French authorities said there were "no fatalities" after snow tumbled down a blue slope into the village of Val Claret, however several people have been rushed to hospital.
Emergency services had difficulty in reaching the scene due to bad weather conditions, with high winds and low visibility.
They initially said several people were buried under the snow, but just after 12pm confirmed nobody had died in the incident.
About 30 people were initially believed to be trapped in the resort in the Savoie area of the French Alps where 60cm of snow fell last night and 35cm yesterday.
The avalanche occurred in the French ski resort of Tignes
A statement from the local authorities, said: "Several skiers were shaken up and taken care of by resort personnel.
"Emergency staff were deployed immediately.
"After the search operations, there are no victims to report."
Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders were seen fleeing down the slope to get away from the avalanche.
Visibility was seriously reduced this morning, with only two lifts in operation and three runs open.
The avalanche came down on the Carline piste which is a blue run going directly into the village of Val Claret under the Tichots chairlift.
Resort operators shut down all lifts across Tignes, which is part of the Espace Killy ski area and links to Val D'Isere.
Workers in the resort, many who are seasonal British workers, all banded together to help the rescue operation.
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First pictures as avalanche hits Tignes Tue, March 7, 2017
About 30 people are believed to be trapped in the Grand Barm area of the resort in the Savoie area of the French Alps
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An avalanche on March 7, 2017 morning crossed a slope of the Tignes station, and several people are feared burried, the French gendarmerie announced
Skiers were immediately evacuated from the slopes leading into the village after police issued an alert at 10.06am (9.06am GMT).
Helicopters were unable to take off so rescuers from the High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon, stationed in nearby Courcheval, were forced to reach the area by road.
Skiers were being evacuated from the slopes leading to the village
The avalanche risk was rated four out of five at the time.
Avalanche bombs were heard earlier this morning as the resort operators were clearing the piste, with skiers shocked an avalanche happened on the main slope into Val Claret.
A tweet was put out in English for locals to help the rescue services
The avalanche happened on the blue Carline run going into Val Claret
The incident comes three weeks after another avalanche in Tignes killed a family of four snowboarders in the resort popular with British tourists.
There have been 14 avalanches in the Alps and the Pyrenees this season, with at least seven people killed.
Last season there were 45 incidents, wit 21 people killed.
At the beginning of the year 29 people died when an avalanche buried the Hotel Rigopiano in neighbouring Italy.