Tignes is part of one of the largest linked ski areas in Europe, with more than 300km of pistes spread over two different resorts: Tignes and Val d'Isere. This ensures that buying a Tignes lift pass is money well spent!
To start with, be aware there are two main types of ski pass to choose from:
- Tignes Valley pass - the cheaper, local area ski pass; suitable for beginners
- Tignes-Val d'Isère pass - whole area pass, offering access to a whopping 300km of pistes in two different ski villages/valleys
|Tignes Most Popular Ski Pass Prices - 2022/23|
|Cheapest Lift Pass||Biggest Lift Pass|
|Tignes Ski Pass
Adult (19-64 yrs)
1 Day: €58
|Tignes-Val d'Isère Ski Pass
Adult (19-64 yrs)
6 Days (= 7 days): €378
- How much are ski passes in Tignes?
- Deals & discounted ski passes in Tignes
- Free ski passes in Tignes
- Tignes-Val d'Isere ski pass price list
- Tignes Valley ski pass price list
- Pedestrian passes in Tignes
- Cross-country ski passes in Tignes
- Other passes in Tignes
- Annual & season passes in Tignes
- Ski season dates in Tignes
- Where to buy ski passes in Tignes
- How ski passes work in Tignes
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How much are ski passes in Tignes?
It depends. Ski pass prices in Tignes change according to your age, the number of days you want to ski for, the time of year and the area you want to ski in. Tignes also offers some great discounts available for families and groups.
In our experience, most people visiting Tignes stay for a week, which means that six-day ski passes are the top choice among skiers and snowboarders who want to enjoy our mountain playground.
Deals & discounted ski passes in Tignes
Are there any ski pass deals and discounts in Tignes?
You bet there are! Tignes offers free passes for children under eight years old, and child rates have been extended up to and including 18 year olds. Plus there are discounts to be had online, for beginners, disabled skiers, and those coming late in the ski season.
If you're looking to save money on your lift pass, make sure you check out the best ways to reduce the overall cost. Quite often the pricing structures can be complex, but it's worth reading our guide below for some insights.
|What are the best ways to save money on Tignes lift passes?|
|Look out for early pre-season sales and start/end of season discounts|
|Buy Group or Family packs if eligible, buying all passes together|
|Buy online ahead of arriving to save both time and money in resort|
|Buy six-day passes, for a better per 'day rate' over shorter durations|
|Buy the local area pass rather than full area, albeit with fewer options|
Family ski pass discounts
Tignes-Val d'Isère have done away with combined "group pack" discounts, and now in addition to the children's discounted rates mentioned above, seniors 65-74 years old pay a reduced rate and those over 75 years old ski for free.
There is a family pass promotion, where for all purchases of four+ 6-day or more passes, if at least two of the children are aged 8-18 years, there is a discount when purchased at the ticket office in resort, and an even bigger discount when purchased online. Proof of age will be required for all passes under these offers. Plus on passes of 6-13 days you will be given one additional day free, so for example when you buy a six day pass you will actually get a pass for seven days. For passes of 12 and 13 days, you will get a bonus two days extra.
|Family Ski Pass Prices in Tignes and Val d'Isère - 2022/23|
|6 Days (= 7 days)||378||318|
|7 Days (= 8 days)||441||371|
|8 Days (= 9 days)||504||424|
Early season discount
Those skiing early in the season, from late November to mid-December get 20% off the normal rates. You'll get an even cheaper ski pass if you come to the autumn taster, as the glacier opens to skiers and snowboarders in October.
Disabled ski passes
Disabled skiers and their companion are entitled to -50% off Tignes and Tignes-Val d'Isère ski passes upon presentation of a certificate of disability of at least 80%. These passes are only available to buy at the ski pass offices in resort.
Free ski passes in Tignes
Who can ski for free in Tignes?
Yes, you heard it right, you can ski for free in Tignes! There are free ski passes available to young children and senior skiers here, while some of the beginner ski lifts are also free to use.
Anyone aged under eight and over 75
Children aged under eight years old and people aged over 75 years old ski for free in Tignes. Proof of age required at the moment of purchase. Available for passes from 1-15 days.
Free beginner lifts
There are several lifts on Tignes' nursery slopes that are completely free to use in Val Claret (Bollin chairlift and Claret magic carpet, Tignes 2100 (Rosset and Almes chairlifts, Lavachet drag lift and magic carpet), Tignes 1800 (two magic carpets) and Les Brevières (Grande Parei drag lift).
