Tignes Ski & Snowboard 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 is headed up by Resort Manager Amy Twigge. The team are all fully qualified and teach all levels of skier, and boarder from total beginners to off piste adventurers. We have different specialists within the team including two avid ski tourers – Davide and Marta – for those who like to explore and escape the crowds and our resident freestyle guru Jerome Lambert for those who like to spend time upside down, spinning or on the rails!

Staying elsewhere in Espace Killy? We also have a ski school in Val d’Isère.

Need more info about Tignes? Check out our Resort Guide.

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Our Tignes Ski School Meeting Point

Where you’ll meet your instructor

The New Generation Tignes Ski School meeting point is in Tignes le Lac, 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.

You can find Tignes lift pass prices here.

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 in Tignes le Lavachet. New Gen clients receive a 40% discount here.

Alternatively, for off-piste, ski touring, and telemark equipment try Mountain Attitude in Tignes le Lac. Use the code NEWGEN for even more discounts 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?

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