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Summer Ski in Tignes & Les Deux Alpes – French Alps 2015

Summer Ski, Les Deux AlpesSummer Ski, Les Deux Alpes


Choose from:

·  Glacier details

·  Ski and snowboard summer school

·  Lift passes

·  Ski, snowboard and boot hire

·  Accommodation


We can offer Summer Skiing in the French Alps in two resorts – Les 2 Alpes in the Oisans region and Tignes in the Tarentaise region.


Les Deux Alpes

Les 2 Alpes has one of the highest ski areas in the world, from 2800 to 3600 metres (11 800 ft), and is the largest skiable glacier (90 hectares) in Europe, open for Summer skiing and snowboarding. Les Deux Alpes is very much Europe's capital of summer skiing with a significant area of marked pistes, an 800m vertical descent, 16 ski lifts open from 7.15am to 12.30pm, a purpose built “snowpark” with half pipes, jumps, and organised courses available it offers a total ski area bigger and better than many small winter resorts. With a variety of runs in a relaxed summer atmosphere Summer skiing is for everyone from complete beginners to more expert skiers or boarders looking to enjoy something different. You can even mix with professional snowboarders who come from all over the Europe for training. Summer skiing is done in the morning until lunchtime leaving the rest of the day for more traditional summer activities in Les Deux Alpes (Please note that the Glacier opens for skiing on 13/06/15 but for the first week it is only accessible to registered Ski Clubs).




Tignes Glacier rises from 2700m to 3600m and boasts 20km of ski runs, 12 lifts, 750m of vertical, a snow park and an ice grotto not to mention having breathtaking views. From its summit of 3656m, the Grand Motte glacier dominates the surrounding area. Grande Motte Glacier is open during the summer months allowing freestylers to practice in the snowpark, or watch the professionals complete their summer training.  For the beginners amongst you the soft summer snow is ideal. The Grande Motte Glacier is open from around 7.15am to 1.30pm. 








2 Alpes Glacier details

The Glacier for summer skiing is open from:

Open from: 20th June to 29th August 2015.
From 7.15am to 12.30pm every day, depending on the period.

(Please note: The Glacier opens for skiing on 13th June but the first week is only accessible to registered Ski Clubs).  

Piste: 90 skiable hectares on the glacier

Lifts: 16 ski lifts (2 chair lifts, 7 ski lifts, 2 gondola, 1 funicular, 2 rope tow, 1 cable car, 1 lift)

Slopes: 11 runs (4 blue, 2 green, 2 red)

Extras: a large snowpark with 2 half-pipes, hips quarters, boarder-cross, grind bars and jump modules plus music and barbecue.


Tignes Glacier details

The Glacier for summer skiing was open in 2014 from:

27th June to 9th August 2015 everyday 

Glacier is open until 30/08 for pedestrians 

Everyday from around 7.15am to 1.30pm.

Piste: 20km of ski runs, 750m of vertical

Lifts: 10 lifts

Extras: A snow park and ice grotto.



Summer Ski in Les Deux Alpes & Tignes - Ski the Glacier in Summer

Ski & Snowboard Summer School


Summer Ski School – Les Deux Alpes

Les 2 Alpes launched the first snowcamps in the summer of 1996.  Since then the camps have become more and more successful and offer courses for every level and discipline including: freestyle, freeride and freecarve.


The European Ski School have put together an extensive summer programme alongside Skivolution from Courchevel and SnowPro. Benefit from high-level courses with some of Britain's top ski professionals.


Each morning for a week you can perfect or learn new skills; in the afternoon take part in dynamic and diverse activities such as skate boarding, rollerblading, bungee jumping, paragliding, trampolining, climbing, mountain biking, white water…


Whether you want to learn skiing or snowboarding or improve your technique come and join our summer clinics. The courses are based on small groups for maximum progress and most instructors are English or from English speaking countries so language won’t be a problem.


Summer 2015 lesson prices


European Ski School (ESS)



ESS Group Lessons:

28/06/15 – 28/08/15

3 day courses ski or snowboard (Sun-Tues), 2 hours per day £88. Adults and children from 6 years old.


6 day courses ski or snowboard (Sun-Fri), 2 hours per day £148. Adults and children from 6 years old.


ESS Private lessons* can also be arranged all summer long (for children aged 5 years then this is a good option as they cannot do the group course):

1 person £67 per 2 hour session

2 people £76 per 2 hour session

3 people £84 per 2 hour session

4 people £92 per 2 hour session


*Minimum 3 days and 2 hours per day*

Please note that for complete beginners private lessons may be the only option if there are insufficient numbers in a group.


