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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Tignes in Summer

Host to an array of summer activities, experience everything this beautiful resort has to offer including paddle boarding and mountain biking.

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1. Summer Skiing

Can’t wait until winter to get back on the slopes? Depending on snow conditions, you can enjoy summer skiing on the Grandes Motte glacier from June until August. With 20 km of pistes between 3000 and 3456 metres available, this is the perfect opportunity to work on your technique before the winter season kicks in.

A cross-country loop is also available and if it all gets too much, there’s always the Panoramic restaurant where you can relax with a cold beer whilst topping up your tan. First lift is at 7.15 am and it is recommended you head to the glacier early for the best snow conditions.

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2. The Bike Park

Whether you are a beginner or a mountain-bike enthusiast who loves to ride adrenaline-inducing terrain, mountain biking in Tignes is open to all. With 160 km of trails to explore, mountain biking is a fantastic way to discover the impressive scenery.

Access to the six mountain bike lifts and slopes is free with the "My Tignes" activity card. Trails range from green for beginners to double black for elite riders. If you would like some tips on your technique or just to discover the park with a professional, then Tignes has several mountain biking schools to choose from.

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3. The Water Sports Centre

Home to a naturally formed 25-hectare lake, Tignes is a great spot to have fun with family and friends in or on the water. There are plenty of different ways to explore the lake, from a relaxing pedal boat to kayaking or paddle boarding. Learn how to sail a Hobie Cat or try your hand at canoeing. 30 minute sessions start at EUR 6 per person for pedal boating or canoeing and EUR 11 for kayaking or paddle boarding.

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4. Acroland

Located at Tignes le Lac, Acroland is a must for adrenaline-seekers. With an acro bungee, trampolines, water slides and water jumps, soar high into the air before landing in the lake. Expect unique freestyle flips as you speed down the slides and fly through the air. There are three different levels ranging from 6, 9 and 12 metres - how far will you dare to climb?! Freestyle skiers train here every summer so if you’re not feeling daring enough to have a go then it is still a great spectator sport

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5. Golf

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy playing on Tignes unique 18-hole golf course, located at 2,100m above sea level. The setting by TIgnes le Lac is incredible and makes for an enchanting backdrop as you perfect your swing. Various competitions are held throughout the summer with prizes for the winning players. It is also possible to have lessons, with several options possible depending on your level.

For children and low-key fun with friends, there’s a pitch and putt/foot golf course at the centre of the main golf course with nine holes. You can also discover the delights of mini golf with lots of entertaining obstacles to tackle as you make your way around the course.

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