Category Archives: Tignes

About Tignes in France: An Alpine Delight

The first thing to know about Tignes ski resort in France is that it is the perfect place for your skiing holidays, and if you are looking at buying a ski chalet or apartment, the destination should also be on your list. Whether you want to learn to ski or...

Posted on 21 April 2021

Why Buying Property in Tignes is a Wise Investment to Make

Anyone thinking of buying property in Tignes is making a wise financial move. The high-mountain resort offers much potential in more areas than just skiing holidays, and the name refers to five villages connected by a shuttle bus or gondola service. They are Val Claret, le Lac, Le Lavachet, Les...

Posted on 05 December 2020

Resorts with altitude and easy access remain most sought-after in 2017-18 season

Access, length of ski season and altitude should be key considerations of international investors choosing a resort for their ski home this season, said new-build ski specialist in October. “The Savoie region in the French Alps, in particular, is home to established high altitude resorts with excellent skiing and...

Posted on 06 October 2017

The 2014-15 ski season approaches – so what’s new in the Alps?

Tignes-le-Lac has grabbed the headlines by being named France's most improved resort in the new edition of guidebook Where to Ski and Snowboard (WTSS), which has marked its 20th birthday by commending resorts for improving over the last two decades. WTSS noted that Tignes-le-Lac was “seriously inhospitable” 20 years ago...

Posted on 24 September 2014

Wine-loving skiers toast Savoie’s new ‘appellation’ for sparkling wine

Winter sports and mountain pursuits are what the French Alpine region of Savoie are best known for, but visitors and homeowners there can now enjoy being in an area officially recognised for its sparkling wine. Previously, wine-making in Savoie has fallen under the radar of most foreigners, but things are...

Posted on 11 July 2014

Eurostar ski train fares to the Alps now on sale for 2013/14 season

Tickets for Eurostar's popular ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the Swiss and French Alps are now on sale on and owners of ski property who like to travel by train are encouraged to book soon to avoid disappointment. Launched in 2012,...

Posted on 31 October 2013

Tignes to benefit from new ‘village’ opening for 2013/2014 season

An exciting new ‘village’ within Tignes in the French Alps  will be up and running this ski season, making the resort an even more appealing place to own a ski property. The former Les Boisses area of popular Tignes is undergoing a €150million transformation, which will see it renamed ‘Tignes 1800',...

Posted on 24 September 2013

Reaching your Alpine home from the East Midlands to get easier

British owners of property in the French and Swiss Alps will find it easier to get to their ski homes next season thanks to new flights to Geneva launching from Cambridge Airport. The new route will be operated by Darwin Airline, which is based at Geneva, kicking off on 2nd...

Posted on 22 May 2013