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Suitability
Tignes
Skiing - Heli skiing, Torchlit descents.

Snowboarding - Snowparks: 1, Halfpipes: 1.

Other Snow Sports - Cross country: 20km Cross country equipment available, Snow shoeing:Snow shoes available, Telemark: Telemark equipment available: Skidoos:

Bec Rouge and Val Claret offer the largest selection of retailers, although there is a preponderance of ski-rental and sports outlets. Several supermarkets serve the large self-catering community. Saturday open-air market in Le Lac selling local produce and sports/ski clothing.

During the daytime the winter activities include exceptional downhill skiing, snowboarding , paraskiing, dog-sled riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice-skating, cross-country trails and ice-diving. There are also local scenic helicopter rides, indoor sports like squash, swimming and bowling, fitness centres with gym, sauna, pool etc.

In summer, there is mountain biking and hiking, white-water rafting, canyoning, fishing, lake-based water sports, horse riding and golf.

The nightlife in this resort is fairly lively and unsophisticated with numerous bars and restaurants, some offering live music and themed evenings. You will find half a dozen small discos, cinemas. Torchlight descents and snowmobiling by floodlight add a more adrenalin filled evening.

There is a broad if uninspiring choice dominated by local specialities such as cheeses and hams. Tex-Mex, pizzerias and fast-food eateries as well as 1 or 2 gourmet restaurants.

Lifts & Slopes
Highest lift: 3450m (11318ft)
Lowest lift: 1550m (5085ft)
Vertical drop: 1900m (6233ft)
Number of lifts: 47
Uplift capacity: 75500 p/hr
Number of slopes: 65
Beginner: 63%
Intermediate: 25%
Expert: 12%
Total piste length: 150km
Snowboard parks: 1
Cross country: 20km