Beginner skiers in Tignes:
Tignes has 4 nursery slopes in four key areas, which are Val Claret, Tignes Les Lac, Tignes Le Lavachet and Tignes Les Brevieres.
There are various beginner specific lifts ranging such as drag lifts and chairlifts. All beginner lifts are easily accessible from the villages.
In Tignes Val Claret there is a children’s beginner ski area with a ‘magic carpet’.
The following lifts are free of charge:
- Tignes le Lac: Rosset chairlift and magic carpet
- Tignes Val Claret: Claret draglift and Bollin chairlift
- Tignes le Lavachet: Lavachet draglift
- Tignes 1800: Magic carpet
- Tignes Les Brévières: Pitôts draglift and Brévières chairlift
There are green and blue runs further up the mountain, for when beginners are more confident.
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Intermediate skiers in Tignes:
Intermediate skiers in Tignes can head up the Palafour or Chardonnet from Tignes Lac, which provides access to rolling blue runs that lead back to the village.
At the top of Chaudannes chairlift various blue gentle pistes such as the Petit Col are available.
One of the longest blues down is the Rhododendron, from which you can take Melezes and Mrytilles taking you down to Les Brevieres.
Take the Brevieres and Boissons lifts to attempt blue runs down to Tignes Les Brevieres or Tignes Les Boisses.
Expert skiers in Tignes:
Tignes is an off-piste playground. Always remember to take the right avalanche gear with you and where necessary take a guide. You certainly will not tire of the off-piste and touring around Tignes.
There are plenty of off-piste sections that can be taken advantage of by the side of the piste.
Off-Piste Skiing in Tignes
Les Brevieres is great in a whiteout as there are plenty of trees.
Neither Tignes Le Lac nor Tignes Val Claret have a huge amount off-piste skiing routes, but the sides of the piste provide deeper snow.
The Grande Motte often has fresh powder to the sides of the pistes. Early risers who get up there after a dump can get first tracks!
Tignes ski resort interactive piste map