What's so special about Val d'Isere and Tignes?

Louise Alpine Experience

The combined resorts of Val d’Isere and Tignes, known as L’espace Killy, is one of the biggest and most versatile ski resort complexes in the world. The resort is vast with a modern and well thought out lift system, which gives you access to every corner of this huge domain. With the best snow record in Europe and, added to the network of snow cannons, it can guarantee top to bottom skiing from late November until early May.

The two Glaciers, Le Pissaillas (3280m) in Val d’Isere and the Grande Motte (3450m) in Tignes are open in the summer and host many racing teams as well as keen skiers who come to improve their skills. The Parc de Vanoise is home to an abundance of wildlife, and supports some of the most varied wild flowers in the Alps.

But, what really makes the Val d’Isere-Tignes area so special are the off-piste possibilities. Wonderfully varied terrain on all expositions give our guides a chance to find the best snow on a daily basis throughout the winter season.

The vastness of the domain is staggering. Stretching from the Vallon de la Sache and les Brevieres at the far end of Tignes, to the Col Pers and beyond at the Fornet end of Val d’Isere, with a huge area in between. With routes off the Col du Palet towards Champagny and les Arcs, with Ste Foy and Villaroger just down the road, and La Rosiere-La Thuile a bit further on, the combined possibilities make for the most exciting off-piste skiing domain in the world.

Val d’Isere and Tignes combined consists of a terrain of 97 lifts including three cable cars and two mountain trains. From Val d’Isere there is a ski link to Tignes and a way of returning to Val d’Isere by either taking the aeroski or one of two chairlifts. The renown areas of the Espace Killy & Tignes provide some of the best skiing around, legendary off-piste itineraries and an incredible ski area for connoisseurs of all disciplines.

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