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Summer Lift Opening Dates in Tignes

Discover the Tignes lift timetables and dates

About Summer Lift Opening Dates in Tignes

If you're looking for winter prices see Ski Pass Prices; or winter Ski Lift Opening Dates. For details of the Summer Lift Opening Dates, read on...

Below you'll find all the summer opening times of Tignes lifts to help you plan your holiday. There are plenty of lifts operating here in the summer, giving you lots of access to the mountains and attractions that Tignes has to offer. You can also check out live updates on lift openings on our Live Lift Status page. 

This summer Tignes & Val d'Isere lifts are open from 

Saturday 1st July to Friday 1st September 2017

If mountain biking or hiking is your thing then the lifts are still FREE in summer! Pedestrians can also get access to the glacier in summer via the funicular & the cable car: Access to the Palafour lift, Tufs lift & the Toviere gondola is free!

Tignes Lifts:

  • Palafour chairlift: 10:00 - 13:00 / 13:30 - 17:00
  • Toviere gondola: 10:00 - 12:30 / 13:00 - 17:00 (access to Val d’Isère MTB trails)
  • Tufs chairlift: 10:00 - 13:00 / 13:30 - 17:00 (access to Val d’Isère MTB trails)

Tignes Summer Skiing Lifts:

The Grand Motte glacier and snowpark opens for summer skiing in Tignes for those of you who can't wait until next winter to get your skis/snowboards back on - Access to the glacier for skiing is from

Saturday 24th June to Sunday 6th August 2017

For pedestrians, the glacier is accessible from 24th June to 1st September 2017 - conditions permitting. The Grand Motte Funicular runs from Tignes Val Claret up to the Grand Motte glacier, it is a daily service starting at 07:15 and operating until the 13:00 (weather dependent). 

  • From 24th - 30th June the Funicular, Vanoise & Rosolins are open
  • From 1st July - 6th August you'll have access to the Funicular (last lift down at 16:35), Rosolin, Champagny, Vanoise, Panoramique, 3500, Fil neige Corniche 1 & 2, Fil neige Snowpark & Fil neige Filou
  • Please note that for summer 2017 the Telepherique at the Grande Motte will be closed for renovation until autumn. 

Val d'Isere Lifts:

  • Solaise gondola : 09:30-12:30 /13:00-16:30
  • Olympique cable car : 09:45-12:00 / 12:30-16:45
  • Borsat chairlift: 10:15-12:30 / 13:00-16:15 (access to Tignes MTB trails)

Val d'Isere Summer Skiing Lifts: 

The Pissaillas Glacier is open for summer skiing in Val d'Isere from 

Saturday 10th June to Sunday 16th July 2017

Conditions permitting. During this time the cascades chair lift and the Montets T bar run from 07:00 to 12:00, or you can head over to Tignes to ski the Grand Motte glacier from the beginning of July to mid August (also conditions permitting).

WARNING: The last lift from Val d’Isère to Tignes via the Borsat chairlift is at 16:25.

  • In June - 07:15 (first lift of the funicular) – 12:30 (last lift up by Funicular Perce Neige) & 13:30pm (last lift down)
  • In July - 07:15 (first lift of the funicular) – 15.45 (last lift up by Funicular) & 16:15 (last lift up by the cable car)
  • In August - 09:30 – 15.45pm (last lift up by Funicular)

All lift dates and times are subject to change due to adverse weather and events. Keep an eye on live lift status and visit our maps page to see where the summer lifts & trails are. 

Autumn in Tignes

From around the first week in October, the Grand Motte glacier will be open in Tignes (conditions permitting) and should be open straight through to the official start of the ski season at the end of November. 

How to get passes

Find this year's Summer Lift Pass Prices and a guide on which summer passes to buy

More inspiration...

Read more about the summer lift system in Tignes and find out more about the variety of summer activities you can do on your visit. 

About Summer Skiing in Tignes

Tignes is one of the few places to offer summer skiing in the Alps. The Tignes summer ski season is quite short from late June to early August. 

Skiing during the summer months in Tignes is very popular with ski clubs and snowboard camps as it gives a few extra months of practise in between the winter ski seasons. 

The Grand Motte Funicular runs from Tignes Val Claret up to the Grand Motte glacier, it is a daily service starting at 07:15 and operating until 13:00 (weather dependent). 

Summer skiing in Tignes is done on the Grand Motte glacier which sits high above Tignes and offers 20 kms of skiing between 3000 and 3456 metres. The slopes are open in the mornings only in the summer as the snow gets slushy very quickly, so heading up early in the morning will mean you get the best of the days snow. 

The Perce Neige funicular gets you from resort to the foot of the slopes in just 7 minutes and once on the glacier there are 12 ski lifts and a snowpark at 3456m - with a few pistes to play on. The snow park normally opens 2 weeks after the first lifts for the summer season.

Tignes summer skiing is generally under warm sunny conditions, with cheaper ski passes and an un-crowded resort.

Location: Tignes Region

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