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Best Ski Pass Options in Tignes

Discover the top Tignes ski pass options

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About Ski Pass Options in Tignes

See our Ski Pass Prices guide for ski pass price comparisons and our Lift Pass Prices guide for summer lift pass price comparisons. For a detailed explanation of the different ski passes available, read on.

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There are a number of different ski passes available in Tignes. Prices vary according to your age, group size, duration, the area(s) you wish 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. However, if you are planning on having lessons, then it is also worth checking with your ski school beforehand to be sure that you buy the correct pass for your classes.

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/Tribu Pass Ski pass for family groups comprised of at least 1 adult (max 2) and up to 5 children (aged 5 to 17 years), purchasing 4 ski passes in one transaction for the same dates and ski area, for 6 or 7 days.
Espace Killy Pass Full area pass including both the Tignes & Val d'Isere ski areas
Tignes Pass Local area pass, best suited to beginners and advancing intermediates

If you order your passes online then they can be delivered to your home address free of charge, but please allow at least 10 days prior to your arrival if you opt for this service. Alternatively, you can collect them from one of the 3 automated dispensers in resort: Grande Motte, Tovière or Brévières.

Tignes & Val d'Isere ski-passes (Full area)

If you like clocking up the miles and want to explore every inch of the available terrain, then the full area Tignes & Val d'Isere Pass is the choice for you. This pass will grant you access to 10000 hectares of terrain and the area known as the Espace Killy. In total, there are 300km of piste and 153 runs between an altitude of 1550m and 3450m. 78 ski lifts are at your disposal as well as 2 snowparks and 2 glaciers. Passes are valid for ½ to 15-day durations or for the whole season and holders of a 2 to 15 day pass can also enjoy free entry to the Lagon swimming pool in Tignes le Lac and the ice rink. You are also entitled to one free entry to the Oxygen swimming pool in Val d'Isere. 

Liberté Pass
There is also a "flexi" version of this pass available for 5, 6 or 7 days, that enables you to take a day off during your week. For example, ski for 5 out of 6 days or 6 out of 7 etc. A great choice if your legs tend to get tired by mid-week!

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Ski Areas in Tignes

Tignes Valley ski-passes (Local area)

The Tignes Valley Pass for the local area 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. 

This pass enables you to ski on Tovieres, Palafour, Chardonnet, all the way down to Les Boisses and Le Breviere, as well as up onto the Grande Motte glacier. You can also take the Toviere gondola up to 2704m, but you are unable to drop down lower than the Tommeuses chair lift and the Folie Douce (legendary après ski venue) on the other side, as you will need the full Tignes/Val d'Isere area pass to venture further. The local pass also gives you access to the Lagon swimming centre. 

It is possible to extend your Tignes local area pass to include one-day skiing in the whole of the Espace Killy area by paying a small supplement.

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Ski Areas in Tignes

Group ski-passes

Group discounts are only available to parties of 20 people or more, whereby you get 1 free pass for every 20 bought. Please ask for a quote from one of the Ski Pass Offices if you are travelling as part of a large group. 

Family Ski Passes

Family lift pass rates are available on the Espace Killy full area pass, whereby all family members pay the child's rate. In order to benefit from the discount, the following criteria need to be met:

  • Purchase between 4-7 Espace Killy lift passes for the same duration, at the same time & in one payment.
  • The family must be composed of at least 1 adult (max. 2) aged 22 to 74 years old, & up to 5 children (aged 5 to 13 years). Only direct ascendants (parents/grandparents) of the children can benefit from family rates.
  • Family members aged between 14-21 years can also be included in this offer if they are still in full-time education.

The family pass offer is only valid on 6 or 7-day duration passes and proof of age and student status will be requested. Don't forget that the under 5's ski for free and each family member still requires their own hands-free pass.

New for Winter 19/20 is the option to extend your family pass by an additional 1-2 days on payment of a much reduced daily rate. To benefit, you will need to extend the passes of at least 4 of your family members at the same time. 

