After a recent trip to Tignes 2100, I discovered that Tignes is our best-selling resort. That we sell. Of all 130+ resorts we operate in, Tignes is the most popular. Having just spent three days there I could see why, but for anybody that hasn’t been, here are 5 reasons why everyone – including us – loves Tignes.
With altitude ranging from 1550m to 3747m, Tignes has a long season with lots of snow. We were there for three days at the beginning of December and the conditions were to die for – fresh snow, blue skies and sunshine and no icy patches at all. Early season skiing doesn’t get much better than that.
It’s Got a Glacier
Remember that long, season and snow surety we talked about? Of course you do – it was two sentences ago. Well on top of that, chuck a glacier into the mix. Yeah, now we’re talking.
Tignes forms fifty percent of the legendary Espace Killy ski area, which offers a total of 300km of piste, incorporating neighboring Val d’Isere. This means that in a week of skiing you can ski from the top of the Grande Motte and back to the town centre as many times as you can manage, or simply ski from one end of the area to the other all week and never cross your own tracks.
The Espace Killy offers everything from tough, steep black runs to wide, sweeping greens (‘Grand Pre’, anyone?). Where Tignes really shines though is in its boundless, varied and exciting red runs – ski from the top of Grande Motte all the way down to the bottom for some of our favourite runs of the week (we did it twice in quick succession) – and with all the fantastic greens and blues on offer, you’ll be enjoying them in no time.
Some people aren’t keen on big, purpose-built French resorts. There’s something to be said for being at the forefront of the ski industry though – the snowmaking technology is great, the hotels are nice, and the lifts are quick. Some of Espace Killy’s gondolas even have Wifi. Case closed.
So there you have it – if that’s not enough to get you aching for the Alps, we don’t know what is. For more on Tignes check out or website, or keep up with everything snowy by liking us on Facebook, Twitter and following us on Instagram.