Anyone that's visited Tignes in the summer months will be able to tell you that it far from closes its doors once the snow disappears from the valley floor - if anything, there's even more going on over the summer. Thanks to its high altitude, you can still ride up on the glacier in the mornings and in the afternoons you can get stuck into the 150 km of free mountain bike trails, skatepark, watersports on the lake, 18 hole golf course and a bunch of other mountain & sporting activities.
Our homies at the Dragon Lodge offer self catered and B&B accommodation in Tignes starting at less than £100 per person, per week, from mid June through August. This summer, long time partner store Tignes Spirit are offering Dragon Lodge guests a whopping 50% off rental equipment (email 'em for prices and booking) and Tignes.co.uk will cut their airport transfer costs by 20% as well.
With free lifts for mountainbiking and 150KM of trails, Tignes is quickly building a reputation as a serious summer Alpine riding destination. Dragon Lodge bike partner Startline MTB have a great range or full suspension downhill & hardtail cross country bikes which can be hired by the day (and including helmets and protective gear) and will hook Dragon Lodge guests off with an extra 10% off - (email them for prices and booking).
We stayed at the lodge while the X Games were on and can certainly vouch for it being a friendly, laid back chalet with like minded people and banging food. To make it all even more appealing, Dragon Lodge are also offering an extra 10% off to all Whitelines readers - just mention us when booking to receive the discount.
And if you're hyper organised and are already looking into options for next winter, the guys have also already stuck up the prices for next winter on their website - fire them an email for more info, offers and to book.