Snowboarding and Skiing Breaks in Tignes, France
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Drive time : 136 miles or 2hrs 35mins drive time from Lyon
Drive time : 115 miles or 2hrs 30mins drive time from Geneva
Drive time : 132 miles or 2hrs 30mins drive time from Grenoble
Tignes is Val d'Isère's purpose-built neighbour and one of Europe’s highest ski resorts, so you are guaranteed two things – excellent snow conditions and immaculate resort facilities.
With a highest point of 3455 metres at La Grande Motte, there is some serious white knuckle skiing available on a ski break when you visit Tignes. As part of the Espace Killy, Tignes shares 350km of pistes with Val d'Isère, giving you superb scope to enjoy and discover routes that challenge your ability to the full.
This generous mix of pistes and even off-piste action is serviced by a lift system amongst the best in the world, meaning that you are never far or waiting too long to get back onto the snow.
A Snowboarders’ Paradise in Tignes
Tignes isn’t really a ski resort that caters for beginners with the majority of the runs falling into the blue, red and black categories. However, for snowboarders it is one of the best resorts in Europe.
The Tignes Snowpark, located at the Les Lanches lift in Val Claret, is the largest in the world. With 1,600 vertical feet and 2-1/2-km it has plenty of space and offers a quarterpipe and halfpipe, a boardercross course and plenty of table-tops for skiers and boarders alike. There is also a smaller park at La Grande Motte.
Freeriding is also very popular on a ski break for snowboarders with 50 runs to choose from, many of which fall into the black category.
Amazing Ski Conditions and Facilities
The many small hamlets that make up Tignes not only give it a charming atmosphere but they all have access to their own pistes, meaning that each day on the snow can be different from the last.
The Freestyle Park at Combe de Palafour is over 2400km providing excellent terrain for advanced skiers on a ski break in Tignes. Vast areas of off-piste are also available in Tignes.
Plenty to do Away from the Snow on a Ski Break in Tignes
With the day’s skiing over, it is time to either put your feet up or relax in front of the fire or head to Val Claret for some serious après ski action on your skiing weekend.
Against the backdrop of pure white snow, the colourful array of lights that light up Tignes at night are very appealing. There is a wide selection of bars and restaurants to choose from to cater for all tastes and moods.
Tignes is also seen as something of a hub for events of all sizes. During a ski break or skiing weekend in Tignes there is every possibility that you will be treated to a local, traditional event or a world renowned sporting event.
This impressive status is being supported by constant renovation to improve the aesthetic appeal of the resort and to make it more accessible for everyone. The accommodation is a good factor of this growing and varied appeal with alpine hotels and stone chalets sitting alongside each other.
Cheap flights to Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva from Jet2.com are perfect to discover everything that Tignes has to offer on a ski break.