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Ski Schools in Tignes

Learn to ski in Tignes


Situated in the Tarentaise Valley in the Savoie region of France, at an altitude between 1,440–3,747m, Tignes is known as the highest skiing resort in Europe. Tignes can be reached from Geneva airport by taking the practical Altibus taking c.a. 3hrs. The nearest railway station is Bourg St Maurice, which is about a 40-minute drive away.

Tignes has 150km of slopes on various terrains, 60% of the pistes being over 2,200m long and the Grande Motte glacier providing 20km of runs above 3000m. Ski schools in Tignes offer all types of ski lessons across each of the three main mountains; La Grande Motte, La Tovière and l’Aiguille Percée.

Tignes shares its extensive ski area with the neighbouring Val d’Isère, the two areas together being named Espace Killy after Jean Claude Killy, the triple downhill winner at the Grenoble Olympics in 1968. Ski schools in Tignes make the most of Espace Killy - known as “the world’s most beautiful skiing area“ - and its 300km of pistes of all difficulty levels.

Ski lessons for beginners in Tignes


Tignes offers great conditions for beginners, thanks to 57% of the pistes being green and blue: Ski schools in Tignes take beginners to the 4 main green slope areas at Tignes Val Claret, Tignes Le Lac, Tignes Le Lavachet and Tignes Les Brévières. Easily accessible and free beginner lifts ranging from drag lifts to chairlifts provide access to these areas and make for stress-free transportation back up the slopes.

For beginners who have mastered their first moves, Tignes certainly has enough blue runs to practice and build up confidence; according to insider tips from ski schools in Tignes, the best wide and gentle blue runs can be found at the Palafour chairlift, and from the top of the Brevieres and Boissons lifts. Not to be missed is the very long Rhododendron run, which starts at the top of Chaudannes chairlift and winds its way back down into Les Brevieres.

Kids' ski lessons in Tignes


Ski schools in Tignes offer kids lessons from age 3yrs upwards. For the youngest learners, lessons are between 1,5-2hrs at a time and are normally taught in a snow garden. Lessons for kids aged 5yrs to teens are held in groups of 6 or 8 skiers and usually last for 3 hrs. Children’s ski lessons in Tignes take place either at the nursery slopes, or on other easy green and blue slopes, dependent on the group’s ability. For young advanced skiers, ski schools in Tignes head to some of the 72km of red runs within the resort, such as the Dahu, the Double M and the Cirse in the Grande Motte area.

Ski lesson prices in Tignes


Ski schools in Tignes offer group and private ski and snowboard lessons. In addition, some ski schools in Tignes offer all-in-one packages, with ski hire and lunch included. The prices quoted are the lowest price per lesson within the season:

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 36€/2,5hrs from 31€/3hrs from 31€/3hrs
Private from 55€/hr from 55€/hr from 55€/hr


The best ski schools in Tignes


Evolution2


With several decades of experience and more than 60 instructors, Evolution2 is one of the biggest ski schools in Tignes. Lessons are offered in English and French from 3yrs upwards, some lesson packages having a lunch option.
Meeting point: Meet by the Christmas tree on the main snow front in Tignes le Lac.
CheckYeti customers reviews: experienced, beginner-friendly, patient

SnoCool


With more than 20 years of experience, the SnoCool team offers a personalised approach with small group lessons of 4-6 skiers. Lessons are offered in English, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, German and French.
Meeting point: In front of the Snocool office, located right next to the restaurant "La Maison à Colonnes"
CheckYeti customers reviews: experienced, patient, relaxed

333 Ski School


This ski school in Tignes belongs to the ESI organisation and combines passion and professionalism with every lesson. The school takes beginners from age 5yrs and lessons are offered in English and French.
Meeting point: Directly at the 333 Ski School office in Val Claret, Tignes.
CheckYeti customers reviews: patient, beginner-friendly, experienced

English ski lessons in Tignes


Ski schools in Tignes offer lessons in English, which makes for the ideal circumstances when learning new skiing techniques and making the most of ski lessons.

Ski hire in Tignes


Some ski lesson packages in Tignes come with ski hire included. Additionally, there are 19 ski hire centres situated in the Val Claret area, plus 9 more in the Le Lac de Tignes /Le Lavachet area for those who prefer to hire out the latest equipment. Ski schools in Tignes are happy to give recommendations regarding equipment and prices.

What makes learning to ski in Tignes so special


Situated at such a high altitude and partially on the Grande Motte glacier, the skiing season in Tignes extends through almost the entire year. The glacier is even open for skiing and snowboarding for 6 weeks in summer and reopens at the end of September for the winter season. Due to the exceptional size of the Espace Killy ski area, there are plenty of opportunities to head out with a guide onto powder snow for off-piste skiing and snowboarding.

Additionally, getting to the various regions within Tignes is quick and easy, thanks to the free shuttle bus with its 23 stops between Tignes 1800 and Tignes Val Claret Grande Motte.
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