Average March/April snow depth: 198cm
Resort height: 2100m
Top lift height: 3456m
Being the second highest resort in Europe, you would imagine that the snow record in Tignes should be pretty good. Well, it is. Nearly eight metres fell during the 2016/17 season! That’s on a par with the crazy amount of snow they get in North America, and they get a lot!
The resort sits at one end of the Tarentaise Valley. It can’t go any further as the massive 3456m Grande Motte Glacier is in the way. The trip to the top is definitely worth it as, not only do you get to ride in a funicular, the views are just incredible. It’s a true 360 view and definitely one for the ‘panorama’ setting on your camera.
Nearly two metres of snow was the average depth at the end of the season last year. It’s easy to see why when over 60% of the pistes in the whole 300km Tignes - Val d'Isère area are above 2200m. No wonder it’s an end of season mecca for skiers and boarders.