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March 25, 2013
Scott Thomas from France
Staying this week (23-30th March 2013) in the Ecrin des Neiges apartments in Val Claret. Great apartments with cleaning supplies, TV and lots of linen and towels included. There is a pool with jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms for an extra fee - but well worth it after a long day on the slopes. Check out the "pillow" rating in Tignes for good apartments.
Good bus service between the lifts stops right outside the apartments.
Snow is the best I have ever had in March (resort is open until May) and the weather, although cloudy, is not stopping skiing. There are 5 lifts out of Val Claret and all are express - no queues this week so far.
Lots of good restaurants in Val Claret - Pignata, Pepe 2000, Petit Savoyard and Le Gratalu are all good medium price (for the French Alps!) places with Le Caveau and Le Saint-Jacques being good top market. The Chalet Bouvier restaurant is part of Ecrin de Neiges and is excellent too.
The Tignes side is quieter than Val d'Isere and you can take blue runs all the way down to Tignes les Boisses where you should have lunch at L'Armailly, probably the best ski-in restaurant I have ever eaten at. But get the Espace Killy pass as it allows you to ski anywhere in the mountain and if you are a good skier you have to do "Face" in Val d'Isere.
Have a great holiday.
En base a voto(s) Voto
(1) Al menos una parada durante la noche, (2) requiere un día entero, (3) requiere más de la mitad de un día -puede que tenga tiempo para dar algunas vueltas (4) llegada a la hora de almuerzo y esquí toda la tarde, (5) hay un aeropuerto principal a una hora de Tignes .
Transporte público: 4.1
(1) No hay autobuses o taxis hacia Tignes, (3) Los autobuses o trenes disponibles son lentos o poco frecuentes, (5) Es fácil llegar al complejo, tránsito frecuente de autobuses y conecciones de trenes.
(1) Un resort desagradable en una localidad sin mayores atractivos, (3) vista de montaña y resort de nivel regular (5) un escenario espectacular y una hermosa localidad histórica.
(1) No hay lugares donde alojarse en o cerca de Tignes , (3) algunos lugares para hospedarse en el resort, (5) una amplia variedad de alojamientos adecuados para satisfacer todos los presupuestos.
Habitaciones Baratas: 3.8
(1) Presupuesto de alojamiento no disponible (3) Apenas uno o dos albergues, se sugiere reservar por adelantado, (5) varias hostales y pensiones a precios módicos disponibles.
Hoteles de lujo: 4.2
(1) Alojamiento de alto nivel no disponible, (3) Apenas uno o dos hoteles de alto nivel, se sugiere reservar por adelantado, (5) algunos hoteles de lujo en Tignes.
(1) La zona de esquí se encuentra lejos de cualquier alojamiento, (3) un autobús de esquí le lleva de forma gratuita a la zona de esquí en un viaje corto, (5) alojamiento de esquí "Ski-in"/"Ski-out"está disponible.
Cuidado de los niños: 4.1
(1) No hay ninguna guardería en Tignes, (5) el resort tiene excelentes guarderías, incluyendo al menos una a un precio muy razonable.
Nieve segura: 4.8
(1) Ocasionalmente se presenta suficiente nieve para esquiar, (2) a menudo está cerrado debido a la falta de nieve, (3) ocasionalmente sufre de una falta de nieve, (4) rara vez sufre de una falta de nieve, (5) Tignes se presenta nieve segura incluso en las temporadas más pobres.
Cañones de nieve: 4.4
(1) Tignes depende completamente de nieve natural, (3) hay sólo algunos cañones, (5) hay cañones de nieve en todas las pistas.
Aplanadoras de Nieve: 4.5
(1) No hay aplanadoras de nieve en Tignes, (3) ocasionalmente algunas pistas quedan sin aplanar y en mal estado, (5) todas las pistas en Tignes se aplanan diariamente.
(1) No hay ningún lugar para esquiar cuando está ventoso o la visibilidad es mala, y a menudo se cierran los elevadores, (3) hay algunos árboles de escasa visibilidad pero a veces los elevadores cierran, (5) Tignes es principalmente en el bosque donde puede esquiar en días de luz plana y ventosos, rara vez cierre de elevadores.
