Posted on 13 August 2021
August 14th and 15th: 5th edition of a race close to the summits
Tignes, a prestigious resort with an international reputation, is hosting a highly sought-after event for mountain running enthusiasts: the Tignes Trail.
Six routes in the heart of the Vanoise massif in the Haute-Tarentaise have been designed and mapped out for this occasion by the local trail club, a real expert on the Tignes trails. Three of them are intended for children and teenagers who wish to participate in this experience in the heart of nature.
On Saturday 14th August, the young ones choose the distance adapted to their age: 700 m (10 to 11 years old), 1.9 km (12 to 13 years old) or 3.3 km (14 to 17 years old). On Sunday 15 August, beginners or experienced runners in search of discovery, pleasure or to surpass themselves will have the opportunity to do so. Depending on their level, they can choose a longer or shorter course: 13 km (D+ 700 m), 17 km (D+ 1,800 m) or 44 km (D+ 2,800 m). The races take place almost entirely on trails, far from the tarmac and at an altitude of over 2,000 m. They offer magnificent panoramic views of the peaks, glaciers and lakes.
Tignes, labelled as an "active and sporting town"
Apart from this event, Tignes offers a wide variety of routes for trail enthusiasts (forest paths at Les Brévières, trails near the high altitude lakes, single tracks, etc.) and a wide range of activities for the whole family, in summer and winter. Ice karting, dog sledding, ice diving, hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding, climbing, via ferrata, kayaking, paddle, golf... the resort, renowned for its dynamism, is an inexhaustible source of leisure activities! The 300 km of slopes of the Killy Tignes / Val d'Isère ski area are devoid of snow during the summer season, so Tignes gives insatiable skiers the opportunity to go to the glacier to ski down blue, red or black slopes. This makes the resort a rare and privileged destination.
Le Lodge des Neiges
In search of the most beautiful locations for its residences, MGM chose to set up Le Lodge des Neiges in the heart of the village of Tignes 1800. With its skis on, this MGM creation benefits from an attractive location. Its architecture, using noble materials such as stone, wood, copper and lauze, recalls the charm and authenticity of mountain chalets. Its luxury flats, from 1 to 4 bedrooms, are fully equipped, furnished and decorated with the utmost refinement to guarantee optimal comfort to residents and their guests. To ensure that each stay is synonymous with well-being, a relaxation area of over 1,000 m2 is directly integrated into the residence.
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