Tignes consists of 5 vilages, Val Claret, Tignes le Lac, Le Lavachet, Tignes , Les Boisses and Tignes-Les-Brevieres. The first three are in close proximity to each other at 2100m and the other two are further down the valley. Les Brevieres is a village with history going back many many years, whereas all the other villages were constructed as part of the Dam development or the conception of the ski resort. Today all the villages form part of the ski resort called Tignes.
Tignes is part of the large and will linked ski domain referred to as L’Espace_Killy, which it shares with Val d’Isere and has over 300km of pistes, a large number of shops, bars, ski schools and understandably a reputation as one of Europe’s premier resorts.
Thanks to its altitude Tignes is considered to be snow sure, and due to the reduced level of snowfall in lower lying resorts, this has seen increased numbers choosing to come to the higher altitude destinations. Val D’isre also shares a similar accolade.
In thinking ahead, the planners for Tignes ensured a fast and efficient lift system of 97 lifts and also 2 high speed underground trains, with such a large expanse of domain to choose from, all standards of skiers and snowboarders are catered for, with 5 free lifts for beginners.
As well as a huge choice of on piste optons, L’Espace Killy is also known for its superb choice of off piste action, again with good lift access. Boarders can enjoy the half pipe course and some great free riding is also on offer and if all that is not enough and you are feeling game why not try the 1992 Olympics Downhill course which is also available.
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