Catissa's Tignes - The Lowdown


Catissa Tignes

If you’re looking for high-altitude, snowsure slopes and a lively resort there is no better choice than Tignes - one of our favourite resorts which shares the huge Espace Killy ski area with its neighbour Val d'Isère. Between the two there are 300km of pistes for all abilities, ranging from long gentle greens to seriously steep off piste. The powerful snowmaking system and the Grande Motte Glacier ensure that snow reliability is as good as it gets!

In partnership with ski experts Skiyodl, we caught up with local mountain lover Catissa, to give us the lowdown on Tignes.

Catissa's favourite piste in Tignes?
C: ⁠Without question, the snow park up on Grattalu. The park here is on a long flowing run with a good high speed chair at the bottom or you can also use the Col du Palet drag lift. 

Gratalu Snow Park, Tignes

📍 Tignes, France⁠
Favourite mountain restaurant?

C: At the base of the Trolls piste, Loop Bar is ski in, ski out with a huge sun soaked terrace packed with live bands, heaps of sport and great food.

The Loop Bar, Tignes

📍 Loop Bar, Le Rosset, 73320 Tignes Le Lac, France

Best local experience you must try?
C: My ‘don’t miss’ when in Tignes is a 3km toboggan run down Palafour that was pretty much built for adults rather than the kids! We’ll take her word for it. Let us know if you try it.⁠⁠

Parafour Tobogganing, Tignes
🛷  Palafour, 73320 Tignes, France
📍 Tignes, France

Best restaurant in town?
C: La Queue de Cochon is bangin’⁠!
Need we say more?⁠ It’s in Lavachet in Tignes with a revamp of the 60s bar and you’ll have to pop in there at least once when in town!
Whether that’s for fresh oysters at the bar, their famous hot dogs, succulent pulled pork baps in happy hour or for sublime cocktails and 'Sunday Rumday' – it just works.⁠
La Queue de Cochon
📍 Les Haut de Toviere A, Rte de Lavachet, 73320 Tignes, France

Favourite coffee shop?
C: Every now and again you come across somewhere that just does it well.⁠ And that place is The Corner.

Well good pastries⁠
Well good coffee⁠
Well good prices⁠
Well good location⁠
Well good people⁠

The Corner Tignes
📍 The Corner Cafe, Les Neiges D'Ors, 73320 Tignes, France

And finally......
For the best Altitude Gin cocktails, head to The Marmot Arms, for a daily 2 hour happy hour! Also famous for its best homemade gourmet burgers in Tignes, this cosy bar is perfectly situated at the bottom of the Palafour chairlift. The Marmoteers await you!

📍 Immeuble le Palafour, Rue de la Poste, 73320 Tignes, France

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