Tignes & Val d’Isère
The skiing around Tignes & Val d’Isère is vast and varied, taking in over 300km of piste. There are loads of long blues and reds, perfect for intermediates and beginners wanting to clock up the mileage and work on their technique. Advanced skiers can test their mettle off-piste or on one of the many chutes and couloirs found at higher altitudes. Then there’s the two terrain parks and the legendary La Face de Bellevarde – the fearsome black run used for the downhill events at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics.
Tignes les Brévières is the oldest and prettiest of Tignes’ five villages, tucked just down the valley from the world-renowned resort of Val d’Isère. Thanks to a new high-speed lift for the 2018-19 season, accessing the heart of this immense ski area has never been so simple. Tignes itself is situated on a beautiful mountain plateau at 2100m, with an enviable snow record making for long seasons – there’s even the chance to ski on the Grande Motte glacier in the summer.
Les Brévières retains a charm often lost in modern day ski resorts. Whilst much smaller than its illustrious neighbours, there are still plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy such as La Sachette where the chefs serve up beautiful dishes inspired by local traditions. Accessing Val d’Isère itself is simple – our shuttles run throughout the day – so you can easily explore the designer boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants and the legendary après ski. All told Les Brévières is the perfect base from which to explore the region.
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● Over 300km of pistes
● 157 slopes: 26 black, 42 red, 67 blue, 22 green
● Summer skiing on the Grande Motte glacier
● Two terrain parks
● Extensive off-piste terrain