//Editor's Picks

//Editor's Picks

Tignes Ticks all the Boxes

Debbie Gabriel

26 Jan 20

Tignes: a resort with many great qualities. Snow-sure, convenient, sporty and cosmopolitan to name a few. The list could go on as this high-altitude resort offers something for all tastes and abilities. Individuals can truly experience the mountains their own way.

Tignes lies within the stunning Vanoise National Park, which stretches across much of the Tarentaise region. Wildlife (marmots, chamois, ibex) thrive in this park, and the scenery is out of this world. Lake Tignes and Grande Motte Glacier add to the beauty and adventure of Tignes, showcasing why this resort is so popular among outdoor enthusiasts.  

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The Tignes-Val d’Isère ski area offers 300km of marked piste, suitable for all levels. For beginners, there are a few lifts (three chairlifts, magic carpets and drag lifts) accessible for free. For more experienced skiers, there are plenty of red and black slopes to keep you occupied and challenged. The lack of trees presents plenty of open powder fields between the runs, and there are multiple off-piste itineraries to sample. For those looking to show off their freestyle skills, Tignes features slalom stadiums, a mogul field, a half pipe and a beginner/intermediate snow park. 

For many people, the après-ski is just as important as the skiing. Tignes has legendary après spots, including the Underground Bar and Melting Pot, which are guaranteed to get everyone up dancing. 

Off the mountain, the fun doesn’t stop. Try ice diving on the lake, heli-skiing, ice driving or the Bun J Ride – all fun activities to get the adrenaline flowing. New Year is one of the best times to visit Tignes as they organise the festival “Pop-Rock”, thrilling those who love rock and pop music. Christmas in Tignes is also a magical experience. The atmosphere in resort is buzzing with live music and markets. 

Skiworld, the largest independent ski specialist in the UK, have been taking customers to Tignes for over 36 years. With 12 catered chalets, two self-catered chalets, 10 apartments, Hotel Le Taos and Ski Lodge Aigle, customers have a varied choice. Whether customers are after ski-in/ski-out, budget, luxury, catered or self-catered, Skiworld have it. Skiworld also have fantastic last-minute deals on at the moment for Tignes, even on the most popular dates, so it is worth checking these out.  

Chalet Annapurna II

An example of a ski-in/ski-out catered chalet is Chalet Annapurna II. Ideal for ski convenience and access to the lively bars and restaurants of Tignes Le Lac, Chalet Annapurna II is a popular choice among Skiworld guests. Not forgetting the stunning balcony views, wood-burning stove, hot tub, sauna and heated boot dryers too. 

Chalet Carmen

Self-catered Chalet Carmen is a spacious, modern chalet with its own sauna and heated boot dryers. This is a great option due to the remarkable location as well as having the flexibility to do as you please, while still having the home-from-home feel. 

If a ski holiday in Tignes appeals to you, then give Skiworld’s ski specialists a call on 0330 102 8004 or visit skiworld.co.uk.