Tignes Ski School

Our Tignes Ski School

Our Tignes team know the resort inside out so they’ll help you find the most suitable terrain whether you’re looking for lessons for the kids or you’re keen to explore some of the Espace Killy’s infamous off piste.

For beginners there are free nursery slopes at Tignes-le-Lac, Le Lavachet and Val Claret. But where Tignes really comes into its own is with its offering for intermediate and the more advanced skiers and snowboarders. Tignes has ideal and varied terrain for intermediates, especially those on and around the Grande Motte. Then for advanced skiers and snowboarders there’s a whole host of unpisted, yet patrolled blacks as well as some incredible off piste routes.

The Tignes ski school team are all fully qualified and teach all levels of skier, and boarder from total beginners to off piste adventurers.

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Tignes Ski School Meeting Point

The meeting point is in Tignes le Lac in between the Maison de Tignes (tourist office building) and the new Aero ski (now called Toviere) gondola near the main bus stop by the snow front. There is no signage but your New Generation ski and snowboard instructors are easily identifiable in their bright blue uniforms.

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Tignes FAQ’s

What lift pass will I need for the lessons?

Beginners will not need a lift pass for day 1 as there is a free beginner area at the foot of the pistes. 

Everyone else will need a Tignes lift pass for lessons. We are unlikely to go outside the Tignes lift area in adult lessons although more advanced skiers might prefer an Espace Killy pass to make the most of the area.

As our children’s lessons are longer we would recommend an Espace Killy pass for Bombers, Rockets and Freeriders.

What happens if I’m in the wrong group?

We do our best to ensure that this doesn’t happen during the booking process. If your instructor feels that you are in the wrong group however we will do our best to move you into a more suitable level.

Where can I get my skis and snowboard equipment?

We recommend:

Tignes Spirit, Tignes le Lavachet,

New Gen clients receive a 40% discount here.

Alternatively for Offpiste, Ski Touring and Telemark equipment try;

Mountain Attitude, Tignes le Lac

Then use the code NEWGEN for even more discount online.

How can I get to my lessons if I’m staying in a different village in Tignes?

If you’re staying in Val Claret or Lavachet there is a free bus which runs every 10mins to Tignes le Lac and our meeting point.

If you’re staying in Les Boisses you can catch a bus which runs every 30 mins to Tignes le Lac.

There is no direct bus link from Les Brevieres to Le Lac. You can take the chair lift to Les Boisses and take the bus to Tignes Le Lac (buses approx every 30 minutes) or take the Sache gondola then the Aiguile Rouge Chair lift and ski a red (Bluets) or blue run (Rhododondron + then Petit Col) (Level 4) into Tignes Le Lac.

For private lessons however we can meet you in other locations within the ski srea on request.

What is the snow like? Tignes webcams

You can check out the latest snow conditions using these webcams.

Where can I find more information about Tignes?

For useful information about resorts, including snow reports, where to eat, transfers etc check out one of the following sites:



Feedback from our clients in Tignes

“We had an amazing week’s skiing, thanks to the staff at New Generation Ski and Snowboard School in Tignes. I have previously had instruction in other resorts with different schools but this was the best by far. Our instructor Nico was fantastic, very patient and my skiing technique and confidence on the slopes improved considerably by the end of the week. I would have no hesitation in recommending New Generation.”

January 2017

“Quite simply, Alessandro my instructor was simply amazing. I find skiiing hard having had a major back operation 2 years ago. Alessandro’s patience, dedication and inspiration was enough to have me parrallel skiing by the end of the week, he is a credit to your business and for that reason I will be using you again next year.”

January 2017

“This was my second year with lessons from Ross Sampson at New Generation. He is quite simply the best ski instructor I have ever had. With Ross’s advice from my lessons, I was zooming down red runs by the end of the week at the same speed as my boyfriend who has been skiing for 20 years. Looking forward to my next lesson in January!”

December 2016