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Beginners ski-passes

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. 

However, Tignes has developed a three-step Ski Start progression programme located on the gentle snow fronts in Val Claret, Le Lac, Les Boisse and Les Brevieres, These dedicated beginner areas have been designed so that you can learn by yourself or with an instructor (recommended!) on slopes suited to mastering new sensations and building your confidence.

The Ski Start 1: "Discover" & Ski Start 2: "Learn" areas will allow you to get used to the feeling of sliding on snow and discover the beginner areas of the resort. Once your confidence grows, you can try the Ski Start 3: "Practice" areas which consist of a series of gentle blue runs where you can work on your technique and style. Ski Start 1 & 2 areas have free lifts; Ski Start 3 zones require a Tignes local area ski pass (1/2 or 1 day)

In a nutshell, if you are taking to skis for the first time in Tignes, it is unlikely you will need to buy a ski pass for at least the first day or so.

Beginner Ski Areas in Tignes

Snowpark passes

Access to the snowpark is included in any Tignes Valley or full area ski pass. With the full area Espace Killy pass, you also get to ride in the Val d'Isere snow park too. 

Snowparks in Tignes

Discounted ski-passes

Early Season Discounts
Lift passes are discounted during autumn (when just the Grande Motte glacier is open) and also at the start of the season, from late-November until mid-December. Reduced rates apply to both the local and full area passes, normally representing around 10% on the main season prices. Depending on snow conditions, this may also be accompanied by a reduced ski area.

Disabled Skiers 
Disabled skiers and their companion are entitled to 50% off Val d'Isere and Espace Killy public rate ski passes upon presentation of a certificate of disability of at least 80%. Alpine resorts are all upping their game in making the mountains much more accessible to everyone, with better and more varied equipment and more specific qualifications for instructors. These passes are only available to buy at the Ski Pass Offices in resort. 

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Free passes

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 seven free ski lifts (plus three free magic carpets) in Tignes for beginners. Namely, Tignes Val Claret: Claret draglift and Bollin chairlift; Tignes le Lac: Rosset chairlift and magic carpet; Tignes le Lavachet: Lavachet draglift; Tignes 2100: Almes chairlift; Tignes 1800/Les Boisses: Magic carpets Tignes 1 & 2 and Tignes Les Brévières: Brévières chairlift & Pitôts draglift.

Cross-country ski-passes

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).

Cross-country Skiing in Tignes

Season passes

Season passes for the full Espace Killy ski area are available to buy online and if you buy your season pass before the end of November, you can save around 25% on the full public price. You may also be entitled to a discount if you hold a valid ISIA ski instructors license or if you work in resort. For workers, simply scan a copy of your work contract and upload it to the site when you go to buy your passes. Also included with the season pass are 2 days skiing at the nearby resort of St Foy en Tarentaise and preferential rates on 2 days of skiing at La Rosière (l'Espace San Bernardo).

New for 2019/20: the Espace Killy winter season pass now includes access to both the summer and autumn ski areas in the region. Get your ski legs in shape in plenty time for winter with some autumnal skiing on the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes, or enjoy some turns in the summer months on both the Grande Motte glacier and the Pisaillas glacier in Val d'Isere. Access is dependent on snow conditions.

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Pedestrian passes

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 8 lifts that pedestrians can use in winter, namely:

  • Cable Cars: Grande Motte
  • Gondolas: Tovière, Brévières & Boisses
  • Funiculaire Val Claret
  • Chair lift: Chaudannes, Tichot & Bollin* (*free)

Pedestrian rates are available for single & 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. 

Maps of Tignes

Other passes

Ski a 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 & 24th day skied only billed at €1!

Ski in Tignes, Val d'Isere, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, Grand Massif, Les 2 Alpes & 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.

More inspiration...

Read more about the ski lift system in Tignes and find out more about the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit.