Luxury ski chalets to rent in Tignes
Located at the heart of the Western half of the space of Killy linked ski area, Tignes is located in the Tarantaise Valley in the French Alps. Constructed in the 1970s, Tignes is not architecturally the most attractive resort. The resort has no charm because of the high-rises blocks and the clear lack of trees. Yet looking beyond, you’ll see a wonderful mix of contemporary lifts, infinite water, an impressive array of beginner trails and massive scenery off the route.
Tignes is divided between Tignes-le-Lac and Val Claret, two of their main resort areas. The resort’s main hub is Tignes-le-Lac, while it is 2 km up the valley beyond the lake in Val Claret. Two traditional satellite towns–Tignes-les-Boisses and Tignes-les-Brévières are situated down the valley from the main villages. The two are well connected to the ski area by its own lifts but they have limited shops and restaurants, which are isolated from the central hub.
Along Val d’Isère, Tignes offers 300 km of incredible track to explore on the top of the Grande Motte cable car, at a maximum altitude of 3456 m. Tignes is one of the best resorts for midway skiers who want varied terrain, with a great selection of blue and red pistes. The resort has excellent powdery grounds and snowboarders love the long, wide slopes and excellent field parks.
Tignes boasts lots of restaurants and bars, and the Bun J ride is a combination of ski jumping, bungee-jumping and Zip wire for those who do not wish to take a ski from ice-skating, dog sledding, to ice-karts for adrenaline kickers.
Ski area: Espace Killy
Resort altitude: 2100 m
Top altitude: 3456 m
Pistes: 300 km
Nearest airport: Chambéry – 2h by car / 140 km