Espace Killy Tignes Luxury Ski Chalets
Tines luxury ski chalets at an altitude of 2,100m, provide a virtually snowier ski destination. One of Europe's highest ski resorts it boasts one of the best snow records, to match its world class ski network. Part of Espace d'Killy ski region, that includes Val d'Isere, it has some of the best skiing in world for a range of abilities, particularly intermediate snowboarders and skiers and experts.
Skiing TignesPart of the Espace Killy ski region that includes its big brother Val d'Isere, Tignes offers some of the best skiing on and off the piste. In fact, whilst Tignes doesn't quite have the same finesse as Val d'Isere, or the apes-ski to match, from a skiing perspective it is probably better situated in terms of access to the higher slopes, particularly around La Grande Motte and the backcountry glacier skiing.
On the piste, 300km of skiing ensure there is plenty to do. Whilst the skiing is best suited for Intermediates and Experts, with over 60 blue runs it would be wrong to suggest it isn't a good resort for beginners too.
It's high altitude position, situated at 2,100m for the main village, Tignes has grown exponentially in recent years and whereas Le Lavachet (2,300m), Le Lac (2,100m) and Val Claret (2,000m) where separate enclaves, they are now rapidly growing into one.
Tignes The Village
Modern development is changing the face of Tignes rapidly. Once famed for high rise, purpose built ski residences a decade or two ago, strict planning regulations have transformed Tignes into what is an aesthetically pleasing place in our opinion. Despite this, old reputations stick and hence prices remain below Val d'Isere as a consequence and hence we think Tignes offers fabulous value.
Eating Out In TignesWhilst not on the level of Val d'Isere, there is reasonable selection of restaurants serving both local and fine dining food. In fact we were surprised recently how good Tignes has become in the culinary stakes. We were taking to the Couloire Bar and Restaurant and whilst the name wasn't for us inspiring, the food was well prepared, presented and a great price! La sachet was also a very enjoyable experience and full of charm with some great traditional dishes on the menu.
Apres_SkiAgain, not the best in the world but rapidly going up a notch or two un the partying stakes. The increase in ski chalets.
Other ActivitiesFor the ultimate diving experience, why not try ice diving at the Lac? Two holes cut into the ice, wetsuits and scuba equipment provided, you are able to swim under the ice under supervised by qualified monitors. Other activities include tandem paragliding rides and husky sleigh rides.
Tignes has also been branding itself very well as the destination for high altitude summer training and the Wellness Centre with its pools, jacuzzi's, steam rooms and much more as part of the package. So successful has this been that top teams such as Toulon Rugby Club and Marseille FC have staged pre-season training there.