Your travel arrangements should allow you to be in Tignes by Sunday afternoon at the latest. Please let us know where you are staying in case you need to be contacted. If you are delayed for any reason and can't attend the Sunday 5.30 ski course introduction meeting, please ring (0044)788 0551360, with your contact phone number to hand.
Travel options are provided below. Whilst most clients make independent travel arrangements, many tour operators will allow you to book their flights and transfers even if you aren't booking a package with them. Crystal, Club Med, Mark Warner and Ski Olympic to name just a few, all go to Tignes.
If you are driving to Tignes, at all costs try to avoid arrrival at or departure from Tignes on a Saturday, unless you do so in the early hours. Leaving the resort in particular can take three hours just to Bourg St Maurice - a journey of 25 kms.
A good way to go from the ferry ports is via Dijon, A40-Bourg en Bresse-Geneva. Then, A41-Annecy-Chambery. The alternative route via Lyon has been much improved, with a ring road directly to the wonderful Burgundy region. Once in Tignes, you will have to park in the garages. Phone Tignes Information Parkings on 0033 47940 0670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org - or see this link.
Beware of over-reliance on GPS for directions to Tignes. We have had phone calls from clients who have found themselves being directed to Tignes via the Petit St Bernard , which is impassable in the Winter. "We thought it was very odd", they said," when the snow drifts got deeper and deeper". There is no substitute for a paper map and don't take the shortest-seeming route using local roads.
Flights arrive at the following airports:
Some clients choose to travel to Lyon via Amsterdam with KLM
SNCF: runs daily trains from Paris to Bourg St Maurice railway station in the valley.
Eurostar: direct connection to Bourg St Maurice by Eurostar from London and Ashford. Or travel on the overnight ski train and get an extra 2 days' skiing.
From Bourg St Maurice, take a bus or taxi to Tignes - about 35 minutes depending on traffic. Leaving from Tignes on a Saturday morning after 09.00 allow a least 3 hours to get to Bourg St. Maurice.
Transfers to Tignes
From Geneva and Chambery - www.altibus.com
From Lyon - http://satobus-alpes.altibus.com
Delta Taxi can be contacted on (France) 0033 6 11 45 67 01. Email email@example.com with full details of name, number of people, time and date of arrival, airport and if you say you are skiing with Ali Ross you may get a discount.