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Tignes ski resort is set high in the Tarentaise Valley at the heart of the French Alps. With it’s impressive snow records, incredible height and conveniently well linked pistes, Tignes has become a contender to the likes of the Three Valleys. Its popularity in the skiing and snowboarding community is no wonder – snow surety, 300km of pistes across the Val D’Isère -Tignes ski area and unrivalled access to a glacier, Tignes is hard to beat.
Tignes Airport Transfers
Getting to Tignes with GVA Transfers is easy. The travel time from Geneva Airport to Tignes takes 2 hours and 55 minutes. Our driver will meet you at the airport, straight from your flight and with our range of new and comfortable vehicles, travelling to Tignes couldn’t be simpler.
Skiing in Tignes
The ski area ‘Val D’Isère-Tignes’, was formally know as the ‘Espace Killy’, recently renamed the area encompasses the two resorts and offers fantastically well linked skiing across glacier, mountain bowls and plateaus.
Its snow-reliability is down the massive Grand Motte Glacier, taking skiers and snowboards up to a dizzying 3453m. This altitude allows the full ski season to run from October to the end of May, with skiing also possible during summer months on a number of runs on the glacier.
The resort has something for all abilities. There are long stretches of wide, powdery blue and red runs, as well as mogul runs and steeper black runs over in Solaise.
Free-ride terrain here is excellent, the resort has even developed the ‘Naturide’ where several un-groomed pistes allow those with less experience to hone their skills in a safer environment.
On a fair weather day, the views of the surrounding peaks are unbeatable and with plenty of runs north facing there are many areas that are protected from sun damage and keep conditions good into spring. There are a couple of nursery slopes and several ski and snowboard schools with great reputations in the area, perfect for learners and those looking to improve technique or park skills.
The ‘Swatch’ Snowpark in Tignes offers riders a chance to catch their run on film and watch it back, with jumps, rails, and an airbag on the course features. There is also a Boarder Cross and in the Glacier Snowpark you can try out the half pipe that features on the Winter X Games.
Tignes Key Facts
Lift Opening Dates: 25th November 2017 to 1st May 2018 (with partial weekend openings prior on the glacier.)
Resort Height: 2100m
Skiing Up To: 3400m
Longest Run: 10km
Km of Runs Available: 300km
Nearby Resorts: Val d’Isere, Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosiere
More Information about Tignes
Tinges resort has been undergoing a huge investment in architecture in recent years, a step away from the harsher, apartment block designs with movement toward the alpine chalet style being heavily favoured; that being said, its accommodation options are vast and cater to most budgets, big and small.
Tignes is made up of a collection of smaller villages, 4 of them purpose built with the expectation of Les Brévières at 1550, where you’ll find the only traditional looking Savoyard style village with pretty chalets and a church.
The main area, Tignes 2100, covers Le Lac, Le Lavachet and Val Claret, all as you’ve guessed it, are sat at 2100m. Val Claret is right at the foot of the funicular train and the main ski lifts up to the glacier, but it is also well known as the hub of the night life, après ski and shopping. Le Lac, is very conveniently placed too, just a few minutes down along valley, with direct access to the pistes and views out across the lake making it a favourite spot for many. Le Lavachet is considered more family orientated and a slightly quieter part of the town, as is Les Boisses 1850m. Each area is well connected with local bus services running very frequently through out the season.
Tignes recent Sports Complex development is increasingly attracting summer visitors as well as serving as a great retreat for skiers and winter holidaymakers. The centre offers climbing walls, volleyball, gyms, various athletics training equipment, trampolines, tennis and badminton to name just a few! There is also an Aquatic centre offering slides and fun areas for children, as well as relaxing pools and Jacuzzi’s for those recovering after a long day skiing.
The restaurants and bars in Tignes may not be quite as high brow as neighbouring Val D’Isère but fine dinning is now available in some of the 5* hotels, as well as traditional Savoyard menus on offer throughout the villages. Tignes is a great all round ski resort, serving all types of skier and boarder and with glacier height and snow sure skiing they also claim one of the longest seasons in the Alps.
Getting to Tignes
Geneva Airport is 223km from Tignes and a 2 hour 55 minute transfer away, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Transfers from Geneva to Tignes can be booked easily though our online booking system. You’ll receive an instant confirmation of your booking and feel safe in the knowledge that we will take care of your transfer. All of our transfer vehicles at GVA Transfers are equipped for mountain roads and we offer a 24/7 customer service line if you have any questions about your transfer to Tignes.