Summer ski in Les 2 Alpes and Tignes
Skiing doesn't stop just because it's summer! Our resorts with slopes set on a glacier are often open for business and have a raft of other activities on offer too. We can offer summer skiing in the French Alps in two resorts - Les 2 Alpes in the Isère region and Tignes in the Tarentaise region. These glacier skiing areas benefit from the low temperatures at altitude, especially at night, so you can expect smooth groomed runs in the morning and soft bumps later on. They're usually fairly compact, with a mix of blue and red slopes, but you’ll also find the occasional black. So, if you can't wait until your next ski holiday, get your summer ski holiday booked!
Please note: Summer skiing is normally at its best in June and early July due to snow conditions. Conditions on the glacier can deteriorate quickly in late July and August with unseasonably hot temperatures and this could lead to an early closure of the ski area. Sadly it is difficult to predict this until quite late.
Les 2 Alpes has one of the highest ski areas in the world, from 2800 to 3600 metres and at 90 hectares is the home to the largest skiable glacier in Europe! Les 2 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 and 12 ski lifts. You will also find a purpose-built snowpark with half-pipes, jumps, and more! With a variety of runs in a relaxed summer atmosphere, summer skiing is for everyone including complete beginners to more expert skiers or boarders looking to enjoy something different or to improve their technique. You can even mix with professional snowboarders who come from all over Europe for training!
Summer skiing takes place in the morning leaving the rest of the day for more traditional summer activities in Les Deux Alpes.
Summer skiing in Les 2 Alpes for 2020 (2021 dates out soon).
The glacier will be open for the public on the weekends of the 6th & 7th June and the 13th & 14th June. From the 20th of June, it will be open every day to the public. There is not yet an official closing date, but we would suggest the 7th of August as that's when, in our experience, the conditions start to deteriorate. Summer skiing is in the morning from around 7am to 12.30pm. (Weather dependent)
When you ski in Les 2 Alpes, we can take care of all your ski extras for you!
Au Coeur des Ours, Les 2 Alpes are bright and airy apartments in a great location, the ski bus to the Jandri lift stops less than 50m away.
Chalet Monie, Les 2 Alpes is a great option for groups as this superior chalet sleeps up to 12. It's in a quiet location, yet within 25m walking distance from the shops.
Tignes glacier rises from 2700m to 3600m and boasts 20km of ski runs, 10 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.
Opening of the glacier for summer skiing: 19 June 2021 (closing date 1st August, depending on snow conditions)
Opening of the lifts for hiking and mountain bikes: 26 June 2021 (closing date 5th September)
Le Nevada, Tignes Val Claret enjoys a unique location in the heart of Val Claret resort, 400m to the main outing and shopping areas and lift to the glacier.
Le Telemark, Tignes Le Lac is one of our Directors' Choice residences located at the entrance of Tignes Le Lac. Facilities include a swimming pool and spa failities.
Summer ski hire, summer ski lessons and summer lift passes for Les 2 Alpes
Summer ski lessons: Ski school is an important part of skiing holidays whether skiers are beginners or just wish to improve style and technique. We can pre-book ski school for the summer in Les 2 Alpes.
Summer lift passes: You will need a lift pass to summer ski in Les 2 Alpes and you can pre-book them with us. Why book in advance? You can take advantage of reduced rates and not have to worry about the expense or fluctuating exchange rates!
If you're looking to summer ski in Tignes, you can purchase all your ski extras in resort.
Ready to book your summer ski holiday? Need some advice? You can browse all the accommodation in Les 2 Alpes and Tignes while you're here, call us on 023 9283 9310 or request a quote and we will find you the perfect Alpine holiday! Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to get all the latest news and deals for both summer and winter in the French Alps.