Although Tignes and Val d’Isere are renowned for being one of the top ski resorts in Europe (particularly as the Espace Killy ski area is one of Europe’s highest resorts), not everyone wants to ski every day. In particular, as many of us haven’t been able to ski for a couple of years due to the global pandemic, it might end up being a bit of a shock to the system skiing for 6 or 7 days straight!
But not to worry as there are plenty of things to do in Tignes and Val d’Isere that will keep you entertained when you aren’t hitting the slopes on those much needed rest days…
Le Lagon Sports Centre
Located in Tignes le Lac, le Lagon is a water sports complex with a swimming pool, gym, fitness suite and wellness centre.
The swimming pool area has something for all ages with a fun pool and slides for kids, a paddling pool for toddlers, and various different fitness classes for adults including water polo and aqua jogging.
For those of you wanting to hit the gym during your ski holiday, the fitness suit has a weights room and fitness room with a mixture of cardio and weight machines. Wanting to push yourself that bit further? Sign up to one of the fitness classes such as circuit training and spinning to keep in shape throughout the week!
After your workout, you can relax in the wellness centre which has saunas, hammams, and jacuzzis.
PLUS, when you purchase a lift pass, you get FREE entry to the swimming pool!
See the Tignes website here for opening times and to book classes.
Fancy a day of relaxation midweek to rest those tired ski muscles? Book one of Tignes’ many spas to unwind and recover.
Listed below are some of Tignes’ top spas:
- Hotel Les Suites du Nevada, Tignes Val Claret (indoor heated pool, hot tubs, saunas and Turkish baths in a five star hotel)
- Hotel Les Suites du Montana, Tignes le Lac (indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room)
- Hotel Village Montana (outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, and relaxation area)
- Hotel L’Ecrin du Val Claret (aquatonic centre and spa, family friendly, sauna, and steam room)
- Residence Kalinda, Tignes les Boisses (indoor heated swimming pool, separate kids’ pool, hot tub, saunas, steam room and treatment rooms)
- Le Lagon, Tignes le Lac (wellness area with hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and an ice bath)
We also have our very own spa in Tignes les Brevieres, Hotel Club MMV les Brevieres, if you fancy something closer to your chalet.
A perfect day out for all the family with a course for kids and adults, spend your rest day whizzing down the mountain at fast speeds on an inflatable buoy. Head over to the Grande Motte Park entrance at Val Claret to experience an hour of descent, for only €12!
See the Tignes website here for more information.
Tignes has its very own tobogganing course called the “Pala’fou” for those seeking an exciting activity to do after the ski day ends. The course is 3km long with a 40-metre tunnel on a natural slope. Simply jump onto the Palafour chairlift in Tignes le Lac, pay for your €8 ticket, collect a headtorch, helmet and sledge, and off you go!
See here for more information.
Why not try something different and give dog sledding a go? Enjoy a day in the wilderness whilst being guided by a pack of huskies across the frozen lake of Tignes. Sit back and relax in the cosy sled and watch the views race by!
Click here for more information.
Perhaps you’re looking for the next big adventure? Embark on a journey flying high above the resort of Tignes and witness the full extent and beauty of the Espace Killy region. Tignes offers tandem paragliding flights and paragliding lessons for all levels with fully qualified instructors on hand to offer guidance.
If you fancy embarking on this adventure, see the Tignes website here for more information.
The perfect way to stretch out those tired ski muscles, yoga has numerous health benefits for the mind, body, and soul. Join a private or group class to make the most of your rest day and embrace your inner peace in this zen environment.
Here are a few suggestions for yoga classes in Tignes and Val d’Isere:
- Le Reservoir, Tignes les Brevieres: just down the road from our chalets in Les Breveires, this local bar transforms into a place of relaxation during Friday lunchtimes. Check out their Instagram or Facebook page for more information!
- Mountain Yoga: Hannah Duncalf teaches Tāḍāsana yoga (otherwise known as mountain pose yoga) which embraces the peace and tranquility of the mountains. See her website here for winter classes and availability.
- Yoga Tignes: Yoga instructor Joanna has been practicing this discipline for over 12 years and has 8 years of teaching experience under her belt. With a selection of classes running every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday including Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Slow Flow, check out the Yoga Tignes Facebook page for weekly classes or see here for Joanna’s contact information.
- Looking to join a yoga class in Val d’Isere? Check out the Yoga Val d’Isere website here for a selection of yoga classes and studios.
Fancy having the time of your life and sledging down the Snake Gliss? Join in with your friends and family for a lot of laughs and plenty of fun with the sledges connected to each other to create a snake. From only €20 for a session, this event is sure to be a crowd pleaser with fun for all.
For more information, please see here to book your spot.
Discover a new relaxation experience straight from Finland with Evolution 2’s new ice floating activity. Dressed in a dry suit, float in the waters of the frozen lake in Tignes le Lac to welcome a moment of calm into your busy week. Help your mind and muscles to unwind by connecting with nature, surrounded by mountains and snow. To book your spot and try out this unique activity, see the Evolution 2 website here for more information.
This list of activities to do on your rest day will ensure you, your friends, and family make the most of your ski holiday in Tignes!
For more fun ideas, please see the Tignes website for more information: https://www.tignes.net/