Ski pass and discounts


Jump down to see the following discounts available for the 2013-14 winter season:

Family Discount available all season

Early Season Discount

Christmas Week Discount

and the weeks of

12 January 2014 

19 January 2014 

23 March 2014 

as well as

Carré Neige




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 of 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 2013-14 6 day prices

Adult (14–64 inclusive) 6 day

Child (5–13 inclusive) 6 day €202
Senior (65–74 inclusive) 6 day



13 day prices: Adults €468, Children and Senior €374.50


Pedestrian Passes for Non-skiers

1 round trip on the same lift                €11.50 (€9.50 for Children and Seniors)

6-day pass                                        €49.00 (€39.50)





FAMILY DISCOUNT (available all season)

The Family Pass has changed for 2013-14. It will be available to families of four or more. The definition of a family is also more flexible. There needs to be one parent or grandparent (who must be at least 14!). The other three or more members 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. These passes are bought on the YSE transfer bus and cannot be pre-booked.


As a guide, various 6-day permutations work out as follows: 

Two adults + two children under 14: €808
Two adults + three children under 14: €1,010
Two adults + one teen (14–17 OR student 18–21) + one child: €808
Two adults + two teens: €808

Two adults + three teens: €1,010

Two adults + two teens + one child: €1,010
Two adults + one teen + two children: €1,010

EARLY SEASON (8 and 15 December)

Everyone travelling out on 8 or 15 December will benefit from the flat rate price of £140 which includes Carré Neige.

These ski passes must be pre-paid to YSE in the UK by the Friday nine days prior to departure.


CHRISTMAS WEEK (22-29 December 2013)

We can offer a Christmas Special of £255.50 for one adult and one child pass, both including Carré Neige.

These ski passes must be pre-paid to YSE in the UK by the Friday nine days prior to departure.


PRE-PAID PASSES for these dates ONLY:

12 January 2014 (ski pass for 13-18 January 2014)
19 January 2014 (ski pass for 20-25 January 2014)
23 March 2014 (ski pass for 24-29 March 2014)

The system has been simplified for 2013-14 and there is just one flat rate for all pre-paid ski passes for the above weeks of £176 which includes Carré Neige.

These ski passes must be pre-paid to YSE in the UK by the Friday nine days prior to departure.


Ski passes will be delivered to your chalet on the first morning of your holiday before you go skiing. Please note that only these discounted ski passes can be paid for in advance - Early Season, Christmas Week and the three special promotional weeks. All other ski passes are paid for on the YSE transfer coaches - go to the top of the page for details.


Any special offers mentioned above are only available to those who have purchased YSE holidays!


By logging on to 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 or more.




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. For all passes purchased on the transfer coach the cost is €2.80 per day or €22.40 per week for everyone regardless of age.


The reason for this 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.