Tignes July 2016
Posted Jul 20, 2016
Beautiful scenery, quiet resort at this time - French school holidays hadn't started and a lot of the usual winter bars/restaurants were closed. Despite that, all the leisure facilities were available - MTB hire, kayaking, golf, etc and there were a few places to eat out - including the restaurant at 3000m at the top of the funicular during the day. Glacier open for summer skiing - it's obviously not january style deep powder and squeaky snow but still more terrain than you'd think. The still-lying snow meant not all the MTB trails were open but there was stil plenty to go at. Locals friendly and laid-back. We had lots of sunshine and warm weather, so enjoyed getting out into the mountains to walk on the well-sign posted trails. If you're staying in-resort there's a free tignes-sports pass that allows you to use things like the kayaks, SUP, pedalo, tennis courts and lots more for free, well worth getting. (Our receptionist did it on arrival, very easy.) Our 14 yr old boy loved it.