Timber about Tignes


Date 4 August 2019

Great ski resort for young, old, beginners and experts!

My rating of Tignes

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking

Lots of pistes and not many crowds
Outdated lifts

Tips from Timber on Tignes

We spent a week in Tignes and had great snow, you could ski almost everywhere, both on-piste and next to the pistes. The slopes are nice and wide, which helps reduce crowds. We never had to wait longer than 5-10 minutes for a lift! Overall a super experience in Tignes.

Average ratings about Tignes

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking
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Date 30 March 2015

From: Ed about Tignes

Incredible skiing!

For both experienced or less experienced skiers, Tignes has skiing for everyone. Walk out your door and immediately you're on the slopes! Few queues at the lifts can handle large capacity. A beautiful and very extensive ski area - miss the trees at this atltitude though! Blue runs are pretty spread out in area so that children and beginners can also get around the ski area and explore. It is a typical French ski resort with high-rise concrete blocks, but the center is pleasant with nice shops, cafes and restaurants.


Date 23 January 2015

From: Lilian & friends about Tignes

All about the skiing

Don't go to Tignes if you like pretty little mountain villages - it's ugly, full of concrete blocks and purpose built infrastructure - not really its fault as the old village was destroyed! Do go to Tignes if you like skiing and doing lots of it! Linked to Val d'isere, this immense ski area just seems to go on and on and then if you go off-piste too it seems like you're skiing across the whole Alps! If you're an intermediate skier and are not keen on icy blacks then plan your routes carefully - a couple of times we found ourselves up top with only black runs as a choice to get down!


Date 5 December 2014

From: Stuart about Tignes

Skiing paradise

As you would expect from a high level ski resort, the skiing is just awesome. Compared to other large ski areas, you don't get teh feeling you spent your day on a lift going somewhere. I always felt like i was skiing just to get the most out of the slope! Tignes is French so food is expensive, drinks even more expensive and the accommodation - well calling it basic is a complement. There isnt really anything charming about being Tignes, its not particuarly pretty except the fact that there is always snow! its so high, you 're always above the tree line - go into the Val d'Isere area if you want to find a FEW trees!


Date 27 December 2012

From: Shelley about Tignes

Endless skiing in a lunar landscape

Skiing into May on the glacier! Great experience - we went at the end of the season - skied on the glacier and water skied on the lac in the village centre! We made it across - a lot of others didn't - very entertaining ! Great links with Val d'isere's ski area so even the better skiers in our group didn't get bored.

Overview of the ski area Tignes-Val d'Isère


Ski lifts

Additional information

Green slopes53 km Drag lifts26Start of the seasonSeptember
Blue slopes147 km Chair lifts43End of the seasonMay
Red slopes72 km Gondola lifts9Glacier
Black slopes28 km Train2Min. altitude1550 m
Total300 km Capacity13501 Pers./HourMax. altitude3456 m
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