Tignes Val Claret
Thinking of skiing in Tignes Val Claret? At 2300m, Tignes Val-Claret is the highest and most lively village in Tignes and is situated at the foot of the funicular transportation to the glacier.
Why Tignes Val Claret Ski Resort?
- Easy access to the whole of the Espace Killy ski area
- High-altitude & snowsure resort
- Lively après-ski – and plenty of it!
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 Val Claret, Tignes Le Lac, 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.
Tignes Val-Claret has a fun, modern and upbeat atmosphere, with entertaining nightlife for those who want it. 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 – 3 of which are in Val Claret: Maison du Val Claret in the resort centre, the funicular departure point and the funicular arrival point. 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 4-Star and 4-Star Luxury Tignes Val Claret ski accommodation, with self-catering apartments sleeping up to 10 people, all with access to spa facilities such as an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam and fitness rooms. Tignes really does offer something for everyone – be it couples, families, friends or large groups.
The friendly and helpful Tignes Val Claret Tourist Office is open every day during the winter season, Sunday – Friday 08:30 – 19:00 & Saturday 08:00 – 20:00. Their comprehensive website is full of useful information, tips and suggestions.
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Tignes Val Claret ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 189
- Green slopes: 25
- Blue slopes: 79
- Red slopes: 50