Tignes has long been a favourite amongst us Brits, and around a quarter of all visitors are British – which just goes to prove what excellent taste we have as a nation! To say Tignes is a safe choice is a bit of a disservice but it ticks all those boxes when trying to pick a resort. Snowsure? Tick. Big area? Tick. Good parties? Tick. The villages, however are ugly as sin – no matter how much lipstick you put on them, they’re still pigs. There are lots of high-rise apartment blocks, which stick out of the landscape like the proverbial sore thumb. What it does mean is that the villages are pretty compact. You can ride here almost all year, and the winter season is long – kicking off at the end of November and lasting until May. In the summer and autumn a sizeable area on the glacier is open.
Did you know?
That guy painted on to the famous dam is Greek hero Hercules. It was done to mark the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics and took two months to complete.