Tignes is one of the premier ski resorts in France. With great facilities and a ski school, it’s ideal for student tours. Find out more about this fantastic destination.
A ski trip is the adventure of a lifetime. Spectacular scenery, exciting physical challenges and a great atmosphere make it a holiday like no other. In addition to being tremendous fun, a school trip is a unique learning opportunity, offering new experiences and enhancing friendships. Tignes is a world-class resort that more than lives up to expectations.
Tignes, along with nearby Val d’Issre, is part of the Espace Killy region of south-eastern France, renowned for its incredible skiing. It is easy to reach by air, flying into Geneva, Lyon or Grenoble. Alternatively, you can reach Tignes by train or coach. At over 2000 m above sea level, this high-altitude resort offers fun almost all year round. There are over 150 km of piste to explore with slopes to suit all ages and abilities. For those who enjoy a real challenge, have a go at skiing on one of the accessible glaciers such as the spectacular Grande Motte. Reached by a funicular, or cable railway, it is utterly breathtaking. The high altitude has also contributed to Tignes’ reputation as the birthplace of snowboarding and there are three amazing snow parks to try out. The region is so suited to winter sports that it has been a Winter Olympic freestyle ski venue. And if you’re looking for a ski school, Tignes is the perfect choice.
Superb Ski School
The resort is brilliantly equipped to cater for skiers of all abilities, from experts to beginners. Whether you are already familiar with the sport or taking lessons with a ski school Tignes has an array of runs. Newcomers can find their feet in the nursery slopes before tackling a range of red and blue runs. For the more experienced skier there are 8 more challenging runs to enjoy. There are 48 ski lifts in the Espace Killy region, five of which are free to beginners, making this are great value for a tour. So if whether you are new to skiing or just a bit out of practice, take a few classes to build your skills and confidence and you’ll be on your way in no time.
Tignes has a whole host of other activities to enjoy, from bowling to cinema screenings and a relaxing pool and spa. Soak up the French atmosphere at the regular crepe evenings or visit the Le Lagon Aquatic Centre. Practise your French at the many shops in the resort and sample some of the most delicious cuisine the region has to offer. For those looking for more action there are plenty of other activities to try, from ice-skating and bum boarding to dog sledding, hang-gliding and even heli-skiing!
Due to its high altitude, this resort is one of only two in France listed as “snow sure.” With this reliable snow record and great facilities, Tignes is a fabulous choice for a school tour. With so much to do, it really does offer the trip of a lifetime.