The Hameau du Borsat apartments are well located with skiing to the doorstep and a selection of bars and restaurants nearby. They are ideal for keen skiers who want good value accommodation without any frills but with convenience of immediate access to the slopes and being able to start skiing as soon as the lifts open.
- Ski to within 150m of the doorstep.
- Up to 2 minutes’ walk (200m) for a piste to ski to one of Val Claret’s ski lifts.
- Shops and restaurants all within 2 minutes’ walk (200m).
Types of apartments
All apartments have kitchenette with hotplates and fridge.
Studio Apartment (B4) 21m² - sleeps 2-4
Two sofa beds in the living room and bunk beds in the cabin. Bathroom room with wc. The kitchenette also has an oven or microwave and dishwasher.
Included: Bed linen
Local Fees and Taxes
- Refundable deposit €300 (credit card accepted).
- Resort taxes
- End of stay cleaning is not included but you can pay for this locally if you advise the reception on your arrival.
Superb high altitude snow-bowl, backed by the Grande Motte glacier
- High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
- Huge ski area, linked with Val d’Isère
- Shorter transfers from Chambéry Airport
Sister resort to Val d’Isere, Tignes brings altitude as well as attitude to this iconic pair of resorts. Together they form the world famous Espace Killy area, named after France’s best known Olympic Skier – Jean-Claude Killy. Thanks to its altitude Tignes has an unbeatable snow record and provides outstanding conditions for intermediate and expert skiers and boarders while still providing for beginners and improvers.
The resort consists of three main villages in the snow-bowl, all linked by an excellent and free, 24 hour bus service. At 2100m the highest village is Val Claret which has a superb position at the foot of the snow sure Grande Motte glacier. Le Lac and Le Lavachet have a cosier village feel to them with excellent access to the slopes.
All the villages have a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants and a lively, friendly buzz about them. Further down the mountain is Tignes 1850 and Les Brévières with their laidback atmospheres. There really is something for everyone in Tignes.
Ski area: 300 km
Runs 87 Blue, 41 Red, 26 Black
Longest run: 10 Km
Snowparks: 1 snowpark
Lifts: Drag lifts 36, Chairlifts 45, Cable-cars 4
Ski/resort bus: FREE between villages and runs all night
between the upper villages.
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.
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.