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Summer Lift Opening Dates in Tignes

Discover the Tignes lift timetables and dates

About Summer Lift Opening Dates in Tignes

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. 

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

Saturday 1st July to Friday 1st September 2017

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 the 24th June to 6th August 2017, for pedestrians it's 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). 

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!


  • 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)


  • Olympique cable car: 09:45 - 12:00 / 12:30 - 16:45
  • Borsat chairlift: 10:15 - 12:30 / 13:00 - 16:25 (access to Tignes MTB trails).

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)


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. 

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. 

How to get passes

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

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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