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French Alps Virtual Tour. Second Stop: Tignes

And the second stop in our virtual tour through the   French Alps is Tignes, which is approximately a 2-hour drive from Val Thorens.


#Tignes Ski Resort Info


Tignes Ski Resort is known for being one of the most snow-dependable winter ski destinations in France . This resort shares its ski area with Val d'Isère, offering a total of 300km of pistes for all abilities .


Today we are going to focus on the Tignes ski area and the villages that surround it, which are set on a beautiful mountain plateau.


Tignes is made up of a number of small resorts at various altitudes - Tignes Les Boisses, Tignes Le Lac, Tignes Le Lavachet, Tignes Les Brevieres and Tignes Val Claret. Each village has its own local pistes and are connected to each other by the public bus system.


The main resort on the edge of Le Lac sits at an altitude of 2100 meters above sea level and the lower villages still boast altitudes of 1550 and 1850 meters. Above all of this is the Grande Motte Glacier which rises to a lofty 3450 meters and is accessible not only during winter but in the summer too - yes you can come summer skiing in Tignes. This resort is always popular and a good place for beginners, families, groups and both piste fans and advanced skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.


If you want to find more information, head over to our site and find out more about Tignes ski resort and our customer reviews.



#Activities to do for non-skiers in Tignes



If you're not into skiing, this ski resort also offers other things to do.


There's a bowling alley, you can also try ice diving on the resort's lake, go down a 3km tobogganing slope, try out a unique ski-bungee jump, an indoor climbing wall and the giant Lagon aqua centre, with pools, water slides and wellness area.



# Après-ski in Tignes



Other ski resorts may be better known for their après-ski atmosphere but Tignes doesn't fall short. Here's a list of the most popular spots where you can have an ice cold beer after a day of skiing :




Located in Val Claret, Dropzone has the resort's biggest south-facing terrace and some of the cheapest beer in town. There's happy hour from 3pm to 6pm. The bar area serves snacks and has DJs, live bands, table football, pool, a big video screen and free Wi-Fi. At 10pm the place transforms into a nightclub.



Couloir bar

Another great spot in Val Claret, Couloir bar is the place to go for live music. It hosts a mix of bands and DJs, and a soul and funk night once a week. The bar has a large selection of whiskeys and cocktails and serves tapas, plus there's a restaurant upstairs.




A log cabin styled pub with a lovely warm and woody with an outdoor fire pit. Grizzly's is one of the most attractive venues in Tignes Val Claret for a vin chaud or hot chocolate. But it is expensive, especially the cocktail menu.



Le Blue Girl

Open from midnight until 5am, Le Blue Girl in Val Claret is one of the resorts few late-night clubs. With a mainly EuroPop, Techno and R&B playlist don't expect to see the first lift if you end the night dancing here.



Le Cocorico

At the bottom of the lifts at the main central hub in Val Claret, Le Cocorico opened its second dance-in-your-ski-boots bar in 2019/20, after the huge success of its Val d'Isere branch, which opened in 2014. The 400-square-meter open-air terrace hosts live bands and DJs, playing crowd-pleasing pop-rock, daily from 4pm to 8pm. The restaurant serves quick lunches and pizzas, plus coffee, and is open all day.




Popular with seasonnaires and students, Melting in Val Claret is always busy and is open from midnight to 5am every day during the winter season. It's free to enter and there's a daily happy hour and regular drinks promotions.



#Ski Hotels, Chalets and Apartments in Tignes



There are a total of 5 villages, Val Claret (2,100m) has easy access to the glacier and, Tignes Le Lac which is just down the road, is the most convenient place to stay. If you're looking for budget-friendly options, there are loads of ski-in / ski-out apartments in La Lavachet.


Because of the spread-out nature of the villages, it's important to be aware of the location of accommodation before booking. However, apart from Les Brévières, they are all linked by free local bus.


Have a look at our cheap ski deals in the Tignes Ski Area and start planning your next ski holiday with Esquiades.com!


The best hotels, chalets and apartments in Tignes for 2022

Name of the Hotel, Chalet or Apartment Ideal for Recommended Ski Deal
Apartments in Val Claret Budget Holiday with a group of friends

Half Term 2022 Ski Holiday :

0January 22/22 - 0January 29/22

Apartment sleeps 6 People + 6-day Ski Pass

€ 625 pp (price includes access to the indoor Lagoon Pool and ice skating rink)

Hotel & Bar Curling Cheap Ski Holiday with a group of friends

December 2021 Ski Holiday:

12/01/21 - 12/06/21

Quadruple room (sleeps 4) + 4-day Ski Pass

€ 418 pp (price includes Free Cancellation and access to the indoor Lagoon Pool and ice skating rink)

Residence Santa Terra Group of friends looking for good value / quality ratio near the slopes

January 2022 Ski Holiday:

April 1/22 - 01/11/22

Apartment sleeps 4 People + 6-day Ski Pass

763 € pp (price includes access to the indoor Lagoon Pool and ice skating rink)

Hotel Club MMV Les Brevieres Luxury Couples Ski Holiday

Christmas 2021 Ski Holiday:

1January 29/21 - 12/26/21

Double Room + 6-day Ski Pass + All Inclusive Board

€ 986 pp (price includes Free Cancellation)



If you're more inclined to booking your ski holiday in the Val d'Isère ski area , we also have some great deals for you!





# The best way to get to Tignes Ski Resort



As you know, with Esquiades.com your ski holiday will include accommodation + ski pass and you can add extras. This helps you stick to your budget and book your own cheap flights. Another advantage is that we can be flexible with the booking dates ;)


So, the nearest airports to Tignes are:


Chambéry (142km), which is an hour and 40 minutes

Geneva (175km), which is two hours and 30 minutes


We currently aren't including transfer service in our packages, but watch this space as we should have more info in a couple of months.


If you need advice, our team of ski experts are more than happy to assist you.


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