The location of this hotel in Tignes Val Claret is fantastic for keen skiers looking for quick and easy access to the renowned Espace Killy ski area. The short 150m walk to the Grande Motte funicular couldn't be better.
The hotel is simply, yet comfortably furnished with the added bonus of an indoor pool and sauna to relax after a long day on the mountain. The hotel is ideal for families, couples or friends looking for convenient and easy access to the slopes and ski school.
Ideally placed in Val Claret, close to the shops, bars and restaurants and only 150m from the Grande Motte funicular for quick access to the pistes
Twin or double rooms (A3 or X3) 18m² - sleep 2-3: Twin or double with a single bed by the entrance for a child aged up to 10 years old. Kitchenette with hotplates and fridge. Some rooms have a balcony
Larger rooms with a cabin (B4 or Y4) 25-36m² - sleep 2-4: Two singles or a double bed, a kitchenette with hotplates, fridge, microwave oven and dishwasher, and a sleeping alcove in the entrance hallway with bunk beds. Most have a balcony.
All rooms have cable TV and bath or shower room with wc.
- Buffet breakfast
- Buffet-style evening meal in the Alpine Café
- Indoor swimming pool
- TV room & games room
- Wi-Fi (pay locally)
- Local Expenses Refundable deposit of €300
Superb high altitude snow-bowl, backed by the Grande Motte glacier
Famed for its unbeatable snow record as well as its excellent skiing for intermediates and experts; Tignes comprises three main villages, Val Claret, Le Lac and Le Lavachet, all interlinked by an excellent 24 hour free bus service. Val Claret at 2,100m has a superb position right at the foot of the Grande Motte funicular. Le Lac and Le Lavachet have a more cosy village feel to them and also offer easy access to the slopes and over to Val d'Isere. The villages have a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants and have a lively, friendly, buzz about them. We also have accommodation in Tignes 1850 and Tignes Les Brevieres, which are quieter villages with easy access to the slopes.
Ski and Snowboard Information
Beginners skiing and snowboarding
An easily accessible green run in Tignes le Lac is the perfect starting place for complete beginners, with further green runs in Val Claret and les Brevieres. As you progress, plenty of wide, cruising blue runs will allow beginners and improvers to easily explore the mountain and hone the techniques learnt during ski and snowboarding lessons.
A number of ski schools operate in Tignes, providing an excellent standard of tuition. Complete beginners will also be reassured that the high altitude location of Tignes means snow-sure conditions. You won’t have to travel to the top of the mountain to get good quality snow.
Intermediates skiing and snowboarding
The ideal area for intermediates, Tignes provides a wide choice of long blue and red runs. The Grand Motte glacier gives spectacular views over the whole valley and beyond with a suitably challenging red run leading you into Val Claret.
The blue run from the top of the Grattalu chairlift, with its wide piste and generally great snow conditions, is an excellent area in which to get your ski-legs back if you have been away from the slopes for a while.
During peak season when all pistes are open, long blue and red runs from the top of Aiguille Percée (2748m) all the way down into Tignes les Brevieres (1550m) give skiers and boarders something to really get their teeth into.
Advanced skiing and snowboarding
Tignes has a great selection of ‘Naturides’, un-groomed black runs which blend the snow conditions of natural terrain with the security of patrolled pistes. The area is known for the quality of its off piste and the mountainside is criss-crossed with bold lines carved by daring freeride skiers and boarders.
The Vallon de la Sache down to les Brevieres is a lengthy black run sure to challenge the more advanced skier and boarder. Or hop over to the other side of the Espace Killy to take on the infamous Face, a steep, icy black run which leads all the way into Val d’Isere.
Freestyle and terrain parks
Tignes provides fantastic facilities for skiers and boarders who are beginning to learn or improve their freestyle technique. Two ‘Easy Parks’ with green and blue tables and rails are a great place to practice and you can also have your performance recorded on video for prosperity.
An airbag in Val Claret is ideal for honing your mid-air tricks without fear of serious injury.
More advanced freestylers will want to take a turn in the half-pipe near the base of the Les Lanches chairlift. Frequently used to host international competitions such as the European X Games and the Ski Halfpipe World Cup, this facility is open between mid-January and mid-April.