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Best Ski Pass Options in Val d'Isere

Discover the top Val d'Isere ski pass options

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See our Ski Pass Prices guide for ski pass price comparisons and our Lift Pass Prices guide for summer lift pass price comparisons. For a detailed explanation of the different ski passes available, read on.

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There are a number of different ski passes available in Val d'Isere. Prices vary according to your age, group size, duration, the area(s) you wish to ski and the time of year. Planning ahead can help you make the most of your Val d'Isere ski holiday and hopefully save you some money too. However, if you are planning on having lessons, then it is also worth checking with your ski school beforehand to be sure that you buy the correct pass for your classes. 

Which Ski Pass to buy in Val d'Isere
Adult Pass An adult pass is for people aged 14-64 years
Child Pass A child pass is for children aged 5-13 years (under 5's are free)
Family Pass Ski pass for family groups comprised of at least 1 adult (max 2) and up to 5 children (aged 5 to 17 years), purchasing 4 ski passes in one transaction for the same dates and ski area, for 6 or 7 days.
Espace Killy Pass Full area pass including both the Tignes & Val d'Isere ski areas
Val d'Isere Pass Local area pass, best suited to beginners and advancing intermediates

If you order your passes online then they can be delivered to your home address free of charge, but please allow at least 10 days prior to your arrival if you opt for this service. Alternatively, you can collect them from one of the 4 automated dispensers in resort at Funival, Val Village, Solaise or Fornet.

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

If you like clocking up the miles and want to explore every inch of the available terrain, then the full area Val d'Isere & Tignes pass is the choice for you. This pass will grant you access to 10000 hectares of terrain and the area known as the Espace Killy. In total, there are 300km of piste and 153 runs between an altitude of 1550m and 3450m. 78 ski lifts are at your disposal as well as 2 snowparks and 2 glaciers. Holders of a 2 to 15 day pass can also enjoy free entry to the Val d'Isere swimming pool, the perfect way to relax after a busy day on the slopes.

There is not a great difference in price between the Val d'Isere pass and the full area Espace Killy pass, so unless you really only plan to do half days here and there, the full area pass does represent great value. Passes are valid for ½ to 15-day durations or for the whole season.

Flexi Pass
There is also a "flexi" version of this pass available for 5, 6 or 7 days, that enables you to take a day off during your week. For example, ski for 5 out of 6 days or 6 out of 7 etc. A great choice if your legs tend to get tired by mid-week!

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Ski Areas in Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere Valley ski-passes (local area)

The Val d'Isere local area pass will probably suit you if you do not want to ski all day, every day. This pass enables you to ski on the Solaise, Bellevarde, Le Fornet and la Daille areas on the Val d’Isere side of the valley. You can go as far over as La Folie Douce (legendary après ski venue) but you cannot take the Tommeuses chairlift (which link to 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. 

It is also possible to upgrade a 6 or 7 day Val d’Isere local area pass to include one-day skiing in the whole of the Espace Killy area by paying a small supplement.

Please note that Val d'Isere local area ski passes can only be bought at the ticket offices in resort - ask about prices when you arrive. 

Ski Areas in Val d'Isere

Group ski-passes

Group discounts are only available to parties of 20 people or more, whereby you get 1 free pass for every 20 bought. Please ask for a quote from one of the Ski Pass Offices if you are travelling as part of a large group. 

Family Ski Passes

Family lift pass rates are available on the Espace Killy full area pass, whereby all family members pay the child's rate. In order to benefit from the discount, the following criteria need to be met:

  • Purchase between 4-7 Espace Killy lift passes for the same duration, at the same time & in one payment.
  • The family must be composed of at least 1 adult (max. 2) aged 22 to 74 years old, & up to 5 children (aged 5 to 17 years). Only direct ascendants (parents/grandparents) of the children can benefit from family rates.
  • Family members aged between 18-21 years can also be included in this offer if they are still in full-time education.

