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TIGNES LE LAC, FRANCE

Ski Holidays in Tignes Le Lac

As the original main village of the resort, Tignes le Lac is one of the most popular destinations for European skiers, with easy access to the Espace Killy runs and some truly jaw-dropping scenery to marvel at.

Resort Statistics

tignes le lac
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 83
Intermediates 46
Advanced 25
Snowboarders
Total Runs 154
Good for
  • Off piste
  • Families
  • Non-skiers
  • Groups
Resort features Ice Rink Nightclub Indoor Pool Health Spa Skidoo Gym Parapenting Snowshoeing Snow sure Glacier Resort High altitude skiing High altitude resort Lively après ski Resort bus Supermarket Tourist Office
Resort Statistics
Altitude 2100m
Km of Piste 300km
Directions of Slopes N, S, E, W
Longest Run 10km
Drag Lifts 34
Ski Lifts 89
Snow Parks 2
Highest Lift 3450m
Uphill Capacity 149425
Chairlifts 45
Gondolas/Cable cars 10

Tignes Le Lac Ski Resort

Tignes is made up of three resorts, Tignes le Lavachet, the lowest of the three, Tignes le Lac, located by the lake and Tignes Val Claret, situated 2km up the valley beyond the lake. There is also Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes Les Brevieres quietly set amoung the trees lower down the valley.

Tignes le Lac tends to be slightly busier than many of the other villages, but it’s close proximity to the slopes and breathtaking scenery make it one of the best options for skiers.

Transport is available from here to Val D’Isere and towards the intermediate-friendly pistes at the other side of the valley, while the hotels here are truly exceptional, including the marvelous Chalet Hotel Rosset.

Snow conditions in Tignes Le Lac

Skiing Holidays are available all year round in Tignes due to the Grande Motte glacier. Its high altidude and good snow cover also means that the winter season starts as early as November and runs right through to May.

Skiing in Tignes Le Lac

Everyone will find something to appreciate about the variety of runs across the resort, with plenty of options regardless of the ability of visitors. There are some excellent nursery slopes nearby to help newcomers become more comfortable on the snow, while intermediates and experts can look forward to at the Grande Motte, where there are some extraordinarily fast runs.

Apres ski, restaurants and other activities in Tignes Le Lac

Tignes Le Lac has a fantastic selection of shops, cafes and restaurants; including the Le Loop and Jam Bar, which offer a lively night out. However, if you’re looking for some peace and quiet, Chalet Grande Tourne is the place to be, with minimal noise and a relaxed atmosphere.

In the centre of the village, travellers can look forward to an amazing variety of bakeries, patisseries and winter sports shops. It’s a fantastic place to find some bargains and upgrade your equipment.

Transfer time in Tignes Le Lac

The nearest airport to Tignes Le Lac is Chambery, which is around two hours away by car.