Espace Killy - Ski Holidays from £379pp
Looking for the perfect base for a skiing holiday in the French Alps? Then find out why the Espace Killy is an ideal choice.
Espace Killy Ski Pass
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Espace Killy Lift Pass
With the Espace Killy Ski Pass, you can ski in the stunning resorts of Val d’Isère and Tignes, which are linked via 300 kilometres of pistes.
What makes the Espace Killy ski area ideal for skiing holidays?
The Espace Killy area provides excellent snow conditions throughout the ski season, which runs from about the end of November to April.
At first, the Tignes part may be slightly more appealing to advanced skiers thanks to its longer vertical drop (1900 metres) than Val d’Isère's (1606 metres). Many of the slopes are also 'propped up' by snow-making machines, so even if there hasn't been much real snow, you can still expect beautiful smooth powder.
However, Val d’Isère, with its extensive off-piste area, is the perfect match for the advanced or expert skiers, too. Some of the runs here go on for hundreds of metres, although please note that these are not groomed, so watch out for any ice that may build up. With your Espace Killy Ski Pass, you'll also have access to dozens of ski lifts linking you to various runs.
Nightlife and accommodation in Espace Killy
The après-ski scene in Val d’Isère is somewhat larger and more upmarket, while Tignes’ nightlife tends to be more sports-oriented. You'll find a wide choice of budget friendly, mid-range and luxury hotels and apartments throughout Tignes and Val d’Isère.
The food scene
As you would expect for the French Alps, the food in Espace Killy is good quality and varies widely thanks to its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Enjoy a delicious local speciality like raclette cheese, sweet pastries or mulled wine. You'll also find restaurants serving everything from pizzas to salads, burgers and pasta dishes, as well as high-end mountain restaurants like Le Triffolet in Val d'Isère or L'Alpage in Tignes.
Consider taking the Funicular up to the Grande Motte glacier so you can dine at the mesmerising Le Panoramic Restaurant, a gourmet, self-service eatery with some of the most amazing views of any restaurant in the world. To get here from Tignes, take the funicular from Tignes Val Claret, or if you're staying in d’Isère, go on the Olympique bubble from the Bellevarde part of the mountain before skiing down the Verte piste, taking the Tommeuses chairlift, then skiing down Piste H before taking the funicular from Val Claret.
About the Grand Motte glacier
3,653 metres high, the Grande Motte has the highest skiing slopes in Espace Killy. In clear weather you can enjoy superb views of the French Alps, including 4807-metre Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe.
Espace Killy Piste Map
With this Espace Killy piste map, you can familiarise yourself with the layout of each resort. You'll notice Tignes is next to the beautiful Chevril Lake (Lac du Chevril) and is between 1,800 and 2,100 metres high, while neighbouring Val d’Isère is about 1,850 metres high.