tignes ski apartment Ecrin des Neiges apt 322A
Val Claret, Tignes

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This is very much a matter of personal preference.

Snow-wise, December can be fantastic . Empty pistes are guaranteed and bargains can be easily snapped up - even the lift pass is cheaper.

Christmas and New Year are very popular so the resort and pistes will be busy, and prices much higher. Christmas in the snow can be magical.

January is much underrated. The French tend not to take their holidays at this time of year, so the pistes are virtually empty with no lift queues. The weather can be very cold, but often the Alps enjoy blue skies and sunshine as well as low temperatures for much of the month. The snow can be excellent in January.The last week before half term can be fantastic, virtually the same conditions, without the people!

February is the month the French school holidays start,. The resort is always extremely busy and children’s ski school places are often booked up months in advance. Avoid this month if you don’t like being out-skied by 7 year olds!

March is when the sun starts to shine for longer and longer each day, and temperatures are usually kinder to lunching out-of-doors. This is my favourite time in the resort!

April is often, strangely  the snowiest month of the season as April showers land as fresh snow in the mountains. In fine weather it is perfect for lazy long lunches in the sun, and the pistes are once again quiet. I have had my best off piste week in Tignes in April, and I have even had powder in the first week of May.

Perhaps time for a last minute break?

When is the best time of year to come to Tignes?