcordes: 0

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