The family pass offer is only valid on 6 or 7-day duration passes and proof of age and student status will be requested. Don't forget that the under 5's ski for free and each family member still requires their own hands-free pass.

New for Winter 19/20 is the option to extend your family pass by an additional 1-2 days on payment of a much reduced daily rate. To benefit, you will need to extend the passes of at least 4 of your family members at the same time. 

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Beginners ski-passes

If you are a complete beginner, then the chances are that you will be joining ski school for your first few days, therefore, it is worth discussing with them which pass option is best suited for your group. 

That there are also a number of free lifts available in Val d'Isere which are ideal for beginners taking their first steps on skis and then gently encouraging them beyond the nursery slopes. Free lifts are:

  • La Daille: Les Lanches drag lift
  • Solaise: Legettaz drag lift
  • Solaise: Savonette drag lifts
  • Solaise: Rogoney chair lift
  • Solaise: Village chair lift

Beginner Ski Areas in Val d'Isere

Snowpark passes

The local area ski pass allows you access to the snowparks in Val d'Isere, but if you buy a full area pass then you can also head over to enjoy the fabulous snowparks in Tignes.

Snowparks in Val d'Isere

Discounted ski-passes

Early Season Discounts 
During the first three weeks of the season, reduced rates apply to both the local and full area passes - normally around 10%. Depending on snow conditions, this may also be accompanied by a reduced ski area.

Disabled Skiers Disabled skiers and their companion are entitled to 50% off Val d'Isere and Espace Killy public rate ski passes upon presentation of a certificate of disability of at least 80%. Alpine resorts are all upping their game in making the mountains much more accessible to everyone, with better and more varied equipment and more specific qualifications for instructors. These passes are only available to buy at the Ski Pass Offices in resort. 

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Free passes

Children under the age of 5 years and seniors over 75 ski for free in Val d'Isere. Proof of age will be requested at the time you collect your hands-free pass and the age on the first day of skiing is taken into account.

Cross-country ski-passes

Cross country skiing in Val d'Isere is free and there are plenty of prepared trails to keep you occupied. You can hire equipment from most ski rental shops in town. 

Cross-country Skiing in Val d'Isere

Season passes

Season passes for the full Espace Killy ski area are available to buy online and if you buy your season pass before the end of November, you can save around 25% on the full public price. Also included with the season pass are 2 days skiing at the nearby resort of St Foy en Tarentaise and preferential rates on 2 days of skiing at La Rosière (l'Espace San Bernardo).

New for 2019/20: the Espace Killy winter season pass now includes access to both the summer and autumn ski areas in the region. Get your ski legs in shape in plenty time for winter with some autumnal skiing on the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes, or enjoy some turns in the summer months on both the Grande Motte glacier and the Pisaillas glacier in Val d'Isere. Access is dependent on snow conditions.

If you are a regular visitor to resort but prefer to explore it on foot, then there is now a new season pass available just for pedestrians.

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Pedestrian passes

Pedestrians (piétons) are encouraged up the mountain by reduced prices on a number of lifts, namely:

  • Cable Cars: Solaise, Olympique and Fornet
  • Gondolas: La Daille and Le Vallon
  • Funicular lift: Funival
  • Chair lift: Bellevarde
  • Magic Carpets: Pim Pam, Poum

Pedestrian rates are available for single and return journeys on these lifts, as well as for 1 day and 6 day pass durations should you want to ride the lifts more frequently. As of Winter 2019/20, there is also a pedestrian season pass available for regular visitors to resort. Keep an eye out for the special early bird prices available in the autumn.

Maps of Val d'Isere

Other passes

Ski a 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 9th, 14th, 19th & 24th day skied only billed at €1!

Ski in Tignes, Val d'Isere, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, Grand Massif, Les 2 Alpes & 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.

More inspiration...

Read more about the ski lift system in Val d'Isere and find out more about the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit.