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  • Tignes Snowpark Glacier (Monica Dalmasso)

Summer Ski in Les 2 Alpes and Tignes


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 including 11 runs (1 red, 9 blue, 1 green), an 800m vertical descent, 17 ski lifts (2 chairlifts, 8 ski tows, 2 gondolas, 1 cable car, 2 drag lifts, 1 funicular, 1 elevator) open from 7am 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.


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: 24th June to 2nd September 2017.
From 7am to 12.30pm every day, depending on the period. 

Piste: 90 skiable hectares on the glacier

Lifts: 17 ski lifts (2 chair lifts, 8 ski tows, 2 gondola, 1 funicular, 2 drag lifts, 1 cable car, 1 elevator)

Slopes: 11 runs (9 blue, 2 green, 1 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 is open:

24th June to 6th August 2017 everyday 

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. 

Important: as part of its renovation, the Grande Motte cable car in Tignes will be closed all summer long. It should open back in the Autumn.

From June 24th to 30th 2017
Opening hours of the skiing area in Tignes: from 7.15am to 1pm:

- Funiculaire (last lift down: 1.30pm)
- TSD Vanoise
- TK Rosolin.

From July 1st to August 6th 2017
Opening hours of the skiing area in Tignes: from 7.15am to 1pm:

- Funiculaire (last lift down: 4.35pm)
- TK Rosolin
- TK Champagny
- TSD Vanoise
- TSF Panoramique
- TK 3500
- Fil neige Corniche 1 & 2
- Fil neige Snowpark
- Fil neige Filou.

Summer ski hire, Summer ski lessons & Summer lift passes

Summer ski hire

We can pre-book your skis, snowboard, boots and children’s’ helmets for your 2016 summer skiing. We will make sure that it’s all arranged for you so you don't have to worry about paying once you arrive. Tignes & Les Deux Alpes resorts will offer summer ski hire.

Summer ski lessons

Ski school is an important part of most people's skiing holiday whether they are beginners or just wish to improve style and technique. All our resorts have extensive ski school facilities. We can pre-book ski school at Tignes & Les Deux Alpes.

Summer lift passes

We can pre-book your summer ski lift passes for Tignes & Les Deux Alpes. Why book in advance? By purchasing your lift pass in advance, you can take advantage of reduced rates and not have to worry about the expense or fluctuating exchange rates in resort.

Where would you like to go next? Summer ski hire | Summer lift passes | Summer ski lessons


Les 2 Alpes Ski School

Les 2 Alpes Ski School

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Tignes Glacier

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