Tignes & Val D’Isere, France
A Resort Built for Sliders & Riders
A modern resort, designed for the best skiing and snowboarding in the Alps. You are never far from a lift and the whole resort is built for the best winter-sports experience – amazing ski area and equally amazing nightlife.
Linked to Val D’Isere, Tignes is part of the Espace Killy ski area and enjoys one of the longest seasons in Europe, November – May. Just a 5 minute walk from your apartment is over 300km of slopes, an abundance of off-piste areas and wide open glacier runs. Tignes is as snow-sure as you can get in the French Alps, boasting a glacier as well as over 200 snow cannons, at least 50% of the resort is usually open in the early and late season. La Grande Motte glacier in Tignes is famous for summer skiing (June – August), this is the place to be for year round skiing and employment opportunities.
Tignes is one of the most popular resorts for holidaymakers from all over Europe, especially the UK. Instructor training in Tignes is provided by a top British ski school, TDC Ski, and lessons shadowed will be in English following BASI Level 4 ISTD instructors.
You’ll become part of TDC Tignes family and get a real feel for living in the French Alps. With access to a huge ski area with a variety of terrain, Tignes is the perfect place for training to be a snowboard or ski instructor.
Ski the amazing – Tignes & Val D’Isere
The free-style hub of the Alps and with over 300km of piste, there is something for everyone in Tignes. With powder bowls, challenging moguls, fast trails, tree-lined alpine routes, two incredible snow parks, boarder-cross courses and a dedicated beginners area – there is all the terrain you need, and more, to achieve BASI Alpine 1 & 2.
A long season, amazing facilities and great snow, Tignes is the off-piste resort in Europe and on your days off you will be spoiled for choice.
Tignes has several bars and nightclubs – many where you will get discounts – and the area of La Lavachet is popular with holidaymakers and seassonaires alike, so this is where the real parties start! Like most European resorts the après atmosphere is lively and enjoyable and there is always something going on. When you’re living in a resort every day feels like holiday, and you will have the best 10 weeks of your life.
With plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from, there is something for everyone – quiet local places to relax after a long day of training and energetic bars where the parties never stop.
As a holiday destination and winter-sports hot spot, Tignes is geared up to keep you entertained, with ice skating on the frozen lake, swimming pool and even a climbing wall. There are plenty of outdoor activities such as snow-shoeing, cross country skiing, ski jöring, paragliding, dog-sledding and even ice scuba diving, you will find something different to try on your days off.
As for events, the Tignes calendar is littered with slopestyle events, apres live music and international on-snow competitions.
Based in La Lavachet, your apartment will be just a short walk from the central bus station primary ski lifts. The area is a prime location for local bars, supermarket, shops and restaurants. Apartments are based on 2-3 sharing and have everything needed to live comfortably and relax during downtime. All apartments have a kitchenette, lounge area and bathroom – bed linen is provided.
Five days per week (on the days you are training) breakfast and evening meals are provided. Meals will be located at a variety of restaurants and eateries in Tignes, combined with some evenings of home-cooked food delivered to your apartment.
Tignes is a large resort made up of 5 areas, and there is a regular free bus service all season. Buses pass through every 15 minutes during the day and once an hour in the evening – so night owls can party all over the resort and will be able to get home at no cost.
Resort height: 2100m (6890ft)
Winter season: Late November to early May
Highest summit: 3456m
Annual snowfall: 250cm
Average temperature: -1ºC – 9ºC
Highest lift: 3456m
No. of lifts: 82
Snow-making: Yes (50%)
Snow park: 2
Skiable vertical: 1906m