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Ski pass prices in Val d'Isere

Discover and book Val d'Isere lift passes


Val d'Isère is part of one of the largest linked ski areas in Europe, with more than 300km of pistes spread over two different resorts: Tignes and Val d'Isère. This ensures that buying a Val d'Isère lift pass is money well spent.

To start with, be aware there are two main types of lift pass to choose from:

  • Val d'Isère Valley pass - the cheaper, local area ski pass; suitable for beginners.
  • Tignes-Val d'Isère pass - whole area pass, offering access to a whopping 300km of pistes in two different ski villages/valleys.

In our experience, most people visiting Val d'Isère stay for a week, which means that a six day Tignes and Val d'Isère lift pass is the top choice among skiers and snowboarders who want to enjoy our mountain playground.

Val d'Isère lift pass prices (€) - 2023/24
Cheapest lift pass Biggest lift pass
Val d'Isère
Adult (19 to 64 yrs)
1 day: 66
Tignes - Val d'Isère
Adult (19 to 64 yrs)
6 days: 398
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Season dates in Val d'Isere

When can you ski in Val d'Isère with your ski pass?
The Val d'Isère ski season normally runs from late November to early May. Ski pass prices are usually cheaper at the beginning and the end of the season, when not all of the lifts may be open. So there are two season bands that apply to lift pass prices.

Ski season dates in Val d'Isère - 2023/24
Lift Area Opening Closing
Val d'Isère 2 December 2023 5 May 2024
Tignes 2 December 2023 5 May 2024
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How much are ski passes in Val d'Isere?

It depends. Ski pass prices in Val d'Isère change according to a number of variables:

  • whether you choose the local or full-area pass
  • your age
  • the number of days you want to ski for
  • whether you buy them online in advance or at the ticket offices in resort
  • the time of year and the area you want to ski in

How to buy ski passes
You can buy your pass online and collect them in resort or have them delivered, as well as at one of the ski pass offices. Before you buy anything, we recommend you check the weather forecasts for your arrival and/or speak to your accommodation provider or ski school, who should be able to advise you of the best options.

Val d'Isère also offers some great discounts available for families and groups.

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Deals and discounted ski passes in Val d'Isere

Are there any ski pass deals and discounts in Val d'Isère?
You bet there are! Val d'Isère offers free passes for children under eight years old, and child rates have been extended up to and including 18 year olds. Plus there are discounts to be had online, for beginners, disabled skiers, and those coming late in the ski season.

If you're looking to save money on your lift pass, make sure you check out the best ways to reduce the overall cost. Quite often the pricing structures can be complex, but it's worth reading our guide below for some insights.

What are the best ways to save money on Val d'Isère lift passes?

  • Look out for early pre-season sales and start/end of season discounts
  • Buy Group or Family packs if eligible, buying all passes together
  • Buy online ahead of arriving to save both time and money in resort
  • Buy six day passes, for a better per 'day rate' over shorter durations
  • Buy the local area pass rather than full area, albeit with fewer options

Family ski pass discounts
Tignes-Val d'Isère have done away with combined "group pack" discounts, and now in addition to the children discounted rates mentioned above, seniors 65-74 years old pay a reduced rate and those over 75 years old ski for free.
There is a discounted children's promotion, where all purchases of four or more 6 day plus passes, if at least two of the children are aged 8 to 18 years, there is a discount when purchased at the ticket office in resort, and an even bigger discount when purchased online. Proof of age will be required for all passes under these offers. Plus on passes of 6 to 13 days you will be given one additional day free, so for example when you buy a six day pass you will actually get a pass for seven days. For passes of 12 and 13 days, you will get a bonus two extra days.

Family ski pass prices in Tignes and Val d'Isère - 2023/24
Per person
19 to 74 yrs
Child or Senior
8 to 18 or 65 to 74 yrs
6 days (= 7 days) 396 336
7 days (= 8 days) 462 392
8 days (= 9 days) 528 448

Early season discount
Those skiing early in the season, from late November to mid-December get 20% off the normal rates. You'll get an even cheaper ski pass if you come to the autumn taster, as the glacier opens to skiers and snowboarders in October.

Disabled ski passes
Disabled skiers and their companion are entitled to 50% off Tignes and Tignes-Val d'Isère ski passes upon presentation of a certificate of disability of at least 80%. These passes are only available to buy at the ski pass offices in resort.

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Free ski passes in Val d'Isere

Who can ski for free in Val d'Isère?
Yes, you heard it right, you can ski for free in Val d'Isère. There are free ski passes available to young children and senior skiers here, while some of the beginner ski lifts are also free to use.

