Tignes Ski Resort
Tignes, linked to Val d'Isère and forming the Espace Killy ski domain, is a year round skiing destination. The Espace Killy is one of the biggest ski destinations in the world and this area has the variety of terrain to match its high status.
As a standalone resort Tignes has something to offer everyone; you might be heading to the mountains to try snowsports for the first time, your dream could be to ride the superpipe used in the Winter X-Games Europe or you may wish to perfect your off-piste riding. All of these and more are catered for at Tignes. There are five main village areas; Les Brevieres at 1500m, Les Boisses at 1850m, Le Lavachet, Le Lac and Val Claret at 2100m.
This is not only a resort for anyone wanting to maximise their time on the snow though. With five accommodation base areas there is plenty to do off the slopes too. You can try your hand at driving on ice down at Les Brevieres or you may want to chill out by diving under the ice at Le Lac. There's also a plethora of places to eat and drink across all of the base areas.
The accommodation areas are not the prettiest though, and while the altitude makes this a snow-sure ski area it also means that most of the skiing is above the tree line which means that on white-out days you might want to head over to Val d'Isère or stay lower around Les Boisses and Les Brevieres.
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Did You Know?
En-route to Tignes you'll see the 'Lac de Chevril' which was created when the dam (barrage de Tignes) was built. The original village of Tignes is submerged beneath the lake - every 10 years (when it's drained) or if the water is low you can see the old church spire. The dam was painted with a fresco of Hercules in 1989 by Jean-Marie Pierret with the help of eight mountain climbers.
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