There’s a lot of skiing to be done in Tignes. Chalet to chalet you’ll see novice skiers and seasoned pros alike making for the lifts to get them to some of the best slopes in the Alps. With so much activity on offer, it’s a good thing the area has just as many great apres-ski options, too. Whatever takes your fancy, there will be something in this amazing region to appeal, from fine dining to lively nightlife. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself staying in a Tignes chalet at some point in the near future, these are some of the highlights you can enjoy after a tiring day. |
Food and Drink
French food is renowned the world over for its quality, sophistication and outstanding ingredients. The food and drink in this wonderful resort is no different. You’ll even find Michelin quality restaurants with panoramic views over the whole mountain range if you’re really looking for a treat.
The food ranges from these high-quality offerings to simpler (but equally delicious) choices available all over the region, from Val Claret to Le Lac. Plus there are numerous snack bars to fuel up after a day on the slopes has worn you out.
No matter where you end up for lunch or dinner, you’ll be bathed in sunshine surrounded by some of the most spellbinding views anywhere in Europe. Combine that with good (and well deserved) food and good company, and you really can’t go wrong!
Nightlife and Bars
Those who’ve been before might know the feeling: a long day on the slopes, followed by lunch, then drinks with friends in one of the hotspots in Tignes, chalet ready and waiting for you to get a good night’s rest… then doing it all again the next day! For bars, you’ll be spoiled for choice. As well as world famous offerings such as Folie Douce, there are enough bars that you never need to visit the same one twice, if you don’t want!
The atmosphere of each of the bars is as distinct and unique as the visitors who frequent them, so everyone will be able to find something to their taste. There are chic French places, oozing with style, as well as places for table dancing and losing yourself in whatever the DJ is playing.
The entertainment doesn’t stop when the apres-ski bars close, though, as many of the villages have great night clubs that can keep you busy until as late (or early) as 4am.
Something a Little Different
One thing you can’t miss when you arrive in the resort is, well… the snow! And it’s the snow and ice that offer the most exciting and interesting options for apres-ski. Traditional options include ice-skating on frozen lakes, sledging and dog sledding, but even more adventurous possibilities abound! As just one example, you can go ice driving around the region with instructors who will make you feel like a rally driver in no time!
Rest and Relaxation
As well as all the amazing food, drink and activities in Tignes, chalets can present one of the best ways to relax and enjoy your time away from the slopes. With a group of friends and some good food in, spending time in the comfort of your own home-away-from-home can be one of the best apres-ski experiences there is.
So, your travel is arranged to Tignes, chalet is booked and the date is getting ever closer… It’s only right to be excited given the amazing skiing and world-class apres-ski you’ll soon be enjoying. The only trouble you’ll have is trying to fit everything into one trip!
Tim Heal is the founder of Chaletline, a travel agency offering catered chalet accommodation in worldwide ski resorts. With an extensive knowledge of resorts and excellent post booking care, they pride themselves on the personal touch they offer to each and every client. If you're looking for a Tignes chalet they can quickly and efficiently match you with the perfect accommodation in this and many other resorts. Catering for individuals, couples and groups up to 50, the knowledgeable Chaletline team will help you choose the right chalet in the right resort.
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