Tignes Ski School

We are incredibly proud of our Tignes Ski School team. They have huge amounts of talent with several having competed at World Cup Level and use this skill to inspire the next generation of Skiers and Boarders. The team’s passion for adventure is infectious and they love helping people achieve what was previously though impossible.

Tignes is the perfect resort for every level of skier. Wide-open green and blue runs criss-cross the ski area letting even first-time skiers experience the incredible sense of freedom and stunning vistas we all love. The resorts red runs feel like they were designed for flowing carved turns, and the black runs will push even the most competent skiers. The unbeatable off-piste available in the Espace Killy surpasses all of this. You could make an entire ski film here, from tight Couloirs and tree runs to more open high-speed faces.

Our team are renowned local experts who know all of this terrain by heart. No matter the conditions, they will inspire you to achieve more. Showing you runs that many locals are unaware of and tailoring the terrain to your goals and ambitions.

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Tignes at a Glance

Ski Resort Guide

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Tignes Piste Map

Ski School Meeting Point

Where you’ll meet your instructor

Group Lessons – The New Generation Tignes Ski School meeting point is in Tignes le Lac, between the top of the magic carpet tunnel and bus stop number 1 in Le Lac.

Private Lessons – We’ll meet you at a convenient location for you. Let us know where you’d like to meet at the time of booking.

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Custom Experiences

Tailored for each client
Adaptive Ski Lessons

Adaptive ski lessons are enabling more people to participate in snowsports with the greatest possible level of independence.

Bespoke business packages
Corporate Lessons

Whether it’s making lunch reservations using our extensive local knowledge, or taking your group heliskiing. So why not let us organise your corporate booking this year?

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Tignes FAQ’s


If you’re arriving by air then you’ll probably fly into either Grenoble, Lyon or Geneva. You can then get a private or shared transfer from the airport to your accommodation.

There are buses from the airport but you will need to change at Moutiers and they’re not cheap so if they is a few of you it often cheaper to share a transfer.

The train is the cheapest option but again this will involve several changes and the trains are somewhat infrequent.


It’s about a 9hr drive once in France to reach Tignes. The benefits of driving are no luggage restrictions and the option of an extra day skiing during a week’s holiday but the tolls can be quite pricey on the motorways so something to consider.

Here are some of our favourite tour operators in Tignes:

Ski Olympic
Several chalets and chalet-hotels within easy reach of the slopes.

Alpine Elements
This is one of Alpine Elements main resorts with 10 chalets to choose from.

Catered and self-catered ski holidays.

White Horizons
Catered chalet holidays from an experienced independent provider.

Snow Chateaux
Catered chalet holidays.

Ski Beat
Catered chalet holidays for all.

As well as some agents with whom you can book stays in Tignes:

The Chalet Edit

The hassle-free ‘little black book’ of luxury ski chalets in Tignes.

Alpine Answers
Free ski holiday booking service in 150+ resorts. Over 1,200 chalets and hundreds of hotels ranging in size from 2 to 200 people.

Altitude Holidays
Small, flexible, owner-run company.

Caramel Snow
A unique and personal service, going the extra mile to ensure your bespoke ski holiday is perfect.

Luxury tour operator.

Firefly Collection
Firefly Collection offers a cherry-picked selection of the finest luxury ski chalets, together with expert, impartial advice, and a complimentary concierge service.

Flexiski offers tailor-made holidays across the Alps.

Independent Mountain
Catered and Self Catered Chalets & Apartments in the French Alps.

Move Mountains
Handpicked ski holidays.

Much Better Adventures
Active holidays direct from Independent Operators.

My Chalet Finder
A website specialising in self-catering chalets and apartments across the world’s top ski resorts.

Oxford Ski Company
Arrange luxury ski holidays; chalets, apartments, hotels – whatever your heart desires.

Powder Beds
Ski accommodation specialists.

Ski Boutique
Luxury ski holiday agent offering the finest chalets and hotels with a VIP service from start to finish.

Ski Independence
Travel agent specialising in ski vacations.

