The resort

Tignes Le Lac

The resort

Tignes, the one and only international gay-friendly winter and summer sports resort
A sporting resort, summer and winter


According to l’Equipe, France’s number one sport newspaper and magazine, Tignes is the sportiest town in France, thanks to:

  • the hosting of sporting events on an international scale, such as the Xgames
  • the welcoming of high profile sports stars,
  • an outstanding sporting infrastructure : the beautiful Lagon, Tignes’ 5000sqm swimming pool, spa and gym and the superb and brand new Tignespace, the largest and most beautiful indoor sport center accros all ski resorts in the Alps,
  • high level “Made in Tignes” sportsmen and women, a sports-mad clientele
  • and a whole community of people born in or leaving Tignes who are dedicated to the sport.
Mountain bike à Tignes
The ONLY French ski resort to be ACTIVELY and OPENLY gay-friendly


The resort where Fit Lad Mountain, Europe’s only summer gay fitness and sports week, takes place was not chosen at random and the choice of Tignes is the result of a rigorous selection process, particularly with regard to the quality of the resort’s welcome of gay customers.

Since 2008, with the European Snow Pride, the biggest gay ski week in Europe, it is in fact a real in-depth work that we have carried out jointly with all the actors of the resort (town hall, tourist office, accommodation providers, ski lifts, etc.), in order to make them aware of the specificities and expectations of LGBT customers.

In short, in Tignes you are welcome as you are and you are at HOME !

  • In January 2013, Tignes publicly declared itself in favour of gay marriage and invited France’s first gay couple to the resort, which they accepted.
  • Also in 2013 Tignes, which attracts high level competiton sportsmen signed the charter against homophobia in sports.
  • In 2015, for the 1st time ever in a ski resort, Tignes hosted a gay pride durig our event. Since then, the Pride of Tignes takes place every year with the Mayor himself leading the march and Tignes starts the ball rolling in all the northern hemisphere, since the Pride of Tignes is the first one of the year to take place.
  • In 2019, the city council unanimously voted Tignes’ candidacy for the label “FRIENDLY” rewarding communities with a voluntarist policy and adopting the right actions towards diversity. This label has been awarded to the city council during the Pride of Tignes the same year.
  • Last, on June 30, 2019, Tignes took part alongside European Snow Pride to the World Pride in New York, which gathered more than 3 million people. Responding to the invitation of the organization of the World Pride, Tignes and European Snow Pride have been marching nearly 10km on the 5th and 7th avenues, along with 1,000 other volunteers, carrying a giant 450 meter long rainbow flag
  • Tignes has been hosting and supporting a gay ski week since 2008, the European Snow Pride, and now also hosts a gay summer event week, Fit Lad Mountain, focusing on fitness, relaxation and mountain discovery activities.

Tignes’ repeated commitments confirm its status as a gay-friendly resort that attracts gays from all over the world, summer and winter alike.

An exceptional level of equipment, infrastructure and services


Tignes boasts some of the finest facilities envied by many other resorts, dedicated to sports and events throughout the Alps, including its superb aquatic and wellness centre, the Lagon.

Right in the centre of Tignes le Lac, directly on the banks of the lake, and in the immediate vicinity of our host hotel, the Terril Blanc, this 5,000 m2 space with its astonishing architecture brings together three areas dedicated to sport and the pleasures of the body and relaxation.

  • Fitness

    • 25-meter swimming pool
    • Sport complex featuring fitness centre and weight training room equipped with state-of-the-art workout equipment
    • Classes of biking, fitness, cardio, swimming, palming…

  • Wellness

    • Wellness centre featuring bubbling baths, Turkish bath, hot tubs and energising showers

  • Fun

    • Play pool with counter current pool, bubbling platform, air bubble seat, ‘geyser’ fountain and cascading fountain
    • Racer slide outfitted with three 30-meter slides for thrilling descents


You can easily access Tignes by car, train or plane…

Daily and frequent Eurostar, Thalys and TGVs trains to Bourg-St-Maurice.


For a train journey from France via TGV train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice : view fares and schedule

For a train journey from the UK to Bourg-Saint-Maurice via Paris : view fares and schedule

For a direct Thalys train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice departing from Belgium : view fares and schedule

For a direct Thalys train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice departing from the Netherlands : view fares and schedule

For a TGV train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice departing from France and other countries : view fares and schedule




A public shuttle service is available between Bourg-Saint-Maurice station and Tignes Le Lac/ Val Claret, with approximately one shuttle per hour.

Of these, the Altibus shuttle, operated by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, offers the most frequency with approximately one departure every hour or hour and a half. Tickets must be booked in advance online at

Road Map


A430 Chambéry – Albertville, dual carriage way until Moûtiers, N90 until Bourg-St-Maurice, D902 until Tignes. Please also note that in summer the Petit Saint-Bernard, Iseran and Mont-Cenis passes are open, allowing direct and rapid access between Italy and France, without having to use the Mont-Blanc and Fréjus tunnels, which require long detours.


Car Park


Parking: for the convenience of pedestrians, parking is regulated in the resort. If you arrive by car, you can unload your luggage at our hotel le Terril Blanc. Then you will have to park your car in one of the 2 covered car parks near the bus station of Tignes le Lac and located 150 metres from our host hotel.

These car parks are free in summer.

Please also note that a free shuttle bus runs continuously between Tignes le Lac and Tignes Val Claret, stopping directly in front of our Terril Blanc hotel.

Geneva Cointrin, Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Grenoble Saint-Geoirs and Chambéry are the closest international airports to Tignes.

For the companies and flights available from these airports click on the links below.




A public shuttle service is available between Geneva International Airport and Tignes Le Lac, with approximately one shuttle per hour. Please note that the bus station in Tignes le Lac is located in the immediate vicinity of our Terril Blanc hotel.

Transfers from other airports with companies independent of our organisation.

Access map