As one of the most popular and established ski resorts in not only France but the Alps as a whole, there is more to Tignes than just its ski slopes and high altitude peaks, as impressive as they are. There are a number of winter activities within the town, non-related to skiing or snowboarding for visitors to the high altitude resort to experience for themselves.
With something for everyone, the leisure centre located in Le Lac is the ideal place to spend a fun filled evening with the family. For thrill seekers, ice-diving in the lake is a once in a lifetime experience or the Bun j Ride is sure to get the blood pumping.
Bun J Ride
Taking bungee jumping to the next level, Tignes’s latest attraction is not for the faint hearted. Located next to the Merles lift and the Lac blue piste, the bun j ride consists of jumping off the end of a large ski jump attached to bungee cords. Available for anyone over the age of 13, the bun j ride is a unique and fun experience which is bound to satisfy your thirst for adventure.
A fun activity for all ages, the ice skating rink in Tignes is a naturally occurring rink on a frozen lake. With free admission, the large rink is open from 4 pm until 8 pm throughout the winter months. For an evening activity with a difference, the ice rink hosts an ice disco once a week throughout the season. Located in Le Lac, you can get to the ice rink from the neighbouring hamlets using the free transport connecting the villages.
For a truly unique experience, take a dip beneath the ice into chilly waters of the lake on an ice diving tour. A mesmerising experience, floating beneath the ice sheets among giant air pockets will take your breath away. Whether you are an experienced diver or you are new to the sport, the knowledgeable instructors guide you through the ice. There is no need to worry about the cold either as you are provided with a dry suit to keep you warm in the sub-zero temperatures.
Experience the breath taking mountain views of Tignes from a different perspective, gliding above the snowy peaks on a microlight flight. Part of a new wave of innovations in flying, a microlight is a small aircraft with an engine and a fixed wing attached to the top. With an exposed cockpit, this is an invigorating, once in a lifetime activity that you definitely won’t forget.
A fun, alpine activity take control of your own sled and gang of excitable huskies on as you are whisked across the snow landscape. A great activity for families or groups of friends, on a dog-sledding tour you can either take control yourself or sit back and relax while a professional takes the reins.
Discover the thrilling Bun J Ride in the Alps during a holiday to Tignes. There is no better way to get your adrenaline pumping as you spring off the bottom of the ski run while attached to two elasticated cords. There is no other activity quite like it.
Ice skating is the ideal evening activity to entertain the family. Watch the world go by with a hot drink and a light snack at the ice rinks own café as the kids skate the night away.
Take the plunge into the icy waters of the lake on an unforgettable ice diving trip while in Tignes. This is a truly spectacular winter activity and an unforgettable experience. Click here to find out more.
Hop in a tiny flying machine and glide over the snow-capped mountains of Tignes on a microlight experience. This electrifying activity offers stunning scenic views, sheer thrills and constant laughter.
Dog sledding is the ideal family friendly winter activity. Jump upon a Husky driven sleigh with your loved ones and enjoy a sensational ride through the forest covered mountains.