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Resort guide to Tignes Les Boisses - France

Small, quiet and very good value. Easy links to the huge Espace Killy ski domain

Tignes Les Boisses resort information - a general overview

Tignes 1800 (Les Boisses) is the quietest of the Tignes ski resorts. It is the first resort you pass after crossing the famous dam below Val d'Isere. Most of the resort is set back away from the main road so driving through on up to Tignes Le Lac you would hardly be aware that a ski resort existed here at all. It is however currently undergoing a massive renovation project. Not only has it been rebranded Tignes 1800 but MGM have also built a large eco accommodation development/resort which was completed in 2014.

Although lower than some of the other Tignes resorts it still has great access to the Espace Killy slopes, and in a few short lifts you can be in the hub of the Tignes skiing. The Boisses gondola takes you up to the L'Aiguille Percee side of the Tignes ski area and from here you can connect to the rest of the ski domain. At an altitude of 1,800 metres Tignes 1800 is certainly very snow-sure and its great value accommodation make it an obvious choice for those on a budget.

Resort stats

300km

1,800m - 3,488m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Good value chalet accommodation - perfect for keen skiers looking for a cheap base.
  • Huge terrain area suitable for all levels.
  • One of the best lift systems in the world accessesing huge areas of off piste terrain.
  • If the weather closes in there is some good tree skiing immediately above Tignes 1800.

Cons

  • Virtually non existent nightlife and apres ski scene
  • The transfer up the main Tarentaise Valley can be long on peak dates and in bad weather.
  • No real sense of place - village is just strung out along the road leading up the mountain.

Tignes 1800 (Les Boisses) Resort Restaurants

There is only a small collection of hotel restaurants in Tignes 1800. However, as the new MGM development completes there will be a wider selection available.

Tignes 1800 (Les Boisses) Mountain Restaurants

For a French resort the mountain restaurants of Tignes (and Val d'Isere) area are pretty good. The Alpage (self service) and Lo Soli (table service) at the top of the Chaudannes chair from Tignes Le Lac are good. The restaurant at the top of Toviere is a good mid morning/afternoon pit stop (crowded at lunchtime). The Panoramic restaurant at the foot of the Grand Motte cable car is perfectly OK especially in warmer, sunnier weather when the large deck comes into its own. The restaurant under the Montana hotel is a good find, serving traditional Savoyarde food.

Tignes 1800 (Les Boisses) Apres Ski

Quiet apres ski scene.

Tignes 1800 (Les Boisses) Nightlife

Quiet nightlife scene

Tignes 1800 (Les Boisses) Resort Map

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  • Funicular 3545022401d4cbcd363e07397500eb11e3c0a8b9938ecfc1bd44a5c240306315 Funicular
  • Cable car 262438c5626f68940e156df868b18890cdda3d131cdffa026f19e15448a2f3ea Cable Car
  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
  • Map marker 453dea188bab96b378528958d3eb238715efc6522f6222fc7af2c570aa899787 Property
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