About the Val d'Isere lift System
Val d'Isere and the Espace Killy has an excellent lift system connecting you to Tignes and giving you access to a huge ski area. Taking you from 1,550 metres all the way up to 3,450 metres.
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There are over 300km of pistes for all abilities (22 green runs, 68 blue runs, 39 red runs and 26 black runs) which you can access via the 88 ski lifts covering the Espace Killy area.
Val d'Isere is linked to Tignes and the Espace Killy via a number of different lifts. The lifts marked on the piste map using straight black lines are of four types; button tow/drag, chair, telecabine and telepherique. They have the corresponding abbreviations:
TK - téléski (drag)
TS - télésiege (chairlift)
TSD - télésiege débrayable (detachable chairlift)
TC - télécabine (gondola)
TPH - téléphérique (cable car)
For télécabine think bubble car and for téléphérique think cable car. Anything prefixed/suffixed with “Express” means a 6 person modern fast chair lift.
With access to 2 glaciers, one in Le Fornet and one in Tignes at the Grand Motte the lifts in the Espace Killy area are not only open in the winter but the summer as well, meaning you can enjoy all the mountain activities almost all year round.
|Val d'Isere Lift Access & Restrictions - Winter
||All lifts except the Funicular, Le Fornet cable car, La Daille gondola, Le Vallon gondola & Olympique gondola (Olympique is accessible to accompanied handiskiers). All the chairlifts in the Val d'Isere ski area are handiski accessible, with the exception of those leading to Le Fornet and la Daile gondola
|Paraglide / Parapente
||Solaise Express & Solaise cable car give access to the designated take-off sites. Take a look at Val d'Isere Paragliding for more information.
||Pedestrian lift pass gives access to: Solaise, Olympique & Fornet cable cars; La Daille & La Vallon gondolas; Funival funicular; Solaise Express chairlift (both directions); Manchet Express, Bellevarde Express & Loyes Express chairlifts (ascent only). Take a look at Lift Pass Prices for more details.
||Dogs are allowed on all pedestrian lifts, providing they are muzzled & kept on a lead.
||It is not recommended to expose babies or children under three years old to sudden changes in altitude or temperature - if lift staff consider your child too young to travel on certain lifts they reserve the right to refuse you entry. See our Tips for Families & Kids section for advice.