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Visitor reviews for Tignes Ski Resort

Tignes Ratings

Overall: 4.2. Based on 87 votes and 96 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.8

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Tignes is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.7

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Tignes has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.7

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 3.8

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 3.5

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Tignes.

Public Transport: 4.0

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Tignes, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 4.7

(1) No places to stay in/near Tignes, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 3.9

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.2

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Tignes.

Ski in/Ski out: 4.7

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 4.1

(1) There are no child care facilities at Tignes, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.3

(1) Tignes relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.6

(1) There are no snow groomers at Tignes, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Tignes are groomed daily.

Shelter: 3.1

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Tignes is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 3.8

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Tignes, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.7

(1) Tignes usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.2

(1) The staff at Tignes are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Tignes are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.7

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.6

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.6

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 4.0

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.8

(1) No intermediate terrain at Tignes, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.9

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 4.4

(1) Not even a kicker at Tignes, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 3.3

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Tignes, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 2.9

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Tignes has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.2

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.5

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 4.1

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 4.5

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 3.7

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 3.4

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 4.2

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 4.2

(1) Overall, Tignes is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 4.1

(1) Overall, Tignes is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

Show all 35 ratings

December 04, 2011
Crofty from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Had a great ski holiday last year. Early season snow conditions were excellent. My daughter really enjoyed the friendly ski school. Great lift system, very fast uptake. Going over New year this year, so hoping for the same.
November 15, 2011
Liz Harrison from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
The SkiMad Club celebrates 25 years this year visiting Tignes the first week in December. Excellent resort for early season snow. We are looking forward to this year's trip, with our Midland based ski group.
November 01, 2011
Quim from Ski Spain Spain
What can we say about Tignes... Just waiting for the snow. Wonderful lifts, wide slopes, and it's treasure: La Grande Motte. I fell in love first time I saw her!
March 06, 2011
Jay from Ski Afghanistan Afghanistan
Being a 'Tignes-a-phile' is not difficult. The resort is fantastic and all one needs. Been going for the last 8 yrs with my family and also for day skiing with my best buds so in all 12 times! Piste or off-piste something for everyone. Spring skiing in Easter has never disappointed. Try the Tarentaise run if you're good off-pisters and fit and if the snows good. We are returning again in April and can't wait.
March 03, 2011
Uti from Ski Croatia Croatia
Hello everybody..how are you..?? I was visiting Tignes, three years ago during holidays. I can just write that it was great, just great. We really enjoyed it. We saw everything in Espace Killy (if that is possible). Skiing is great, night life also...yeah..everything So we hoping that we will go now this year during Easter holidays. I hope that we will have fresh snow. So see you all at the Alps.
March 01, 2011
Tim Beckett from Ski Afghanistan Afghanistan
Just back from an amazing week in Tignes. Fantastic conditions and stayed in a great apartment, tignes-apartment.com Excellent restaurants & bars and top class runs!
February 23, 2011
David J from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just got back from Tignes and also went there last year. The variation of runs is fantastic, the lifts are fast, lots of other activities for non skiers and the piste management is first class, off-piste is also good. I have no hesitation in booking again. There is also a good selection of ski schools, this year we had a group of 6 and we used Ultimate who were very good.
February 01, 2011
Jackie Shute, Devon from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just booked again for Tignes! Told myself to try somewhere different but nothing quite matched up in terms of value for money. Went for the New Year and off again in two and a half weeks time. Hoping for some new snow but the webcams still show evidence of great snow conditions. It is the best resort!
January 31, 2011
John-Paul from Ski Australia Australia
Visited Espace Killy (Tignes) for the first time. Amazing motorway piste runs and plenty of variety for all levels. We did find, however, that some of the runs connecting the resorts were under-rated in difficulty. This would be problematic for less experienced skiers exploring the mountain. A week's skiing didn't do the place justice. Disappointingly, we had no new snow for the entire week, which made it quite icy in the morning. The off-piste looked great, but without new snow it was very crusty.
December 23, 2010
AaronT from Ski Australia Australia
Going up to Tignes again in a couple of weeks. Can't fault this place at all! It will be my second time spending a week at Tignes and the runs are just amazing. I was in Val D'Isere last season but decided to come back to Tignes because it seems to be cheaper overall. Plus I prefer the runs on this side especially when the blizzard hit and you can go in the lower tree covers in Brev. Great resort and with great interlinking runs throught the Espace Kelly area!