Travel to Tignes
Day 2-3 Tignes (0 Km.)
Tignes: In the central French Alps, near the town of Bourg St. Maurice, is one of the highest stations of Europe. Its glacier allows skiing all year round, even in summer. Together with Val'disere, is part of the Space Killy (300 km of pistes and 97 lifts).
Tignes - At the bottom of the ski station
It is the first of the major ski areas and integrated, based on the links that allow ski lifts, in Tignes and Val D´isere. With multiple pistes of all levels from beginners to those used in Ski World Cup or the Winter Games in Albertville. The skiing in Tignes is simply vast, and with several free lifts for beginners helping the excellent local ski and snowboard schools, progression is normally quick for first timers on a Tignes skiing holiday.
Tignes - Way to Val D´Isere.
There are huge long sweeping runs up on the Grand Motte glacier which should be the goal for the end of the beginner´s first week skiing in Tignes. For intermediates there is a good percentage of difficult blues and reds, which are more than enough to keep even an ambitious intermediate challenged for during their Tignes skiing holiday. The trip down to Les Brevieres can be particularly enjoyable. Advanced skiers come back year after year to try the vast array of black pistes and endless off-piste challenges skiing in Tignes has to offer. Try Mickey´s Ears, the Fingers or the Lavachet Wall for real spine tingling vertical drops.