has long been one of the most popular ski resorts, particularly with the Brits, for many reasons. Having started life way back in the 11th century as a village, rather than being purpose-built as a resort, it still has a traditional charm.
It has one of the longest seasons in the Alps – from December to May – and access to 300km of Espace Killy piste makes it a paradise for skiers and boarders of all levels. Its off-piste, too, has a reputation for being some of the world’s best.
Though you would think it a playground for the rich, Val d’Isere actually has something to suit all budgets and a thriving community.
TIGNES LE LAC & VAL CLARET
Tignes, the adrenalin capital of the Alps, is constantly buzzing with activity. The vast expanse of the Espace Killy ski area offers something for everybody from large, open blue runs to steep, challenging mogul fields. It also has some of the best back country skiing in the world.
Tignes is made up of several villages that have their own character. The most popular nightlife can be found in Val Claret and apres is almost a sport in itself here – the original Folie Douce is just a cable car away.
In summer, activities are centred around the lake in Tignes Le Lac, and everything from lake slides and airbag jumps to flyboarding, sailing and paddleboarding are on offer.
Tignes is also the resort of some of the best riders such as Guerlain Chicherit, Xavier Bertoni, Marie Martinod, Margot Rozies and Florent Bastien.
BASS ski school provide high quality ski lessons in English.
British ski instructors who are enthusiastic and passionate about snowsports and are the driving force behind BASS Val d’Isere. BASS instructors all hold the highest qualifications and have excellent communications skills with all ski lessons in English. They will create a truly fabulous learning experience for you. You can choose from great ski lessons for children, adult ski courses for beginners and intermediates or advanced ski coaching. Private ski lessons are still the best way to improve and you can book as few or as many as you like. It is not surprising that our team of ski instructors and program of ski courses are very popular and booking early is highly recomended
Espace Killy lift pass prices winter 14
This pass gives you access to the whole Espace Killy covering the 300km of pistes and 2 glaciers of both Val d’Isere and Tignes. You can get from Val d’Isère to Tignes on 2 lifts, and the Espace Killy can be discovered and even fully covered in a single day.
ESPACE KILLY 1/2 day** 1 day 5 days* 6 days* 7 days* 13 days* Season
ADULT 38.50 € 50.50 € 220.00 € 252.50 € 288.00 € 468.00 € 1120.00 €
CHILDREN 31.00 € 40.50 € 176.00 € 202.00 € 230.50 € 374.30 € 896.00 €