A notable landmark looking down over Tignes Le Lac is L’Aiguille Percée – a needle of rock with a large hole worn through it – that dominates the skyline around 2,800-metres up. Reach it from Tignes via the Aiguille Percée chair, or the Marais chair from Les Boisses or Les Brévières. The way down for off-piste enthusiasts is the Vallon de la Sache, which descends more than 900-metres back to Brévières. Another challenge is to stay on-piste and come down the black Sache run, which weaves down 1,250-metres to the same destination. The Sache is frequently closed due to poor conditions – ice can be a problem on a shady slope – but like the Sarenne in Alpe d’Huez, it is a must-do for the serious skier.
- Tignes le Lac