Tignes boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the Alps; open almost three months longer than any other French resort and stays open well into May.

Late-season skiers can benefit from a family ski and stay deal this spring. Buy one adult overnight stay and your kids stay free! You can also get a free kids' lift pass when you buy an Espace Killy lift pass for six or seven days. Both can be booked toghert at Tignes.net. The offer is valid April 13 to May 12, 2013.

As Tignes' ski season winds down at the start of May it is often still possible to ski the full vertical back to the resort and, in a good snow year, there can still be more than 100km of piste available. The high-altitude village has fast access to the Grand Motte glacier via the underground funicular which quickly whisks you to the snow-sure slopes.

“There are few more satisfying ways to end a day’s skiing than sunbathing in La Folie Douce, before jumping on the Tommeuses lift back up to Toviere for the ski down to your digs in Tignes,” says sno.co.uk’s Richard Sinclair.

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