Summer Ski in Les 2 Alpes and Tignes
Summer skiing in 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 around 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.
Summer skiing in Tignes
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.
Les Deux Alpes Glacier details
Open for summer skiing from: 22nd June to 31st August 2019
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
Open for summer skiing from: 23rd June to 5th August 2018
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 hire, summer ski lessons & summer lift passes
Summer ski hire
We can pre-book your skis, snowboard, boots and children’s’ helmets for your 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.