Tignes & Val d’Isère Lift Passes – The 2018 Ultimate Guide

The Tignes & Val d’Isère lift passes are covered under the vast Espace Killy ski region which stretches from Tignes les Brévières right over to Le Fornet in Val d’Isère with an altitude range from 1550m to 3456m at the top of the Grande Motte cable car.  This ski region offers over 300km of piste with varied terrain which provides for both beginners and extreme skiers & boarders alike.


Your Val d’Isère and Tignes ski pass ‘Espace Killy’ will connect you to 154 slopes via 79 ski lifts which include chairlifts, gondolas, cable cars, funiculars, drag lifts and magic carpets.   Here’s some vital resort information:

Altitude: 1550m – 3456m
Number of slopes:

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Total Number of runs: 154
Number of lifts: 79
Kms of piste: 300km
Snow Cannons900

The resorts of Tignes & Val d’Isère have created brand new apps so that you can check out the piste and ski lift openings, weather forecast and webcams at your finger tips.  Download them via your app store or visit www.valdisere.com or www.tignes.net.  You can also stay connected with free wifi hotspots thanks to the ski area and mountain restaurants – just look out for ‘Tignes neospot’ & ‘Val-free-wifi’ in your wifi settings.

Tignes & Val d’Isère ‘Espace Killy’ ski region map

Piste Map - lift pass

Types of lift pass & deals

There is a ski pass that suits everyone for all ages, ability and pedestrians.  If you are planning to stay with Ski Bonjour, we can pre-order the Espace Killy passes for you so that they are ready for you to collect at the chalet so you don’t waste a moment on your first day of skiing.


The age considered to be adult is from age 14-64 inclusive.

Senior & Child

Children aged 5-13 and Seniors aged 65-74 are entitled to a discounted pass rate.

Espace Killy Ski Pass Prices from 23/12/17 to 01/05/18

Tignes / Val d’Isère
DaysAdult (Age 14 to 64)Child / Senior (age 5-13 or 65-74)
Espace Killy (whole area)

Under 5s & Over 74s!

The biggest perk is when you’re up to 4 years old or 75+ as you will get a free pass!  Proof of age will be required and a photo may be requested.

Family pass

A family pass offers a child rate to all family members for 6 or 7 days only.  There must be at least one/two adults and two/three (or more) children either school age or up to the age of 21 if they are students in full time education.  Everyone must be from the same family and proof of age and student identification may be required.

Family Pass
Days2 adults and 2 children (both age 5-13)2 adults and 2 children (age 5-13 and 14-17)2 adults and 2 children (both age 14-17)2 adults and 3 children (all age 5-13)
Espace Killy family pass

Pre-Season Espace Killy Ski Pass Prices from 25/11/17 to 22/12/17

For those lucky enough to be first on the slopes you’ll benefit from slightly cheaper ski passes too!  If you are staying with us for Christmas from 20th December – these prices will be applicable to you.

Tignes / Val d’Isère
DaysAdult (Age 14 to 64)Child / Senior (age 5-13 or 65-74)
Espace Killy (whole area)


There’s also pedestrian passes available to purchase in resort for those wishing to make the most of the mountains without skiing.


(Age 14 to 64)


(age 5-13 or 65-74)

1 return trip€13.00€7.50
1 day€20.00€15.00

Tignes only lift pass

The lift pass ticket system seems to have changed this year in that you can only get the local area pass in resort with either a day or half day option.

2017-18DaysAdult (Age 14 to 64)Child / Senior (age 5-13 or 65-74)
Tignes only

Beginner ski passes

Val d’Isère and Tignes are both great resorts for beginner skiers and boarders – you just need to know where’s best to go.  There are a number of free lifts in both resorts for beginners and then you can buy lift passes when you’re ready to explore further.

Beginners in Tignes – have a look at our Skiing for Beginners in Tignes Guide which will help you decide where’s best to ski using the resort 1, 2, 3 progression zones.  This guide shows you where the free lifts are for levels 1 & 2.  Once you have progressed to level 3 you will need to purchase a Tignes only pass – see details above.

