Chambery - 2 hours 30 minutes
Geneva and Lyon - 4 hours
Ski Train (Bourg St. Maurice) - 50 minutes
• Cup of coffee from €2.80 • Small beer from €3.00 • Bottle of house wine from €18.00 • Raclette from €22.00 • Glass of coke from €3.00 • Vin Chaud from €2.50 • Sandwich from €6.00 • Pizza from €11.00 • Burger & fries from €11.00
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Free ski/board social service
Best for apres-ski and nightlife
Ski area with glacier skiing
Pistes over 2,500m
Advanced Ski Rating
Intermediates Ski Rating
Beginners Ski Rating
So what's it like?
High altitude resort with superb snow and extensive skiing
Guaranteed snow, all the amenities you could need and every accommodation type imaginable make Tignes a world-class ski resort. Tignes is part of the Espace Killy ski area. Which means there’s loads of variety from the highs of the glaciers in Tignes and Val d’Isère to the pretty rolling reds and blues down to Tignes Les Brevieres. Tignes also caters for the more adventurous skiers and boarders, with plenty of off-piste skiing for freeriders and two world-class snow parks if you fancy trying out some freestyle. Tignes offers great access to Espace Killy without the Val d’Isère price tag.
Tignes is an ideal resort for groups as there’s a lively après scene with many bars and restaurants to choose from. Families love Tignes as it provides child friendly entertainment, such as swimming pools and ice skating rinks. There are plenty of family-focussed hotels and good quality ski schools to help the kids master the basics. Our Crystal Childcare team in the Hotel Diva give parents a chance to get out on the slopes to enjoy some time to themselves.
Tignes is a purpose-built resort and, as a result, lacks a little of the old-world charms of some other destinations. However, with a variety of chalets, hotels and apartments suiting a range of budgets it more than makes up for it in terms of practicality and price.
Ski Information Beginners
With 5 free ski lifts for beginners, Tignes is an unbeatable choice for convenience when learning to ski. From wherever you are in resort you’re never more than a short walk from the nursery slopes. Once you’ve grasped the basics, there is a great offering of green runs, some right at the top of the glacier. This enables even beginners to move around the mountain, sharing the views of the more advanced skiers up the Palafour lift in Le Lac or the Tichot or Grattalu chairlifts. The ski school here is excellent too and the learn to ski package (including lessons, lift pass and ski rentals) is great value for those who’ve never skied before.
Ski Information Intermediates
A multitude of exciting, challenging terrain is ready and waiting for all levels of intermediate skier. Try cruising down the easy blue run to Tignes les Brevières in time for lunch at the bottom. The high speed 6-seater chair from Val Claret to Col de Fresse provides speedy access to Val d'lsère and the glacier at le Fornet.
Ski Information Advanced
Together with the ski lifts of Val d'Isère, Tignes has an unmatched variety of skiing possibilities including some of the most extensive off-piste in the world.
• lively with a good choice of bars • Loop Bar & Restaurant for the fantastic aprés atmosphere • Saloon Bar which attracts many skiers late into the night
Bowling alley, cinema with films in English, ice climbing, ice diving, ice karting, leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, slides and spa, outdoor ice skating, parapenting, weekly market
More than 20 restaurants with menus to suit every palate and budget · 3 course set menu at around €30 · Local fondues for €25 including wine and dessert · Pizzas from €15 ·Large choice including Pizzeria 2000, Daffy's Tex Mex, Le Caveau, Saint Jacques and La Krepouz.
From Chambery airport
One-way (arrival) from £48 pp.
Return from £94 pp.
One way helicopter transfer for up to 5 people are also available
- Guaranteed snow all season long.
- Enjoy the Espace Killy ski area without the Val d’Isere price tag.
- Chalets, hotels and apartments to suit your budget.
Crystal childcare in available to all guests staying in Tignes Val Claret*. Take advantage of the Pepi Penguin Club (6mths-4yrs) and the Whizz Kids Club (4-11yrs) Pre-booking is essential.
*Customers staying in Tignes Le Lac are also able to book the childcare facility however you will need to take children to the childcare club yourselves on the free resort bus, taking around 10 minutes.
We also have a Private Nanny (6mths-8yrs) - available to guests staying in one of our chalets (must book the whole chalet) or our selected apartments in resort.
The Pepi Penguin Club - (6mths-4yrs) is run by our own qualified childcare staff and held in a dedicated room within the hotel equipped with games, toys and a special sleep area. Outdoor play included (weather & parental consent permitting).
- Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm or
- Morning only care from 8.30am to 2pm, including lunch, or
- Afternoon only care from 2pm to 5pm
- 2 course hot lunch (for children attending Full day and Morning only clubs)
- Snacks and drinks throughout the day
- A daily routine and activities report for your child
We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day, may be sledging, bumboarding, snowy walks, gondola ride or snow painting. And if your child is used to a sleep, we'll factor that in too.
The Whizz Kids Club - (3yrs-11yrs) will provide plenty of fun filled days as our childcare staff offer a combination of care for non-skiing children. For children wanting to ski then our Whizzclusive option is available for children from 5 years which includes 6 x AM ski lessons, pick up and drop off from ski lessons, lunch and afternoon care by Crystal staff in the dedicated Whizz Kids club room.
- Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm
- 2 course hot lunch
- Snacks and drinks throughout the day
- Whizzclusive only - 6 x am ski lessons, ski school drop off/pick ups. child's ski's, boots and helmet hire.
We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day, may be sledging, bum boarding, bus bingo, snowman competitions, or a treasure hunt.
Both clubs operate for 6 days and must be pre-booked to guarantee a place.
Buy one lift pass, get one half price
Buy one adult area lift pass and receive a second half price - available on new bookings for departures 10, 17 & 21 Jan and 14 & 21 Mar 2015. Terms and conditions apply.
Kids ski free: free helmet for kids booking skis & boots
Money savers: free entry to swimming pool and open-air ice rink on lake with area lift pass
Senior savers: reduced lift pass prices for seniors 65-74yrs