Anyone aged under eight and over 75
Children aged under eight years old and people aged over 75 years old ski for free in Val d'Isère. Proof of age required at the moment of purchase. Available for passes from 1 to 15 days.

Free beginner lifts
The Savonnette and Village lifts are free to use, which are ideal for beginners taking their first steps on skis.

Cross-country skiing tracks
The cross-country skiing routes are free to use, and there are plenty of them in the area to keep you entertained. You can hire equipment from most ski rental shops in town.

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Val d'Isere & Tignes ski-passes (Full area)

Where can you ski with a Tignes-Val d'Isère ski pass?
The Tignes and Val d'Isère pass will grant you access to 10,000 hectares of terrain, more than 300km of piste and 153 runs between an altitude of 1,550m and 3,456m. There are 75 ski lifts at your disposal as well as two snowparks and two glaciers.

Tignes-Val d'Isère passes are valid for half-day to 15-day durations or for the whole season. There is also a flexible version of this pass for 15 days non-consecutive. A great choice if you're here for longer or come a couple of times in a season.

Who should buy a Tignes-Val d'Isère ski pass?
If you like clocking up the miles and want to explore every inch of the available terrain, then the Tignes-Val d'Isère Pass is the choice for you. Tignes-Val d'Isère ski passes suit intermediate to expert skiers who want to have access to one of the largest ski areas in the world, as well as those staying in Tignes for more than a couple of days, with plenty of time to explore the 300km of runs on offer.

What's included in the Tignes-Val d'Isère pass?
As well as access to all the lifts in these areas, holders of a 2 to 15 day pass can enjoy two free entries to the Val d'Isère Oxygene swimming pool, the perfect way to relax after a busy day on the slopes.

Ski pass prices in Tignes-Val d'Isère - 2023/24
Per person
19 to 64 yrs
Child or Senior
8 to 18 yrs / 65 to 74 yrs
Afternoon (from 12:45) 54 46
1 day 66 56
2 days 132 112
3 days 198 168
4 days 264 224
5 days 330 280
6 days (= 7 days) 398 336
7 days (= 8 days) 462 392
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Val d'Isere Valley ski-passes (Local area)

Where can you ski with a Val d'Isère Valley lift pass?
The pass enables you to ski on the Solaise, Bellevarde, Le Fornet and la Daille areas on the Val d’Isère side of the valley. You can go as far over as the legendary après-ski hot spot of La Folie Douce but you cannot take the Tommeuses chairlift which links Val d'Isère and Tignes. Instead, you will need to take the Mont Blanc chairlift back up above the Val Snow Park or drop down the pistes to La Daille.

Who should buy a Val d'Isère Valley ski pass?
The Val d'Isère Valley ski pass is best suited to beginner skiers and advancing intermediates – anyone who is happy to stay closer to home or not fussed about skiing all day, every day. This is also an option for those staying in the area for a short period of time or those who are quite happy skiing at their own pace. Val d'Isère only ski passes can only be bought at the ski pass offices in resort.

Lift pass prices in Val d'Isère - 2023/24
Per person
19 to 64 yrs
Child / Senior
8 to 18 yrs / 65 to 74 yrs
Afternoon 54 46
1 day 61 52
a ski lift in val disere

Pedestrian passes in Val d'Isere

How much are pedestrian passes in Val d'Isère?
Not everybody comes to ski, and pedestrians (piétons) are actively encouraged up the mountain by reduced prices on a number of lifts. There are eight lifts that pedestrians can use in winter, namely the Solaise, Olympique and Fornet cable cars, the La Daille and Le Vallon gondolas, the Funival and the Bellevarde chairlift, as well as the Pim Pam and Poum magic carpets.

Pedestrian rates are available for single and return journeys on these lifts, and there are also one and six-day pedestrian passes on offer, as well as a season pass, should you want to ride the lifts more frequently. Pedestrian tickets can only be bought at one of the ski pass offices in resort.

Pedestrian pass prices in Val d'Isère - 2023/24
Per person
19 to 64 yrs
Child or Senior
8 to 18 yrs / 65 to 74 yrs
Return 18 16
1 day 22 29
6 days 72 61
Season 25% off 357 300
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Annual and season passes in Val d'Isere

How much are season passes in Tignes?
Tignes-Val d'Isère season pass prices depend mainly on your age. These passes give access to the ski lifts not only during the winter season but you can also ski on the glaciers in the summer and autumn with them. Valid from 26 November, 2022, you will receive two bonus days at Sainte Foy Tarentaise and two days preferential rate at Espace San Bernardo La Rosière.

