There are many different reasons to love Tignes as a centre for you Family Skiing Holiday, the convenience is probably going to be the main one though. The ski chalets in the high purpose-built resort of Tignes in the Espace Killy ski area are mainly going to be ski in/out or very close to the slopes. Of course, the height of the resort also adds to the snow reliability which can almost be guaranteed from early December through to late May. Being the Espace Killy you will find 2 glaciers and hundreds of kilometres of piste for the whole family to enjoy.
There’s lots of space for skiiers' on the wide slopes and there are excellent Nursery slopes at both Tignes le Lac and Lavachet with excellent free lifts, one of which is a long covered magic carpet. The ski schools cater well for children, many having nurseries too. There are many wide blue runs to progress to but we recommend getting a full area pass to use the plethora of easy green slopes over on the Val D’Isere side of the ski area.
Accommodation in Tignes, although not the prettiest, is getting more visually attractive with more Savoyard style chalet buildings being built in recent years. There’s a vast selection of apartments here, many are recently built and have access to great leisure facilities such as pools and games rooms for the children and spa facilities for adults. There are many hotels of all star ratings, you really will be spoilt for choice. There are of course a limited number of rooms suitable for families so its best to book early to get the exact room to suit your brood. Club Med have a 4 trident hotel in Tignes Val Claret which is situated right on the slopes and of course in true Club Med Style it runs its own ski school from the back door of the hotel and has excellent childcare facilities too.
There are many chalets in and around Tignes which also offer in house childcare. Some of these chalets offer swimming pools or hot tubs and are suitable if you wish to stay in a family room sharing with others or want to hire the whole chalet and stay with friends which is great fun.
Facilities in resort include the lagoon leisure centre with pools and slides. There’s ice skating, bowling snowmobiling and dog sledding amongst other activities, however book these before travel as they get very heavily booked especially in school holidays. Apres ski for adults can be found easily in all of the Tignes resorts.... Read more