A history of hospitality: It’s back in 1936 that Tignes welcomed its very first visitors… and while it has since become a fully-fledged international resort and a home for world cup racing, this Alpine gem has kept all of its authentic charm. Today Tignes consists of 4 separate villages – each with its own atmosphere and appeal – linked together by spectacular ski slopes and a state-of-the-art network of ski lifts. Thanks to its unique and deep-rooted savoir-faire, this globally recognised ski resort is the perfect place for you to make the kind of magical memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
A natural love of nature: In 2015, Tignes became the first ski resort to receive the Green Globe Certificate, which recognises its contribution to sustainable development. And in return, nature just keeps on giving. Perfect weather conditions and high altitude make Tignes one of just a handful of snow sure resorts in France. Altitude ranges from 1550m to 3456m, meaning you can enjoy one of the country’s longest skiing seasons: from mid-December to the first week of May. To ensure you make the most of such a setting, 97 ski lifts and 2 high speed funicular trains will give you access to some 300km of pristine pistes… not forgetting the endless expanse of off-piste open for exploration. In addition, the Tignes Glacier is also open from October and during some of the summer months: 20 km of ski runs, 12 lifts and a snow park just waiting for you to make tracks!
At 1550m, Les Brévières is a picturesque Alpine village lying at the foot of the impressive Tignes dam. The site is well connected to the entire Tignes/ Val D’Isère ski resort via a high-speed gondola and a chairlift. This is the place to go for authentic village charm, with traditional stone and wood chalets, relaxed bars and delicious Savoyard restaurants. Its lower altitude also means it’s home to all of Tignes’ stunning tree runs.
At 1800m, Les Boisses overlooks the spectacular Isère Valley, with the Mont Blanc beautifully framed beyond. A quiet family-friendly village surrounded by breath taking vistas, Boisses is the most recent addition to the resort but also its beating heart, lying so close to Tignes’ original location. Its church keeps that memory alive, with its rich furnishings and baroque artworks.
At 2100m, Le Lac is the resort’s main village, and as such hosts some of the Alps finest firework shows and outdoor concerts. This is where you’ll find the tourist information building – the Maison de Tignes – as well as the main offices and meeting points for the resort’s different ski schools. Le Lac is also a very popular après ski spot, with a variety of terrace bars from which you can enjoy the breath-taking views across the mountains, as well as a wide choice of restaurants ranging from local Savoyard delicacies to fine dining.
At an impressive 2300m, Val Claret is Tignes’ highest village and its most festive. From here, the funicular provides direct access to the Glacier, allowing skiing in both winter and summer. The site is set out on two levels: the highest hosts an array of restaurants, bars and two-night clubs, while the lower level is where you’ll find the car park, funicular and 4 ski lifts to access every corner of the Tignes/ Val d’Isère ski resort.