Follow skicollection on Twitter
Quote request for:
Tignes (Espace Killy)

How To Book

Holiday Type Selector

Luxury Ski Apartments
Family Ski Holidays
Group Ski Holidays
Budget Ski Holidays
Ski Hotels & Ski Breaks
Private & Catered Ski Accommodation
Northern Alps
Southern Alps
Pyrenees
    Printable Format
Send to a friend

ABTA

Peace of Mind
Both package holidays and accommodation only booked through us are protected under the ABTA scheme. This means you can book in complete confidence that your holiday will be operated to the highest standards and with total financial protection. More >>




French Awards Logo

Nominee
'Best Ski Company 2010'
French Travel Trade Awards



Tignes (Espace Killy)
High altitude resort

Resort description


Lift Pass Offer - one free 6-day adult lift pass per apartment - Kalinda Village and Le Telemark
View here for details

Tignes is a purposed-built ski resort which ranks as one of the best winter sports centres in the world, within the Espace Killy ski area. The original and main village Tignes Le-Lac is still the hub of the Tignes ski resort and has been recently remodelled and improved in its appearance. Tignes Val-Claret is situated 2km further up, at the foot of the funicular transportation to the glacier. The lesser known Les-Brévières is in fact a friendly place to stay in a renovated old village at the lowest point of the slopes (1550m).


Tignes , Espace Killy

 

Tignes is set at the foot of the twin peaks of the Grande Motte and the Grande Casse, except for the old village of Les Brevieres.

 

The ski resort of Tignes has a highly sporty reputation and hosts many celebrities on training courses, including the French national football team.

 

No one though should feel distracted from entering the playground. Tignes is welcoming and comfortable to families too.

 

A regular and very efficient free bus connects all the villages of Tignes until midnight.

 

Val d’Isère can be reached from Tignes by ski lift or bus.

 

Skiing in Tignes, Espace Killy

 

With snow reliability hard to beat, it is usually possible to ski 1,400m vertical in Tignes from November until the lifts close in May.

 

A must for expert and for adventurous intermediates Tignes offers challenging runs. One is the long black run from Tovière to Tignes -le-Lac, and scenic Vallon de La Sache down to Les Brevières should not be missed.

 

For intermediates Tignes is one of the best resorts. It has a good choice of blue/red runs. The Grande Motte glacier is highly recommended to intermediates with a bit of confidence.

 

Great nursery slopes can be found at Tignes -le-Lac.

 

From Val Claret you can get a chair-lift to Col de Fresse from here you can access the slopes of Val d’Isere. The 2 resorts are jointly marketed as Espace Killy.

 

Espace Killy has some of the best lift served off-piste in the world. It is imperative to have an expert guide, as it is very easy to get lost.

 

Snowboarding in Tignes, Espace Killy

 

The terrain park in Tignes, which is located, near Val Claret has a quarter pipe a half pipe and various bums, jumps and rails

 

Cross country skiing in Tignes, Espace Killy

 

The Espace Killy has 40km/ 25 miles of trails.

 

There are tracks on the frozen Lac de Tignes and along the valley between Val Claret and Tignes-le-Lac.

 

Ski School in Tignes, Espace Killy

 

The ESF ski school in Tignes has 90 English-speaking instructors and offers a variety of lessons from alpine skiing to snowboarding.

 

For children aged 2-8 years there is the Petits Loups club where they will be entertained and have skiing lessons.

 

For more information about pre-booking Ski School in Tignes please select here

 

Lift Passes in Tignes, Espace Killy

 

Lift passes give you access to Tignesand the whole of the Espace Killy ski area.

 

For more information about Tignes lift passes, please select here

 

 

Photos supplied by the Tignes Tourist office taken by Monica Dalmasso, Christian Tatin and Daniel Rosselot.

