With over 300 km of piste and a height that ensures good cover throughout the season, L’Espace Killy is widely considered to be one of the best Alpine ski areas. It offers varied skiing to suit all abilities and is named after the French Olympic gold medalist skier, Jeane-Claude Killy.
Covering the two resorts of Val d’Isere and Tignes, L’Espace Killy has nearly 100 high speed lifts, ensuring that queuing is rare. It also has more than 200 snow cannons if additional snow cover is needed
The maximum skiable vertical drop of the E’space Killy area is one of the largest in the world at 1,900 meters. The lowest lift is at 1,550 meters, while the highest point on the Grande Motte glacier is an impressive 3,450 meters.
L’Espace Killy piste facts
• Runs: 44 green, 122 blue, 92 red, & 50 black
• Extensive off-piste
• Two glaciers
Novice skiers and snowboarders
We recommend that complete beginners take the five-minute bus journey from outside our chalet to Le Lac where there are two good ski schools. Le Lac has a central location and is a good place for meeting up with other members in the party.
Intermediate skiers and snowboarders
Intermediate skiers will enjoy cruising down the wide and seemingly endless snowy runs. With a huge selection of blue and red runs this area is perfect for those keen to progress.
Advanced skiers/snowboarders, experts and free spirits
You’ll find plenty to entertain yourselves here, rivaling any other ski area in the French Alps. There are numerous black runs and unparalleled off-piste opportunities. If it’s bumps you’re after you’ll find no shortage of mogul fields here!
One of the area’s most famous black runs is the Sache (also the longest run in L’Espace Killy). This run, plus several renowned off-piste routes through the Vallon de la Sache, are within easy reach of the Chalet Hotel Les Melezes as they start above Les Boisses from the Aguille Percee (meaning needle’s eye) – a geological oddity well worth a photo! The unforgettable runs down to Les Brevieres pass through a beautiful nature reserve.
Tignes offers you 9 “Naturides“, these are black slopes marked out with beacons but not groomed giving you natural freeride conditions and allowing you to test the off-piste area in a secure way.
There are snowparks to suit all abilities – beginners and improvers can enjoy the green and blue tables, rails and jumps; the more advanced can head to the red and black jumps! Be inspired by the pros who come here to train.
You can even practice your big air moves on the safety of the new Snowpark Powerade Airbag!
L’Espace Killy lift passes
We include lift passes in the price of our holidays in our French resorts.