The French sports magazine "L'Equipe" has confirmed as much: Tignes (2,100 m) is the "most sporty resort". 85% of it's guests visit for the sport, declares the magazine. Professionals come here to train and take part in international challenges. And "sporty" does not only apply to ski sports. Of course the vehicle-free resort attracts visitors mainly due to the glacier ski area at the Grande Motte (3,656 m), which is also open in summer, but that is definitively not al the resort has to offer. From ice skating and ice diving, via snowshoe hiking, heli-skiing or snowkiting, right up to ice climbing or a ride on a snow scooter - hardly any wish is left unfulfilled here. And all this even though the resort was actually set under water in 1952 when the new dam created the "Lac du Chevril" artificial lake. However, only 300 m higher up they created not only one of the highest located towns in Europe, but also one of the most modern ski resorts, offering 3 districts, all ideally located around a lake with ice sports possibilities, as well as a number of restaurants and apres ski party facilities, which also attract younger people here.
Remember if you don't find quite what you are looking for you can always give us a call. We are ready to help you find your perfect alpine holiday. Or perhaps you might like to consider an alternative destination? For example have you considered Zell am See in Austria? - The Zell am See ski resort offers a real one off. A charming lakeside town with varied local slopes and a very worthwhile glacier option in nearby Kaprun. Check out our sister site www.ski-apartments-austria.co.uk for some great deals on chalets and apartment rentals in Zell am See. Or perhaps as a possible alternative suggestion how about Bormio in Italy? - Bormio chalet rentals enjoy an appealing historic Italian town that has been a spa since Roman times and which has a splendid 17th Century centre. It has good mix of high, open pistes and woodland runs which combine to into good long descents. [Less]