Discounts on Val d’Isère ski passes
Click each heading to see the discounts available for the 2015-16 winter season:
Family Discount available all season
Early Season Discount
Christmas Week Discount
and the weeks of
10 January 2016
17 January 2016
31 January 2016
as well as
ESPACE KILLY SKI PASS
Val d’Isère’s lift passes cost less
than in any comparable resort. Even in incomparable Cairngorm you’d pay
almost the same! The hands-free electronic lift passes work beautifully,
with your lift pass remaining safely zipped into an inside pocket all
week. As well as the normal pass covering the whole Espace Killy,
including Tignes, there is a Val d’Isère-only pass, but it gives 50%
less skiing for a saving of only 5%.
Children under 5 ski free, as do
adults aged 75 and over. All the little lifts at the foot of the
Solaise and La Daille slopes are free to everyone. This is ideal for
beginners, though they quickly progress to the higher slopes where they
require a pass.
Public Prices 2015-16 for a 6-day ski pass
Adult (aged 14–64 inclusive) 6-day
€270 (approx. £208)
|Child (aged 5–13 inclusive) 6-day
||€216 (approx. £166)
|Senior (aged 65–74 inclusive) 6-day
€216 (approx. £166)
Adults €507 (approximately £390)
Child and Senior €406 (approximately £312)
FAMILY DISCOUNT (available all season)
Pass is available throughout 2015-16 to families of four
or more people. There must be one parent or grandparent (who must be at least 14!). The other
three or more members of the family must be his/her spouse and/or his/her/their
children or grandchildren. Children aged 5 to 17 inclusive count towards family, as do 18 to 21-year olds if they show a student card. Children
under 5 don’t count because their pass is free anyway. All those
purchasing the family pass must do so at the same time and for the same
number of days.
You buy these passes on the YSE transfer bus - they cannot be pre-booked.
As a guide, various 6-day permutations work out as
Two adults + two children under 14: €864 (approximately £665)
Two adults + three children under 14: €1,080 (approximately £830)
Two adults + one teen (14–17 OR student 18–21) + one child: €864 (approximately £665)
Two adults + two teens: €864 (approximately £665)
and so on
EARLY SEASON (6 and 13 December 2015)
For everyone, regardless of age, travelling out on 6 and 13 December, a 6-day ski pass costs a flat rate of £120 which includes Carré Neige (see below). These ski passes must be pre-paid to YSE in the UK and will be added automatically to your Confirmation and Invoice unless you tell us you do not require a ski pass.
CHRISTMAS WEEK (20-28 December 2015)
Ski free on Christmas Day! An adult's ski pass costs the reduced price of £195 and a child or senior's is £160 including Carré Neige (see below). These ski passes must be pre-paid to YSE in the UK and will be added automatically to your Confirmation and Invoice unless you tell us you do not require a ski pass.
PRE-PAID PASSES for these dates ONLY:
10 January 2016 (6-day ski pass for 11-16 January 2016)
17 January 2016 (6-day ski pass for 18-23 January 2016)
31 January 2016 (6-day ski pass for 1-6 February 2016)
There is one price for all pre-paid ski passes for the above weeks, which is £165 including Carré Neige.
These ski passes must be pre-paid to YSE in the UK and will be added automatically to your Confirmation and Invoice unless you tell us you do not require a ski pass.
that only these discounted ski passes can be paid for in advance - that's Early
Season, Christmas Week and the three special promotional weeks. You pay the public price for all
other ski passes on the YSE transfer coaches - go to the
top of the page for details. Ski passes whether pre-paid in the UK or bought on the transfer bus will be delivered to your chalet on
the first morning of your holiday before you go skiing.
Any special offers mentioned above are only available to those who have purchased YSE holidays!
By logging on to www.valdiserepass.com
and paying a fee of €10 you can get about €11 off (5%). You’d then get a
further €45 off next year if you spent more than €800 this year. It
seems to be aimed at big families who visit Val d’Isère twice per season
Nowadays we thoroughly recommend that you take out the Carré Neige
insurance even though you already have travel insurance. All of the
pre-paid ski passes mentioned above include Carré Neige and it will be available for purchase with all other ski passes organised on the transfer coaches. It costs just under €3 per day.
The reason is that the Val d'Isère mountain rescue service
has had numerous problems extracting payment from British insurance
companies and now treats all British people as uninsured if they cannot
show the approved French Carte Neige or Carré Neige cover. However well
insured you may be, you will be brought down in a sledge if you are
injured, while those with French insurance will get a free helicopter
ride! This does not apply to life-threatening injuries, where everyone
is treated the same, nor to short journeys with minor injuries, when a
helicopter is unlikely to be called. Less than 1% of skiers get injured
nowadays, but those who do are very glad if they have taken Carré Neige.