Tignes - stunning access to Espace Killy area

The ‘Tignes-Val d’Isere’ ski area, combining Tignes and neighbouring Val d’Isère, ranks highly in any keen skier’s top ten world resorts, and deservedly so. Completely snow sure, with over 300km of piste, plus easily the same again in off-piste terrain, the area offers well over a mile of vertical drop - from the guaranteed snow at the peak of the Grande Motte Glacier down to the picturesque old village of Tignes-les-Brevières.

Our accommodation, childcare facilities and children’s ski area are all conveniently close to one another, and with runs back to Le Lac from both sides of the valley for skiing parents, this is an easy resort for the day to day logistics of a family ski holiday. Furthermore, our partner ski-school has an excellent reputation for caring for English youngsters.

Ski information

Mountain facts
Resort height: 2,100m
Ski area: 300km
Ski range: 3456m
Ski runs
Green 21
Blue 67
Red 41
Black 29
Piste map
Good for
Beginners 4 stars
Intermediates 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Lift information
Total no. of lifts: 82
No. of cable cars/gondolas: 11
No. of chair lifts: 40
No. of drag lifts/magic carpets: 31
Piste information
Snow cannon coverage: 48%
Longest run: 10km
Mountain restaurants: 13
Snowparks: 2

Resort facilities

  • Ski joring (skiing behind a horse)
  • Tandem paragliding
  • Bungee trampoling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Dog sledding
  • Bowling
  • Ice diving
  • Trampolining

Resort map

Esprit Tignes Resort Map

Resort map

Esprit Tignes Resort Map
Typical prices
Large beer 8€
Pizza / pasta 12€
Coffee 3€

Childcare & ski lessons


Travel information

Departure airports:
Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, London City, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Stansted
Arrival airports:
Chambery(CMF), Geneva(GVA)
Transfer time:
2hrs 15min from Chambery
3hrs 15min from Geneva
Departure day:
Flight time:

1hr 45min

We recommend choosing earlier flights if possible as the traffic up to Tignes is always better than with later flights. 

A train option is also available from London St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice with a change in Lille and Lyon. The mini bus transfer will then take you to Tignes. 

Ski Essentials

We recommend pre-booking all lift passes, skis and boots and any tuition. Book tuition early to secure your ski school place, especially in high season. Our partner ski hire shops are all conveniently located and all pre-booked lift passes are ready for you when you arrive.

Child Ski Hire Offer

Don't forget our child ski hire offer with one free child skis and boots for every adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis/snowboard and boots (available if booked 6 weeks before departure). Child helmets are also included free of charge.

Lift passes are free for all children under 8 years old and 6 day lift passes include a bonus day so you can ski on your arrival day depending on your flight time. 

Lift pass Offer: Buy one get one half price on all 6 day lift passes for departures on 9, 16 and 30 Mar, only available to pre-booked passes and the offer finishes one week before.

Equipment (6 days) Description Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis - £114 £130
Skis & boots £130 £152 £174
Snowboard - £114 £130
Snowboard & boots - £152 £174
Child 6-12 yrs Skis, boots & helmet - £103 -
Snowboard, boots & helmet - £103 -
Child 3-5 yrs Skis, boots & helmet £57 - -

Free helmet included with child ski/snowboard hire

One free child skis and boots with each adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis and boots (and at least 6 weeks prior to departure)

Adult Tuition 13+ yrs Days Low Season Mid season High Season
Ski mornings (beginner and intermediates) 6 Days (Sun-Fri) £180 £235 £240
Ski afternoons 6 Days (Sun-Fri) £180 £189 £194
Snowboard mornings 6 Days (Sun-Fri) £222 £222 £222
Snowboard  afternoons 6 Days (Sun-Fri) £180 £180 £180
Ski Mornings (advanced) 5 Days (Mon-Fri) £222 £222 £222

Times AM: 9.30am-noon on Sundays and 9am-noon Monday to Friday.

Times PM: 2-5pm Sunday to Friday. 

Ski lesson prices are split by season departure dates. L (low) is all January and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March departures; M (mid) is 16th, 30th Dec, 3rd, 25th Feb, 31st Mar and 6th, 13th Apr; H (high) is 23rd Dec and 10th, 17th Feb.

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner = never skied before
  • Level 1 = advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 = low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 = Good intermediate, Parallel turns 
  • Advanced = Fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique



Lift Pass (6 days) 16th Dec

23rd Dec onwards

Adult (19-64 yrs) £310 £365
Senior (65-74 yrs) £266 £310
Child (8-18 yrs) £266 £310
Child (under 8 yrs) Free  

Free lift passes for all children under 8 years old. 

  • Passport & photo required for under 8s and over 75s
  • Lift pass covers all lifts in the Tignes and Val d'Isère areas