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winter season
27/11/00 to 01/05/01
summer season
18/06/00 to 16/09/01
resort height
 2100m
highest lift
 3550m 
snow range
6,102 - 10,989 ft
snow probability
excellent
transfer times
Chambery 2.75hrs 
Lyons 2.75hrs
Geneva 3.75hrs

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Spectacular scenery, unparalleled skiing and relaxed aprés-ski makes Tignes an ever-popular choice. 

Tignes is part of L'Espace Killy. Set in the Savoie Alps, Tignes offers guaranteed snow throughout the year thanks to the Grande Motte glacier. Linking with its neighbours, Val d'Isere, Tignes could be one of the best ski areas on earth. 

During winter, skiing to hamlets such as Les Boisses and Les Brevieres provide even more miles of skiing. An excellent lift system includes two high speed underground funiculars. 

Tignes has a number of nearby villages. The highest, Val Claret, is located at the foot of the glacier and so has the best access to the skiing. There are a number of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bistros. 

good points bad points
  • large ski area
  • variety of intermediate and expert skiing
  • extensive off-piste
  • excellent lift system
  • skiing convenience
  • tough runs
  • unattractive resort 
  • limited beginner skiing
  • restricted choice of mountain restaurants
  • few activities for non-skiers
  • lack of tree-level runs

aprés ski

Recommended for good atmosphere is the Harris Censored Bar. If your looking clubbing into the night, then visit The Wobbly Rabbit (Val Claret), Harry's Bar (Le Lavachet) and Cafe de la Poste. Terrachu or Crowded House for British atmosphere.

activities

sports centre with tennis and squash courts  * gym * jacuzzi * sauna * 10 pin bowling * heli-skiing * cross country skiing around lake * parapenting * husky drawn sleigh rides * snowmobiling * twice week market * ice climbing * ice diving

eating out

more than 20 restaurants. * 3 course set menu approx €20 * local fondues with wine and desert €24 * Pizzas €8 

other amenities

street market selling produce, ski wear and gifts * cinema * supermarket * fashionable boutiques 

children

ski school from 5-12 years
tourist office 
BP 51, F73321 Tignes
tel 33 479 40 04 40
fax 33 479 40 03 15

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