About the Espace Killy Ski Area
The Espace Killy is located in the Tarentaise area of the Savoie department in the Northern Alps, and is the name given to the combined ski domain of Tignes and Val d’Isere.
Named after France’s Olympic downhill skiing champion, Jean Claude Killy, the ski area offers over 300kms of pisted skiing and some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery.
These 300km of pistes in the Espace Killy are accessed by 90 ski lifts and funicular railways to reach the glaciers. There are 20 green pistes, 67 blues, 41 reds and 26 blacks, and 2 snowparks, making it popular with skiers of every level of ability.
Due to its location against the peaks of the Italian border, the Espace Killy's record of snowfall is exceptional. Whilst benefiting from the same Atlantic depressions as other French resorts, it often receives heavy falls of snow from the Mediterranean low pressures which dump their snow on the Italian Alps. The snow coverage tends to be one of the best in Europe, and conditions normally facilitate good skiing right to the end of the season (end of May).
The ski lifts spreading across Val d’Isère and Tignes can now carry in the region of 150,000 skiers per hour. Most of Val d’Isère and Tignes' ski lifts are long and rapid, travelling vertically more than horizontally, so there’s a lot of skiing back down for a short trip up. Read more about the two ski areas below.
Location: Tignes Region