The Espace Killy is located in the Tarentaise area of the Savoie department in the Northern Alps, and is the name given to the combined ski domain of Val d’Isere and neighbouring Tignes.
Named after France’s Olympic downhill skiing champion, Jean Claude Killy, the ski area offers over 300kms of piste skiing and some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery. The 300km of piste in Tignes and Val d'Isere are accessed by 90 ski lifts and funicular railways to reach the glaciers. There are 20 green pistes, 67 blues, 41 reds and 26 blacks, and 2 snowparks, making it popular with skiers of every level of ability (see the piste maps).
Due to their location against the peaks of the Italian border, the Tignes and Val d'Isere ski area's record of snowfall is exceptional. Whilst benefiting from the same Atlantic depressions as other French resorts, it often receives heavy falls of snow from the Mediterranean low pressures which dump their snow on the Italian Alps. The snow coverage tends to be one of the best in Europe, and conditions normally facilitate good skiing right to the end of the season (end of May).