About Ski Pass Options in Tignes
There are a number of different ski passes available in Tignes. Prices vary according to your age, how many of you there are, what areas you'd like to ski in, how many days you want to ski and the time of year. Planning ahead can help you make the most of your Tignes ski holiday and hopefully save you some money too.
|Which Ski Pass to buy in Tignes|
|Adult Pass||An adult pass is for people aged 14-64 years|
|Child Pass||A child pass is for children aged 5-13 years (under 5's are free)|
|Family Pass||Family pass are for 2 adults plus 2, 3, 4 or 5 children and everyone pays the child's price. There only needs to be 1 adult in the party (maximum of 2) and the children can be from 5-13 years or teens and students from 14 to 21|
|Espace Killy Pass||Full area pass including the Val d'Isere ski area|
|Tignes Pass||Local area pass, suited to beginners and intermediates|
Tignes & Val d'Isere ski-passes (Full area)
The Tignes/Val d'Isere combined is the pass you should buy if you're looking to explore the whole 300km of piste in the Espace Killy area. 2 to 15 day passes give one free access to Oxygen swimming pool in Val d'Isere or access to the Lagon swimming pool in Tignes, and loan of ice skates (depending on opening dates) .
Also see: Ski Areas in Tignes
Tignes Valley ski-passes (Local area)
The Tignes local area pass is for those who are happy just skiing in the Tignes perimeter, and is more suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers. The pass enables you to ski on Tovieres, Palafour, 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 Toviere gondola up to Tovieres at 2704m, but you are unable to drop lower than the Tommeuses chair lift or below the Folie Douce and Val d'Isere (you'll need a combined Tignes/Val d'Isere pass to include this). This pass also gives you access to the Lagon swimming centre.
Also see: Ski Areas in Tignes
Group discounts are not possible, but if you buy 20 ski passes you get one free.
Family Ski Passes
The Tignes & Val d'Isere Combined ski pass offers a specific family discount. Family Ski Pass packs are available, where everyone pays the child's price. There only needs to be 1 adult in the party (maximum of 2) and the children (two to five kids) can be from 5-13 years or from 14 to 21. Lift passes must be for the same duration (6 or 7 days only) and the same ski area, bought all at once.
Because there are free beginner areas in Val Claret, Le Lac, Les Boisse and Les Brevieres, if you are learning to ski for the first time, it is unlikely you will need to buy a ski pass for at least the first day or so. 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 you.
Also see: Beginner Ski Areas in Tignes
Access to the snowpark is included in any Tignes or Tignes & Val d'Isere Combined ski pass. With the Tignes & Val d'Isere Combined pass you also get to ride in the Val d'Isere snow park too.
Also see: Snowparks in Tignes
Eary and late season
Lift passes are discounted during autumn (when just the Grande Motte glacier is open) and at the start of the season, from late-November until mid-December. At the very end of the season, you'll also get a discount as not all of the ski area may be open and conditions are likely to be very spring-like and slushy.
Disabled skiers, with a certificate of at least 80% disability, are entitled to 50% off Tignes and Tignes & Val d'Isere Combined public rate ski passes. These passes are only available to buy at the Ski Pass Offices in resort.
Children under 5 and adults of 75 years and older ski for free. This applies to 1 to 15 consecutive days ski passes only. Proof of age and a photo is required. These passes are only available to buy at the ticket offices in resort.
There are five free ski lifts in Tignes for beginners: Tignes le Lac: Rosset chairlift and magic carpet, Tignes Val Claret: Claret draglift and Bollin chairlift, Tignes le Lavachet: Lavachet draglift, Tignes 1800 / Les Boisses: Magic carpet and Tignes Les Brévières: Pitôts draglift.
During autumn when the Grand Motte glacier opens (early October to late November) there is one cross country ski itinerary available and it costs €15 a day to ski on it. During the winter season, cross-country skiing in Tignes is free on the Lac de Tignes which has two tracks (Chartreux & Brévières). There is also a nordic track on the Marais plateau which requires taking the Chaudannes chairlift (paid for).
Also see: Cross-country Skiing in Tignes
Season passes are available to buy for the Tignes & Val d'Isere Combined ski area and prices are reduced for children and seniors. You may also be entitled to a discount if you hold a valid ISIA ski instructors license or if you work in resort. Enquire at one of the Ski Pass Offices for more information.
Tignes offers a reduction in lift pass prices for pedestrians (piétons). Prices are available for autumn and winter and these passes can only be bought at one of the Ski Pass Offices in resort.
Also see: Maps of Tignes
Ski a la Carte
With the "Ski à la carte" system you no longer need to buy a predetermined number of skiing days in advance: you only pay for the days you actually ski and the payments are not debited until the 5th of the following month.