Beginners in Val d’Isère – there are a number of free lifts to get you started – there are two nursery ski areas with seven lifts which are free to use for beginners.  These are called ‘Village’ and ‘Rogoney’ chair lifts and ‘La Savonette 1’, ‘La Savonette 2’ & ‘La Légettaz’ drag lifts. In La Daille there are two drag lifts which are called  ‘Les Lanches 1’ and ‘Les Lanches 2’.  Once you have progressed you will need to purchase a ski pass – Val d’Isère offers beginner ski passes, which can be purchased in resort as required, as follows:

 2017-18Early SeasonMain Season
1 day Solaise only€35.00€35.00
1 day Val d’Isère€45.00€49.00
6 days Ski School€125.50€139.00

Don’t forget to compare the prices as you might find it is more cost effective to buy an Espace Killy family pass for the whole family if you plan to venture out and explore the whole area – see details above.  Also under 5s are free!

What’s included?

Free swimming and ice skating – with a full area lift pass!

The Espace Killy lift pass allows you free access to the swimming pool of the Aquacentre Le Lagon in Tignes or at the Centre Aquasportif in Val d’Isère.

It also includes free ice skating in Tignes or Val d’Isère including the loan of skates.

Terms & conditions apply and access is allowed for each valid day of your ski pass (6 day ski pass = 6 days access to the swimming pool and ice rink).  Your lift pass must be valid for 2 to 15 days.


Carré Neige

You can add an optional piste insurance to your Espace Killy ski pass  in resort, which is known as Carré Neige (this is recommended in addition to your holiday insurance).   Information about the insurance and what Carré Neige covers can be found here.

Rate per day€2.80
8 to 15 days€22.40
Family rate per person per day*€2.50
Family rate per person from 8 to 15 days*€20.00

*Rate available if all the family members subscribe to the insurance Carré Neige.

Free Bus

There is also a free ski bus which runs throughout the day and into the evening.  There are two main bus routes in resort.  Firstly, in Val d’Isère there is a circular loop connecting La Daille through Val d’Isère to Le Fornet and back.  Secondly in Tignes there is a bus loop from Les Boisses, through Tignes le Lac to Val Claret and back and a Le Lavachet loop round Tignes le Lac.  It’s a great service giving a good connection between the villages at both resorts.  Guests staying in Tignes les Brévières can access this bus route via the pedestrian chairlift to Le Boisses.

Freestyle & Snowparks

The ski region benefits from two snow parks as well as three boardercross courses for beginners and experts.  The Val park is at the foot of the Marmots chair and has a great range of kickers and 25 rails with lines for different standards.  There is a popular half pipe and airbag located in Val Claret

Suggested Rules of Conduct

  1. Respect for others

    All slope users must behave in a manner that does not endanger or interfere with others, either by their conduct or equipment.

  2. Speed and conduct

    All slope users must adapt their speed and conduct to their individual capability as well as snow and weather conditions and other users on the slopes.

  3. Choice of trajectory

    The higher slope user must choose their trajectory – an appropriate route down the slope that does not interfere with other slope users.

  4. Overtaking

    Skiers may overtake from any direction but always allowing sufficient space for the person being overtaken to continue in their trajectory.

  5. Merging, Entering & Crossing Slopes

    When slopes merge slope users much check both uphill and downhill when entering or crossing slopes and ensure they don’t endanger themselves or others.

  6. Stopping

    All slope users must avoid stopping in narrow places or areas with restricted visibility.  If a slope users fall they must try to move to the side of the slope as quickly as possible.

  7. Walking up or downhill

    Any slope user on foot must keep to the side of the slope and ensure that they or their equipment does not endanger others.

  8. Observation of information & signs

    All slope users must take into account slope, snow and weather conditions and must comply with info given on signs at all times.

  9. Assistance

    Any person causing or witnessing an accident should offer assistance by raising the alarm and assist the ski patrol if required.

  10. Identification

    Any person causing or witnessing an accident must make themselves known  to the ski patrol.

Additional resources

Tignes & Val d’Isère lift pass 2017-18 – prices & information – Ski Bonjour


The Ultimate Guide to Tignes le Lac

A Definitive Guide to Tignes les Brévières


Tignes for Beginners 2017-18

Val d’Isère

A Comprehensive Guide to Val d’Isère

Val d’Isere.com


New in Val d’Isère for 2017 – Solaise TC10 Gondola & Beginners area 

Further Ski Pass Information

STGM – Ski Pass Tignes

Interactive ski map

Holiday Guides & Information

Skiing in Tignes for Beginners

Planning your Perfect Ski Holiday – The Ultimate Checklist

Driving to Tignes or Val d’Isère

A Guide to Buying Ski Goggles






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