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.
Tim, Equity Ski Specialist
- 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
L’oree du Lac
- Modern interior
- Central location to explore resort
The Hotel L’oree du Lac is a great option for your group, providing a good standard of accommodation, short walk to the slopes and en-suite rooms.
Capacity: 36 rooms
Location: A short walk to the slopes, no more than 10 minutes and central location in resort.
Facilities:The hotel has a games room for students and WiFi.
Accommodation: The en-suite rooms sleep 2-4 pupils.
Meals: Full board offered at hotel, normally with a picnic lunch on the slopes. Hot lunch at hotel available on request.
- BBQ night