Chalet Chardonnet has a perfect location just on the lakeside, with handy access to the ski lifts.
The Tovière gondola is just a short walk away or if you wish to start skiing in Val Claret then the regular ski shuttle bus service stops just outside the chalet.
The lounge/dining area has huge floor to ceiling picture windows with stunning views across the frozen waters. You can enjoy these views by the welcoming log fire with your pre dinner prosecco.
The key to this chalet is relaxation especially with the indoor hot tub and sauna, perfect for easing any aches after a full day on the slopes. The comfortable bedrooms all have en suite facilities. Chalet Chardonnet has proved to be a popular choice with British guests.
- 2 minutes’ walk (200m) to the Tovière gondola & 3 minutes’ walk (300m) to the Rosset chairlift
- Superb lakeside location in Tignes Le Lac
- Wellness area with hot tub and sauna
- Lounge/dining area with open log fire
- Sun terrace with amazing views
- All bedrooms with en suite facilities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Continental buffet breakfast for 7 mornings with hot option provided on 6 mornings per week†
- Afternoon tea and coffee with cake on 6 days†
- 3 course evening set menu served 6 days, including pre-dinner glass of prosecco with a choice of complimentary wine & tea/coffee†
†(Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea & dinner is 6 days per week due to chalet staff's day off
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 in Tignes
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 in Tignes
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 in Tignes
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 in Tignes
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.
FREE between villages and runs all night between the upper villages.