Tignes at an altitude of 1550-3456m is served by the large well linked ski area called Espace Killy. Tignes shares the Espace Killy with Val d’Isere with over 300km (190 miles) of pistes consisting of 155 pisted runs, 9 slalom courses, 1moghul park, 2 snow parks, an area dedicated to those learning to free ride and the 1992 Olympics downhill course should you be feeling up for it! Espace Killy is also known for its incredible off-piste with good lift access.
Espace Killy boasts a fast and efficient lift system of 89 lifts including 2 high speed underground trains (funicular railways) one of which transports you from Tignes Val Claret to the ‘Panoramic Restaurant’ on the Grand Motte Glacier. All standards are catered for with ’5 free lifts for beginners’
Due to its altitude Tignes has a very reliable snow record which, after recent seasons of reduced snowfall, has encouraged people to choose higher mountain resorts making Tignes an ideal choice. According to ‘The good Ski & Snowboarding Guide 2007′ Tignes/Val d’Isere is one of only two ski areas in France listed as ’Snow-sure resorts’ which boasts 10 months of skiing every year.
Tignes Ski Facts
|16||Black Runs (21km)|
|35||Red Runs (58km)|
|20||Blue Runs (100km)|
|8||Green Runs (121km)|
|20km||Cross Country Trails|
Tignes has many non ski activities on offer, bowling, ice skating, karting on ice, snow shoeing, scuba diving under ice, the aqua centre ‘Le Lagon’ with its many pools, slides, waterfall, spas and saunas. The Ice Museum at an altitude of 3000m on the Grand Motte Glacier is a 200m long tunnel with a gallery of ice sculptures. The village with its 150 shops, 115 bars and 7 ski schools has become one of Europe’s premier resorts.
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