Tignes is, in fact, the generic name for a collection of eight villages spread across the mountains from 1550 metres (5084ft) to 2100 metres (6888ft). The main part consisting of the villages Tignes Le Lac, Val Claret and Le Lavachet, form one area that was purpose built in the early 1960s when the dam holding back Lac Chevril was constructed. It is an area tailored to the needs of modern skiing. Situated at 2100 metres/6888ft with skiing up to 3440m/11280ft), Tignes is one of the highest resorts in Europe. It also means good snow conditions are assured well in advance of many other resorts and such conditions will continue long after snow has departed elsewhere. An extensive programme of renovation and modernisation was put in hand to turn the area into a 21st century resort. The first results of this are already in evidence much to the benefit of skiers and non-skiers alike Twinned with Val d'Isère and together forming the vast area known as the Espace Killy, Tignes offers unrivalled skiing at all levels. An advantage of such an area is that a visitor can get to know the basic geography of the area quite quickly, but come back year after year to discover new skiing. Similarly the range of skiing from easy to extreme allows someone to progress in the sport whilst skiing in familiar surroundings.


By Road
The roads are kept open although chains are often needed. If hiring a car make sure that it is winter equipped (chains, roof ski rack). There is good covered secure car parking available 2 minutes away from the Lodge (this is free during the Summer and Winter parking rates are shown at www.tignes.net A43 motorway to Chambéry , then Albertville dual carriageway from Albertville to Moûtiers N 90 "A" road to Bourg St Maurice then D 902 "B" road to Tignes (follow signs for Haute Tarantaise when leaving Bourg St Maurice).

By Plane
Nearest airports Lyon (two airports, St Etienne & St Exupéry) Geneva, Grenoble and Chambéry Buses and taxis run from the airports to Tignes and we can organise the transfer for you, individual and groups alike.

By Train
SNCF Schedules daily trains run to Bourg St Maurice railway station in the valley. Regular bus service to Tignes from the station. Taxis are available. Journey time (35 mins). Eurostar: From Great Britain, direct connection to Bourg St-Maurice by Eurostar from London and Ashford