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L'Ecrin des Neiges

  • Espace Killy Ski Area, France, Tignes

The L'Ecrin des Neiges residence is situated in the Val Claret area of Tignes. The apartments boast picturesque views across the mountains from a private balcony. The bus stop right outside allows guests quick and easy access to get to the slopes for a day of skiing across the Espace Killy ski area. Apartments are well equipped and decorated with an alpine theme. Relax after a long days skiing with a hot drink in the lounge with a book, or venture into Val Claret in the evening to enjoy looking around local shops, or having a Savoyard meal in one of the village's variety of restaurants. 

Added value

Buy One Get One Half Price Adult Lift Pass Offer for departures on 14 Dec, 4 Jan, 1 Feb and 14, 21 & 28 Mar 2020

2 FOR 1 Ski / Snowboard Hire when you pre-book your lift pass

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

Family Lift Passes available

Free entrance to swimming pool & ice rink with Espace Killy lift pass

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 0
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

All apartments have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, dining room, kitchenette equipped with stove top, microwave, oven, kitchenware, fridge, dish washer, kettle, tea and coffee making facilities including coffee machine, toaster, living room, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, bed linen, towels, hair dryer, telephone, bath robes, WiFi and a balcony with mountain views.

  • Two Room Apartments (A6) sleep 4 - 6 people. Living room with two sofa beds and twin or double bedroom.
  • Three Room Apartments (B6) sleep 4 - 6 people. Living room with sofa bed and two twin or double bedrooms.
  • Superior Three Room Apartments (C6) sleep 4 - 6 people. Larger living room with sofa bed and two twin or double bedrooms.
  • Four Room Apartments (D8) sleep 6 - 8 people. Living room with sofa bed and three twin or double bedrooms.
  • Superior Four Room Apartments (E8) sleep 6 - 8 people. Larger living room with sofa bed and three twin or double bedrooms.
  • Five Room Apartments (F10) sleep 8 - 10 people. Living room with sofa bed and four twin or double bedrooms.

Beds are made on arrival (except sofa beds) and end of stay cleaning is included (except kitchen).

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Meals

  • Self catering apartments
  • Grocery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Local shops, bars and restaurants
  • Bakery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • Short distance from the residence 
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal
  • Breakfast service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Local shops
    • Bakery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Lunch service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Grocery delivery service (book and pay locally)
    • Local shops and restaurants
  • Dinner service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Grocery delivery service (book and pay locally)
    • Local shops, bars and restaurants

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering

Tignes

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.

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 300 km
  • Runs
    87
    41
    26
  • Longest run 10 Km
  • Snowparks

    1 snowpark. 

  • Lifts Drag lifts 36, Chairlifts 45, Cablecars 4
  • Slope direction N,E,S,W
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Restaurants, food and drink

As with many winter resorts in France, Tignes provides a grand gourmet experience. There are plenty of restaurants, both on the mountain and in the town, where you can sample the delicious, Savoyarde cuisine such as tartiflette and fondue. Typified by their use of cheese and potatoes, these regional specialities provide a filling and necessary meal after a heavy work out.

‘L'escale Blanche’ in the centre of Tignes le Lac serves a magnificent fondue, while ‘L'Alpage des Chaudannes’ at the top of the Chaudannes lift serves one of the tastiest tartiflettes on the mountains.

The ‘Aspen Coffee Shop’ in Val Claret is an American themed cafe with affordable food and a good range of burgers. A short walk from the pistes it is an ideal stop for lunch.

Alternatively ‘Tignes Cuisine’ which serves either noodles or burritos (an odd mix we know) is located at the end of the Trolles black run coming back from Val d’Isere. Why not reward yourself after taking on that challenging, steep piste?

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Tignes is a lively resort with a great range of bars and clubs. ‘Loop Bar’, near the Toviere gondola, attracts a young crowd and is popular with off-duty seasonaires and ski-bums. Their menu is pretty tasty too, especially the chilli nachos, and it makes a great stop off for lunch.

‘Jacks Club’, located in the local bowling alley, is open until late into the night. Cheesy pop and dance music will have you dancing through to the early hours of the morning. And ‘T-Bar’ in Val Claret is located directly underneath our very own Chalet Le Curling where residents have their own private access to the bar.

Those looking to have a more sedate après experience will enjoy ‘Grizzly’s Bar’ in Val Claret. Decorated in a very ‘bear’ fashion, as supposed to a very bare one, the benches in this establishment are lined with fur rugs and extra blankets are available. It’s a perfect place to cozy up with a hot rum chocolate.

Shopping

There are plenty of small supermarkets dotted about Tignes for those staying on a self-catering basis and require groceries. Similarly, there are lots of shops selling souvenirs and postcards so you can bring gifts back home for those unfortunate enough not to join you on your holiday.

Equipment rental and sports shops are typically open until late in the day so you can maximise your time on the mountain before returning your equipment at the end of your last day.

