A new four-star hotel has opened its doors in Tignes, news which may be of interest to those thinking about booking a ski holiday in the area
Opened by MGM, Les Suites du Nevada comprises 24 luxury bedrooms constructed from local stone, wood and river-bed slate.
Each suite also comes with a range of hi-tech features flat-screen LCD TVs, whirlpool baths and rain-curtain showers.
In a statement, the company said Tignes had suffered from a lack of four-stay hotel-style serviced accomodation for some time.
"Careful consideration of the views in Tignes enabled us to identify a vital factor preventing the village from realising its full potential as a ski destination of the highest order," it added.
In related news, the third competition of the Freeride World Tour takes place in Tignes this month between March 8th and 14th.
Written by Mike Cotgreave