Tignes is renowned for the freeriding and off piste available and most of it via regular lifts. Due to the height of Tignes we are far more snow sure than most other resorts lower down. With frequent pow days and the fact we are in a giant bowl with lifts going up both sides it is really easy to find great areas to ride in.
However as we are so high up the trees are pretty sparse, therefore if you do happen to find yourself in whiteout, head over to Tignes Brevieres or in La Fornet over in Val D’isere where you can find awesome tree runs.
From the top of the Grand Motte via the Funicular you can access some amazing off piste however as it’s a glacier you should be extra careful and plan your route so that you don’t fall down any crevasses! On the side of Les Lanches you can also find loads of epic rock chutes and bowls.
For those of you how are more cautious over the Aiguille Percee (the Eye of the needle) the resort leaves part of the black Silene run unpisted after a dump which gives you a great option for safe steep runs and eventually joins up with Brevieres at the bottom of Tignes.
On deep pow days you can see the heavy hitters tackling the Chardonet bowl or the Fingers which you can see coming down the right side of the Toviere to the lake which is often lit up at night!
Before heading out off piste be sure you have the right equipment, know where you are going and check the stability conditions from the tourist information or the 4-freeride information points before you go for it.