Made up of two of the world's best ski resorts, Espace Killy links the two well known resorts of Tignes and Val d’Isère. Whatever ability you are, it has plenty on offer for everyone.
Regardless of which of these two iconic resorts you prefer, there’s no debating the quality of the pistes and terrain on offer.
The name given to the combined ski domain of Tignes and Val d’Isere.
Named after France’s Olympic downhill skiing champion, Jean Claude Killy, The Espace Killy is located in the Tarentaise area of the Savoie department in the Northern Alps. Offering over 300kms of piste skiing and some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery, it's not hard to see why it is one of the most popular ski regions in the world. Due to their location against the peaks of the Italian border, the Tignes and Val d'Isere ski area is one of the most snow secure ski regions in the entire Alps, and conditions normally allow for good skiing right to the end of the season (end of May).
The Espace Killy ski area is set largely above the tree line, so neither resort has many narrow, tree-lined runs. Nearly all of the skiing in the area is above 1850m and there are two glaciers (one in Val d'Isere and one in Tignes). A good spread of green, blue, red and black runs makes the area ideal for groups of mixed abilities.
Of the two resorts, Tignes is probably thought of as being most suited to beginners. With the exception of la Sache that runs down to Brévières below the dam (descent of 1198m) and Paquerettes on Tovières, there are plenty of gentle runs that can easily be accessed from the resort centre. Most of the runs at Tignes are not too difficult and many are long and wide and give the impression of being less crowded, ideal for beginners and intermediates.
The ski area in Val d'Isere can be broken up into three areas, namely Le Solaise, Bellevarde and Le Fornet, all varying in style and complexity. The steep valley of Val d’Isère means that certain runs are difficult especially at the bottom. Intermediates that lack confidence may prefer to use the lifts to come down from Bellevarde or Solaise.