Tignes resort information & après-ski
The après ski scene in Tignes has grown gradually over the years and now enjoys somewhat of a buzz on the weekends during the long ski season.
Lo Terrachu (tel: +33 4 7940 0348) is a popular option, especially when punters can take advantage of its outdoor decked area during sunny days. The Loop Bar (tel: +33 4 7909 1589; www.loopbartignes.com) is equally popular, with live music, resident DJs, good beers on tap and a late opening time (0200).
After the bars have closed, cheesy nightclub Jack's Club (tel: +33 4 7906 5484) in the bowling centre has late-night dancing until 0400.
There’s now around 70 cafes and restaurants in Tignes to get those taste buds tingling.
Couloir in Val Claret (tel: +33 4 7906 3264; www.couloirbartignes.com) has risen to be the most popular venue in the resort (book early) with an international menu and a reputation for excellent service.
In Le Lavachet, La Ferme des Trois Capucines (tel: +33 4 7906 3510) serves up superb French cuisine in a converted traditional wooden farm building and is very popular.
Other options in the resort include the Jam Bar (tel: +33 4 7900 2105; www.jambar.fr) for excellent Italian fare (and Italian coffee) and Tignes Cuisine (tel: +33 9 8458 3904; www.tignescuisine.com), which has an eclectic menu that includes both Chinese and Indian dishes.
Alternatively, head up the mountain via funicular or snowcat for a traditional Savoyard dinner, then ski or sledge back down by torchlight. Further details are available from the tourist office (tel: +33 4 7940 0440).