Tignes' summer ski school is offering a range of group and private lessons from June 18 to Aug. 28.

Summer ski lessons can allow first-timers to get a head start on winter and offers beginners/intermediates the chance to learn new skills.

Summer ski lessons in Tignes are priced at €104 per person for a five-day group workshop or €39 per hour for a private lesson.

La Grand Motte Glacier, above Tignes, is set at an altitude of 3030-3455 metres. Access to the base of the glacier is via an underground funicular from Tignes; it transports skiers from 2100 to 3000 metres in just seven minutes. Alternatively, take the Lanches or Vaoise chairlifts followed by the Grand Motte Cable Car to the top.

Skiers and snowboarders will find a good choice of blue, red, and black runs served by chairlifts and drags. The popular North Face run isn't too steep, but can get a little chilly. The glacier snowpark appeals to freestylers, pros, and amateurs with its halfpipe, rails, moguls, hip ramp, quarter-ramps, and rainbow rail.

A day's summer skiing costs €30 for adults and €24 for children. The runs open 7:15 a.m. and close 1 p.m. daily June 18 to Aug. 28.

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