Tignes is unique among many winter resorts in that it offers visitors much more than just skiing. Open through winter and summer, cold weather sports include ice diving, dog sledding an snowmobiling alongside skiing; warm weather activities include summer skiing, golf and archery. Situated in the French Alps, the excellent snow coverage on the mountain terrain makes this resort a firm favourite for skiers for much of the year.
Tignes is packed full of facilities to please all guests. Beauty treatments are available in the spa, where guests can also enjoy a swim in the pool or activities like weight training or fitness coaching. The nightlife includes a cinema, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
It's easy to get to the French resort, as it is within 2 and a half hours of four airports - international airports Lyon Saint-Exupéry and Geneva International Airport, as well as domestic airports Chambery and Grenoble.
The closest train station is Bourg Saint Maurice, 30 km away, with, domestic and international services such as the Eurostar arriving daily.
There are regular buses running directly to Tignes from all the surrounding airports. Alpbus provides transfers from Geneva airport, Altibus from Geneva, Lyon and Chambery, whilst Ben's Bus runs every weekend of the winter season from Grenoble and from Geneva on Saturdays.
There is no parking at the resort, but visitors to Tignes can use the car parks around the accommodation areas. It is easy to drive to Tignes; a typical route would include the A430 from Chambéry to Albertville, then the N90 to Bourg-St-Maurice via Moutiers, and lastly the D902 to Tignes
The ski season used to last for the whole year. Now, it lasts for most of the year apart from roughly 10 weeks in Summer. Day passes and seven day passes are available. Discounts are available for family passes for two adults travelling with two children, and there are loyalty rates for Tignes pass holders.