The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 5 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 5 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 2 out of 5
  • Boarder 5 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 1 out of 5
  • Convenience 4 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 4 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Espace Killy

Key facts

Resort2100 m
Slopes1550-3455 m
Lifts88
Pistes300 km
Price index115

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Tignes

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The upside

  • Good snow guaranteed for a long season; about the best Alpine bet
  • One of the best areas in the world for lift-served off-piste runs
  • Huge amount of varied terrain
  • Lots of lodgings near the slopes
  • Efforts to make the resort villages more welcoming are paying off

The downside

  • Resort architecture not to everyone’s taste (including ours)
  • Bleak, treeless setting with lifts prone to closure in bad weather 
  • Still a few long, slow chairlifts
  • Beginners need an area pass to get to long green runs
  • Latest user reviews

    Excellent and ultimate ski area. I just want to recommend…

    Karel 1 Mar 2009 

    We went as part of a large group to Tignes Les Brevieres…

    Nick Hounsome 2 Mar 2008 

    The following has been copied by permission from John,…

    ResortFiler 5 Feb 2008 

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    News – 2016/17

    A new quad chairlift (Les Almes) replaced two draglifts on the lower western slopes of Le Lac and serves a beginner run. It is free to use – no lift pass needed.

    Summary

    The appeal of Tignes is simple: good snow, spread over a wide area of varied terrain shared with Val d’Isère. The altitude of Tignes is crucial: a forecast of ‘rain up to 2000m’ means ‘fresh snow down to village level in Tignes’ (or at least to Tignes 2100, as they are now trying to rebrand the main resort).
    We prefer to stay in Val, which is a more human place. But in many ways Tignes 2100 makes the better base: appreciably higher, more convenient, surrounded by intermediate terrain, and with quick access to the Grande Motte glacier. And the case gets stronger as the resort tries to make the place more attractive and as more traditional chalet-style buildings appear.
    The lift system has improved, too, with a burst of fast chairs on the western side of the Tignes bowl a few years ago. But there are still a few key links that need upgrading.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 5 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
    • Snow 5 out of 5
    • Queues 4 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
    • Expert 5 out of 5
    • Intermediate 5 out of 5
    • Beginner 2 out of 5
    • Boarder 5 out of 5
    • X-country 3 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 4 out of 5
    • Families 3 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 1 out of 5
    • Convenience 4 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 4 out of 5
    • Apres ski 3 out of 5
    • Off-slope 2 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Espace Killy

    Key facts

    Resort2100 m
    Slopes1550-3455 m
    Lifts88
    Pistes300 km
    Price index115

    Linked resorts