The slopes at Tignes
Part of the huge 300km Espace Killy, shared with Val d'Isère, Tignes' lofty altitude is both an advantage and a disadvantage.
The height of the skiing here makes this one of the most snowsure resorts in the Alps.
However, with a treeline that runs out above Tignes 1800, on bad weather days there is less visual reference than in lower resorts and visibility can be poor.
When the sun is out, head up to the stunning Grande Motte glacier, at 3,455m, and then carve your way down on red runs like Rimaye or blues like Genepi and Cairn. The snowpark has a 190m-long half pipe, too.