Events in Tignes
There are loads of events in Tignes organised year-round. From quirky local events to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth a gander. In this section we bring you information about the major annual Tignes events in resort and don't forget to check out our calender for the latest updates.
Video & photography competition, end July
Like the jib-vid and outdoor games competitions, the Tignes Cameride is a photography and video competition. Teams are made up of riders, photographers and camera men who have just a few days to produce the best film they can showcasing their skills in-front and behind the lens.
Christmas in Tignes
Noel, 25th December
Wondering what to do this Christmas in Tignes? The festive season in the snowy Alps is always magical and every year there is some sort of celebration in resort to mark the occasion. Christmas is a far less commercial event than in the UK and so you won’t find things publicised for months in advance - but you can always be sure of a glass of vin chaud (mulled wine), a few carols and perhaps the odd firework or two! Many of the restaurants will put on a special festive menu with champagne and traditional dishes, so book in advance if you want to treat yourself to a meal out.
Fete de la Musique in Tignes
National celebration of music, 21st June
Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Tignes Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJ’s to traditional folk bands.
New Year's Eve, Tignes
NYE, 31st December
Wondering what to do this New Year in Tignes? All the bars hold their own parties, restaurants often lay on a special menu and perhaps some entertainment. Come midnight the hoards of merry revellers head the centre of town for the big countdown – not an official event as such, more of a long-held tradition. On the stroke of midnight you are advised to duck as champagne corks and fireworks are unleashed in celebration!
Tour de France, Tignes
Biggest cycle race in Europe, July
Every summer France is gripped by the biggest and best cycle race in Europe - Le Tour de France, the year Le Tour is celebrating it's 100th year so the event will be bigger than ever.
Trans-Savoie all mountain MTB enduro race, Tignes
An epic 6 day enduro mountain bike race, August
An all-new point-to-point stage race 100% focused on technical riding ability and epic adventure, TRANS-SAVOIE joins the dots between skill, athletic fitness, mental determination, and strategic riding on some of the best mountain bike trails in the world.
Winter X-Games, Tignes
Slopestyle & SuperPipe competition, mid March
The Winter X-Games is for many the highlight of the winter extreme sports calendar. Drawing the biggest names in freestyle ski, snowboard and snowmobile to the slopes to compete for the title of X-games champion, traditionally the X-Games has been an American event but ESPN and Canal + haved joined forces to present the European X-Games in Tignes.