About Us

Tignes Spirit is an independent ski & snowboard company, privately owned by three long term friends. Born out of our passion for snowboarding and skiing, the aim from the start was to create an affordable alternative to mass market package holidays, offered by tour operators, that we found lacked individuality and certainly a personal touch.

 

We wanted to create an atmosphere and system that allowed us to pass on our enthusiasm for skiing, snowboarding and the mountains. We set up in Tignes in 2002, after numerous skiing holidays throughout Europe and we now offer weekly and seasonal accommodation throughout the three main villages of Tignes; Val Claret, Le Lac and Le Lavachet. We have apartments to rent for all budgets and group sizes, with also a few options in Les Boisses and Les Brevieres.

In 2005 we started up our Mobile Snowboard Hire company, for our guests. We now deliver your snowboards to you on arrival, give you a personal fitting with one of our technicians. We then come and collect the equipment from you at the end of the week. Leaving you more time to concentrate on settling into your flat and enjoying the slopes. We are now able to offer this service to the whole resort, not just our apartments and chalets and have recently added a ski department.

We settled in Tignes due to the impressive skiing, the snow sure conditions, the summer glacier skiing available, as well as the friendly, open and relaxed atmosphere and environment both on and off the mountain. On top of which it's a perfect resort, whether your searching for the best off piste or it's your first time on the slopes. So the three of us now split our year between Tignes and London.

As well as the knowledge and experience of the local area, gained after Andrew spent two seasons working in Val d'Isere, we have all enjoyed numerous winters in Tignes, and so have invaluable first hand experience of the region and know the resort inside out.

 

We completed the necessary renovation required to our flats during the summer of 2002. For the first two years we just filled our apartments with friends and family, but as these groups came back for further holidays and spread the word of what we offered, our company expanded and we now offer a range of over 20 apartments to choose from.

We aim to offer you flexibility to your holiday that is often not achievable when staying with a large group in a chalet or package holiday but at the same time still giving you a first class service during your stay. In the past, when renting ski apartments ourselves we found that we were simply given a set of keys, shown to our rooms and then left to sort everything else out for ourselves. This took up considerable amounts of time which we found particularly annoying, especially when we were new to a resort and were desperate to spend as much time as possible on the mountain.

The services we offer you range from, arranging your transportation to Tignes, ski and board rental, semi catered food (if requested) – breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner, equipment maintenance, supplying lift passes, guiding and ski/snowboard lessons or filming your group's day(s) on the mountain.

We understand that everyone has different needs and expectations from a holiday and so we simply allow you to tailor make your stay to match your requirements depending on your needs, size of group and the budget you have available to spend.