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Flying in to Geneva Airport and booking a private transfer with Mountain Drop-offs means you can be in Tignes resort and getting your skis on within three hours.

The beauty of Tignes, of course, is that the two main resort centres of Tignes le Lac and Tignes Val Claret are perfectly snow-sure, at 2100m and 2127m respectively.


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And if you're hesitating over the decision of hiring a car or going for an airport transfer to Tignes, we can honestly say you do not need a car in resort with free navette buses running 24hrs between Val Claret, Le Lac and Lavachet and lifts in every direction. What's more, during the winter season paid parking in one of the municipale covered or open air car parks on the periphery of the resorts is obligatory.

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A winter holiday in Tignes is a delight. The whole area is totally geared up for holidaymakers with those car-free resort centres so the young and the not-so-young kids can run around and chuck snowballs pretty much care-free. There's a full range of accommodation styles and budgets and a modern, expansive lift system that means you can move around the mountain efficiently and easily.

Geneva to Tignes TransfersIndeed some may say Tignes is ugly, but we say it's functional and it works. Whilst it may not be the prettiest of mountain resorts, from nearly every hotel, chalet or apartment in Tignes you can ski right to and from the door and the choice of lifts and pistes is immense. And let's face it, Tignes is all about making the most of the outdoors, not staying in an apartment admiring a fancy stone fireplace or such like. In fact, over 95% of visitors to Tignes indulge in at least one sporting activity each day of their stay, so the place certainly lives up to its sporty reputation!

Geneva to Tignes TransferFor those dedicated skiers and boarders, Tignes can't be beaten. You feel like you've landed on the moon when you arrive in Tignes le Lac or Val Claret, as it sits in a huge curved bowl. And at 2100m +, you might well feel the affects of the altitude and that's hardly surprising when you think the top of the UK's highest mountain Ben Nevis is 1344m. Yes, Tignes is a serious mountain resort!

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It's not just skiing in Tignes

As soon as your Mountain Drop-offs driver has dropped you off in resort you'll want to explore. If you're in Le Lac you can't miss the actual lake, usually frozen over in winter with cross country ski pistes and husky sledging trails and there's a walking path to Val Claret too.

How to get to tignesThis is the heart of the action in Tignes with the town hall and the main tourist office here, as well as the lovely 'Lagon' pool and spa centre. It's also home to the biggest New Year's Eve snow party we've ever seen. Every year superstar DJs like David Guetta and Bob Sinclar spin the platters that matter in the snowy winter wonderland to huge crowds of Tignaddicts (as fans of Tignes are affectionately known!), along with circus acts and a very impressive fireworks display that lights up the mountains. What's more, it's all free, so we can't think of a better way to bring in the New Year!

Tignes transfersThe lake is also where you can go ice diving, immersing yourself in an incredible underwater world, where the silence is enthralling and the shards of daylight dance on the frozen surface. If you're a gung-ho type, try the Le Bun-J Ride which is basically ski jumping combined with bungee jumping and a zip wire at 3000m. Get harnessed up, strap on your skis or board, pelt down the 30m ski jump, fly into the air, get bounced by the bungee cords and then be whizzed along back down to earth by the zip wire!

Tignes transferAnd if all that still doesn't satiate your need for adrenaline, head to the bespoke circuit in Tignes Les Brevieres for an ice driving experience. You can get behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza equipped with studded tyres and go power sliding around the corners sending plumes of snow into the air!

Tignes in The Summer

If you're booking a transfer from Geneva to the sunny slopes of Tignes in the summer months, don't forget to bring your skis with you, as glacier skiing on the Grande Motte opens from around the end of June to the end of August (depending on conditions). Access is via the very impressive and very fast underground funicular and the cable car of the same name in Val Claret.

Tignes to geneva transfersYou might want to bring a mountain bike with you as the ski runs are open 07:00 to 13:30, leaving you all afternoon to enjoy the bike parks and trails. In fact, there's a plethora of summer activities in Tignes, including free access to the 'Lagon' water sports centre with your ski pass of two days or longer, a golf course, water sports on the lake and hiking.

And don't be surprised if you find yourself rubbing shoulders with some burly rugby players or football stars having a kick about on the roof of the Tignespace multisport hall, as the resort is a centre for altitude sport training with the likes of the French national rugby and football teams, Olympique Lyonnais and Toulon clubs all training in Tignes.

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Tignes History

Old & New Tignes!

Tignes first opened up to tourists who wanted to 'take in the fresh air' of the mountains when the railway came to Bourg St Maurice in 1814, along with British alpinists such as William Matthews who set about conquering the local peaks. Between the wars, skiing in its very primitive form was developing, with the opening of a lift, a ski school and a ski shop.

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But it wasn't until 'Old' Tignes was deliberately flooded when the Chevril dam (the one you'll drive across on your transfer up from Geneva) was completed in 1952, that the local Tignardes started to make Tignes Le Lac their new home. By the mid 1960s Le Lac was being developed into the resort we know today with a construction programme that extended to Val Claret.

After linking with Val d'Isere in 1984 to form the super resort that is Espace Killy, Tignes has gone from strength to strength, including hosting the freestyle acrobatic skiing events at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics (and you can still see the Philippe Starck designed metal flame holder at the foot of the Palafour chairlift in Le Lac), the European X Games, Air Ladies, the SFR Tour and numerous FIS events too.

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Five Hamlets!

If you're looking at booking a holiday to Tignes, here's a rundown of each of the hamlets that make up this expansive resort.

- Tignes Val Claret - the highest resort at 2127m, dominated by the Grande Motte (the highest skiing point at 3456m) and Toviere at 2704m, which is the main crossing point over into the Val d'Isere ski area. It's pretty much all ski in, ski out here and a great choice for those who want to maximise their slope time

- Tignes Le Lac - the main admin centre for Tignes sits at 2100m and boasts many of the activities and facilities around the lake and sports centre. Easy access to all ski areas including the 'must-do' Sache black piste from Aiguille Percee at 2748m right down to Tignes les Brevieres, boasting over 1200m of vertical height difference!

- Tignes les Brevieres - at 1550m, this is the lowest of all the hamlets that make up Tignes resort and the only one you get to on your transfer from the airport without going over the Tignes dam. It's nice and olde worlde and does have a bubble lift up the main skiing and a linking chairlift to les Boisses, but it does feel a little isolated from the main goings on of Tignes - ideal for quieter holidays

- Tignes les Boisses - along with the new purpose-built resort of Tignes 1800, it's all a bit more neo-Savoyard round these parts, with wood-clad chalets and a lack of high-rise blocks. There's only one bubble lift into the main ski areas though

- Tignes le Lavachet - a hamlet of residences housing lots of studios and apartments and the calmest part of resort, but still well-linked with lifts and the free 'navette' bus service

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