If you are looking for a rustic, pretty setting for your luxury ski chalet, Tignes offers a great combination of authenticity, rural appeal, and picturesque views. Sometimes referred to as the ‘glacier resort’, this region boasts some of the best skiing conditions in the Alps.
For the most prestigious and enviable ski location, Chalet Opale is situated in the heart of the Espace Killy area. This beautiful property is minutes away from the piste and is spread spaciously over three floors. Next door, Chalet Ambre has incredible views of the surrounding peaks – a truly elegant affair.
Our accommodation is offered on a catered or self-catered basis. Take a look at our selection of luxury chalets in Tignes, and find out why our portfolio sets us above the rest.
With skiing all year round on the Grande Motte glacier, the resort of Tignes never stops giving
Tignes is based in the heart of the spectacular Savoie Alps region in France and is well known throughout the world as being one of the most complete ski destinations.
At an altitude of 2,100m, Tignes provides 300km of piste options for all levels of skier and snowboarder. With extensive cross country trails widely available and a good range of learner ski runs, Tignes has proven to be one of the most dependable and snow-sure winter destinations in Europe.
Exploring the hidden runs and finding secret stashes of powder and invigorating jumps is all part of the excitement of skiing off-piste. However, in order to uncover the best lines in the safest way possible, we would recommend hiring an experienced mountain guide for the day.
To fully experience virgin runs with the freshest of powder, book a heli-flight to one of the many mountain peaks available in Tignes.
Despite the common perception, heli-skiing is not solely the domain of the advanced skier and there are many drop off locations suitable for the intermediate skier. So why not access the hidden treasures of Tignes with an exhilarating heli-ski flight?
There are a wide variety of ski and snowboarding schools available in Tignes, providing excellent lesson options for all abilities. So whether you're a seasoned professional looking for that off-piste adventure or a beginner simply looking to find their feet on the piste, Tignes has something for everyone and with all gradients of slopes to suit.
Soon after you arrive and have settled, we will help you to get fully fitted-out with any equipment you might need. We work with a variety of local ski and snowboard schools and private guides who will ensure that your mountain experience more than meets your expectations... So whether you require beginner group lessons for children or dedicated tuition in challenging off-piste settings, we're able to organise the instruction that is best suited.
A high altitude snow-sure village which truly is a ski in ski out resort
Tignes comprises five separate villages. Tignes-Le-Lac, the highest of these villages, is based at the foot of the mountain next to the lake, and is considered the main village. Val Claret and Tignes le Lavachet are also at 2,100m. Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes Les Brévières are at a slightly lower altitude at 1,850m and 1,550m respectively.
There is an abundance of after ski activities on offer in Tignes. Whether it’s relaxing in one of our luxury chalets or venturing out to take in all the action of the resort, there is something for everyone. You will find it hard to resist the temptations that Tignes has to offer and there is no better way to celebrate a hard day on the slopes than with a few well-deserved beverages in one of the resort's lively or more relaxed bars.
If you are staying in a self-catering property, we are happy to assist you in selecting restaurants to suit your tastes. Tignes' collection of restaurants offers an oasis of gastro delights that will satisfy your hunger after a big day of skiing.
There is plenty of nightlife options in Tignes with each of the villages offering a slightly different experience. From cosy traditional bars to pumping nightclubs where you can show off your dance moves to the locals, there’s something for everyone.
Tignes has plenty to entertain skiers and non skiers alike
If you fancy experiencing something different during your stay in Tignes, why not try your hand at one of the many other activities that are available. Immerse yourself in one of the lesser-known activities which will ensure your holiday is all the more unforgettable. Some of the winter activities you can involve yourself in without putting on skis or a snowboard are ice driving, ice climbing, dog sledding, and ice skating.
After a hard day on the mountain, what better way to unwind than in a spa? Both of our luxury chalets have their own private hot tubs. We can also provide a wide range of different pampering options. This includes body care treatments, massages, and aesthetic treatments as well as swimming pool access and steam rooms.
Tignes is just as action packed in the summer as it is in the winter months
During the summer and autumn months, many professional athletes and sports teams make Tignes their training base, due to its high altitude location and facilities. The resort can therefore satisfy the appetite of the hungriest adventurer. Among the activities that you can partake in are hiking, paragliding, mountain biking, mountain boarding, and climbing all set against the spectacular backdrop of the French Alps.
At the heart of Tignes is the 250,000m2 naturally-formed lake offering the ideal playground for summer watersports. Boats, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks can be hired daily.
Tignes Grand Motte glacier is open during the summer months for skiing, making it one of the few resorts in the Alps with year-round skiing. With 20kms of pistes, a snow park, and cross country skiing tracks, there is something to entertain all type of skier.
Tignes never stops providing great entertainment for all ages throughout the year. From adrenaline pumping displays of extreme sports to cultural events and live open air concerts, Tignes is one of the most popular entertainment ski capitals of Europe.
In March, Gay Pride hits the slopes of Tignes. The festival line-up is packed with events from pool parties to DJ sessions, fancy dress parties and guided ski and snowboard groups.
Live in Tignes is a free music festival that takes place over three days in April. Enjoy the magical combination of live music and spectacular surrounds and experience the festive spirit that pervades the resort.
The summer months in Tignes are packed with high-adrenaline sports events.
In early August, the lake plays host to some of the best flyboarders in the world. 'Flying' through the air, propelled by water, they demonstrate their agility and acrobatic skills.
For those more musically inclined, there are the annual MusicAlp workshops and concerts held in June/July. Over the course of a month, classical musicians gather to take part in masterclasses and then perform in mostly free nightly concerts.
Tignes is situated in the Espace Killy ski area of France, next to neighbouring Val d’Isere which has an excellent network of transport, providing visitors to the area with a variety of travel options to best suit individual needs.
For Tignes, the closest airport is Chambery, just 2.5 hours away by car or bus. However, there are other airports a little further away, including Lyon (three hours) and Geneva (3.5 hours). Both are very well connected and have proven to be popular choices with visitors.
We can arrange a mini-bus, taxi, or chauffeur-driven service to meet your needs. Please speak with one of our team about these options.
Travelling to Tignes by train can be one of the most relaxing and stress-free ways of getting there. While it may take a little longer than flying, going by rail can offer a much more scenic and cost-effective journey (as they don’t charge for extra baggage) and, of course, if you take the night train it will result in two additional days on the slopes.
With Eurostar, you can catch a train to Bourg St. Maurice which is just 20 minutes from the resort. The journey from London St. Pancras to Bourg St. Maurice takes 8.5 hours.
Driving to Tignes can take around 8 hours from Calais, depending on traffic. Most of Bramble Ski’s luxury chalets have indoor parking; however, please contact us in advance to confirm.
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