Opciones cercanas: 3.7
(1) Si las condiciones de nieve son pobres en Tignes, va a ser pobre en todas partes cercanas, (3) existen buenas alternativas a una hora en automóvil, (5) otros lugares en el mismo paquete proporcionan una rica variedad de condiciones de nieve segura para esquí.
Clasificación regional: 4.7
(1) Tignes usualmente tiene pobres condiciones de nieve en comparación con otros centros turísticos en la región, (3) tiene condiciones medias para la región, (5) usualmente tiene las mejores condiciones de nieve en la región.
Eleva al personal: 4.2
(1) El personal en Tignes es descortés e ineficiente, (5) Eleva al personal en Tignes son agradables, alegres y con ganas de ayudar.
Multitudes/colas de espera: 3.7
(1) el resort siempre está concurrido y suelen haber largas colas, (3) ocacionalmente tranquilo durante fines de semana y vacaciones escolares, (5) poco concurrido y colas de espera son muy raras.
Escuelas de esquí: 4.6
(1) Ninguna escuela de esquí disponible, (2) una o dos escuelas de esquí pero sólo en el idioma local, (3) algunas escuelas de esquí pero solicite por adelantado instructores multi-lingües.
Alquiler y Reparaciones: 4.5
(1) No se consigue nada, ni siquiera cera de esquí o PTex. (3) hay algunas tiendas de esquí pero la renta de equipos debe ser reservada con antelación, (5) equipos de esquí de buena calidad a la venta o en alquiler y reparaciones son posibles durante la noche.
Variedad de pistas: 4.7
(1) Las pistas son habituales y sin rasgos distintivos, (3) las pistas son variadas pero no lo suficientemente extensas para una semana, (5) Tignes tiene interesantes y diversas pistas incluyendo bosques y altos terrenos alpinos.
(1) Principiantes pueden sólo ver otros en esquís o snowboard, (3) algunas suaves laderas pero principiantes pueden aburrirse en menos de una semana, (3) extensas áreas de terreno suave.
(1) Ningún terreno intermedio en Tignes, (3) esquiadores intermedios se aburrirán al cabo de unos días, (5) vastas zonas de cruce de pistas.
(1) Nada para esquiadores y snowbordistas avanzados, (3) suficiente terreno empinado por algunos días y con algunos muy buenos para el esquí fuera de pista, (5) Suficiente áreas de terreno empinado y áreas fuera de pista para entretener a esquiadores avanzados al menos por una semana.
Parque de Nieve: 4.2
(1) Ni siquiera un trampolín en Tignes, (3) Parque de tamaño medio y bien cuidado, (5) enorme parque diseñado por expertos, con senderos para saltos y carreras de boardercross.
Fuera de pista: 4.7
(1) Ningún "fuera de pista"que valga destacar, (2) "fuera de pista" fuera de los límites, (3) alguna variedad de "fuera de pista" que permanece fresco durante uno o dos días, (5) una amplia gama de rutas "fuera de pista" que pueden permanecer sin marcas de tránsito por varios días.
(1) No hay ningún lugar para esquí de fondo alrededor de Tignes, (3) hay algunos senderos para esquí de fondo disponibles, (5) la zona cuenta con muchos senderos espectaculares y bien mantenidos para esquí de fondo.
(1) No designado "luge" o carreras de trineo, (3) hay carreras de trineo en tobogan abiertas a menudo, (5) Tignes cuenta con instalaciones largas y bien mantenidas para "luge" y carreras de trineo en tobogan accesible a todas las edades.
Gastronomía de montaña: 4.2
(1) Ningún lugar para comprar alimentos en las pistas, (3) algunos lugares para comer arriba en la montaña pero a menudo muy caros y concurridos, (5) existe una gran variedad de excelentes restaurantes de montaña justo al lado de las laderas para satisfacer todos los presupuestos.
Dónde Comer: 4.4
(1) Lleva tu propia comida, no hay ni siquiera una tienda. (5) Una gran variedad de lugares para comer y beber en el resort, desde comida rápida a restaurantes de lujo.
Después del esquí: 3.9
(1) Nada para hacer, ni siquiera un bar (3) hay algunos bares en el resort pero nada especial, (5) clubes y bares permanecen abiertos hasta muy tarde y tienen un ambiente agradable.
Otros deportes: 4.3
(1) Ningún otro servicio deportivo aparte de los elevadores, (3) el resort tiene sólo una pequeña piscina pública, (5) cuenta con todo tipo de instalaciones deportivas, incluyendo una piscina de tamaño completo.
