The well known resorts of Val D'Isere and Tignes are, in anybody's book, two of the finest ski stations in the Alps. Hey. Lets make that the world! They are that good. Three hundred combined kilometres of well prepared slopes, more than 100 lifts, a free ski bus zipping you among them, an underground railway boring you to them, and, once you are up to this paradise, a variety of slopes that will litteraly blow you away. At 1,850m and 2,100m high Val d'Isère and Tignes have more problems with getting rid of snow than they have getting it in the first place.
Distance: 125 miles
Lift pass at these resorts are decent value too. Although joined on the pass system, the resorts are totally different, personality wise.
Val D'Isere is the more traditional, whilst Tignes is of the purpose built variety. The latter is no pretty face, that's for sure. But what the hell, beauty is only skin deep and when you get a load of the substance of the skiing.
Val D'Isere and Tignes, as a matter of fact, offer as much for the beginning skier, and skiers in various, but shaky stages of development than just about any resort we can mention. There are, you might like to know, even a selection of free lifts for beginners. You will also probably be interested to note that there is plenty of very, easy skiing at high altitude in both resorts. Even skiers with a minimum of talent and experience will be able to enjoy the vastness and beauty of these resorts. Decent recreational skiers will enjoy the heck out of V&T as the area is fantastic for allowing fair to middlin' skiers enjoy what many say is the best skiing in Europe. Super star skiers will also be delighted with the possibilities here. Anywhere and everywhere, if you have the talent, there is good skiing. Want to let it all hang out, to go for it? This is the place. Bumps? You got 'em. The steep and deep? It does not get any steeper, or deeper. Touring? Yep, available. Well, you get the picture.
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