*Subject to availability


Summer 2015 lesson prices



Ecole du Ski Francais (ESF)


ESF Group Lessons:

05/07/15 – 14/08/15

Mini group ski or snowboard lessons for adults and children from 6 years old. Runs between Sunday and Fridays from 9am-12am (3hrs). Lessons organised when min 4 people.


Prices per person:

6 day course - £157

5 day course - £139

4 day course - £118

3 day course - £88


20/06/15 – 29/08/15


ESF Private lessons* can also be arranged all summer long (for children aged 5/6 years then this is a good option as they cannot do the group course. Minimum 3 days and 2 hours per day). Between 9am and 1pm:

1-2 persons        £76 per 2 hour session

3-4 people         £97 per 2 hour session


5% off 4 x 2hrs

10% off 5 x 2hrs & 6 x 2hrs


ESF Special Courses:

05/07/15 – 14/08/15



Cost pp:


DISCOVERY DAY: price includes lift pass, equipment hire & tuition (9am – 12pm midday)




Adults & children from 5 years old


SKI COMPETITION: (Slalom & Giant Slalom) Sun-Fri 9am-12pm. 6 day course with video analysis (Fleche & Chamois medals prepared). Lift pass not included.



Adults & children from 5 years old


£9 booking fee applies to ski school per party

Summer Ski School 2015 – Tignes

06/07/15 - 07/08/15

5 day course ski/snowboard (Mon-Fri) from 08.30 – 12.00. Min 5 per group to run. Adults and children from 5 years (snowboard lessons usually from 10 years).


Prices per person:

5 day adult or child course - £108

Competitive course (Slalom) - £124


For more flexibility and for children age 4 to 5 we recommend Private lessons which can also be arranged all summer long. Skiing at high altitude is not recommended for young children and is not always possible for children aged 4-5. An initial private session will determine whether suitable or not for your child. Minimum 3 days and 2 hours per day.


1-2 persons at same level      £62 per 2 hour session

3-5 persons at same level        £77 per 2 hour session

1-2 persons at same level      £87 per 3 hour session

3-5 persons at same level        £115 per 3 hour session

1-2 persons at same level     £111 per 3 hour session

3-5 persons at same level        £154 per 4 hour session


*Subject to availability


£9 booking fee applies to ski school per party


Lift passes – Summer 2015 – 2 Alpes

Summer ski-passes are available which give you access to the summer ski area and use of the tourist lifts (walkers and mountain bikers). Skiing is free for children under 5 years old and adults aged 72 years and above.


Summer Glacier Skiing Leisure Lift Pass



Junior under 13

/ Senior 65-71

2 days



3 days



4 days



5 days



6 days



7 days



8 days



9 days



10 days



11 days



12 days




Passport photo necessary. Prices are in £ Stirling and payable to PR.


2-5 day passes include one access per day to the swimming pool and ice rink (hire excluded), 3 descents on the summer toboggan.


6 day and above passes include one access per day to swimming pool and ice rink (ice skate hire excl.), 6 summer toboggan runs, use of tennis courts, 1 session of archery, I session of golf practise, special price on Adventure Parc. 1 day access to the lifts (pedestrian and mountain bikers) in each one of the 4 Galaxie resorts (Alpe d'Huez, Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre, Puy St Vincent).


Lift passes – Summer 2015 – Tignes




Junior under 14/

Senior 65-74

3 Days



4 Days



5 Days



6 Days



7 Days



8 Days



9 Days



10 Days




3 Days




Ski passes of 2 days or more include free unlimited Lagon pool access (1 access per day) 


Children under 5 and seniors over 74 FREE.


Summer Ski, Les Deux Alpes

Ski & boot and snowboard & boot hire Summer Skiing 2015 – 2 Alpes & Tignes

Ski & Boots or Snowboard & Boots


Adult - £59 2 Alpes and £54 Tignes

Child (under 12) - £38 2 Alpes and £32 Tignes


Skis/Snowboard only


Adult - £49 2 Alpes and £43 Tignes

Child (under 12) - £27 2 Alpes and £22 Tignes


6 days (7 days for the price of 6)



*      Click here for details on Les Deux Alpes Summer Ski & the accommodation that we offer 

*      Click here for details on Tignes Summer Ski & the accommodation that we offer


In Tignes we offer accommodation at the luxury ‘Le Nevada’ &  ‘Le Telemark’ residence with free activity card per person. We also have a hotel – ‘Hotel Ecrin Val Claret’.


If you would like more information about Summer Skiing in the French Alpes please contact our reservation team on

0844 576 0170 or email:

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