Tignes Le Lac & Val Claret
The resort of Tignes 2100, is now made up of many smaller resorts at varying altitudes and offer summer skiing.
Tignes Les Brévières, Tignes Les Boisses, Tignes Le Lavachet, and the purpose built Tignes le Lac and Val Claret. There is plenty to do in Tignes in summer including skiing/snowboarding on the Grande Motte Glacier.
The Tignes Glacier rises from 2700m to 3600m and boasts 20km of ski runs, 12 lifts, 750m of vertical, a snow park and an ice grotto not to mention having breathtaking views. From its summit of 3656m, the Grand Motte glacier dominates the surrounding area. Grande Motte Glacier is open during the summer months allowing freestylers to practice in the snow park, or watch the professionals complete their summer training. For the beginners amongst you the soft summer snow is ideal.
Tignes is host to a whole array of activities in the summer including mountain biking sports. Tignes is a very popular destination with many British and French tourists alike due to the range of activities available.
There are many bars and restaurants in each of the Tignes villages and 4 nightclubs; 2 in Val Claret and 2 in Le Lac.
Tignes is traffic free so there is a 24 hour shuttle bus in operation.
The Grande Motte Glacier is open from 25th June to 7th August 2016.
Interested in buying an apartment in Tignes? See our Buying in the Alps section.