Ski season pass prices in Tignes-Val d'Isère - 2023/24
Per person
19 to 64 yrs
Child or Senior
8 to 18 yrs / 65 to 74 yrs
Season 1,040 884
Fresh Tracks at the top of the Mont Blanc Chairlift Val disere

Other passes in Val d'Isere

Are there any other passes available in Val d'Isère?
Yes, there are! Val d'Isère offers special a subscription-based ski pass.

Ski à la Carte
The Ski à la carte system is an annual subscription valid for the whole winter season. Pay only for what you use, all ski days are billed the next month and there is no need to go to the cash desk. Enjoy discounts of between 10% to 15% on the adult's day rate and up to 40% on Saturdays. In addition, you regularly benefit from promotional days of up to 50% discount. The more you ski the more you save with the ninth, 14th, 19th and 24th day skied only billed at 1€.

Ski in Tignes, Val d'Isère, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, Grand Massif, Les 2 Alpes and Serre-Chevalier with the same card. Subscription costs 29€ for adults aged 18 to 64 and children's cards are free with the purchase of an adult's or senior (15€) membership.

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Where to buy ski passes in Val d'Isere

There are two main ways of purchasing your Val d'Isère ski pass: online and in resort.

How to buy your Val d'Isère ski passes online – A step-by-step guide
To save time and money, you can pre-order your Val d'Isère ski passes online. The process is really simple:

  1. Click on the button below, which will take you to Val d'Isère's main lift pass website.
  2. Select how many days you want your ski pass for, the start date you require and how many people of each age group are in your party.
  3. Any discounts you may be eligible for will be automatically applied to the price of your passes.
  4. Choose if you want ski insurance or not – we recommend you add it.
  5. State whether you already have a rechargeable card (in which case you'll need to insert its 23-digit WTP number – see below for more information) or you don't.
  6. Create an account with your personal details.
  7. Choose whether you want your ski passes to be delivered to your home address for a small fee (allow at least 12 days for delivery outside France and eight days within France), or you prefer to pick them up at one of the cash desks.
  8. Pay for your ski passes.

That's it, you're all ready to hit the slopes!

How to buy your Val d'Isère ski passes in resort
You can also buy your pass at a lift pass office when you get to resort. If you're uncertain of the pass you need or are looking to see how the weather is before buying your pass, then this can be a good option. The lift pass office staff is also great at advising exactly which pass is best for you while some passes, such as pedestrian and beginner lift passes, are only available at the ski pass offices. Be warned, though, you may have to queue, especially at busy times.

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How ski passes work in Val d'Isere

Ski passes in Val d'Isère are loaded onto a rechargeable SmartMedia card, which is more or less the size of a credit card and has a chip that stores the lift pass information. This hands-free card is read remotely at the entrance of the lifts, so you just need it to put it in a pocket on your left side (many ski jackets have a special pocket on the left sleeve) and the turnstile will activate remotely as you pass through. Keep it away from your credit cards, mobile phone or other ski passes as they may obstruct the card reading.

What is a ski pass WTP number? You can recharge and top-up your Val d'Isère hands-free card as many times as you want over several years. In order to do so, you need to enter the card's WTP (Wireless Transaction Protocol) number when purchasing your pass online. You can find this number on your card. After you've recharged your hands-free card in advance, you can generally go directly to the lifts without having to stop at the lift pass offices.

Worth knowing about Val d'Isère ski passes
Unless otherwise stated, Val d'Isère ski passes and prices are generally subject to the following terms:

  • A hands-free pass is required and included in the price for passes of less than 15 days.
  • Prices shown are for the main season.
  • When buying ski insurance as part of your Val d'Isère ski pass purchase, either online or at the Ski Pass Offices in resort, it will be provided by Carré Neige. The prices above do not include ski insurance, which you can add starting at €3.30 per person per day. Please, check the insurance policy and the company's T&Cs before purchasing.
  • Longer duration ski passes are available when you buy online and in resort.

Prices, offers, discounts and conditions are shown here as a guide only and are subject to change – to be confirmed at the time of booking. Further terms and conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax.

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Once you've got your ski pass you may be thinking about booking ski lessons, check out ski schools and take a look at our where to stay in Val d'Isere guide. 

If you're doing research for a summer holiday, why not check out our summer lift pass prices?