The Northern Alps ski resort bringing snow sport enthusiasts to its slopes all through the year.
Part of the sprawling Espace Killy ski area, Tignes is one of the true, high-altitude kings of the Alps’ mountain range.
The region’s name, in honour of Olympic ski champion Jean Claude Killy, hints at the world-class standard of skiing to be found on these slopes. With its unrivalled off-piste terrain and soaring glacier graced, more often than not, with year-round powder, Tignes is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
The Tignes ski resort stretches out across four ski areas, in the sun-kissed reaches of the French-Italian border.
Charming and chic, with a sporty vibe and a buzzing après-ski scene, Tignes is the more laid-back member of the glitzy Val d'Isere family. Expect cosy chalet bars with roaring fires and traditional local cuisine enjoyed beneath the snowy peaks.
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Tignes Ski Areas & Slopes
Get to know the key areas on the Tignes ski map before you arrive for your ski holiday in the French Alps.
La Grande Motte Massif
Venture to Tignes’ highest peak at over 3,600 km for soaring, glacier skiing open throughout the year.
Intermediate-Advanced: Mainly steep reds with a scattering of black runs, and the popular Double M cruising all the way back down the Val Claret.
Beginners: A flutter of gentle blues wind along the mid to lower reaches of the glacier, accessible by the Vanoise and Rossolin lifts.
An extensive mountainside stretch with dramatic views, cliff drops and the famous Eye of the Needle rock.
Intermediate-Advanced: A vast network of reds and blacks with fierce drops and challenging twists, and some winding runs straight down into Tignes Les Brévières.
Beginners: Some lovely, cruisy blues suitable for confident beginners ready to take the next step.
The heart of the Espace Killy ski region and mountain link to the wider Val d’Isere ski area.
Intermediate-Advanced: A series of challenging reds and steep blacks, often mogul covered creating technical turns, aerial maneuvers and some serious speed.
Beginners: Some gentle greens folding through a pleasant, wooded stretch.
The lowest Tignes ski area, nicely shaded from the wind, kissed with sun and the perfect spot for beginners to meet the slopes.
Beginners: Easy, wide and rolling blues run straight back into Tignes village.
Ski Holidays in Tignes
Tignes Ski Passes
You’ll find a whole range of Tignes ski schools to choose from in this snowy corner of the Alps. Group and private lessons are available for all levels, as well as off-piste training and safety courses for those looking to take on the glaciers at the summit. Some of the highly-rated Tignes ski schools include Ultimate Snowsports (rated number 1 on TripAdvisor) while Ski Focus offers specific courses to support skiers looking to get race ready.
Matching the resort’s laid-back vibe, it’s extremely easy, affordable and hassle-free to hire ski and snowboard equipment in Tignes. Take a look at the Tignes ski hire options before you arrive on the slopes and take advantage of one of the many discount offers running by booking online.
Tignes Winter Sports
Snowboarding in Tignes
Tignes is one of France’s most snowboard-friendly resorts, having long welcomed riders before many other of the Alps’ slopes. With its soaring glacier area, snowboarding is possible here for up to 11 months of the year. Team that with sprawling freeriding areas, world-class terrain parks and powdery off-piste peaks, it’s no surprise Tignes tops snowboarding bucket lists around the world.
Tignes Cross Country
There are four loops of cross-country terrain wind through the Tignes ski resort at around 2,100 metres. The cross-country routes in Tignes are mostly flat and gentle, curving around the base of the ski slopes and with each individual trail reaching up to a maximum of 7 km. A more challenging, intermediate cross-country trail runs through Tignes Brévières, past sweeping forests and sparkling lakes.
When to Go?
Tignes tends to enjoy some of the best snow coverage in Europe, with snow-sure skiing running right to the end of the season at the end of May.
With an average annual snowfall of 5.5m, more than 200 snow guns covering the key runs and the soaring, 3,600 km Grande Motte piste, the Tignes ski season is long and guaranteed.
Take a look at the latest Tignes snow report online for up-to-date snow conditions.