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Tignes

an impressive skiing area

Tignes

an impressive skiing area

Tignes offers you a privileged site

Tignes is the ideal resort for the amateurs of extreme sports. There are those who love to hurtle down the hills, others who prefer to jump making tricks. For all who love to have their feet off the ground, the resort equips itself each year with new facilities to practice freestyle. You can come and work on your tricks on an evolving course, with jumps adapted for all difficulty levels. The beginners can come and try their first jumps on the easy-park, and the more practiced will work on their tricks to make in demonstrations or competitions in the snowpark of halfpipe. Try the extreme courses of boardercross and mesure your skills against the best skiers of the resort. Finally, more for pleasure, try your tricks safely on the airbag.


The skiing area of Tignes welcomes those suffering from physical disability. Tignes is a resort where the handiski has been practiced for a long time. Not only are the accommodations and facilities of the resort adapted for wheelchairs, but the slopes, the material and the specialised instructors offer lessons, activities and descents more or less athletic.


Skiing can wear you down, and you need to relax a bit after the sport. In the Lagon, you will find an aquatic centre with a play area offering a slide with 3 lanes, a waterfall, a pool with a current to swim against, a paddling pool with a mini slide and a 25 metre pool. In the relaxing area, you can lounge in the jacuzzis, the saunas, the hammam and the relaxing showers. The site is also equipped with a fitness and weights room. In Tignes, you will find several other private spas as well as beauty centres to offer you a real moment of pleasure and well-being.


Yes the winter sports resort is well known, the place houses sporting facilities adapted for all seasons. First make the most of the mini football and rugby pitches and the 6 leisure areas where you can practise numerous sports: Tignes les Brévières, Tignes 1800, the area of the Lavachet, the water park, the sports beach at Tignes le Lac and the area of Val Claret. Whatever area you find yourself in, you will have access to one of its facilities where you can play tennis, jump on trampolines, skate, play volleyball, practice archery, kayaking, pedalo, and even paddle boarding. In the winter, you can also access the covered pitches at Tignespace. As well as the numerous shops where you buy or rent your material and ski equipment, you can also do some shopping in the clothes and souvenir boutiques.

In short,

The town

Tignes is a commune situated upstream of the Tarentaise valley, in Savoie.

At its origin, there was a village and several hamlets. The latter having been submerged in 1952 with the construction of the Chevril dam, its ruins are discovered only every ten years with the Draining of the lake. Today there remains only a few small villages (le Lac, le Lavachet, le Val Claret, les Boisses, les Brévières) and the ski resort, perched at over 2000m of altitude. The Grande Motte glacier peaks at 3656 metres. The skiing domain is famous for having held the 1992 Albertville Olympic Games and several other large compétitions like the X-games.


The very first ski lift in the resort of Tignes was constructed in 1936.

Today, the skiing area has been linked to Val-d’Isère (previously espace Killy) and takes the name of Tignes-Val-d’Isère. The resort counts no less than 300km of alpine ski slopes, 44km of cross-country ski slopes and 89 ski lifts to access it all.

You can also make the most of the 3200 hectares ofthe off-piste domaine for the more advanced amongst you and climb to the highest peak of the resort at 3456 metres of altitude, after taking the Grand Motte cable car.


The area is home to several restaurants and brasseries for both lunch and evening meals. For the end of the evening, take a look at the list of bars and nightclubs near where you are staying and party most of the night in different ambiances. In the resort, you will find several places to amuse yourself such as the cinema, games room with pool tables, the bowling alley or even the multimedia area and Library. Summer and winter, take a look at the activity calendar. The site offers workshops, activities for children, shows, fireworks and music concerts.