Resort Guide - Tignes
The ski area of Val d'Isère and Tignes forms the world-renowned Espace Killy, named after the triple olympic champion Jean-Claude Killy who grew up in Val d'Isère. In all, the Espace Killy ski area offers you 154 runs stretched over 300 Kilometres.
The espace killy Tignes Val d’Isère is an incredible wintersport recreation playground where skiers and boarders love to leave their tracks. In addition to the nearly endless off-piste options, the ski area includes 300 Kilometres of runs located at altitudes ranging between 1,550 metres and 3,450 metres, including
- 20 green runs
- 67 blue runs
- 41 red runs
- 26 black runs
- 9 slalom courses
- 1 mogul field
- 2 snowparks
- 2 glaciers
Check out this link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/snowandski/france/val-disere/10985649/Val-dIsere-itineraries.html) for some suggested itineraries for every level of skier.
If you really hate your back but love your wallet you can get a bus from the UK straight to resort. Check out www.snowexpress.co.uk .
A train from London is a pretty cheap and easy way to get to Bourg St Maurice (see http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/eurostar-deals/eurostar-train-deals/trains-france/ski-train-the-alps) but you need to make sure you get there before the last bus goes up the hill, or have a taxi booked to take you the last 20 kilometers.
Obviously, not everyone lives in London or likes trains (after all they are notoriously full of hobos). Luckily, Easy Jet, Ryan Air and British Airways have flights leaving from all over the UK landing in the nearby airports of Lyon, Chambery, Grenoble and Geneva.
You'll probably want to sort a private or shared transfer to get you to resort once you land. We highly recommend Europe Transfer.