The mountain village of Tignes was submerged during the construction of a dam on Chevril Lake, but it gave the name to one of the most famous winter resorts in the world. It consists of several areas, Le Lavachet and Val Claret are considered the most up-to-date ones, they can accommodate about 13 000 guests.
Tignes like Val d'Isère has a high speed-lift, so it takes 6 minutes for tourists to get to the Grande Motte glacier. Genepy, the longest trail (5500 m, elevation change 913 m) belongs to easy ones. The most difficult trail is Le Vallon de la Sache (2800 m, elevation change 770 m). There are also opportunities for those who love virgin skiing. These are the slopes of Vallon de la Sache, Tour de Pramecou, Lognan, Lavachet – Grand Balm.
Espace Killy ski pass is valid on both resorts that can receive over 50 000 guests. The living conditions here are virtually equal, as well as the number of hotels and residences of all the categories. Except the altitude above sea level and distance to the certain slopes and glaciers the only difference is that Val d'Isère has preserved the charm of a patriarchal Alpine village, while Tignes keeps up-to-date in everything.
Resort elevation: 2100 – 3450 m
Lower lift station: 1550 m
Season duration: November, 24 – May, 8
on the Grande Motte glacier – all the year round
Number of lifts: Espace Killy – 99
Underground train: 1
Length of trails: Espace Killy – 300 km.
Length of cross-country trails: 20 km
More difficult: 34%
Most difficult: 15%
For snowboarders: snow park with music (35 000 sq. m), 2 board cross tracks, half-pipe – 200 m.
Snow cannons: +
French Ski School (ESF) tel. (0) 479 06 30 28
Billabong (snowboard for children and adults) tel. (0) 479 06 09 54
Cost of lessons in ski schools:
| || 6 days, 6 h per day|
| In a group|| €158|
| Private lessons (1 day)|| €250|
Children ski school. For 4 years and older children:
6 days, 3 h per day (lunch is not included) - €118
Ski kindergarten. For 2 years and older children: 1 day (including lunch) - €46 tel. (0) 479 06 37 12
| Tickets/Espace Killy|| Adult || Children (5 -12 years)|
| 1 day || €39|| €29.5|
| 6 days|| €187|| €140.5|
Ski-pass for skiing in Tignes zone. Children under 5 – free of charge. For beginners – free lifts near major stations.
Web Page http://www.tignes.net/
Tel. (0) 479 40 04 40
Snow, weather information: http://www.meteo.fr/