Tignes is a ski resort of international renown. It is located in the heart of the Vanoise National Park. Its ski area is immense. Tignes is a lively, young and sport oriented resort, where all types of ski are possible and all types of skiers catered for. Tigne's ski area is part of the Espace Killy, with the resort of Val d'Isere. It is also possible to ski on the Grande Motte glacier in the summer and in the autumn. Every year the resort becomes the European capital of freestyle skiing and snowboarding when it hosts the major event, the Winter X Games Europe.
In Tignes non-skiers are also catered for with many varied and original activities on offer, such as ice diving, mountain biking on snow, ice karting or skijoring. Night owls will not be disappointed with many restaurants, bars and nightclubs open until late in Tignes le Lac and Val Claret.
- Maximum altitude: 3456 m
- Minimum altitude: 1550 m
- Number of ski lifts: 42 (funiculars: 1, cable cars: 1, gondola lifts: 2, chairlifts: 22, drag lifts: 15, carpet lifts: 1)
- Number of ski runs: 80 (black: 16, red: 24, blue: 33, green: 7)
- Total distance: 150 km
- Dedicated activity areas: 3 (boarder cross: 1, snow park: 1, half-pipe: 1)
- Piste map
- Number of runs: 5 (red: 1, blue: 3, green: 1)
- Total distance: 20 km
- Chambéry to Tignes: 134 kilometres (83 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 50 minutes
- Grenoble to Tignes: 164 kilometres (102 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 6 minutes
- Lyon to Tignes: 239 kilometres (149 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 48 minutes