A view from apartment 4, Roches Rouges
Summer in Tignes

The Tignes summer season starts at the end of June and runs to the end of August. It's difficult to imagine just what a place like Tignes has to offer when the snow melts, so synonymous is it with world-class snow-sports. Well, if you ask a local what they like about the summer their eyes will mist over and they'll reply "Ah... the best time of the year..."

Tignes in summer is a more laid-back affair. We don't know if it's the hot sun, the absence of crowds, the cool blue of the lake, the fun of the wine festival, but everybody seems to take a few more minutes to get where they're going, or cancel that trip to Bourg so that they can finish their glass and admire the stunning scenery.

The children's playground by the lake
Looking across Lavachet to the Grand Sassière

That's not to say there's nothing to do. In fact the summer itinerary rather puts the winter one to shame. Hiking, Mountain biking, 18 holes of golf set around the lake, Sailing, Fishing, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Beach Volleyball, Football, Skating, Swimming, Tennis, Rugby, Horse Riding, Bowling, Quad biking, Parapenting... the list goes on and on.

And of course there's the skiing and snowboarding. The glacier opens every day in late June and July, conditions permitting, with some 20 Kms of runs and snow parks to explore, usually in very summery conditions. The picture of Matt (& Ben) on our About the Owners page was taken in August 2008 - we were stopping to take off some layers as it was about 15 degrees. A number of ski schools continue to operate in the summer and you may well see some of the national teams practising their race technique.

Tignes Le Lac by night
As Tour 2007 did - riding up from the Tignes dam

We recommend you take a look at the official Tignes site to learn more about the summer's activities and read about the summer's special events. We'll post more here as further events are added.

Our Pricing in Summer

During the summer season we charge a flat fee of €85 a night to rent the apartment (that's for the whole place, not just per bed) and we ask you book a minimum of 3 nights. Other than that we don't stipulate that you have to arrive or leave on any particular day, so we don't just operate Saturday to Saturday as we do in the winter. This enables you to be in town for particular weekend events and to take advantage of cheaper travel options if you so wish.

Other than that our prices include and exclude the same things they do in winter:

The price includes:
  - Bedding for your stay (although we ask you to bring bedding for a travel cot if we provide one).
  - Taxe de Sejour where applicable.
  - Electricity, water and gas used during your stay.
  - Support in resort from our partners Tignes.co.uk.

It's useful to know what the price doesn't include and we've listed some things here:
  - Cleaning the apartment at the end of your stay.
  - Travel to and from the apartment.
  - Parking costs if you choose to drive.
  - Equipment hire.
  - Lift passes or Ski lessons.
  - Food or drink.