Val d’Isere Area
This pass enables you to ski on the Solaise, Bellevarde, Le Fornet and la Daille areas on the Val d’Isere side of the valley. You can go as far over as La Folie Douce (legendary après ski venue) but you cannot take the Tommeuses or Borsat Express chairlifts (which links over to Tignes). Instead you will need to take the Mont Blanc Chairlift back up above the Val Snow Park or drop down the pistes to La Daille.
This pass will probably suit you if you do not want to ski all day, every day and bear in mind that it is also possible to upgrade a 6 or 7 day Val d’Isere lift pass to include one day skiing in the whole of the Espace Killy by paying a small supplement
This pass enables you to ski on Tovieres, Palafors, Chardonnet, all the way down to Les Boisses and Le Breviere, as well as the Grande Motte glacier on the Tignes side of the valley. You can take the Aeroski gondola up to Tovieres at 2704m but are not then permitted to drop down the Tommeuses piste towards the Folie Douce and Val d'Isere.
This pass will probably suit you if you do not want to ski all day, every day and bear in mind that it is also possible to upgrade a 6 or 7 day Tignes lift pass to include one day skiing in the whole of the Espace Killy by paying a small supplement.
Espace Killy Area
Whilst there is plenty to keep a good intermediate skier occupied on the Tignes side, if you want to really explore and make the most of the area (and there is a lot to explore!), then the full Espace Killy pass is probably what you will want. This pass will grant you access to 300km of piste, 115 runs, 94 ski lifts and 2 glaciers and for Espace Killy passes of 5 days or more, you can also go and ski for a day in the Paradiski (Les Arcs/La Plagne) and the 3 Valleys (Meribel/Courchevel/Val Thorens) for FREE! It also entitles you to free entry to the Le Lagon swimming pool and the ice rink and there is such a small difference in price between the Tignes pass and the Espace Killy pass, that unless you really only plan to do half days here and there it makes economical sense to buy the full area pass.
Passes are valid for ½ to 21 day durations or for the whole season.
Beginners Lift Passes & Free Lifts in Tignes
There are 5 free lifts available in Tignes that are aimed at encouraging beginners up the slopes, namely:
Val Claret Claret draglift
Val Claret Bollin chairlift
Tignes le Lac Rosset chairlift
Le Lavachet Lavachet draglift
Brévières Pitots draglift
If you are a complete beginner, then it is likely that you will be joining ski school for most of your stay, so it is worth discussing with them which pass option is best suited for their beginner groups.
Family Lift Pass Options in Tignes
If you are skiing “en famille” then Tignes has a Family Pass option for two adults and two (or more) children under 18 (from the same family) whereby the 4th and subsequent passes are half price. The exact price will depend on the age breakdown of your family (kids/teens) and it also includes students up to the age of 21 if skiing with Mum and Dad.
The offer is valid on 6 or 7 day duration passes for the whole of the Espace Killy area and don't forget that the under 5's ski for free! Proof of age and student status will be required and each member of the family will have their own hands free pass.
Pedestrian Passes in Tignes
Not everyone comes to Tignes to ski, and when there are such beautiful panoramas to take in and mountain restaurants to enjoy, we can understand why! These high-altitude restaurants vary from the more refined gastronomic end of the scale to the self-service carb-loading cafeteria-style. Often, at the busier bars and restaurants there will be a party atmosphere with DJ’s playing out on the terraces and deckchairs from which to enjoy the sun. Here are a few to try:
Restaurant Tovière, at the top of the Aeroski gondola from Tignes le Lac L’Alpage, accessible via the Chaudannes chairlift or L’Aiguille Rouges chairlift Lo Soli, also accessible via the Chaudannes chairlift or L’Aiguille Rouges chairlift
Lift pass prices are reduced for pedestrians (piétons), and some areas are even free or include extras such as a meal at a designated restaurant. You can read more about Tignes and Espace Killy mountain restaurants, as well as typical Alpine specialities, in our dining guide.
Discounted Ski Passes in Tignes
Start of Season Discount
Lift passes are discounted during autumn (when just the Grande Motte is open) and at the start of the season, from late-November until mid-December, should you fancy squeezing in a bit of pre-Christmas snow! In a resort with such a good snow record as Tignes, the chances of there being decent snow cover this early on in the season is pretty high and so it's worth considering for a last minute flight if you have the flexibility and keep an eye on the webcams and weather reports.
Children aged between 5-13 years pay less for their lift pass and those under the age of 5 ski for free (they will still require a pass but you will only pay the initial €3 fee).
Anyone aged between 65-74 years is eligible for the same reduced rates as children. For example, a day pass will cost €33.50 or a 6 day ticket €162. However, if you are 75 years or older then you can ski for free.
Infini Tignes - Ski à la carte
If you ski between 8 and 20 days per season, you should enquire about the Infini Tignes offer for frequent skiers. Not just limited to Tignes and the Espace Killy, it also offers 15% discount on day passes in neighbouring St Foy, La Rosiere and Val Morel, as well as reductions in Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry, La Plagne, Grand Massif (Flaine, Les Carroz etc) and Serre Chevalier.
1/2 day pass
Does exactly what it says on the tin and is valid from 12:45 PM giving you access to all the lifts that you can use on a regular Tignes pass or an Espace Killy pass. If you fancy having a few days rest from the mountain have a look at our guide to Non-Skiing Activities in Tignes.
Disabled skiers, with a certificate of at least 80% disability, are entitled to 50% off Tignes and Espace Killy public rate ski passes. Alpine resorts are all upping their game in making the mountains much more accessible to everyone, with better and more varied equipment and more specific qualifications for instructors.
NB: Proof of age is required for reduced price passes and free lift passes also require a photo.