France, Espace Killy Ski Area
Tignes, with its Grande Motte glacier, is Val d’Isère’s “other half” – between them these two superb ski areas make up the world famous Espace Killy ski area, named after France’s best known Olympic skier, Jean-Claude Killy. Tignes, famed for its unbeatable snow record as well its excellent skiing for intermediates and experts, comprises three main villages, all interlinked by an excellent 24 hour free bus service. Val Claret at 2100m 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’Isère. All the villages have a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants and a lively, friendly buzz about them. In the unlikely event of indifferent snow – and you’d have to be pretty unlucky to encounter snow problems at this altitude – the glacier always comes to the rescue!
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 Curling is an excellent value Chalet Hotel in classic Tignes style (ie. not so pretty on the outside, but warm and welcoming on the inside!) It is set in a superb position right in the centre of Tignes-Val Claret and close to the resort’s main pistes and lifts.
Chalet Camille is a superb free-standing chalet is a fantastic location in Tignes Le Lavachet, only 30m from the piste and the Paquis and Chaudanne ski lifts. New for this year are a hot tub and sauna to ease muscles after a day on the mountain. They are in an ideal situation for quick and easy access to the large ski area.
Chalet Isabelle is a superb free-standing chalet in a fantastic location in Tignes Le Lavachet, only 30m from the piste and the Paquis and Chaudanne ski lifts. New for this year is a hot tub to ease muscles after a hard day on the mountain. The chalet is in an ideal situation for quick and easy access to the large ski area.
Resort Code: FRTI
Languages spoken: French
Time difference: GMT+1
Flights depart Saturday
Isle of Man
Transfer 3hrs by coach
Flights depart Saturdays
Transfer 2hrs 15mins by coach
Supplements apply on some flights.
*Only private transfers (at supplement) available on these flights.
Direct Eurostar to Bourg St Maurice
Transfer from Bourg St Maurice - 50mins
Private transfers and Self drive are available.
Car hire available: No
Evening resort bus service: No
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: Yes
Ski bus info: FREE between villages and runs all night between the upper villages.