Tignes-Val d'Isere ski pass price list
Where can you ski with a Tignes-Val d'Isère ski pass?
The Tignes and Val d'Isère pass will grant you access to 10,000 hectares of terrain, more than 300km of piste and 153 runs between an altitude of 1550m and 3456m. There are 75 ski lifts at your disposal as well as two snowparks and two glaciers.
Tignes-Val d'Isère passes are valid for half-day to 15-day durations or for the whole season. There is also a flexible version of this pass for 15 days non-consecutive. A great choice if you're here for longer or come a couple of times in a season.
Who should buy a Tignes-Val d'Isère ski pass?
If you like clocking up the miles and want to explore every inch of the available terrain, then the Tignes-Val d'Isère Pass is the choice for you. Tignes-Val d'Isère ski passes suit intermediate to expert skiers who want to have access to one of the largest ski areas in the world, as well as those staying in Tignes for more than a couple of days, with plenty of time to explore the 300km of runs on offer.
What's included in the Tignes-Val d'Isère pass?
As well as access to all the lifts in these areas, holders of a 2-15 day pass can also enjoy free entry to the Lagoon swimming pool in Tignes le Lac.
|Ski Pass Prices in Tignes-Val d'Isère - 2022/23|
|Child / Senior
8-18 yrs / 65-74 yrs
|6 Days (= 7 days)||378||318|
|7 Days (=8 days)||441||371|
Tignes Valley ski pass price list
Where can you ski with a Tignes Valley lift pass?
The Tignes Valley ski pass enables you to ski on the Tovière, Palafour and Chardonnet areas, all the way down to Les Boisses and Les Brevières, as well as up on the Grande Motte glacier. You can also take the Tovière gondola up to 2,704m but you are unable to drop down lower than the Tommeuses chairlift and the legendary après-ski venue of La Folie Douce – you will need a Tignes-Val d'Isère area pass to venture further. Tignes Valley ski passes are available from 4 hours to 15 days, as well as for the whole season.
Who should buy a Tignes Valley ski pass?
The Tignes Valley ski pass is best suited to beginner skiers and advancing intermediates – anyone who is happy to stay closer to home or not fussed about skiing all day, every day. The Tignes Valley ski pass is also a great option for those staying in the area for a short period of time or those who are quite happy skiing at their own pace.
|Ski Pass Prices in Tignes - 2022/23|
|Child / Senior
8-18 yrs / 65-74 yrs
Pedestrian passes in Tignes
How much are pedestrian passes in Tignes?
Not everybody comes to Tignes to ski, and pedestrians (piétons) are actively encouraged up the mountain by reduced prices on a number of lifts. There are eight lifts that pedestrians can use in winter, namely the Grande Motte cable car, the Tovière, Brévières and Boisses gondola, the Funiculaire Val Claret and the Chaudannes, Tichot and Bollin chairlift (actually, the latter is free to use).
Pedestrian rates are available for single and return journeys on these lifts, as well as for day passes, should you want to ride the lifts more frequently. Pedestrian tickets can only be bought at one of the ski pass offices in resort.
|Pedestrian Pass Prices in Tignes - 2022/23|
Cross-country ski passes in Tignes
Tignes opens its cross-country ski tracks both in the autumn and the winter, meaning that you can practise this sport almost year-round.
How much are cross-country ski passes in Tignes?
During the winter season, cross-country skiing in Tignes is free on the Lac de Tignes which has two tracks (Chartreux and Brévières). There is also a nordic track on the Marais plateau which requires taking the Chaudannes chairlift, for which you can pay the pedestrian rate.
In the 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.
Other passes in Tignes
Are there any other passes available in Tignes?
Yes, there are! Tignes offers special passes to ski on the Grande Motte glacier in autumn, as well as a subscription-based ski pass.
Autumn ski passes in Tignes
From 18th November 2022, the Grande Motte glacier will be open for skiers (conditions permitting) from 08:45 - 11:30. The first ascent is 09:00 and the last run of the funicular is 14:30. You buy your pass from the STGM sales point in Tignes Val Claret Grande Motte, for the single price of €32.