(1) Además de la nieve y caminar no hay nada más que hacer aquí, (3) el no-esquiador encontrará cosas para hacer por pocos días pero puede que se aburra después de una semana, (5) la zona turística es un lugar fascinante para visitar, más allá de los deportes de invierno.
Paseos de invierno: 3.2
(1) Caminatas con accesos muy limitados y ningún sendero con raquetas (3) un par de senderos escénicos para caminatas con o sin raquetas (5) diversos y extensos senderos para caminatas de invierno en todos los niveles.
Valor del Pase de Esquí: 4.3
(1) Un pase de esquí de 1 semana está sobrevalorado en comparación con el número de elevadores disponibles, (3) el pase de esquí tiene un valor relativamente aceptable y abarca un número razonable de elevadores, (5) el valor de los pases de esquí es excelente en relación calidad-precio y cubren un gran número de elevadores que abarcan un área extensa.
Valor (Nacional): 4.2
(1) En general, Tignes es uno de los centros de esquí más caros en el país pero en sí no lo vale, (3) de promedio medio por el dinero que representa , (5) en general ofrece lo mejor en temas de resorts en el país.
Valor (Global): 4.0
(1) En general, Tignes es uno de los centros de esquí más caros del mundo, (3) en general ofrece relación media en cuanto a calidad-precio comparado con centros de otros países, (5) internacionalmente el resort ofrece una excelente relación calidad-precio.
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March 12, 2013
chris.Parrot from United Kingdom
Have spent the last week in Tignes Val Claret and had 2 sunny days which was great and then Tuesday to Friday was cloudy with a couple of bright afternoons. Friday was snow all day which improved the slopes but the light was very flat so I was unable to judge the terrain as I would like so I had to go slow. I must say it was busier than I would like but is was half-term (the French half-term goes from the middle of Feb to the middle of March). I found the Tignes area a bit quiter but the Dale and Solaise lifts very busy due to everyone looking for the better light in the trees. There were a couple of incidents on the lifts where girls were so busy chatting they fell off the chair and ended up having to crawl out from under as the operator stopped the lift. The problem was caused by people swapping lanes at the last minute or deciding they wanted to sit with someone else and wait for the next chair. I found Val Claret much noiser than Le Lac, where I normaly stay, due to Club Med and the UCPA being centered here and our apartment was in the curling B complex right in the centre. Still a great week; will try later in March next year to avoid the half-term and X-games.
March 05, 2013
Andy from United Kingdom
Just back from Tignes on Saturday after spending the week with my 8-yr old son. Overall, we had a good holiday with good weather although quite cold. We stayed in the Val Claret apartments (with Crystal) which were very basic. TV was not included (40euros for the week!) and there were no cleaning supplies in the apartment which meant buying stuff at the supermarket. The location of the apartments was generally ok with the Tichot high-speed chair about 100yds away. I would say that getting around Val Claret was not as easy as I thought it would be. Our apartments were definitely not ski-in ski-out. Walking up to the ESF meeting point at Tufs chair each morning was a 5min walk which involved scaling a icy bank. The snow conditions were great. The snow park is very good for kids. Some of the lifts out of the resort are slow which was disappointing. I would say an advanced skier could do most of the runs around Tignes in 1 day including over the Toviere towards Val d'Isere. We had snow on Wednesday evening which meant loads of off-piste opportinities. If you want to go off-piste then there is almost unlimited space to explore. The resort is generally expensive. Pizzas are 10-14euros in restaurants. A large beer is around 6euros and a fanta can be 4euros. Would I go back? Absolutely. I think it's a better base than Val as the villages are much better linked and you don't have gnarly runs back to the resort. Be warned, the Santons run which takes you down to Val main village can be horrible in the afternoon. Although marked as a blue it is very narrow and can get vey bumpy and it has a long flat section at the end.
March 04, 2013
Carl from United Kingdom
Currently in resort and depart Sat 9.3.13. Our first time to Tignes and pleasantly surprised after reading many comments. The skiing, which we're all here, for is superb! The vast area and views throughout are amazing too, however, it's extremely busy and can be dangerous in certain descending runs. Waiting times for lifts have not been too bad, maybe a few minutes hanging around albeit squashed like sardines at some lifts (funicular). The après is limited (loop) possibly the best with live bands on a few nights . The food, in our hotel, is very French and maybe a better understanding of what food is available in your accommodation before you travel! Eating out is easy to find with some decent restaurants and take outs. Overall, it's a resort I will certainly come back too and bring my teenage boys with me, who will love the place.
