Skiing Experiences in Tignes

Beginners Experiences

Tignes is a great resort to learn to ski with fantastic facilities for beginner skiers and snowboarders. There are a total of 4 nursery slopes in Tignes where novices learn the basics, 21 green runs and 69 blue runs for beginners to perfect their technique. At the top of the Grattalu lift near the village of Val Claret there is a designated green area, especially for novice skiers.

Off-piste Skiing

For skiers and snowboarders who enjoy venturing off piste, Tignes is one of the best places in France for off-piste skiing. For the best off-piste skiing in the Tignes-Val d’Isère Ski Area, head to the Bellevarde area of the mountain where you will find the famous Banana and Charvet Tour, arguably the most famous off-piste runs in the area.

Cross Country Skiing

With a total of 52km of routes dedicated to cross country skiing ranging in difficulty, there is an abundance of trails for cross country skiers to explore the region.Because there is no need to buy a lift pass, apart from hiring the equipment, cross country skiing in Tignes is free of charge.

In Tignes most of the cross country routes are at the base of the skiing area and around the lake. The runs in cross country skiing are split into green, blue, red and black runs.

Downhill Skiing

Created for the 1992 Winter Olympics, the La Face ski run is the perfect place to test your downhill skiing. This is a black run, located at the top of the Olympique cable car on the Val d’Isère side of the Tignes-Val d’Isère Ski Area.

Tignes plays host to a number of thrilling downhill skiing events throughout the winter season. Watching world class athletes ski down the mountain at speeds of up to 80 mph is a spectacle not to be missed, if you’re lucky enough to be in resort when an event is taking place.