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Tignes, France ski slopes

Tignes, France ski slopes

Tignes is one of the most reliable French skiing resorts, where you can ski for ten months of the year. The resort has about ninety lifts that serve the 300km of piste in Tignes and the neighboting Val d’Isere.

The appeal of the place is simple to realize once you see it. It has good snow which is spread over a wide area of rather varied terrain at an altitude that ensures almost constant snowfall throughout the year.

There are several locations to make a base of fun and exploration for Tignes ski holidays, some people like to stay in Val but Tignes 2100 is a considerable better base because it’s higher, more convenient, surrounded by intermediate terrain with quick access to the Grande Motte glacier.

There’s an underground funicular from Val Claret which will zoom you up to over 3000m in seven minutes, and there are blue, red and black runs to choose from once you’re here, as well as beautiful long runs back to the resort.

Heading to the opposite side of the valley will have you visiting a quieter area of mostly east-facing slopes which is split into two main sectors, which are in turn linked in both direction – Col du Palet and Aiguille Percee.

The fast chairs and gondolas will take you up the mountain from the majority of the resort however, not all of them are fast so make sure you don’t wait around for a slow one.

As far as queuing is concerned, there isn’t that much to be done, but the Grande Motte funicular can generate some. In some cases taking the parallel fast chairs will get you there quicker even though the ride time is longer.

The resort also features a terrain park, having been one of the first French resorts to build one, and actually it will be hosting the European Winter X Games from 19 to 21 March 2014.

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