Tignes has been one of France’s favourite ski resorts for decades, offering high-altitude skiing, the vast ski circuit of Espace Killy and access to the prestigious Val d’Isère. School skiing groups really benefit from this purpose built, high altitude resort - there’s a fantastic snow record and a highly efficient lift system.
There are wide nursery areas at the bottom of the slopes where beginners can practice in a secure environment and gradually progress up the mountain, whilst intermediates will enjoy the sense of journey as they explore the four main areas in resort – La Grande Motte Massif, La Palet, Le Toviere and Les Brévières/ L’Aiguille Percée. Finally, advanced skiers are well catered for with very challenging blacks, a host of moguls and the 1992 Olympic downhill run.
Tignes is a purpose-built resort and has been designed to be practical and convenient. The resort itself is divided into several smaller villages, each with their own character. Val Claret is the highest part of resort at the foot of the glacier, and Val d’Isère has several cafes and restaurants.
Our hotel is in Tignes Le Lac. This lively area has plenty of shops and restaurants plus a sports centre for evening activities including a swimming pool with waterslides. It also has runs into the village making it an extremely convenient choice for skiers.
- Km of piste 150km / 300km*
- Resort Height 2100m
- Direction of slopes Mostly East and Southeast
No of runs
7 36 19 7
22 68 39 26 *
- Longest run 5.5km
- No of lifts 49 / 79*
- Highest lift 3455m
- Lift capacity 13.500 skiers per hour
- Snow-making 974 snow cannons
- Snowboarding 3 terrain parks, 1 half-pipe
- Skibus Yes / No
- Children's facilities Yes
- Lift-pass area Super Tignes pass. Groups can upgrade to Espace. Killy lift-pass at a supplement.
- Key-card lift-pass Yes. No photograph required.
- Medical facilities Doctor in resort, hospital in Bourg Saint Maurice (22km)
Approx 3 hours from Geneva
Approx 4 hours from Grenoble
Approx 13 hours from Calais
* Information for Espace Killy
Le Bec Rouge
- Doorstep skiing
- Comfortable standard of accommodation
The Bec Rouge is a great option for your group, providing direct access to the skiing and resort facilities, and a good standard of accommodation.
Location: A lift departs from the hotel and at the end of the day you are able to ski back to the hotel terrace. The lively resort centre is just 100m away.
Facilities:The hotel has a cosy reception and bar along with a sunny terrace. There is also a pleasant restaurant, whilst the public areas feature WiFi access.
Accommodation: The comfortable bedrooms sleep 2-4 pupils and all have private bathrooms. The majority of rooms have a balcony. Please note that due to the layout of the hotel it is not possible to accommodate your group all together within the building. However, we will make every effort to organise rooming to facilitate supervision of students.
Meals: Groups will take their continental buffet breakfast and 4 course evening meal (with menu choices) in the spacious restaurant. An all-inclusive option is available at this hotel and hot lunches are also possible.
- BBQ night