March 03, 2013
Andrew Duquemin from Jersey
Andy, Jersey, C.I.
I have to agree with another reviewer's comment from February 21st. I have been visiting Tignes for the last 25 years and although this may sound strange to some, feel no need to venture anywhere else. Tignes is as snowsure as any resort in Europe and although some may mention that pistes are exposed in bad weather, they are also often baked in sunshine whilst lower resorts are covered in a blanket of cloud. We had 2 days of sunshine on this trip which I know were blanket fog days in Meribel. In my view, the piste maintenance is first class and the lift systems are the envy of all other resorts. A six minute ride in the Grande Motte funicular allows for a 25 minute descent and a drop of some 1300 metres. Longest queue we had, half-term week was 5-7 minutes in Tignes Les Brevieres, as heavy snowfall meant everybody was seeking light reflection from the trees.
In summary, I have visited Tignes over the last 25 years firstly as an energetic teenager, boys ski trips, with my wife and more recently as a family with my two little ones. This resort has always delivered a fantastic holiday, some years knee deep powder other years 14 days of glorious sunshine but never has it disappointed.
Go and enjoy!
Anyone thinking of a ski trip, beginner, intermediate or advanced, please believe me, Tignes will always deliver.
February 21, 2013
Stevie from United Kingdom
I was also there the first week of February and I'm struggling to comprehend the previous report. Were we in the same place?
My abiding memories will be copious amounts of dry fluffy powder, no queues and even more dry fluffy powder. Even for the lifts out of Val Claret at lunch the longest we waited was 5 minutes. Same goes for pistes, yes, the Double M and and the blue down from Toviere are busy at the end of the day, but you just go slow and be aware. And until you need to use these busy pistes - you don't have to. There is a whole mountain to explore with very few people on it. Regarding the pistes, I think they did a great job considering the amount of snow coming down. As for flats, as a boarder I don't remember many on the Val side, although I can usually get up enough speed to ride them out. The only negative I can say is that it was bloody freezing - but that's what you get when you choose to go to a high altitude resort at that time of the year, nothing to do with the resort or resort management.
February 14, 2013
Chris Parrot from Yemen
Booked a week in Val-Claret first week in March. It will be my sixth visit to Tignes, where I learnt to ski 5 years ago; still my favourite resort because of the size and being able to ski to so many villages with so many places to stop for food and a drink. Just a pity there is not more tree runs for the bad weather but the terrain is stunning, have to stop and take in the views. Tignes is a great place to learn because of the free lifts on the village slopes and the fact they are in the village so you can relax in a cafe to get your breath back after a fall or keep an eye on the kids as they learn.
February 11, 2013
Linden from United Kingdom
Visited first week of February. Unbelievably busy on some of the runs (dangerously so sometimes), goodness only knows what it must be like in half-term! Most blues down into Val d'Isere centre were death traps. Piste grooming seemed to be almost non-existent (we were out by 9.30 or so most mornings and they were still lumpy from the day before). Blue 'Henri' did not appear to be groomed from Sunday until Friday. Far too many flat and uphill slogs where pistes have been created on unsuitable terrain. If they want to do this they should instal rope tows. One pleasant surprise were the prices - it was possible to get a 50cl pichet of red on the mountain for 5 euro; as little as I've paid before even in tiny resorts. Prices in shops were also ok and a fabulous selection of groceries, even fresh herbs available in all the supermarkets. Praise for their very efficient bus service. Would we go back? Absolutely not, such an expensive lift pass for very poor grooming and a lot of hard work poling on flat and uphill areas.
January 29, 2013
ian futcher from France
Currently on my third season in Tignes; great resort, great vibe about the place. Conditions good, snowed 8-10 inches yesterday another foot due Fri/Sat this week. For the best skiing head to Val, Solaise and Le Fornet; always quiet and have the best off-piste in resort.
