Ski Schools in Tignes
Learn to ski in Tignes
Tignes is a ski resort located in french region Savoie, near the Italian border and around 3h away from Lyon and Geneva by car. Together with Val d’Isère, it forms Espace Killy, a large ski domain that is named after the Olympic champion Jean-Claude Killy.
In the heart of the Vanoise National Park, Tignes offers 150km of slopes at altitudes between 1550m at Les Brévières and 3456m on the infamous Grande Motte glacier. The main mountains in Tignes are La Grande Motte (3656m), La Tovière (2704m), and l’Aiguille Percée (2748m). Ski schools in Tignes allow to discover them, starting from the various villages in the resort such as Tignes Les Brévières, Tignes le Lac and Tignes Val Claret.
Tignes offers great conditions for beginners thanks to the numerous green and blue slopes. Moreover, there is a myriad of possibilities of ski lessons for beginners of all ages. Ski schools in Tignes offer beginners’ lessons during which participants can discover skiing in small groups of maximum 8 people. The number of skiers is limited to 8 so that they can make rapid progress. Most of the time the meeting point is located either at the ski school office or on the snow front in the chosen village. Participants should be there 10 to 15 minutes before the lesson starts.
Ski schools in Tignes welcome children from 3 years old and place them in small groups of maximum 8 participants, in order for the ski instructors to give special attention to each one of the little skiers. Some ski schools even form groups of 4 for the youngest skiers.
The ski lessons aim to teach the children the basics of skiing and help them become familiar with their equipment before they learn the snow plough or do their first turms, etc. Instructors from all ski schools in Tignes take the children’s level and personality into account to help them improve. This way, children who have already some experience can discover all kinds of slopes in Tignes - and why not try freeride?
The best ski schools in Tignes
SnoCool: This ski school was founded in 1998 and offers ski lessons in mini groups.
Evolution 2 Tignes: he school exists since over 30 years and, with more than 60 instructors, is one of the biggest ski schools in Tignes.
333 Ski School: This school belongs to the ESI organisation and mixes passion and professionalism in each of its ski lessons.
That’s special about ski lessons in Tignes
Tignes is one of the French ski resorts that have the longest opening period: depending on the snow cover, skiing is possible from September to May. Furthermore, thanks to the connection to the ski resort in Val d’Isère, skiers have access to almost 500km of slopes.
Ski schools in Tignes offer ski lessons in various languages such as French, English, German, Danish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian or Russian. Moreover, some schools propose ski lessons including lunch care and a meal.
Another advantage of going skiing in Tignes is that summer skiing is possible. During the summer months, vacationists can ski on one of the glaciers that surround the resort, and maybe take a ski lesson with one of the ski schools in Tignes.