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Tignes

Why visit Tignes?

Tignes is a beautiful resort town made up of the towns of Le Lac and Val Claret.In Le Lac you’ll find a bustling locals vibe. As it’s the hub for all of Tignes’ seasonnaires, there’s always something going on.

In Val Claret, you’ll find the party scene along with the real centre of the ski area with bars and lifts all grouped in one area, no matter where you stay you’ll never be far from either.

Tignes forms the upper half of the breath-taking Espace Killy ski area with over 300km of immaculate slopes this is one of the top ski areas in the world. The range of terrain makes Tignes the perfect place for beginners and advanced riders.

With the village located at 1810m at the base and the highest skiable point reaching a height of 3,456 Tignes is a high altitude town and this altitude means it is one of the most snow sure ski resorts in the French alps.

THE STATS

  • 154 Runs
  • 300 Km of slopes
  • 81 Lifts
  • 2 Snowparks

RUN BREAK DOWN

  • 22 Green
  • 61 Blue
  • 46 Red
  • 25 Black

Where WhiteRoad eat and drink

Best restaurant
Tignes Cuisine

Tignes cuisine offers fresh exciting flavours in the mountains at excellent value. Located at the base of the slopes in Le Lac you can ski to their terrace for fast and fun Asian cuisine.

La Ferme Des
Trois Capucines

An amazing place for fondue and raclette, authentic and traditional located on a Savoyard farm, this restaurant offers amazing service and great food. They obtained the Master restaurant label in 2015 and is a favourite of locals and tourists.

Best cheap eat
La Pizz’ de Tignes

Cheap easy and hassle free. Great pizza for good value, this restaurant comes highly recommended from thrifty travellers to holiday makers and families who fancy a quick and easy meal located really close to the base of two lifts: Bollin and Tufs.

Best Après
Loop

A favourite with locals, this ski in, ski out establishment was started by two brothers who did season after season finally settling in Tignes.

Expect a huge terrace, live DJ’s and big screens showing live sport. Make sure you check out their social for more details on happy hour and drinks deals.

Best Après
Dropzone

Dropzone is a laid back bar with good vibes and good music. Inspired by extreme sports, dropzone is now a multicultural and open minded café/ restaurant boasting international DJ’s and excellent food. In the heart of Val Claret it has the biggest south facing terrace in all of Tignes. With a three hour happy hour and located a stones throw from the slopes, this is a great spot for après.

Best Après
Couloir

Couloir bar is located at the end of Val Claret nearest the chairlift for the Grande Motte. It is the place to be for live music with a mix of bands and DJ’s as well as a funk and soul night once a week. With good food and drinks along with a restaurant upstairs this place has the whole package.

Best Après
Grizzly’s in Val Claret

Grizzly’s is a log cabin with a lovely warm and woody interior, complete with fireplace and fur rugs as well as an outdoor fire pit. If you’re looking for a slightly quieter après this is a great place for a vin chaud or a hot chocolate and it’s one of the most attractive venues in Tignes.

Travel

Fly

  • Nearest airport: Geneva
  • London to Geneva: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Birmingham to Geneva: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Glasgow to Geneva: 2 hour 15 minutes
  • Dublin to Geneva: 2 hour 10 minutes

*Transfers run throughout Saturday and Sunday (for Sundays there is a £5.50 pp/per journey supplement). These are shuttle transfers and in some cases you will be required to wait at the airport. The last transfer from Geneva is approximately 21:40pm, we recommend not landing after 19:20pm.

We recommend not booking any flight which takes off before 09:00am as we are unable to book you onto transfers to arrive earlier than this.
Transfer times are subject to change and availability. As such we do not publish a timetable. If you are concerned please feel free to call the office on 0208 246 6677 (ext: 2) for more advice.*

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Other Airports

  • Lyon
  • London to Lyon: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Birmingham to Lyon: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Dublin to Lyon: 2 hour 5 minutes

*The last transfer from Lyon is approximately 6pm, we recommend not landing after 19:20pm.

  • Grenoble
  • London to Grenoble: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Birmingham to Grenoble: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Glasgow to Grenoble: 2 hour 20 minutes
  • Dublin to Grenoble: 2 hour 15 minutes

*The last transfer from Grenoble is approximately 21:40pm, we recommend not landing after 19:20pm.

Coach travel

  • Geneva to Tignes: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Prices start from £82 return
  • Coaches will drop travellers as close to their accommodation as possible.
  • See * above for more information on timings.
  • Grenoble to Tignes: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Prices start from £86 return
  • Coaches will drop travellers as close to their accommodation as possible.
  • See * above for more information on timings.
  • Lyon to Tignes: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Prices start from £92 return
  • Coaches will drop travellers as close to their accommodation as possible.
  • See * above for more information on timings.

Private Transfers

  • Price on request.
  • Private direct transfers are available for groups of all sizes from Grenoble, Geneva and Lyon. Get dropped at your door for ultimate convenience.

Cost effective alternative to flying

  • WhiteRoad offer coach travel from London Victoria to Resort.

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