Tignes funicular

In 7 short minutes, the funicular propels you from Tignes Val Claret snow front (2100 m high) up to the Panoramic terrace (3032 m high).
It took almost 4 years to complete the Funicular, who carried its first skiers as early as April 1993. The Snow Drop funicular can carry up to 3000 passengers per hour at a speed of 12 meters per second. The water and electricity supply of the “Panoramic” mountain restaurant (located at the end station) is done through the funicular tunnel.

Data sheet

Station TIGNES
Firm number 736003
Category FUN-Funiculaire
Opening year 1989
Last refurbishment year 1989
Operator STGM
Main manufacturer VON ROLL
Authorized up traffic 3600 p/h
Authorized down traffic 3600 p/h
Uphill operating speed 12.0 m/s
Downhill operating speed 12.0 m/s
Altitude difference 921.0 m
Lower station elevation 2111 m
Upper station elevation 3032 m
Developed lenght 3491.0 m
Horizontal length
Maximum gradient (%) 30 %
Average gradient
Theoretical operating speed 12.0 m/s
Theroretical up traffic 3600 p/h
Theoretical down  traffic 3600 p/h
Motor cab position Uphill
Installation year 1999 (origin 1999)
Function Uphill haul rope
Position Uphill
Manufacturer FATZER
Ultimate strength (UTS) 191200.0 DecaN
Diameter 52.0 mm
Main engine type Continuous
Engine power 800.0 kW