January 25, 2013
Simon from United Kingdom
I love Tignes and have been a visitor for many years, but I do now think it's just too busy on pretty much all the runs. Seeing 4 big crashes on the Double M in the last week (2 didn't get up from it), I can only comment that if this is "quiet" Jan, I can't imagine what the Feb holidays must be like. So sorry Tignes but the love affair is over!
January 10, 2013
ashley from France
Currently skiing in Tignes and vdi. Weather has been fantastic, but some runs, esp. on Tignes side starting to get very hard snow. Looking out of window now and it is snowing. Snow showers predicted for tomorrow as well, so conditions will be perfect for the weekend and beyond. Vdi has better snow.
December 15, 2012
Miki Pomeranz from Israel
January 15, 2012
First time in Tignes. We got great skiing, good views, plenty of runs, ski shops and apres-ski. Lot of fresh snow already in December. We recommend.
January 15, 2012
Ray from United Kingdom
Just been to Tignes for the third time. Great skiing, good views, plenty of runs, ski shops and nightlife. Snow this year is fantastic but a number of runs were closed and the cable car to the top is out of action for another month or so. Off-piste is fantastic with deep snow. Avalanche risk is high though.
December 04, 2011
Crofty from 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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!
December 17, 2010
Chris Parrot from United Kingdom
Been to Tignes twice now, in fact learnt here 3 years ago age 55 and I love it so proves you are never too old. Great place to learn as nursery slopes are all free and plenty of cafe's to recover in. Advise to have private lesson or two first then group lessons otherwise you just get left behind when they all turn and you find you have not quite mastered that yet. If you are going self catering the SPAR shop in Le Lac does a range of take aways that are great to take back to collapse and recover to get recovered enough to hit the slopes again at 08:30 and last till 16:30 when it gets dark. Coming back again on the 8th of Jan for a week so hope it keeps snowing.
November 25, 2010
Fiona Jones from United Kingdom
I last went to Tignes in 1997; and whilst I do not care much for the cold - or even skiing - being a beach bum, my other half, who is an everything bum and thinks he is God's gift to skiing, raves about the skiing there. So inevitably I return. I however am delighted to see that Tignes now has wonderful facilities for those that do not care to speed on two planks down a mountain in repetative motion... like saunas, a swimming pool with mountain views, ice driving, paragliding and ice diving. I may not kick up a fuss quite so much this time... said other half may have to open his wallet however to keep me occupied. More wine anyone...
November 24, 2010
Major Jonathan Richards from United Kingdom
I started skiing at 3 years old, in Cyprus of all places. What my father did not tell me was his grand plan to then ski in Tignes for the next 21 years in a row! I have subsequently skied in Chamonix a lot but as a skier who just cares about skiing and not necessarily the ambience, clubs and all the trimmings. Tignes must be up there as one of the best resorts in the world.
If you like hard extreme skiing then go to Tignes.
November 23, 2010
Adrienne Coward from United Kingdom
Replying to another reviewers query - Tignes is awash with snow at new year. We have been the last two Christmases and also new year just gone - fantastic skiing and lots of fresh powder. Loads of good apartments but if you want bargain basement with brilliant piste access and close to facilities go for Borsat IV - we are going back there for our 4th time this Christmas. Tignes is definitely a snow sure resort - they already have 10 lifts open and conditions are reported to be fantastic. Good luck!
September 28, 2010
Chris from United Kingdom
Hey guys, I'm looking to book an apartment for a group of 4 of us over new year 2010/2011. How will the snow be? Will the skiing be decent? Please let me know!? Thanks
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March 05, 2010
Darko Bujas from SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
Every year I am on Espace Killy slopes from 23.04 til 02.05 and what can I say, best skiing in Europe! Where else in the world can you ski from 3450m to 1250m, where else in the world can you ski on two glaciers in one ski resort (for only 400 euros)? I love Espace Killy.
March 04, 2010
Alistair from United Kingdom
Skied this area many times. Tignes is undoubtably the best linked ski area in Europe. You can ski or board all day from lift to lift without stopping, and cover a lot of miles without queues. Some great circuits to follow: Le Fornet or the glacier and lunch in les Breviers. High altitude means you can always find powder throughout the season. Suits more advanced skiers but there is plenty of motorway skiing for the novice above Marmottes bar and up on the Grand pre. Some friendly bars around Le Lac and some lively nightlife if you want it.....Thumbs up to Tignes...