Everything You Need to Know For The Perfect Ski Trip to Tignes

Since hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics, Tignes is famous for its ski resort. It has a wide range of hotels, restaurants and shops and is a buzzing holiday destination!

In order to make the most of your ski holiday, it is advised to book through a dedicated tour operator. They will organise all the essential arrangements and may even throw in some great deals for booking months in advance. A ski operator will also be able to advise you on packages that suit your individual budget and needs, saving you from a stressful week of research. Click here to search for the latest ski deals available now.

Tignes offers a range of accommodation and so you are guaranteed to find somewhere that meets your requirements.

Chalets are a popular choice as they offer a unique skiing experience and range from basic to luxury.  Boutique hotels and apartments are also widely available, although it is advised to make sure that you are located close to all the amenities that you may need.

Hotel Le Taos in Tignes Le Lac has a great central location and is on the doorstep of the lifts and shops. The hotel offers luxury suites, a sauna and ‘ski to door’ access.

The self-catered Apartment Maison Pomme de Pin in Les Bervieresis is also perfect for a large family stay. It is located at the foot of the slopes and is just a short walk away from La Sache Tignes’s ski lift. Hotel Le Paquis in Val Claret is particularly popular with couples as it is beautifully decorated and offers incredible views of both Lake Tignes and the Grande Motte Glacier – it’s just like a movie set! Most of the rooms are equipped with a balcony and the food is highly rated amongst guests.

Tignes ski resort is known for its diverse range of slopes and caters for all abilities. For those who are seeking long runs, there are routes from Aiguille Percée towards the lower villages of both Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes Les Brévières.

Val d’Isère also offers the challenging black Trolles, which is the steep main run back to the centre. For those who cannot wait for winter, the Grande Motte Glacier, which can be accessed from Val Claret, not only offers the highest slopes in the area but is perfect for year-round skiing. And for those who just want to test their skills, the terrain park has a mini boarder-cross and parallel slalom course and is ideal for freestyle skiing.

Tignes, however, is not just a place for skiers. If you are still looking for an adventure off the slopes, helicopter tours, paragliding flights and snowshoeing is available. The lower mountains are also great for mountain biking. If you just want a relaxing break, there are many spas dotted all around Tignes. There is also a bowling alley, ice-skating rink, indoor cinema and rock climbing wall to keep the kids entertained during the days that they are not skiing.

Restaurants can be found both in the resorts and on the mountain and you can guarantee to be well fed, whatever your budget. The best-loved places to eat on a budget include La Cantine and Tignes Cuisine.

La Cantine is located in the Centre Commercial Le Lavachet and the kids love the cheese toasties! Tignes Cuisine is an Asian fast-food restaurant and can be found on Promenade de Toviere.

For fine dining, there’s nothing better than Le Panoramic. It is located at the top of the funicular in Val d’Isere and it is the incredible views, excellent service and delicious dishes that make this restaurant so popular.  

Chalet Bouvier also offers excellent local specialities in a beautiful setting.

Ultimately, it is Tignes’ beautiful hotels, wide range of activities and exquisite local food that make it one of the best ski resorts in Europe.  

Don’t miss out – book your holiday now!

Emilia Bruce-Watt

Emilia is a recent English and American Literature graduate and a blogger for her own travel and lifestyle site, My Big Big World. If she isn’t planning her next foreign adventure, you can find her in the nearest coffee-shop, watching the latest blockbusters or signing up to yet another half marathon.