TIGNES VAL CLARET - Information
Due to its high villagealtitude Tignes has a very reliable snow record that has proved increasingly popular with skiers encouraged to choose higher mountain resorts. This purpose built resort, set mostly above the tree line, is comprised of 5 villages, Les Brevières, Les Boisses,Val Claret, Le Lac and La Lavachet, connected by a regular free ski shuttle bus that operates late into the night. Tignes Val Claret is ideally situated at the base of La Grande Motte lifts and the high speed Funicular giving quick and easy access to the glacier above. Tignes shares the legendary ‘Espace Killy’ Pass, a vast region with over 300 km (nearly 200 miles) of lift-linked trails, with Val d’Isère. Generally regarded as one of Europe’s best ski areas, the skiing offers something for everyone. However, it is advanced skiers who will be most impressed with the limitless off piste options.Tignes’ ski area is directly linked by gondola and high-speed chair-lift to neighbouring Val d’Isère, and the two resorts form the world famous L’Espace Killy, after its most revered son Jean-Claude Killy, who swept the board of gold medals at the 1968 Winter Olympics. A vertical drop of 1,900m coupled with 97 lifts, including two high-speed funiculars, four gondolas and four cable-cars, form a hard-core infrastructure for mountain access that few resorts can match.