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Not all French people are rude. Some take great pride in delivering exquisite and sophisticated standards of service. Sadly none of them work in Tignes. The abiding feeling is cynicism. It's like, "We don't really want you here, making work for us but give us your money (no, a bit more!) and we'll put up with you."
It's hard to find a good restaurant - in 2 weeks last season I found one I'd be happy to go back to and 2 I'd tolerate - but easy find an expensive one: basically they all are!
Every place I've been in Italy was more friendly and every place in Austria more fun. And even most of the places I've been in France had a bit more charm and character. Most were more friendly too.
What Tignes does have is altitude and a glacier that is still (only just) skiable. This makes it a safer bet for snow at the start and the end of the season. The other really high French resort that serves these needs is Val Thorens and the two places used to be very similar but over the last few years Val Thorens has invested huge amounts in improving its lift system, renovating the town and building some pretty high class accommodation while Tignes has done none of this. The town is scruffy, graffiti covered elevators don't work most of the time and you be lucky to get a smile off a local all week, even when you're giving them your money. Like I said, the way it feels, they're not happy to be taking your cash, they're still just tolerating you.... Full Review
My first ever trip was to Tignes, in 2015. I have since visited numerous resorts and towns around France, returning to Tignes last spring, as an intermediate snowboarder. The 300km of linked pistes make for a huge amount of varied skiing/boarding. I stayed at Tignes 2100 on my first ever stay which was a great hotel with excellent food and drinks however this was all inclusive and the prices for those not staying were high. My second visit was in a self-catered apartment block in Val Claret. I actually preferred the bars in Val Claret as well as the ease of access for the G Motte. I have visited most of the biggest linked French ski areas (3V, Espace Killy, PDS) as well as some other areas such as Chamonix valley. Tignes/Val is my favourite, predominantly due to the sheer amount of lift accessible off piste which is truly endless and true ski in/out, particularly for Val Claret. If you want a village atmosphere and great bar, shop + restaurant choices then I'd give it a miss or stay in Val.
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Travelled with 4 other guys in Feb 2018. The slopes were great, plenty of fast runs and variety for beginner skiers too.
The biggest disappointment of the trip was the Apres-Ski. I was shocked. I've never seen anything like it. The last 3 trips of 2018 and 2017 were as follows: Morzine, Bansko, Tignes and Ellmau.
Price for fondue in the evening was €39 per person.... for melted cheese!!! We found both the quality and price of dining in Tignes to be unsatisfactory. The prices high and the quality low. We dined out twice and on both occasions regretted it.
Tignes was by far the worst resort I have visited for evening entertainment and lack of atmosphere. So much so that a group of guys from the UK spent most of their evenings in the apartment cooking and drinking wine. I would certainly never return to Tignes and would be far more likely to stay in Val D'Isere if I wanted to ski these great runs again.... Full Review
Absolutely amazing app, use it every year around this time when planning my holiday... Full Review
Tignes is a fantastic place to learn to ski and offers everything you need from beginner all the way to advanced. It covers a massive area and new and interesting ski parks, jumps etc pop-up in different places every year. It's a family friendly resort but just remember if you're in the middle of Val Claret to bring your earplugs at night if you like to go to bed early.
The ESF instructors all seem to be lovely and polite.
Everyone I've met who either works or lives in the area seems very proud of it - and they deserve to be!... Full Review
stayed at the hotel diva val claret .in a group of two couples.hotels staff and food excellent,the best serviceever in a ski hotel .plus 300 euros per couple bar credit tignesski resort was extensive,with a combination of easy greens to terrifiying blacks,what a rush,apres at the follie douce was an experience.will be back to espace killy again.... Full Review
We were been going to Tignes with my wife and her relatives for several years (5 seasons) in a row. First we went to Val d'Isere and that's how we discovered Tignes, after that Tignes was the only destination for us; first adults only and later joined by children once old enough.
This was a great family experience all the time, we enjoyed every visit. But in the last couple of seasons we have gone to Val Thorence, which will be a different review.
So, why did we stop going to Tignes? First and foremost it just became boring, we knew every slope as the back of our hands and started longing for something new. Buying ski pass for the entire espace killy (including Val d'Isere area) was a bit too expensive and not very convenient considering that we had to drop off and pick up or kids from ski school. Not enough time to ski all the way over there and back. And so Tignes area became dull after a while.
Another inconvenience for those who visit this resort in Feb bear in mind it's time for annual X Games as they begin preparation (building half-pipe, etc) a couple weeks prior that. As they begin prep work they close off a major area down the valley immediately making it much too overcrowded. The specifics of the slops are such that they all join in the same point down the valley, closing part of that valley makes it pretty tight for everybody else.
Otherwise, it's a great resort and I would definitely recommend it in good faith.... Full Review
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