Spas and relaxation

Visitors to Tignes who have booked an Espace Killy lift pass will have free access to the swimming pool at Le Lagon aquatic centre.  The centre also provides wellness facilities such as Jacuzzis, saunas and a hamman which can be paid for locally.

In addition to Le Lagon many of the hotels and apartments in Tignes have luxury spa facilities available for their guests to use. These include the Village Montana Hotel and the Résidence le Telemark Apartments.

Arts, culture and events

The culture of Tignes is heavily focused around sport – winter sports in particular. Tignes has played host to the SFR Freestyle Tour for the past two years as well as the Ski Halfpipe World Cup Final. Non-sporting events held in the resort include a Christmas parade with fireworks and Santa Claus touring the local villages, as well as a Pop-Rock festival to herald the New Year.

Towards the end of March Tignes hosts Europe’s largest gay festival of winter sports – European Snow Pride. The festival features many après events and DJ sets as well as a pool party.

Tignes is a magical place when it snows but if you find you want to spend some time away from the slopes there are also plenty of other activities to keep you occupied. Here are just a few of our favourites, all of which are recommended by our local representatives.

Resort Activities

Ice Skating

Glide across the beautiful lake for free with your weekly lift pass. If you are feeling competitive then why not challenge your friends and family (or even your Inghams representative) to an afternoon ice hockey game.

Le Lagoon

Treat yourself to an afternoon relaxing in the wonderful wellness area in Le Lac. With your lift pass it only costs about €12 for 90mins chilling and relaxing those achy ski legs away. There is also a fantastic recreational pool area here, and if relaxing isn’t your thing then the incredible fitness facilities will help you train for your next ski expedition.

Don’t forget your speedos!

Huskies

If you want to explore Tignes with four legged fluffy friends then take a dog sledging ride around the lake. Whizz around in two-person carriage enjoying the scenery. Don’t forget to arrive early so you can have cuddles with the dogs!

This is an incredibly popular excursion so make sure to book this with your resort representative as soon as you arrive as places can be limited.

Bowling

Why not head to Jacks Bar where you can challenge your friends and family to a game of bowling. There are no barriers here so make sure you have your head in the game. Jacks is a popular après location and becomes incredibly lively later in the evening.

Tignespace

Tignespace will keep you occupied with its state-of-the-art infrastructures in an exceptional setting. This indoor sports and conference centre opened in 2013. Its massive climbing walls and indoor football pitches make it perfect for white-out days when the snow is just too heavy to ski.

Ice Diving

Tignes is one of the only resorts in France that provide free diving beneath the ice! An incredible opportunity for an underwater experience with a qualified instructor.

Ski Jumping

If you're looking for a thrill ride, slide down a 30 km ski jump on your skis/snowboard wearing a bungee harness and land safely via zip wire!

Tobogganing and Sledging

Swap your skis for a toboggan on the Pala'Fou Toboggan run! Alternatively, to add a bit of extra fun to sledging, try snow tubing! Slide down the slope on a giant rubber ring (3 years and above).

  • Cinema
  • Ice climbing
  • Indoor squash and tennis court
  • Parapenting

Location in resort
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  • Latitude:

For more information on travel and transport visit our Tignes page

Extras

Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £76 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Overnight snow train offer: 8 days ski/board hire for the price of 6 (book locally)

Lift Passes Days Adult 
14-64
Child*
5-13
Senior
65+
Family
2ad & 2ch
under 17
Tignes & Val d'Isere 6 £271 £218 £218 £871

 *0-4yrs Free (issued locally, photo required)

Special Offers:

  • Buy One Get One Half Price on 6 day adult lift passes for departure on 4th Jan, 1st Feb, 14th Mar, 21st Mar & 28th Mar 2020.
Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £87 £101 £114
Skis & Boots £117 £136 £153
Snowboard - £101 £114
Snowboard & boots - £136 £153
Child* 6-12  Skis & boots - £63 -
Snowboard & boots - £63 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £50.

*Snowboard and boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult
(15yrs+)
Child (5*-14yrs) 
Ski AM 6 3 hours per day £210 £242
Ski PM £169 £201
Snowboard AM £210 £210
Snowboard PM £174 £174

Times AM: 9.00-noon. 

*Child snowboard lessons from 8-14 years

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Mountain views
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Car parking (pre book and pay locally)
  • Shuttle services
  • Bakery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Luggage storage available
  • Safety deposit box
  • Laundry services
  • Local shops, bars and restaurants
  • Grocery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Lounge with fire place
  • TV area
  • Reception
  • Close to the slopes
  • Bus stop outside
  • Mini market next door
  • Car parking
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax per person, per day (under 18's Free of charge) paid locally
  • Refundable deposit €500 required on arrival (credit cards accepted)

Family Facilities

  • Board games
  • Books
  • PlayStation (on request)
  • Children's games available

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L'Ecrin des Neiges
Tignes, Espace Killy Ski Area,
17/10/2019 - 7 nights
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