’Espace Killy is a vast ski area located in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Rhone Alps, combining two of France’s premier ski resorts, Val d’Isere and Tignes. A collection of pretty stone and wood chalets, Val d’Isere is the perfect place to stay if you want to be absorbed into a fusion of traditional village charm and stylish, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Higher in altitude, Tignes is less picturesque but more snow-sure – ideal if your primary concern is for excellent skiing. Consisting of 5 villages, each different in appearance and atmosphere, you can tailor-make your stay in Tignes to suit you.
Whichever resort you stay at, you’ll no doubt find utterly incredible skiing. The Espace Killy area is a high altitude ski domain, with 155 powdered pistes covering 300km. 88 ski lifts provide safe and convenient access to a mixture of runs for all abilities, especially intermediates for whom Espace Killy is a ski Mecca. With a high altitude and 2 skiable glaciers, it is a popular destination if you’re looking for some top-quality, snow-sure skiing. The ski season tends to go on longer than in other resorts, so it’s a good option if you’re looking to holiday in early/late season.
It goes without saying that the resorts in Espace Killy are fantastic for skiers, but it shouldn’t be overlooked that they’re great for non-skiers too. The area hosts a huge range of indoor activities, and there are plenty of alternative ways to experience the surrounding area. In the Espace Killy, all ages are looked after, whether you ski, board or prefer to stay off slope.