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          TIGNES

           

          Wonderful snow-sure high-altitude skiing on-piste or off-piste (Winter & Summer). Easy to access by car, bus, taxi or train.

          See www.tignes.net

          • Free buses run to all areas of Tignes;

          • Approx 2 hours from Chambery; 2 hours 45 mins from Lyon, Grenoble or Geneva

          • Swimming pool, sports centre, bowling alley, cinema in resort

          • Lots of bars and restaurants

          Ski Club of Great Britain  on Tignes:

          "...the appeal of Tignes is simple: good snow, spread over a wide area of varied terrain shared with Val d'Isère. The altitude of Tignes is crucial: a forecast of 'rain up to 2000m' means 'fresh snow down to village level in Tignes'...

          ... one of the best areas in the world for lift-served off-piste runs ...

          ... huge amount of varied terrain..."

          THE RESORT OF TIGNES
           

          Tignes is one of the highest and largest ski resorts in Europe, and has lots to do in the Summer. It also happens to be a French sporting centre of excellence with a focus on high altitude training (as used by the French rugby team for their World Cup training).

          Tignes Val Claret (2,100m) is the highest village in Tignes located right at the foot of the Grande Motte ski area, at 3,450m high one of the highest in the Alps (you can summer ski here as well on the Glacier). Tignes is a short distance from Val d'Isere, whose slopes can easily be accessed on the same ski pass. It has over 130 pistes covering all abilities and 90 lifts. Excellent ski and snowboarding resort with fantastic off-piste.

           

          Tignes consists of several small villages all interconnected by many lifts and runs. Due to its altitude it is one of the first ski areas to get snow in the winter and the resort remains open all the way through until early May, with fantastic spring skiing, and summer skiing available on the Grand Motte glacier nearby. For further information please visit www.tignes.net.

          Tignes is easy to get to. The nearest airports are Chambery (133km), Geneva (170km), Grenoble (165km). Buses, taxis and rental cars can bring you to the resort. The nearest train station is at Bourg St Maurice (30km) which has buses and taxis to bring you to the door.

          SKIING IN TIGNES (Winter and Summer)

           

          Tignes is a great family resort - providing a vast range of skiing for everyone from beginners through to the most advanced off-pist hounds. With 20 green runs; 60 blue runs; 35 red runs and 16 black runs plus a wide variety of challenging off piste areas, the whole Espace Killy of over 10,000 hectares provides a superb skiing area for everyone. With a vertical drop of over 1,900 metres very few resorts can offer such a wide and comprehensive choice of skiing with over 300 km of runs.

          The regular ski season generally runs from late November to early May. The Glacier provides extra opportunities to ski at high-altitude in the Summer (late June & July) and Winter (Oct/Nov).

          SUMMER ACTIVITIES

           

          Tignes also provides a wonderful summer holiday venue in the mountains for the active adventurers looking for fresh air, stunning scenery and thrills.

          GOLF: Tignes Golf Club is based in Val Claret. It is the highest course in Europe shared with several marmottes who make their home there. With its 18-hole golf course it winds around the mountainside on 5 km of fairways, as well as natural obstacles highlighted by architect Philippe Valant, Tignes Golf Club is for both beginners and experts. 18 holes golf, par3, Mini golf, Practice, & Putting Green.

          MOUNTAIN BIKING (MTB): World Class downhill MTB with free lift service. Amazing cycle routes.

          CLIMBING & WALKING: Nearby Tignes Le Lac sports centre includes a large indoor climbing wall. Instructors and Guides can be hired for the mountains. Or just take the free lifts up in the Summer and walk the mountain paths.

          SWIMMING: Large indoor swimming pool at Tignes Le Lac with slides and swimming lanes, a gym & and a sauna/jacuzzi area.

          ACTIVITIES (indoor, outdoor, lake): FREE Sportignes Activity cards in the summer, for over 20 activities including tennis, football, volleyball, basketball, trampolines, extreme sports, archery, sailing, water slides, ...

          The Grand Tichot building is located in the village of Tignes Val Claret, at 2,100m the highest village in the mountain resort of Tignes. The apartment gives access to snow-sure skiing across the vast Espace Killy area, with summer skiing available on the nearby Grand Motte Glacier

           

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          Grand Tichot , Val Claret,

          Tignes, France, 73320

          If you have any questions? 

          Send us an email:

          grandtichot27@gmail.com

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