Information about the ski area
Tignes - Val d'Isère
|Highest point:||3,456 m|
|Lowest point:||1,550 m|
|Altitude ski resort:||1,850 m|
|Lifts in total:||83|
|Pistes in total:||300 km|
|Ski routes:||20 km|
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Ski area Tignes - Val d'Isère
The ski area of Val d'Isère itself holds 150 km of piste and 37 modern lifts. The area offers many wide pistes for beginners looking to try out their skills at Bellevard and Col de Fresse. The Plateau des Pissaillas glacier also draws in beginners with its easy niveau. This is also confirmed through its ownership of the "Famille Plus" seal of excellence, ensuring that the legendary runs are also especially family-friendly and provide a great source of childcare services. In Tignes, beginners can practice at the Col du Paletas well as on the green and blue pistes on the upper-half of Tignes-Le Lac. More demanding skiers can find their area of choice up at the Grande Motte glacier ski area, where excellent views and steep runs await you at an altitude of 3,456 m. Secured and monitored deep snow slopes in Vallon de la Sache make for a true paradise in the ski area around Tignes for freeriders and diversified winter sports fans. Here, you can conquer a length of 2.8 km over a 1,198 m difference in altitude.
For snowboarders and free skiers, several diverse snowparks can be found throughout the entire area as well as a half pipe at the valley station in Tignes (see "Snowpark") and directly above the giant free ride zone, "Le Spot", with a boardercross setup among other great elements. From the valley station, you can already take in the view of the Grande Motte glacier peak (3,656 m) and its steep runs. Experts will love the "La Face de Bellevard" run in the area around Val d'Isère: The difficult piste runs along just about 3 km length and over 959 m difference in altitude! Things turn cosier up on the pistes of Tovière, from Col de Fresse down into La Daille and on the "Santons run", of which leads down into the resort centre. On the "La Grande Motte" glacier in Tignes as well as on the "Pointe du Montet" in Val d'Isère, you'll also find satisfactory snow conditions from June to September.
Just in time for the start of the 2016/17 winter season, the new 10-person cable car, „Solaise“, will be making its debut as a replacement for the Solaise-Express. The new cable car allows for a transport capacity increase of 40 percent and drastically reduces waiting times. Not only that, there's also seated heats and Wi-Fi available in the cable car as well!
Additionally, the ski area boasts a good infrastructure thanks to its several free Wi-Fi hotspots located at various mountain and valley stations.