Snowboard Holidays in Tignes

It's all about the slopes


Ronnie McCluskey

Ronnie McCluskey
HomeAway travel expert



Tignes!The popularity of extreme sports has been on the rise in recent years, and snowboarding is among the most exhilarating of the bunch. One of the first resorts of its kind to welcome thrill-seekers with open arms was Tignes, a commune situated high in the Alps, in the southeast of France. Comprising five villages, each with their own unique qualities and appeal, the commune was an immediate hit with adrenaline junkies. Linking them is the famous L’Espace Killy, one of the few ski areas in France that is considered snow-sure by those in the know. A dream for novice and pro boarders alike, the dramatic 2,100-metre altitude of the village guarantees snow almost all year round!

Like any ski resort there are, of course, a multitude of accommodations to choose from; with so much choice then, you’ve no excuse for making the wrong one! Holidays of this nature can often be notoriously inconsiderate to those who are travelling on a budget, but here at HomeAway Holiday Rentals, we firmly believe that cost should never be a restriction for those in search of the perfect holiday. We offer an abundance of spacious, affordable properties around the resort. But before booking up, why not take a look at our guide to the top five attractions Tignes has to offer?


 

Top five Tignes attractions


   

Tignes les Brevieres Tignes les Brevieres

The oldest and arguably most beautiful of the five villages comprising the Tignes resort is Les Brevieres. The traditional rural charm of the village is difficult to resist. Located at the lowest point of the slopes, the fully-renovated village has endeared itself to tourists as one of the friendliest places to stay during their visit. Tignes les Brevieres is a little further off-the-beaten path than some of the more prominent areas of the resort (see below), but the welcoming atmosphere and stunning views of the valley make it worth the extra effort.

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L’Espace Killy L’Espace Killy

A snowboarding holiday wouldn’t be complete without, well, some snowboarding! The L’Espace Killy, named for 1968 Winter Olympic gold medallist Jean-Claude Killy, offers 300km of pistes suitable for visitors of all experience levels. There are 154 different runs to choose from, ranging from green to black, each easily accessible thanks to 90 ski-lifts, funiculars, cable cars and gondolas. Several of these lifts can also ferry the more adventurous visitor to some off-piste slopes, and even to the heights of the spectacular Grande Motte glacier that dominates the valley. From this vantage, you are assured some truly breathtaking views over Tignes.

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Adventure activities Adventure activities

If the snowboarding itself isn’t quite giving you the adrenaline kick you desire, why not check out some of the other options available to daredevils throughout the resort? Beside the option of hiring quads and buggies to traverse the ice in style, those feeling especially brave can indulge in a spot of ice diving. Tethered to the surface, you submerge through a hole in the ice to explore the wondrous formations that lie beneath. When you surface, what better way to explore the area than by gaining a taste of Alaska with a husky ride? Or, from a mere 33 Euros, take to the skies in a helicopter for a bird’s eye view of the beautiful scenery.

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Apres-Ski Apres-Ski

As fundamentally important as the activities themselves, the question of how to unwind after a hard day on the slopes is always at the forefront of ski buffs’ minds. In Tignes, you needn’t worry. The nightlife around the resort is healthy to say the least, with a plethora of pubs, clubs and restaurants to choose from. Depending on your budget, you can dine at a range of eateries, from more pricey delicacies at L’Arbina in Le Lac, or a simple beef burger from Evolution 2 Café in Val Claret. And for anyone feeling the urge to dance the night away to some ‘70s and ‘80s disco anthems, Jack’s Club in Le Lac may just be the place for you.

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Lagoon Centre Lagoon Centre

It’s been a long and tiring day. You’re battered, bruised and broken from your time on (and, most likely, off) the board. The thought of strutting your stuff in a nightclub is far from appealing. Thank goodness, then, for the relatively new Lagoon Centre in Le Lac. You can take the weight off your feet and relax by taking a dip in the 25m swimming pool, purposefully situated with a mountain view, or drop into the wellness centre for a session in a hot tub or a Turkish bath. Alternatively, if you can still muster the energy, why not make use of the centre’s state-of the-art gym facilities.

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Tignes Holiday Chalets

Chalet Arabette, Tignes Les Brevieres

Chalet Arabette is a luxurious charming independent chalet, with great views of the mountains and town. Situated just 3 to 4 minutes to the centre, lifts and piste, or you can take the lift which is just about 100 metres from the chalet. The Chale...

Super 2 bedroom cozy, tastefully renovated, Tignes LAVACHET

Superb 3 room apartment which is very cozy Building A Roches Rouges, the left ground floor, in the heart of central Claret Tignes, the slopes 50 meters with direct access to the snow front. Beautiful view on Tovière and south facing balcony mounta...

Super cozy studio, renovated with taste, Tignes Val Claret

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Superb 2 Pieces rare. Skis on in the center of Val Claret

More apartments and schedule updates at www. appartatignes. com Superb 2 rooms, south facing balcony, 47 m2, in the heart of Val Claret, with direct access to the snow front. Standard mountain decor, location, south facing bay window. American cu...

2 pretty rare piece of 43m2, renovated in 2013 ideal for 5 people with wifi

Two pieces of charm, crossing, at the foot skis, 43m2, newly renovated, wifi, Building located the Bollin. Tignes Val Claret center. South facing, with a balcony with stunning views across the mountains of the Grande Motte. Living room kitchenette...
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