Ski Lifts in Tignes
Tignes Ski Lifts & Lift PassesTignes has an excellent lift system and its vast ski area is efficiently handled by mostly modern and quick lifts.
Most lifts in Tignes vary opening and closing times depending on the time of year and you should consult an up-to-date Tignes ski map to check these. Recent necessary improvements have been made to the important lifts of Tommeuses, Palafour, and Grattalu but there are still a few rickety old fixed grip chairlifts that need to be replaced. The main lift up to the Col du Palet (Tichot) is incredibly slow – the adjacent draglift is faster. Generally, though, Tignes has an excellent lift system and its vast ski area is efficiently handled by mostly modern and quick lifts. Queues are rarely a problem except in holiday periods.
Tignes lift passes
You can buy either a Tignes or an Espace Killy lift pass. A Tignes lift pass allows you to enjoy all of the 67 ski runs, 150km of piste and 5000 hectares of area available to Tignes. An Espace Killy lift pass adds the runs in Val d’Isere to this – approximately the same ski area again! An Espace Killy lift pass is a little more expensive but definitely worth it for the intermediate or advanced skier. Surprisingly the lift pass is not electronic like in some resorts and you will need a photo for the pass. Take ID with you to take advantage of age discounts.
Tignes also offers a ‘loyalty card’. The Carte Tignes is available to returning visitors as long as they have purchased a six-day lift pass within the last three years. It gives you a reduction off the price of your lift pass depending on the length of your stay. There are also discounts for children (5-12) and seniors (60-74).