Located in the French Alps, the glorious Tignes ski resort welcomes thousands of visitors each year. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders take over the mountains. Whereas in the summer, hikers and mountain bikers are amongst the many that visit the picturesque location.
There are 5 village which make up Tignes: Val Claret, Tignes le Lac, Le Lavachet, Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes-les-Brévières and close by is the infamous Val-d’Ièsre. All of which are accessible with a Tignes and Val-d’Isère lift pass (100% worth the price for the amount of skiing and boarding there is to do).
Tignes is the type of place that can appeal to everyone. Whatever the age, the resort caters to everyone. For kids, all valleys have a child friendly area for the little ones who are learning to get their ski legs. For adults, the mountains and villages are stocked with cheap to fancy restaurants where the food is exquisite, plus there is a lengthy wine menu wherever you go (it is France after all).
Lastly, for young adults wanting a party scene, the resort is filled with fun and social places. For the perfect après ski, Loop bar in Le Lac provides a live band every day of the week and cheap happy hour prices for all those who enjoy singing at the top of your voice to well-known bangers with a beer in their hand. Another place which is definitely worth a mention is La Folie Douce in Val-d’Isère. The legendary is well known all around the world for it parties on the piste.
Whatever the weather, Tignes will accommodate. When a whiteout occurs, the place to be is Brévières. The village is one of the lowest in Tignes at 1550m, meaning that the visibility will be a bit clearer. When the sun comes out, to me personally, Val-d’Isère is the place to ski too. The runs are great, and a perfect match for all levels of skiers and boarders.
Tignes really is the best ski resort to go for a winter holiday. Even if skiing isn’t your thing, you can still really après-ciate the views around you.