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About Tignes Les Brevieres
Tignes is a Mecca for any winter sports enthusiast. 300 kms of marked piste, 90 lifts and a World famous ski area linking into Val D’Isere with 2 glaciers and one of the largest verticals in the world from 1550m right up to 3550m. Snow is guaranteed from mid October right through to mid May. We have two chalets in Tignes Les Breviere - just 100m from the new lift linking directly to the Sache Gondola out of the village. Chalets Davie and Trudie are two identical chalets situated next door to each other. Both chalets have eight rooms and are catered on a H/B basis, seven days a week.
Tignes lies at the top of the Tarentaise valley and is made up of five hamlets, Tignes les Breviere, Tignes le Bois, Tignes le Lavacet, Tignes le Lac and Tignes Val Claret. The ski area is linked with Val d Isere to form the famous Espace Killy ski area. The hamlets of Le Bois, Lavacet, le Lac and Val Claret began their lives when the Tarentaise river was dammed flooded the old village of Tignes and forming the Lac Chevail. A number of evicted villagers began to develop the Tignes that we know today and with the help of the famous French skier Jean Claude Killy linked it with the neighbouring village of Val d Isere to form the extensive ski area of the Espace Killy. The Ski area provides for skiers of all abilities, with some 350km of marked pistes, glacier skiing, and numerous bowls and untracked areas for the off piste lovers. It really is an area that you can return to each year and find new areas to ski.
Tignes is a vibrant Alpine resort; there are plenty of restaurants, bars, shops to keep the non-skiers of the party happy. Other ‘activities’ going on in the village include horse drawn sleighs, ten pin bowling, ice skating, fitness centre, cinemas, swimming pool, ice diving and numerous way marked walks around the villages
Apres ski in Tignes is as long and hard as you want it to be. The Alpaka Lodge has its own bar and is one of the main focal points in Tignes Le Lac, while just up the road is the Loop Bar which hosts a number of live bands and events weekly. There are free Navettes which link Le Lac and Val Claret and run regularly until midnight enabling the party goers within the groups to enjoy the Vie Bar and any number of clubs situated in Val Claret. Tignes is also re known for its new-year celebrations with a live DJ and spectacular fireworks to greet the New Year in. It also hosts the prestigious X Games for the next five years, an event not to be missed.
Although Tignes is quite a large resort, the lifts system is well linked and all skiers should be able to move around the area with just the use of the lifts. However for the non-skiers or the weary skiers, both Tignes and Val d Isere has an excellent free bus service which links the ski areas.
A Bus - the A bus runs from Les Bois up to the Tourist office in the centre of Tignes le Lac.
B Bus - the B bus goes from the Tourist office in Le Lac and runs around the lake in Tignes up to the lifts at the base of the Grand Motte in Val Claret.
N Bus – The N bus runs from the little hamlet of La Daille right the way up the valley to the Fornet Hamlet, connecting all the main lift access in the Val d Isere valley.
Skiing in Tignes
The Espace Killy ski area is popular with both skiers and boarders. The area caters well for all abilities, with some 350 km of marked pistes ranging from gentle blues up to technical black runs. The area links the villages of Tignes and Val d Isere and sits in the Vanois national park, giving stunning views of large undisturbed natural beauty. The area is also high enough to guarantee good snow conditions.
Beginners are well catered for with nursery slopes in Les Breviere, Le Lac and Val Claret. All these nursery slopes have the added advantage of being served with ski lifts that are free to use, enabling beginners to gain all the necessary skills at no cost before heading off to try the numerous blues in the area. Once the basic skills have been mastered then the Palafour chairlift whisks beginners away into an area with numerous blue runs to practice on. These blues either wind their way gently back into le Lac, or for the more adventurous there are blue runs which link into both Val Claret and Le Breviere from this chairlift.
The Espace Killy ski area has a wide variety of marked pistes that will keep intermediates happy each day of their holiday. Spend a few days exploring the areas of the Grand Motte, Toviere and L’Aiguille Percee, areas which all surround the hamlets of Tignes. Runs such as Double M of the glacier and cyclamen from the L’Aiguille Percee are not to be missed. For those intermediates wishing to step out of their comfort zone, perhaps tick off the blacks of Trolles and Sache.
The Solaise and Fornet bowls above Val d’Isere also offer the intermediate both excellent and challenging skiing. Enjoy skiing on the second glacier in the area with its wide range of blues and red runs.
The Espace Killy area has enough of both challenging pistes and off piste bowls to keep even the most adventurous advanced skier/boarders happy. Blacks such as Leisse, situated on the Grand Motte glacier, the face, coming of the Rocher de Bellevarde into Val d’Isere and the mogul field known as silene will keep you amused for hours. For those of you who enjoy off piste why not enjoy the easily accessible bowls of Vallon de la Sache or the Fornet bowls. However to really experience some of the untracked off piste areas why not hire an off piste guide from Top Ski.
Activities near Tignes Les Brevieres
|Local sports activities
On-site: Skiing, Walking
Within 15 minutes: Mountain biking, Swimming, Climbing, Fishing, Cycling
Within 45 minutes: Tennis
|Local leisure activities
Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Restaurant, Shopping
||Walking holiday, Sight-seeing, Good night life, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays