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For beginners, Tignes has great facilities to learn and progress your skiing or snowboarding. Whether it’s your first time or you are looking to improve your technique, the number of ski schools and fabulous beginner’s facilities ensure that you will be skiing more challenging runs by the end of your trip.
Ski Schools in Tignes
For complete beginners, Tignes is the ideal place to learn to ski or snowboard with four nursery zones where first time skiers and snowboarders can take to the slopes for their first ever ski run. Located throughout the villages which make up Tignes, the nursery slopes in Le Lac and Val Claret are just a short walk from Mark Warner’s hotels in Tignes, Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin and Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percée.
There are a number of ski schools in and around Tignes for beginners to learn. Mark Warner work closely with the ski school Evolution 2 in both Tignes and Val d'Isere and lessons can be pre-booked before you leave for your trip. Ski schools aren’t just for beginners, offering a range of lessons from complete beginner to off-piste and cross country. A great way to explore the mountains safely with an experienced professional, it is common for people to take a lesson if they feel like their skiing level has plateaued and wish to increase their skill set. Groups are created based on skiing ability and age with both adult and children’s classes are available. It is also possible to have private lessons with an instructor.
Be sure to book your ski lessons in advance as the classes fill up quickly, especially over the school holidays.
Beginners areas on the mountain
Part of the Espace Killy skiing area, once you’ve progressed from the nursery slopes, Tignes has an abundance of beginners runs on the mountain. With more than 20 green runs and 60 blue, the lay out of the ski area ensures that beginner skiers can make their way around the Espace Killy with ease.
Enjoy the breath taking views from the top of the Grande Motte glacier. In this area, you will find a number of blue runs and for beginners looking for a challenge, there are also some steeper reds. There are a number of lifts going up to the Glacier. From Val Claret, take the funiculaire Grande Motte to the bottom of the glacier. Here you can either take the cable car to the top of the glacier or ski down the long blue runs of Genepy and Cairn back to Val Claret or on to Toviere and onto Val d’Isère.
When staying at either of the Mark Warner hotels in Tignes, dine in with a spectacular 3-course meal accompanied with fragrant wines after an après ski drinking session.
For those who would prefer to dine out with their hotel, there are several delicious restaurants and eating hotspots dotted around the resort. With an array of tasty cuisines to choose from like American, Italian, Asian and European, you will be spoiled for choice.
No matter your dining preference, you can expect well-furnished restaurants, friendly staff, tantalizing flavours and inventive menus.