by Kyla Camille |
If you have ever considered skiing, then your mind will be made up once you see the kinds of luxury accommodations that are available to guests who visit the slopes. Even if you have never skied, you can learn the sport whilst on holiday.
A Favourite French Ski Resort
One of the favourite locations of beginning and experienced skiers in France is Tignes, which is situated in the Tarentaise Valley – part of the Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France. One of the most snow-friendly of the resorts, Tignes is located at 2,100 metres above sea level. Tignes offers snow-covered trails, even at those times when other nearby resorts can only provide sludge-type runs. Tignes, along with an adjacent resort, Val d’Isère, form the ski area known as Espace Killy.
Tignes itself is not a single ski village, but made up of five villages, which include Val Claret, Tignes Les Boisses, Tignes le Lac, Le Lavachet, and Tignes-les- Brévières. Whilst all the villages are similar, they also possess their own unique personalities.
When you are not on the ski slopes, you can find a number of ski bars in Tignes in which to relax. Some of the well-known pubs and restaurants include the bar La Folie Douce, located in Val-d’Isère, and the restaurant, La Ferme des 3 Capucines in Le Lavachet.
An Exciting Locale
Skiers like visiting Tignes as it represents a destination that is ideal for groups and families or skiers of various experience levels. Expert skiers will also find that Tignes is an exciting locale, as it features several advanced runs too.
Beginning skiers congregate to nursery slope areas, such as Val Claret, Tignes Les Lac, Tignes Les Brevieres and Tignes Le Lavachet, whilst more advanced skiers like the challenging pistes on L’Aiguille Percée. One of the most challenging runs is the Grande Motte glacier, which can be accessed from Val Claret.
When you choose accommodations in Tignes, work with a travel company that takes its time to hand-pick and research special accommodations. Whether you are seeking high-end ski hotels in France or wish to book a chalet, it pays to work with a travel company that has an in-depth knowledge of a ski area and its variety of accommodations.
Some of the Recommendations
A travel company can also help keep you stay apprised about your transportation options as well and their recommendations in off-pistes, runs, restaurants and non-ski activities. For example, in Tignes, travel experts recommend the Bluets and Sache ski runs, and Parmecou to Val Claret as the best backcountry trail. Dahu is considered to be one of the best places for lunch, and La Folie Douce is noted as being a popular après ski bar.
Enjoy dinner at La Ferme des 3 Capucines and visit the New Generation or Evolution 2 ski schools to hone your skiing skills. Pamper off Piste is known for providing relaxing massages, and transfers can be made via the Cool Bus system.
If you want to experience a different kind of holiday, one that assures you luxury accommodations and interesting activities, then it can’t hurt to set your sights on a skiing holiday in France.