Tignes resort guide

Made up of 5 villages Tignes has so much to offer - young, old, families, groups and couples.

In the main area of Tignes is made up of Le Lavachet (2000m), Tignes Le Lac (2100m), situated around a Lake and Val Claret (2300m) which is at the top of the valley close to the access point of the glacier.

Then we have Les Boisses/Tignes 1800 which has recently been developed and has a large selection of self catered apartments.

And lastly, Tignes Les Brevieres sits at 1550m. This village has a traditional feel and is a hub for great local food. Travel down to Tignes Les Brevieres to find some excellent skiing and some very good restaurants. The chalets in Les Brevieres are of an excellent standard and there are also some great bars to enjoy after a hard day on the slopes.

On the whole, Tignes is very popular with Brits and has a massive array of self and catered accommodation options. Many big tour operators have chalets here but there are a lot of smaller, owner run operations as well.

Tignes in Espace Killy

Tignes can well be described as an epic ski area. It is part of the Espace Killy ski area, which also covers Val d’Isère.

In total Espace Killy has 300 km of piste and well over 150 ski runs all linked by a very competent ski lift system. The skiing itself is fantastic with truly something for every level.

Expert skiers will be able to find a challenge on and off the piste, whilst beginners and intermediates will enjoy the well groomed blues and reds.

Grande Motte glacier in Tignes

Tignes has a glacier topping at 3550 metres and has one of the best snow records in the valley. The season is very long - starting on the Grand Motte glacier in September and the main area in November.

The glacier is also open in July for some summer skiing in Tignes,  if you fancy it.

What we like about Tignes:

Useful Tignes links


Tignes accommodation

CHALET CHARDONS: Budget hotels up to luxury chalets in Tignes.

Tignes child care

SNOWLITTLE NANNIES: Exceptional and flexible childcare service.

Tignes ski hire

TIGNES SPIRIT RENTALS: Top quality ski & snowboard equipment hire in Tignes.

INTERSPORT: There are shops in Val Claret and in Tignes Le Lac.

SKISET: Skiset has ski shire shops all over the resort of Tignes.

Location of Tignes

Airport transfers to Tignes

Mountain Rescue offers private airport transfers to Tignes at extremely competitive prices.

To get to Tignes we recommend flying into Geneva airport as it has the largest amount of flight options and the transfer is the best value for money.

Travel time from Geneva to Tignes is just under 3 hours. Mountain Rescue has drivers based in and around the Tignes area so our local knowledge is hard to beat. 

Our private transfer service to Tignes offers:

  • Comfortable 8 seater minibuses
  • Dedicated English speaking driver
  • 24/7 flight and vehicle monitoring
  • Free waiting time in the case of delays
  • Free child facilities

Book your airport transfers to Tignes by using the quick quote from on the right to get a price and make a transfer request.

For more information about the route and times go to our transfer routes page.

Snow forecast Tignes

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