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Great fun in Tignes – without skis

Sore legs from skiing? Or did the snowstorm close the lifts down? No worries! There’s plenty to do besides skiing in Tignes. Why not try indoor climbing, diving beneath the ice or, if you’re a sucker for adrenaline kicks, snowtubing?

Yes, Tignes is all about skiing. But when your kids – or you – want to try something different, there is a great menu of activity options. For families with children a visit at the swimming centre Le Lagoon, right in the centre of Tignes Le Lac, is a great choice. There is a gym, a swimming pool, water slides, kids pool and more. 

If you’re hooked on adrenaline kicks (and age 14 and over) the bungy jump down a 30 metres ski jump on the mountain is a must, as is paragliding in the Alpes. 

Another unique option for the more adventurous is to try free diving beneath the ice. This is the only place in France that offers this cold, but magic, activity – and it’s also the highest diving school in Europe. No equipment or previous diving experience is needed to take the plunge.

Few skiers would say no to a deep tissue massage of their soar ski muscles, followed by a dip in an outdoor pool or the hot jacuzzi. There are several SPAs to choose from where you can indulge in total relaxation on your down-day. So, enjoy Tignes – even without your skis!

Photo: Evolution 2 Ice Diving

Free diving beneath the ice

This is the only place in France that offers a unique underwater experience. It’s also the highest diving school in Europe, located by the lake in Tignes 2100, where the ice is 1-2m thick. Enjoy a silent dive in the ice-cold water beneath the ice. Absolutely magical, according to the brave.

Evolution 2 Ice Diving

Rates from €95/person including all equipment.

Bungee jump from a ski jump

Slide down a 30m ski jump on skis or a snowboard, wearing a bungee-style harness. Launch yourself 70m into the air and ride back down to the ground on a zip wire.

The Bun J Ride

In the red slope “Merles.”. Get there by the Merles or Grattalu lifts.

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From age 14, starting at €75/person.

Water slides for kids

At the Lagoon Aqua and well-being centre in Tignes you can not only swim in the “Lagoon,” but also strengthen your muscles, swim in the 25m pool, ride the 3-lane water slide, enjoy the waterfall, bubble bed or swim against the current. If all you want is some quiet time, try the spa and sauna.

Le Lagoon

18 D87A, Tignes Le Lac

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Price: €5,50 for adults and children €4,50. Free for kids under 5. Open: 11am – 8.30pm

Photo: Hôtel Village Montana

Relax in the Spa

Enjoy a real spa day at Hotel Village Montana in Tignes Le Lac. You can swim in the outdoor pool with a view, enjoy the jacuzzi, or try the steam room and the saunas. Choose between a full menu of spa treatments. We recommend 59 minutes of deep tissue massage – you will feel reborn!

Hôtel Village Montana

Rue des Almes, Tignes Le Lac

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Open daily 10am – 8pm

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Work through your ski muscles

A deep tissue massage is exactly what your muscles are aching for after a challenging day on the slopes. Massage Bien Etre, at Hotel Taos, has all the right ingredients – a cozy room lit by candles, heated massage bed, soft music and strong, intuitive hands. Lie down for 50 minutes and renew yourself!

Spa Bien Etre

Get on the sledge!

A perfect family activity – if you can handle a thrilling 3km descent downhill including adrenaline-charged bends and a 40m long tunnel. Swap your skis for a sledge and a headlamp and set off for the Palafour chairlift.

Pala’fou Toboggan Run

Minimum height 1,40 m. Price €8 per run, including equipment. Open Sun-Mon 5.15pm–7:30pm

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Ready to spin?

Try a different version of snowtubing using a giant rubber ring to race down three different tracks at a top speed of 45km/hour. Take the conveyor belt up the hill, and If you feel adventurous you can top off the experience by crashing into a big air bag. From age 3. Children under 12, €10 for 30 min, Adults €15. Open during school holidays.

Snow tubing Tignes

Rue de Val Claret, Le Val Claret Platière Bus stop

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Open daily 2pm - 9pm

Indoor climbing

If you don't fancy ice-climbing outdoors, or you're new to climbing and want to give it a go in an indoor center, this is the place to go. Climbing equipment is provided or you can bring your own. Insurance is normally needed before you hit the climbing wall. According to climbing fans, this is a great wall to climb.

Tignespace Sport complex

18 D87A, Tignes Le Lac

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Open daily 10 am – 9 pm

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