Experience summer or winter fun at the Tignes ski resort in the French Alps

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Tignes view, French Alps
View of Tignes in the French Alps [Image by Johnnie Shannon from Pixabay]



Tignes consists of a number of high-altitude ski resort villages in the beautiful French Alps, close to the border with Italy.

The resort area forms part of the Espace Killy ski area, which benefits from a network of ski lifts. However, Tignes is the perfect destination in both winter and summer.

Skiing at Tignes

Perfect for skiing in winter, the Tignes Le Lac and Val Claret villages offer plenty of accommodation, shops and restaurants. Tignes offers slopes for all level of skier, including beginners’ areas and fun areas and more advanced pistes. There is also options for free-ride and para-skiing.

Skiing at Tignes
Skiing at Tignes [Image by Rolf van de Wal from Pixabay]

Summer fun at Tignes

Summer at Tignes is truly beautiful, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and with plenty of things to do. Using the My Tignes Open card from your accommodation host in Tignes you will have access to all kinds of fun, adventure activities, sports and more.

The card also offers pedestrian access to the chair lift, a bike park, hot jumping, trampoline, crazy airbag, archery and pedal boats.

Biking in the French Alps
Biking in the French Alps [Image by davemarty2000 from Pixabay]
Being set in the Alps as Tignes is, there is a huge variety of biking and hiking trails to explore the mountainous area. Even though it is summer, you will also have access to summer skiing in the Alps on the Grande Motte glacier. If all of this sounds too tiring, you are also welcome to relax and gaze at the wonderful views surrounding you!

How to access Tignes

While the ski resort is in the French Alps, one of the best ways to access Tignes is by flying in and out of Geneva Airport in Switzerland. To make your life easier and more relaxing, transfers are available to and from the airport with a journey time of approximately two hours and forty-six minutes. The distance traveled is 221 km (or 137 miles) with beautiful scenery all the way.

French Alps views
French Alps views [Image by Julius Silver on Pexels]

Fine dining at Tignes

The ski resort understands the appetite all that fresh air can bring and offers a wide choice of dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Restaurants and eateries are available in various areas of the resort. These include Lavachet, Lac, Tignes 1800, Tignes 1550 and Val Claret.

If you are looking for a quick snack, follow the fast food signs all over the resort. They advertise a choice of delicious paninis, sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, pancakes and more.

Fine dining at Tignes
Fine dining at Tignes [Image by Lisa Larsen from Pixabay]

Leisure and cultural entertainment at Tignes

If any of your family or group prefers not to get involved in sports or skiing, there are several entertainment options up for offer. These include an amusement arcade with video games, a cinema, a bowling alley and a library.

Wellness and fitness at Tignes

Le Lagon Aqua and Well-Being Center offers a range of sports facilities to keep up with your fitness regime or have some fun. Le Lagon offers an exercise and fitness area, as well as a pool with a three-lane water slide, bubble bed, waterfall, shallow area and swimming against the current. The little ones have access to their own children’s pool with a mini-slide, mini-waterfall and bubbles.

Relax with a massage
Relax with a massage at Tignes [Image by Jürgen Rübig from Pixabay]
Whether you have been out on the ski slopes or hiking the area, the spa center offers a range of massages and beauty treatments, as well as three dry saunas and steam rooms for total relaxation. You can also relax in one of the four massaging whirlpool Jacuzzis. Showers in the center offer a toning, stimulating and relaxing effect.

Whether traveling in summer or winter, enjoy an exciting stay in Tignes next year. You will find yourself returning over and over again!