Why is Tignes a good ski resort for school groups?

Tignes is located in the Savoie department of France, and within the huge Espace Killy ski area which it shares with the resort of Val d'Isere. Tignes is made up of 5 separate villages, ranging in altitude from 2,100 meters above sea level, down to 1,500 meters, though you can ski on trails well above 3,000 meters, which makes proper snow a certainty. Check which part of Tignes you will be accommodated in - the higher up the mountain, the better the conditions but the fewer amenities such as shops, cafes and restaurants.

Getting to Tignes
Tignes is easy to get to, with great transportation links to Lyon, Grenoble and Chamberry (France), and Geneva (Switzerland), giving more options for those wishing to fly. Most UK school groups will fly into Geneva, with a transfer time of about 3 hours.

For beginners
Any first time skiers in your group are catered for with a range of nursery slopes, and there are more than 20 green runs for beginners.

Tignes group accommodation
While the town lacks the Alpine charm of many resorts, the ski resort is still surrounded by some stunning mountain scenery. School groups may be accommodated in resort or club hotels.

The best bits about Tignes

  • As French resorts go, Tignes is not too expensive
  • Strong transport links make the resort easy to get to
  • Tignes is a reasonably good resort for groups of mixed ski ability
Tignes resort photo

© Greg Mistral

Tignes resort photo


Tignes resort photo


ski resort rating

Suitability for School Groups:
Beginners 4/5 | Intermediates 5/5 Tignes has more than 80km of piste skiing, including green and blue runs for beginners.

Tignes resort location

Tignes Resort Location:
Altitude 2,100m - 1,500 Snowfall 5/5 The upper part of Tignes is high enough to get good snow, perfect for school groups.


Approximate Travel Times:
By air from London 3hr By Coach from London 7hr

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