The Skiing
The two resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere provide a large well-linked area with a reliable snow record. Val d'Isere is known as one of the worlds best resorts for experts. You can access Col de L'Iseran, which has some of the most beautiful off piste. Val d'Isere other 2 sectors have more gentle runs ideal for beginners. Tignes also has a lot to offer, with the Grande Motte served by a modern funicular which takes experts as well as intermediates to the panoramic platform at 3030m, from where the extensive summer skiing terrain is accessible. The Espace Killy has something to offer to everyone.

Clients booking for pre or late season dates should be aware that not all facilities in your chosen resort may be open - including some ski lifts. We would advise you to check the resort tourist office website or our Resort Opening Dates page for details before making a booking.

For complete beginners: In Tignes, enjoy free access to 5 lifts to practice your first curves before hitting the slopes of the Espace killy Tignes-Val d'Isère ski area:'Rosset' in Tignes le Lac and 'Bollin' & 'Claret' in Tignes Val Claret
Après Ski
There is no shortage of restaurants or bars in Tignes with nearly 60 of each to choose from. There are also a few nightclubs. Places to eat with more atmosphere are to be found in Tignes Val Claret: Le Caveau, Petit Savoyard and La Pignatta. While Le-Lac is a natural focus for immediate après-ski drinks. Previous clients recommend the 'Ferme des 3 Cappucines' in Le Lavachet for yummy food.
Amenities
Tignes has a bowling alley, 2 cinemas and over 200 shops including mini markets, a bakery, sports shops, clothing shops, banks, a post office, hairdressers and a doctor's surgery.
Activities
In Tignes you can try ice-skating, ice diving, indoor tennis, squash, football, basketball and volleyball. There are also torch lit descents, snowshoeing, skidoos, ice climbing, dog sled, snow bikes and quad biking to try in Tignes.
Getting there
Driving distance: From Calais: 625 miles, approximately 9 hrs 30 mins.
Airport access: Chambery: 85 miles, approximately 1hr 30. Geneva: 106 miles, approximately 2hrs 35. Grenoble: 131 miles, approximately 2hrs 30. Lyon: 136 miles, approximately 2hrs 30.

Ski Facts
Village height:
2100m (6,889ft)
Slope range:
1550m (5,086ft) - 3,456m (11,339ft)
Ski area:
Espace Killy

Piste coverage
300
Ski lifts
79
Ski runs
308
Green
44
Blue
122
Red
92
Black
50
Snow cannons
974

Beginners
**
Intermediates
***
Experts
****
Boarders
****

Local Ski Area
Tignes has 150km of slopes, 47 ski lifts, 22 green runs, 67 blue runs, 40 red runs and 26 black runs.

Tourist Office
+ 33 (0)4 79 40 04 40
Click to Tignes (Espace Killy) website
*NEW FOR 2013/14*
Kalinda Village
Our rating:
**** Luxury
Sleeps 1 to 10
More details
Tignes Le Lac
Le Telemark
Our rating:
**** Luxury
Sleeps 1 to 12
More details
Montana Airelles
Our rating:
****
Sleeps 1 to 8
More details
Montana Planton
Our rating:
****
Sleeps 1 to 10
More details
Village Montana (Tignes)
Our rating:
*** Superior
Sleeps 1 to 10
More details
Tignes Val Claret
La Ferme du Val Claret
Our rating:
****
Sleeps 1 to 8
More details
Le Jhana
Our rating:
****
Sleeps 1 to 10
More details
Le Nevada
Our rating:
**** Luxury
Sleeps 1 to 10
More details
L'Écrin des Neiges
Our rating:
****
Sleeps 1 to 10
More details
Tignes Le Lac
Hotel Les Suites du Montana
Our rating:
****
Sleeps 1 to 4
More details
Hotel Village Montana
Our rating:
***
Sleeps 1 to 3
More details
Tignes Val Claret
Hotel Les Suites du Nevada
Our rating:
*****
Sleeps 1 to 6
More details
Hotel L'Ecrin du Val Claret
Our rating:
***
Sleeps 1 to 2
More details
 
Availability check for:
Tignes (Espace Killy)
Arrival
date
Duration
Flexibility
Sleeps