The Tignes and Val d’Isere Ski Area
Skiing and Snowboarding in Tignes
The Tignes and Val d’Isere ski area, formerly known as the ‘Espace Killy’, boasts one of the finest ski and snowboard areas in France and the world. Boasting more than 300km of marked ski trails, and nearly 100 efficient modern ski lifts, including two funicular railways, three snow parks and endless, lift accessible off-piste skiing, the area has something for everyone.
The vertical range is from 1550 metres in Les Brévières to 3500 metres at the top of the Grande Motte cable car which remains open for most of the year to service the summer skiing and snowboarding area. Les Brévières in Tignes is served by a six-man high-speed bubble ski lift which whisks you up to 2100 metres and then on to the rest of Tignes and Val d’Isère.
Don’t, however, instantly dash off to the rest of the Tignes and Val d’Isere ski area, as Brévières boasts some of the finest skiing and snowboarding in the whole area. Highlights include the famously long ‘Sache’ black run which drops over 1400 vertical metres into the village, wide reds and blues for the intermediates, tree runs for snowy days, and some truly fearsome 50-degree couloirs and un-patrolled wilderness areas in the ‘Vallon de la Sache’. A skiing guide is a necessity to tackle some of these runs! And beginners are not left out with a free drag lift and nursery ski slope in the village.
Situated on the border with Italy at the end of a long valley system means that we enjoy exceptional snowfall and the altitude (90% of the ski runs are above 2000 meters) ensures the snow stays until the end of the season. If we do hit a bad year, the 900+ snow machines around the ski resorts do their job, which also guarantees the lower ski runs have sufficient snow cover during the early or late season.
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Resort Facts & Figures
Snowboarding / Freeride Skiing
Neighbouring Ski Resorts
Want to know more about the Tignes and Val d’Isere ski areas get in touch with our team on +44 (0)1600 800 300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They have been living and skiing in the resort for over 4 years so can provide you with the advice you are after.