Ski à la Carte
The Ski à la carte system is an annual subscription valid for the whole winter season. Pay only for what you use, all ski days are billed the next month and there is no need to go to the cash desk. Enjoy discounts of between -10% to -15% on the adult's day rate and up to -40% on Saturdays. In addition, you regularly benefit from promotional days of up to 50% discount. The more you ski the more you save with the 9th, 14th, 19th and 24th day skied only billed at €1!
Ski in Tignes, Val d'Isère, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, Grand Massif, Les 2 Alpes and Serre-Chevalier with the same card. Subscription costs €29 for adults aged 18 to 64 and children's cards are free with the purchase of an adult's or senior (€15) membership.
Annual & season passes in Tignes
How much are season passes in Tignes?
Tignes-Val d'Isère season pass prices depend mainly on your age. These passes give access to the ski lifts not only during the winter season but you can also ski on the glacier in the summer and autumn with them. Valid from 26th November, 2022, you will receive two bonus days at Sainte Foy Tarentaise and two days preferential rate at Espace San Bernardo La Rosière.
|Ski Season Pass Prices in Tignes-Val d'Isère - 2022/23|
|Child / Senior
8-18 yrs / 65-74 yrs
Ski season dates in Tignes
When can you ski in Tignes with your ski pass?
The Tignes ski season runs from 26th November 2022 to 7th May 2023. Ski-pass prices are usually cheaper at the beginning and the end of the season, when not all of the lifts may be open.
|Tignes Season Dates - 2022/23|
|Early /Late Season||Main Season|
|26th November - 16th December 2022 / 1st May - 7th May 2023||17th December 2022 - 30th April 2023|
Where to buy ski passes in Tignes
There are two main ways of purchasing your Tignes ski pass: online and in resort.
How to buy your Tignes ski passes online – A step-by-step guide
To save time and money, you can pre-order your Tignes ski passes online. The process is really simple:
- Click on the button below, which will take you to Tignes' main lift pass website.
- Select the area you want to ski in (Tignes - Val d'Isere or Tignes only), how many days you want, the start date you require and how many people of each age group are in your party.
- Any discounts you may be eligible for will be automatically applied to the price of your passes.
- Choose if you want ski insurance or not – we recommend you add it.
- State whether you already have a rechargeable card (in which case you'll need to insert its 23-digit WTP number – see below for more information) or you don't.
- Create an account with your personal details.
- Choose whether you want your ski passes to be delivered to your home address for a small fee (allow at least 12 days for delivery outside France and seven days within France), or you prefer to pick them up at one of the cash desks.
- Pay for your ski passes.
That's it, you're all ready to hit the slopes!
How to buy your Tignes ski passes in resort
You can also buy your pass at a lift pass office when you get to resort. If you're uncertain of the pass you need or are looking to see how the weather is before buying your pass, then this can be a good option. The lift pass office staff is also great at advising exactly which pass is best for you while some passes, such as pedestrian and beginner lift passes, are only available at the ski pass offices. Be warned, though, you may have to queue, especially at busy times.
How ski passes work in Tignes
Ski passes in Tignes are loaded onto a rechargeable SmartMedia card, which is more or less the size of a credit card and has a chip that stores the lift pass information. This hands-free card is read remotely at the entrance of the lifts, so you just need it to put it in a pocket on your left side (many ski jackets have a special pocket on the left sleeve) and the turnstile will activate remotely as you pass through. Keep it away from your credit cards, mobile phone or other ski passes as they may obstruct the card reading.
What is a ski pass WTP number? You can recharge and top-up your Tignes hands-free card as many times as you want over several years. In order to do so, you need to enter the card's WTP (Wireless Transaction Protocol) number when purchasing your pass online. You can find this number on your card. After you've recharged your hands-free card in advance, you can generally go directly to the lifts without having to stop at the lift pass offices.
Worth knowing – About Tignes ski passes
Unless otherwise stated, Tignes ski passes and prices are generally subject to the following terms:
- A hands-free pass is required and included in the price for passes of less than 15 days.
- Prices shown are for the main season.
- When buying ski insurance as part of your Tignes ski pass purchase, either online or at the ski pass offices in resort, it will be provided by Carré Neige. The prices above do not include ski insurance, which you can add starting at €2.90 per person per day. Please, check the insurance policy and the company's T&Cs before purchasing.
- Longer duration ski passes are available when you buy online and in resort.
Prices, offers, discounts and conditions are shown here as a guide only and are subject to change – to be confirmed at the time of booking. Further terms and conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax.