is served by the large
well linked ski area called L'Espace Killy. Tignes shares the L'Espace Killy
with Val d'Isere and with over 300km (190 miles) of pistes 150 shops, 115 bars, numerous ski schools, 1500+ staff & extensive
off-piste it has become one of Europe's premier resorts.
to its altitude Tignes has a very reliable snow record which, after recent
seasons of reduced snowfall, has encouraged people to choose higher
mountain resorts. According to 'The good Ski & Snowboarding Guide' Tignes/Val d'Isere is one of only two ski areas in France listed
as 'Snow-sure resorts'.
Tignes boasts a fast &
efficient lift system 97 lifts including 2 high speed underground trains (funicular railways) one
of which transports you from Tignes Val Claret to the 'Panoramic
Restaurant' on the Grand Motte Glacier. All
standards are catered for with '5 free lifts for beginners'
Killy is known for its incredible off-piste with good lift access.
Also there is a half
pipe, boardercross course, some great freeriding & the 1992 Olympics
downhill course should you be feeling up for it.
Accommodation - Tignes caters for
28,000 visitors at any one time
predominantly in self-catering apartments, although there are a plenty of 2 - 4 star hotels & catered chalets to choose
accommodation has very convenient access to the slopes.
Activities - If
you want to try something new, ice diving, dog sledding, hang gliding, skidoo
riding, ice climbing, parascending, ski-joring (being pulled along by
horses) , skating, snowshoeing, indoor
tennis, heliskiing are all options.
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