Tignes and Val-d'Isere seems to be the best location of the Alpes!
Tignes has three base villages/areas, I stayed at the Tignes Le Lac (the lake) area at 2100m altitude. There was a lower one at 1800m and a slightly higher one called Val Claret after Le Lac. There's a bus/shuttle that runs every few minutes that can take you (and your skis/board) between these areas, which is particularly useful when you find yourself at the top of the Toviere and don't want to take a black piste to reach Le Lac... then you can take the blues to Val Claret and take the bus to Le Lac... (but try the black, it isn't so bad)
Get the Tignes + Val d'Isere lift ticket, so that you can explore the other side of the mountains (the Val-d'Isere side). There's a club/restaurant in the middle of the two called La Follie Dulce you'll want to check out.
When we went to Val d'Isere it looked a lot more upscale, to give you an idea Tignes had a Renault promotional tent with a new Kadja SUV; Val-d'Isere had a BMW tent with a new i8 on display. You do the math.
Tignes was great, down to earth, ok restaurants that all seemed to share similar menus, swimming pool with water slide and spa in the Le Lac area (walking distance).
Next time maybe we'll try Val-d'Isere to experience the finer side of the mountains the call Espace Killy...
BTW, in one week we were not able to cover all ground. Probably because we repeated some favorites... but nonetheless, this is a place that if you ride for two weeks you'll still find new places to dip your skis/board.