Early summer sunshine
Tignes and the 300km Tignes - Val d'Isère ski area in France is renowned as one of the greatest places to ski and snowboard in the world, a title it richly deserves. The on-piste is endless thanks to 155 runs, and the off-piste is accessible and fun.
Being the second highest ski resort in Europe at 2100m, and with the towering Grande Motte glacier at 3456m, the far-reaching views extend out across the Alps. It's worth a trip up just to visit Le Panoramic restaurant with its breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and Michelin star lunch specials.
If you can pull yourself away from the slopes for an hour or two, Tignes is home to stacks of activities suitable for all ages and interests too.
Swap your skis or board for crampons and an ice pick to climb up an icy mountain face with a qualified climbing guide. Or for something a bit less risky, head to the beautifully designed sports complex with its adult and kids' pool complete with slide and spa area with a sauna, steam room and hot tub.