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The French sports magazine "L'Equipe" has confirmed as much: Tignes (2,100 m) is the "most sporty resort". 85% of it's guests visit for the sport, declares the magazine. Professionals come here to train and take part in international challenges. And "sporty" does not only apply to ski sports. Of course the vehicle-free resort attracts visitors mainly due to the glacier ski area at the Grande Motte (3,656 m), which is also open in summer, but that is definitively not al the resort has to offer. From ice skating and ice diving, via snowshoe hiking, heli-skiing or snowkiting, right up to ice climbing or a ride on a snow scooter - hardly any wish is left unfulfilled here. And all this even though the resort was actually set under water in 1952 when the new dam created the "Lac du Chevril" artificial lake. However, only 300 m higher up they created not only one of the highest located towns in Europe, but also one of the most modern ski resorts, offering 3 districts, all ideally located around a lake with ice sports possibilities, as well as a number of restaurants and apres ski party facilities, which also attract younger people here.

Remember if you don't find quite what you are looking for you can always give us a call. We are ready to help you find your perfect alpine holiday. Or perhaps you might like to consider an alternative destination? For example have you considered Kuusamo (Ruka) in Finland? - When hiring a chalet in Ruka you will enjoy an upbeat resort only 50 miles from the arctic circle, with a ski area comprising a mixture of open and forest terrain, in a region known for good snow. Or perhaps as a possible alternative suggestion how about Langenfeld in Austria? - When hiring a ski chalet in Langenfeld you will enjoy a spa resort within a short distance of Solden and Obergurgl. Set in the heart of the Oetztal valley this attractive Austrian alpine village is the one and only thermal village of Tyrol. Take a look at the Langenfeld accommodation on offer at our sister site ski-apartments-austria.co.uk. [Less]