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Tignes and the Espace Killy Ski Area

Tignes has direct ski links with the well known resort of Val D'Isere to make up a vast ski area known as the 'Espace Killy,' named after the famous French skier Jean Claude Killy.

There are nearly 100 ski lifts available carrying 149,425 people an hour with a rolling programme of modernisation which ensures a swift transit to the ski areas with a minimum of queuing.  Most of the lifts are high speed chairlifts with some telecabines and two funiculaires.  There are very few drag lifts.  The lowest lift is at 1550 meters and the highest at 3450 meters.

In all there are over 300km of pistes with two glaciers, one on the Grande Motte and one at Le Fornet.  This means that you can ski all year round in Tignes.  Snow is never a problem.

There is a huge variety of runs for all abilities.  Novices are well provided for with the free ski lifts in Val Claret and Le Lac and will quickly progress to the many green runs which can be found higher up.

There is a wealth of possibilities for intermediate skiers with long sweeping  blue and red runs in all areas.  A  lot of Tignes is above the tree line and the views are breathtaking.

Advanced skiers will enjoy the many black runs with their challenging moguls and the many possibilities for off piste skiing.  An area of unprepared piste known as Le Spot is devoted to those who want to try off piste for the first time.

We have been skiing in Tignes for many years and still find areas we have not discovered.  You will never be bored in Tignes!

 

 


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