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France - Tignes

Overall Rating: 5
France - Tignes
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Ratings

Accomodation 4.00 Town 5.00 Local facilities 5.00 (i.e. restaurants, hire shops) Slope conditions 5.00 Lift system 5.00 Skiing / Snowboarding experience 5.00 Apres-ski 4.00

Marked Pistes

Beginner: 87
Intermediate: 41
Advanced: 26

Lifts

Drag: 24
Chair: 45
Gondola: 5
Cable Car: 3

Resort Facts

Total Pistes: 154
Ski Area: 300km

Base Altitude: 2100m
Summit Altitude: 3450m

Nearest Airports: Chambery (142km), Turin (164km), Geneva (175km), Grenoble (208km)

Connected Resorts: Val d’Isere

Resort Website: www.tignes.net

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Greedypig
3 Reviews
" Tignes Les Brévières - The quieter choice " France - Tignes 5 Review date: 07/12/2014 Date of trip: December - 2013 We had Christmas week 2013 in Tignes Les Brévières...
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Accomodation 4 Town 4 Local facilities 4 (i.e. Restaurants, hire shops) Slope conditions 5 Lift system 5 Skiing / boarding experience 5 Apres ski 3
We had Christmas week 2013 in Tignes Les Brévières, staying with White Horizon Chalets in their self catered apartment, Tignes 1550. The village offers a more refined and quiet après scene and is best suited to couples or good friends. If it’s a banging late night you want then head to Underground Bar or the Vault Bar, excellent après for those who can go the distance.

For those of us who have long since stopped trying to keep up then head to Vincent’s bar next to the Sherpa supermarket. They offer some very nice Dutch hospitality, not to mention the Mutzig Old Lager, very strong indeed, so go steady.

The local restaurants offer the usual Savoyard food with the Bachal restaurant offering some goods Italian dishes. I can recommend the steak Rossini. All the restaurants offer a good selection of wines from the local Vin de Savoie to the most expensive Rothschild. Above all, the locals are friendly and helpful, not stereotypical of other French ski resorts.

The piste back to this part of the Espace Killy are mostly easy blue runs and timid intermediates should have no problem at all, having said that if you really want to download in the gondola there's a bit of hike up to the station from the piste area. If you're a bit more adventurous then try the last part of the beautiful Sache black run down to the village.

The village of Tignes Les Boisses is a free chairlift ride away and is currently under going a bit of redevelopment, worth considering of you want a bit of modern luxury but does seem a bit distant to the village proper, especially if you like to walk around in the evenings.

If you drive to any of these resorts, especially during the Christmas holidays, allow extra time to get from Bourg Saint Maurice to Tignes, the mountain roads get very congested and two hours to travel 20k is not unusual! The road in and out of Brévières is fairly steep and most Brits don't have winter tyres fitted, although its kept clear you may need snow chains to get to the top, my tip is to fit the chains the evening before you leave, saves time faffing should the snow start falling just as you leave.



Adam Ramdin
1 Reviews
" the lift accessible off piste is the best " France - Tignes 4 Review date: 27/10/2014 Date of trip: February - 2014 Tignes is the best resort I have been to for lift ...
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Accomodation 4 Town 5 Local facilities 5 (i.e. Restaurants, hire shops) Slope conditions 4 Lift system 5 Skiing / boarding experience 5 Apres ski 5
Tignes is the best resort I have been to for lift accessible off piste. Its more suited to intermediates with very few good beginner slopes. The powder is fantastic and the opportunities are endless
RoB
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" Great resort " France - Tignes 5 Review date: 05/09/2014 Date of trip: April - 2014 I travelled to Tignes late in the season and the w...
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Accomodation 5 Town 5 Local facilities 5 (i.e. Restaurants, hire shops) Slope conditions 5 Lift system 5 Skiing / boarding experience 5 Apres ski 5
I travelled to Tignes late in the season and the weather was pretty changeable, but for the time of year, the snow was good, especially on the glacier. The resort is great, loads to do and the free bus system is probably the best of any resort I have visited. The massive Espace Killy area is great to keep you entertained and there is a huge variety of runs. Après wise, the leisure centre is brilliant and the bowling alley is worth a visit. There are loads of good restaurants and bars too.
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