After such a great winter season in 2012 / 2013 the snow levels are great, with amazing conditions on the glacier on the final weekend 11th & 12th May…but there’s som mush more to Tignes in the summer, and here’s just a little info on the wealth of activities, sports, events and more on offer in Tignes this summer:
Snowboarding & Skiing:
This summer the Tignes glacier will be open from June 15th to August 4th for snowboarding & skiing. There will be diferent areas of the glacier open throughout this time:
On June 15 2013, the Lanches & Vanoises charilifts will open, with the Vanoise area of the glacier only open.
On June 22 2013 the Rosolin draglifts will also open, accessing this area also.
Then, from July 6 to August 4 the main Grande Motte area will open accessing the full the 20 km of pistes on the glacier, including the snowpark and cross-country skiing tracks as well as the main pistes.
Bonus: From June 29th 2013 get FREE access to the Lagon swimming pool with your 2-to-10 day Tignes ski pass.
– Opening hours for snowboarders & skiers: 7:15 am (first lift of the funicular) – 1:30 pm (last lift of the cable car)
– Lifts: there are 12 lifts, including the funicular that will take you to the glacier in only 7 minutes.
Snowpark info: At an altitude of 3,456 meters, the Tignes summer snowpark features 10 kickers and about 12 rails for all abilities, from pros to beginners, and the dedicated snowpark team shape new features› regularly all summer long…
Summer Equipment Hire:
Our excellent equipment hire partner Tignes Spirit will give Dragon Lodge guests an amazing 50% off ski & snowboard rental throughout the summer period – with full ski or snowboard packs (including boots, bindings, poles etc.) starting at just over £50 for a week! Just ask us when booking, or quote Dragon Lodge when booking directly with Tignes Spirit.
Our summer transfer partner Tignes.Co.Uk are offering Dragon Lodge guests a great discount, with 20% off transfers from any airport – Just ask us when booking, or quote Dragon Lodge when booking directly with Tignes.Co.Uk.
Mountain Bike info & Hire:
Get your FREE LIFT PASS, hire a mountain bike from us Start Line MTB where Dragon Lodge guests will receive a 10% discount on downhill or hard tail , get out & enjoy all the elements this amazing, up & coming alpine bike park has to offer.
In 2012 Tignes connected their bike park with the world famous Val d’Isere bike park, who hosted the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2012. The ‘Espace Killy’ bike area now offers over 150kms of trails.
This summer the Tignes bike trails are accessed by two free lifts, the Palafour chair lift in Le Lac and the Tufts chair lift in Val Claret from where you can also access the Val d’Isere trails – all are included on the FREE LIFT PASS.
The down hill mountain biking in Tignes & Val d’Isere is second to none, open from 29th June – 1st September 2013 it features a world class selection of Downhill graded for all ability levels GREEN: beginners, BLUE: initiated, RED: experienced, BLACK: expert and DOUBLE BLACK: elite
There are also all mountain and cross country tracks so all styles and abilities are catered for.
Nick Gowan of Start Line MTB, our bike hire partner says of Tignes “Most of the British mountain bikers generally head to Morzine and Les Gets for their summer alpine mountain bike trip, after spending a season in both Tignes and Les Gets / Morzine, the question I kept asking my self was “what is it that makes the Brits love all these nasty braking bumps and endless queue’s for lifts that Morzine has to offer?” I realized the answer is they simply don’t know any different!”
“…the Tignes bike park (is) somewhere that you won’t have braking bumps or massive queue’s for lifts, more importantly the lift pass is FREE! All of the new trails in the bike park have been man made by the self proclaimed Dr Love, Karim Amour, one of France’s best World Cup racers.”
Start Line MTB offers downhill/freeride full suspension bikes for taking on the lifts (these include full body armour & full-face helment) or just a regular hardtail bikes for riding around the lake etc ( regular mtb helmet included)
SUMMER 2013 SPECIAL OFFERS
As usual Dragon Lodge guests receive great deals from many of our friends in Tignes – here’s a selection of offers from our great partners available this summer:
Transfers – Tignes.co.uk are a font of all Tignes information, and their transfer service is second to none. This summer Dragon Lodge guests get an exclusive 20% off airport transfers – email them for prices and booking.
Mountain Bike Hire – With FREE lifts for mountainbiking and 150KM of trails Tignes is building a reputation as the place for summer Alpine riding. Our bike partner Startline MTB have a great range or full suspension downhill & hardtail cross country bikes. Available to hire by the day, and including helmets and protective gear, Startline are offering Dragon Lodge guests 10% off bike hire this summer – email them for prices and booking.