"Tignes is an all round great resort. A wide choice of accommodation, superb skiing for all abilities and easy access to the slopes - it’s easy to see why clients return here year after year. Its high altitude means you can always find good snow, even early or late in the season."

Ross Geddes

Ski Specialist

Tignes Ski Holidays

One half of the mighty Tignes-Val d'Isère power duo, high-altitude Tignes has one of the best snow records around. Sitting beneath the mighty Grande Motte glacier, this modern resort is one of our favourite crowd-pleasing resorts.

Explore the slopes

With beautiful slopeside accommodation, an excellent snow record and 300km of slopes to please everyone from young novices to powder-hungry pros, Tignes offers the ultimate in convenience and accessibility.

The excellent network of 76 lifts makes it easy to explore the valleys, peaks and villages of this spectacular ski area and at its pinnacle, the mighty Grande Motte glacier offers year-round skiing with jaw-dropping panoramas.

Advanced skiers and riders can take their pick of demanding black runs and some of the best off-piste terrain in the French Alps (with a guide). Try the challenging La Sache black descent or discover the steep off-piste gullies around La Grande Balme.

Enjoy the resort

Purpose-built for ease and comfort, modern Tignes is quite different in style to its sister resort of Val d'Isère. Especially popular with those looking for convenient access to the slopes, the resort is made up of five villages perched at varying altitudes.

The resort is split into two main hubs. Tignes Val Claret, at 2,100m, enjoys the best access to the western slopes towards Val d'Isère and Grande Motte. Tignes Le Lac is just down the road and also offers excellent access to the ski area as well as a range of ski school options. The remaining three villages are quieter and situated lower down the mountain.  

Tignes is a lively resort, with an exciting choice of activities away from the slopes. Bun J Riding (a crazy combination of ski jumping, bungee jumping and zip wire), ice skating – the list is a long one. The après-ski scene is friendly with a great selection of restaurants, bars, live music venues and clubs spread throughout the two main resort hubs.  

Where to stay

Our diverse hand-picked selection includes the resort’s newest and most stylish 4 and 5-star hotels, luxury self-catering apartments and comfortable chalet-style residences offering unbeatable value for money.

Many of our picks have exceptional facilities and all are either ski-in/ski-out accommodation or situated just a short walk from the slopes.



"Tignes is an all round great resort. A wide choice of accommodation, superb skiing for all abilities and easy access to the slopes - it’s easy to see why clients return here year after year. Its high altitude means you can always find good snow, even early or late in the season."

Ross Geddes

Ski Specialist

Tignes Stats

Ski Area

Tignes - Val d'Isère: 300km

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Tignes Accommodation

Hotel Diamond Rock

Hotel Diamond Rock offers a truly 5-star experience in the...

Hotel VoulezVous

Hotel VoulezVous is a spectacular new addition to Tignes Le...

Hotel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier

Hotel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier provides chic, luxury accommodation...

Hotel Le Taos

Sitting in a prime ski-in/ski-out position, near the centre of...

Hotel Le Levanna

Hotel Le Levanna enjoys an exceptional location in the heart...

Apartments at Hotel Le Taos

With an enviable ski-in/ski-out location, the apartments at the Hotel...

Residence Le Nevada

Ideally located in the centre of Tignes Val Claret, Residence...

Residence Ynycio

With an amazing ski-in/ski-out location at 2150m, Residence Ynycio offers...

Residence Le Telemark

Residence Le Telemark occupies a slopeside location at the entrance...

Residence La Ferme du Val Claret

The Residence La Ferme du Val Claret offers spacious apartments...

Après-Ski in Tignes

Tignes has a selection of restaurants and bars as well as several nightclubs spread throughout its various resorts. There is a free bus service connecting Val Claret, Le Lac and Le Lavachet making it especially easy to experience each village by night.

In Val Claret, Dropzone has a large south-facing terrace and a happy hour, making it a popular place to stop off after a day on the slopes. With regular live DJs, it turns into a nightclub after 10pm. Couloir is another popular après venue and a great place to head to for some live music and the Saloon Bar always offers a fun party atmosphere. Grizzly's is a cosy log cabin-style building with an outdoor fire pit, perfect for warming up if it's a bit chilly.

In Le Lac, the Loop Bar is conveniently located at the bottom of the slopes, attracting a lively après crowd to its large sunny terrace. The Marmot Arms as its name suggests, is a pub and also offers a selection of burgers. For something more upmarket head to the Pompon bar at Hotel Le Levanna - with a fabulous outdoor terrace and a cosy modern indoor bar, this is a great choice whatever the weather! For late night entertainment check out the latest addition to Tignes - Le Strike. Open Tuesday-Saturday until late this venue is the hottest destination for big name DJs, live bands and entertainment.

Dining in Tignes

You'll find a wide selection of restaurants across the various resorts in Tignes. 

In the Val Claret area, La Pignatta serves great pizzas as well as a range of meat, pasta and Savoyard dishes. Using fresh ingredients, Couloir fuses local specialities with more adventurous flavours and has a good wine list to boot. The Michelin-starred restaurant Ursus at the Hotel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier offers a gastronomic dining experience in a contemporary setting.

In Tignes Le Lac L'Eterlou comes highly recommended by Ski Independence staff - the tartiflette is first-class and the restaurant has a very cosy mountain feel. Booking is essential and we suggest you request a table upstairs for the best atmosphere. Bagus Café has a varied menus offering burgers, pizzas and pasta. A la Creperie Bretonne serves delicious crêpes and cider and is a favourite with Ski Independence staff when visiting Tignes. 

Activities in Tignes

You'll find plenty to do in Tignes aside from skiing. For indoor fun, there's a cinema and also an aquatic centre, Le Lagon, which has a swimming pool and children's areas with slides. There's also an ice rink and twice weekly market where you can buy local produce.

For those seeking adventure, you can try paragliding, snowshoeing, sledging or even ice diving. For true adrenaline junkies, consider Bun J Riding - this combines the thrills of ski jumping, bungee jumping and a zip wire - definitely not one for the faint-hearted!

Reviews of Tignes

Murdoch Allan


After two years and a lot of stress we eventually got to France and had a fab time. Thanks very much to all of the ski-i team.