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Palafour Lift Hike

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Vanoise Massif

Instead of riding the lift, follow this hike to reach the top of the Palafour Lift and extend the Aiguille Percée hike.

Hiking Moderate

2.2 km
462 m
0 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.6 km
Palafour Lift Hike Map

Instead of riding the Palafour Chairlift to access the Aiguille Percée route, follow this hike from the base area (near the Office de Tourisme) up to the top of the Palafour Lift.


Stay focused on the path you are on and don’t be distracted by the trails reserved for mountain biking (VTT) nearby. Instead, follow the signs for Aiguille Percée.

The route ascends continuously, and often with some steeper parts. Despite being steep, this trail is relatively easy. No scrambling is required.

Once at the top of Palafour lift, continue following signs for Aiguille Percée and use the description provided under "L'Aiguille Percée" adventure.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and September


  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Family friendly

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