Ski Holiday Company – run by skiers for skiers.

Ski Solutions
Luxury ski resort travel and accommodation.

Ski deals and cheap holidays with the biggest tour operators in Tignes.

An up and coming ski agency who will find you exactly what you want! Best prices, best advice.

If you’re staying in Val Claret or Lavachet there is a free bus which runs every 10mins to Tignes le Lac and our meeting point.

If you’re staying in Les Boisses you can catch a bus which runs every 30 mins to Tignes le Lac.

For private lessons however we can meet you in other locations within the ski srea on request.

Find all Tignes lift pass options and prices here.

You can check out the latest snow conditions using these webcams.

For useful information about resorts, including snow reports, where to eat, transfers and more check out one of the following sites:


A helpful site with regular event listings of what’s going on in resort, snow reports and more.

Food Shopping

  • Carrefour on Rue de La Poste offers good variety and reasonable prices for a mountain supermarket and is open later than other options.
  • For your daily bread or a tasty bakery treat head to Chevallot Bakery along the main road in Le Lac, opposite the Rosset chairlift.
  • Each part of Tignes: Val Claret, Lavachet, Boisses and Les Brevieres all have their own supermarkets and bakeries on the main streets (check opening times of each as they sometimes differ to one another).

Clothing Shopping

  • Rue de la Poste has several good clothes and accessory shops on both sides of the road.
  • Tignes Spirit in Lavachet also does a great range of ski and snowboard clothes… especially good if you need thermal onesies!

Doctors – As you drive to the top of the Rue de La Poste the road starts to go back down towards the lake the doctors is signposted on the left.

Dentist –  Opposite the Post Office in Le Lac but on the opposite side of the road facing the lake.

Pharmacy – Half way up Rue de La Poste on your left.

Tabac – Along the main street in Le Lac between Escale Blanche and the Loop Bar.

Cash Point – One at the Maison de Tignes in La Lac, one at the Poste Office (on Rue de la Poste surprisingly!) and one at the side of the car park in Le Lavachet.

Hairdresser – Hair beauté Edwige in Val Claret offers hairdressing in the Sefcotel building.

There is no need to worry about what to get up to after skiing, as TIgnes has a number of activities to keep you entertained all day long.

Le Lagon: Head to Le Lagon swimming pool in Le Lac for a splash around with the kids. Children under 5 get free entry and you get a free pass per day included in the price of your weekly ski pass. There is a paddling pool for toddlers, and for older children Jacuzzi style under water benches, a cave and a slide where children (or adults) can go head to head!

Tignes Espace: Head to Tignes Espace, the sporting hub of Tignes, and book your children onto the trampolines. Right in the heart of Le Lac, a great way to tire the kids out by letting them bounce to their hearts content!

Bowling: For the older kids (and adults) book a bowling lane next door to Tignes Espace in Le Lac for an evening’s entertainment and some light competition between the family!

Ice Skating: Head down to Tignes lake where the children can try their hand (or feet!) at ice-skating. It’s completely free other than the skate hire which is €2 for under 13s or €3 for adults. Every Thursday there is a “disco on ice” from 20:00-22:00 for any older children/teens that may fancy it, of course this is weather dependent!

Sledging: Between the Toviere lift and Le Lagon swimming pool is a small sledging slope, great for races on sledges with a good run-out at the bottom. Sledges can be purchased in all shapes and sizes at most ski-hire shops and if you’re lucky some chalets come with sledges/bum-boards available to use as and when the kids desire!

We recommend one childcare providers in Tignes:

T4 Nannies
T4 offers a private nanny service in Val d’Isère, Tignes, Méribel, Courchevel, La Tania, La Plagne and La Rosiere. They hand pick nannies who share the belief that undivided attention, fun and getting involved are the key ingredients to a happy family holiday.

Boobird Childcare
Entwining passions for travelling and natural learning, each child’s holiday is filled with play and creativity. Parents can explore the mountains knowing their children are safely cared for.

Need help with your booking?
Give us a call, we’re here for you.

UK office: +44 1462 674 000
Lines open: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 UK


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