FAQ about Tignes
Here you find some of the most common questions, and of course answers to them, that people usually have about Tignes regarding the trip there, skiing, things to do, accommodation etc.
- Which is the closest airport to Tignes?
- Which are the best places for après-ski in Tignes?
- Are there any special restaurants to try out in Tignes?
- Is Nice close to Tignes, and can I go to Tignes from there?
- What makes Tignes a standout ski resort?
- How much do you pay for a ski pass in Tignes?
Which is the closest airport to Tignes?
The closest airport to Tignes is Chambéry Airport, which is located about 140 kilometres by road from Tignes, a slightly less than 2-hour drive. This airport is quite small though, so depending on where you live it might be difficult to find direct flights.
The second-best option, which is probably the best for most people because of its size and direct flight connections, is Geneva Airport. The drive from Geneva to Tignes is about 3 hours, and the distance is 220 kilometres.
Which are the best places for après-ski in Tignes?
Tignes offers a vibrant après-ski scene with a variety of places to unwind and socialize after a day on the slopes, and there are many great places to visit. A couple of the best places to check out are Loop Bar and Cocorico, which both offers live music. Grizzly's Bar is great for sports enthusiasts, featuring big screens to watch live sports. Some other popular places are Le Brasero and Marmot Arms, but there are more places to discover when you are there.
Are there any special restaurants to try out in Tignes?
Tignes boasts culinary gems like the Michelin star awarded restaurant Ursus, which offers creative cooking with mainly local ingredients. Ursus is located in the 5-star hotel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier, and at this hotel you also find the restaurants Le Panoramic and La Table de Jeanne, both also very recommended.
Another nicer restaurant that are outside of hotel Les Suites is La Sachette, a highly rated restaurant known for its cozy atmosphere and delicious cuisine.
Is Nice close to Tignes, and can I go to Tignes from there?
No, Nice is not really close to Tignes. The way the crow fly it is "only" 200 kilometres, but by road it is more than 600 kilometres to drive, and the drive is at least 6 hours. You can also go by train from Nice to the nearby city of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, which is 35-40 minutes' drive from Tignes. The train journey is quite long though, around 9 hours and at least two changes of trains are required.
What makes Tignes a standout ski resort?
Tignes' high-altitude setting, with a base village at 2,100 meters, and access to the Grande Motte glacier at over 3,400 meters, allows for reliable snow conditions throughout the ski season. The glacier provides year-round skiing opportunities, while the resort's altitude minimizes the risk of inadequate snow cover. It is also famous for its splendid off-piste possibilities, making it a popular ski resort for advanced skiers. And finally, it is connected with the famous ski resort Val d'Isere, and together the two ski resorts make up the ski area l'Espace Killy.
How much do you pay for a ski pass in Tignes?
The price for the ski pass Tignes-Val d'Isère Hiver for an adult is 66.00 EUR, and for kids you pay 56.00 EUR. All prices are for a ski pass per day.