Altitude: 1550-3456 Meters

Tignes-Val d'Isère in short

  • High altitude skiing and glacier skiing at Tignes
  • Free ski lifts for beginners
  • World class snow park

In the last few years, the ski area of Val d'Isere and Tignes, officially named Espace Killy, has been completely renovated and enlarged allowing it to be classified as one of the most beautiful, Olympic level ski areas in the world. Thanks to this, every skier, with the exception of complete beginners, has a wide range of ski slopes to choose from in the Espace Killy in either Val d'Isere or Tignes. Steep black runs, sunny south-facing slopes, wide ski slopes for cruising and outstanding off-piste skiing, all well supported by an excellent ski lift network are what you can enjoy on your ski holidays in Tignes and Val d'Isere. For those looking for an adventure off-piste, it is advisable to make use of the services of a professional, local ski guide as the off-piste areas in the Espace Killy around Val d'Isere and Tignes are vast and the lunar landscapes can be a little deceiving!

The skiing in Val d'Isere and Tignes in the Espace Killy ski area is well-known for being an expert’s paradise. However, intermediate skiers can enjoy cruising all day long on the beautiful red slopes in this ski area. There is plenty of skiing for beginners in Val d'Isère and Tignes but the lack of easy intermediate slopes in the Espace Killy area means the learning curve is particularly steep once they are ready to move onto the real stuff. There are good blue runs up at high altitudes but if you choose Val d'Isere for your ski holidays, the best way down is by the gondola lift to avoid the rather daunting options to get back to the resort: the infamous ‘La Face’ down from the Bellevarde or the Olympic downhill in La Daille! From both Val d'Isère and Tignes, there are some free ski lifts for beginners. The snow park in Val d'Isère is world-class and often hosts top level competitions that are enjoyed by the public from the sunny terrace of the Les Marmottes restaurant! Summer skiing is also possible on the Grande Motte glacier at Tignes. Easily accessible from Lyon, Chambery and Geneva, the Espace Killy ski area is a great destination for a spot of weekend skiing in either Val d'Isere or Tignes!

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Tignes-Val d'Isère


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Additional information

Green slopes53 km Drag lifts26Start of the season30 September
Blue slopes147 km Chair lifts43End of the season6 May
Red slopes72 km Gondola lifts9Glacier
Black slopes28 km Train2Min. altitude1550 m
Total300 km Capacity13501 Pers./HourMax. altitude3456 m

travelResorts in Tignes-Val d'Isère ski area

Off-piste & freestyle in Tignes-Val d'Isère

Snow parks 2Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Espace Killy EUR 149.00 EUR 186.00 5 Years old
Val d'Isère EUR 212.00 EUR 265.00 5 Years old
Tignes EUR - EUR - 5 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Espace Killy EUR 223.00 EUR 278.00 5 Years old
Val d'Isère EUR 234.00 EUR 294.00 5 Years old
Tignes EUR - EUR - 5 Years old

Blogs about Tignes-Val d'Isère

16 May 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

One of the biggest hassles about any ski holiday in the Alps is how to get there in the first place! Complicated transfers with long wait times are not the best way to start your ski holiday, so next time you book, why not choose one of these easy-to-reach resorts? We've avoided resorts that require costly private shuttles or car hire. All of the ski resorts on this list can be easily accessed from the UK using a combination of plane or train plus an easy shuttle bus or cable car. Remember to pr... More ›

9 October 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The popular French ski resort of Tignes is planning to build an indoor ski slope at an altitude of 2000m to compensate for the melting snow and shorter ski seasons it’s been facing over the last few decades. Inspired by the indoor ski slope in Dubai, the “Ski Line” at Tignes would measure 420m and be located next to the Tichot lift on the Val Claret slalom slope. The proposal has met with backlash from local residents, who argue that an indoor ski slope would compromise the natural beauty of t... More ›

4 May 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

For the first time ever in Val d’Isère’s 82-year history, this popular French ski resort plans to open its winter slopes in the summer! Although the regular ski season ended on May 1, several non-glacier pistes will reopen on June 3rd before the main glacier area opens for the summer. Val d’Isère made the unprecedented decision after the incredible snowfall enjoyed by the French Alps in the 2017/2018 ski season. Val d’Isère received almost 9m of snow this season and current snow conditions at... More ›

Snow report
Tignes-Val d'Isère

Mountain330 cm
Valley0 cm
open - dicht

The information applies for the ski area of L`Espace Killy. During the ski season information is updated daily.

Slope conditions Frühlingsschnee
No. of slopes open 10
Open lifts5 from 82
Toboggan run open open
Snow park closed
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