Tignes Le Lac
Thinking of skiing in Tignes Le Lac? At 2100m, Tignes Le Lac is situated by the lake (hence the name!) and is the original main village of Tignes.
Why Tignes Le Lac Ski Resort?
- Easy access to the whole of the Tignes Val d'Isere (formerly Espace Killy) ski area
- High-altitude & snowsure resort
- Active and fun resort with plenty to do
Tignes (Le Lac) Information
Le Lac is split into 4 areas: Le Lavachet, Le Rosset, Les Almes and Le Bec Rouge.
Tignes can be found in the Tarentaise area of France, in the Northern French Alps and is a purpose-built ski resort within the Espace Killy ski area - which ranks as one of the best winter sports centres in the world!
Huge investment, progression and development over the past 50 years has seen Tignes grow into one of Europe’s most comprehensive ski destinations, yet it has still been able to maintain its traditional French Alpine ambience.
Tignes is in fact split into five villages: Tignes Le Lac, Tignes Val Claret, Tignes Lavachet, Tignes 1800 and Tignes Les Brévières. There are also four smaller traditional villages nearby: Chevril, Villaret du Nial, Villaret des Brévières and Reculaz. A regular and very efficient free shuttle bus service connects all the villages of Tignes.
Tignes is set at the foot of the twin peaks of La Grande Motte Glacier (3656m) and La Grande Casse (3852m) – meaning that you can even ski here in the summer! This ski resort has a highly sporting reputation and hosts many celebrities on training courses, including the French national football team.
There is always something to do in Tignes Le Lac, the enthusiastic Tourist Office make sure of that! They arrange numerous activities and events all season long and their large wooden office is at the heart of the resort. So if your perfect ski holiday is a mixture of skiing, activities, shopping and relaxing then head to Tignes Le Lac. The impressive 5000 square metre ‘Le Lagon’ Aqua and Spa Centre is not to be missed with swimming pools, flumes, a sports centre, fitness classes and a relaxing spa – perfect after a day on the slopes!
The bustling ski resort of Val d'Isère can be easily reached from Tignes, via the ski lifts (30 minutes) or bus (15 minutes) - allowing easy access to a whole host of shops, restaurant and bars - great for après-ski or an opportunity to explore for non-skiers.
An added bonus are the free Wi-Fi Hotspots positioned in strategic points all over Tignes – 7 of which are in Tignes Le Lac: Espace Saisonniers, Mairie, departure of the Toviere cable car, arrival of the Toviere cable car, Lagon, Tignespace and Maison du Lac. Search your network for Tignes Free (official).
Tignes is proud to have been elected ‘The Sportiest Town’ by the French daily sports paper, ‘L’Equipe’! This was due to various factors including its outstanding sporting infrastructure, hosting numerous sporting events on an international scale, welcoming high-profile sports stars (such as the French football team), the high level of Tignes-born sportsmen and women, and a sports-mad clientele and community. Many towns are famous for their flowers but Tignes has sport in its blood!
Ski Collection offers Tignes Le Lac ski accommodation ranging from 3-Star Superior to 4-Star Luxury, with self-catering apartments sleeping up to 12 people, all with access to spa facilities such as indoor or outdoor heated swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam and fitness rooms. Tignes Le Lac has something for every taste and every budget.
The friendly and helpful Tignes Le Lac Tourist Office is open every day during the winter season, Sunday – Friday 08:30 – 19:00 & Saturday 08:00 – 20:00. The huge wooden office can be found at the centre of Tignes Le Lac. As well as information, help and tips you will also find a cashpoint and the Tignes Multimedia centre here. Their comprehensive website is full of useful information, tips and suggestions.
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Tignes Le Lac ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 189
- Green slopes: 25
- Blue slopes: 79
- Red slopes: 50