Espace Killy Ski Area, France, Tignes
Sleeps: 26-31 guests.
The Le Dôme is an ‘Xtra Chalet’ – giving you all the benefits of one of our welcoming chalets, but enhanced by some added extras, run by our own friendly and helpful Inghams staff. See here for more information on our "Xtra Chalets"
Le Dôme is a comfortable and excellent value Xtra Chalet, ideally located in the picturesque village of Tignes 1850.
Access to the skiing couldn’t be easier, as the main high-speed Boisses 8-person gondola, opened just two years ago, takes you straight to a choice of chairlifts - one up to the Aiguille Percée, and the other to the top of the Chaudannes slopes above Tignes Le Lac. Or you can ski the leisurely blue down to Tignes Les Brevières and take the Sache cable-car up from there. You can also ski right back to the Chalet at the end of the day, and for access to the other Tignes villages of Le Lac and Val Claret, the free ski-bus runs until midnight. Le Dôme’s en suite bedrooms all have a cosy, traditional feel and some do vary in size. The bar and lounge area have a log-burner and free Wi-Fi, making this the ideal place to relax, whether over afternoon tea or coffee and a nightcap at the end of the day.
Entrance and reception. Bar and lounge area with wood-burning stove and separate dining room
Rooms 1,2,4 & 5: Twin with shower/wc
Room 3 (sleeps 2-4): Twin/Triple/Quad (2 single beds and 2 bunks for under 17's) with shower/wc
Rooms 6,7,8, 9 & 10: Twin with shower/wc/balcony
Room 11: Twin/Triple (2 single plus child-bed for under 12's) with shower/wc (sleeps 2-3)
Room 12: Twin/Triple/Quad (2 single plus 2 child-bed for under 12's) with shower/wc (sleeps 2-4)
Room 14: Twin with shower/wc
†(Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea & dinner is 6 days per week due to Chalet Hotel staff's day off)
More information about Xtra Chalet cuisine catering
3 course evening set menu
Board basis options available
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.
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.
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.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Tignes page
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Overnight snow train offer: 8 days ski/board hire for the price of 6 (book locally)
2ad & 2ch
*0-4yrs Free (issued locally, photo required)
|Skis & Boots||£120||£139||£156|
|Snowboard & boots||-||£139||£156|
|Child* 6-12||Skis & boots||-||£93||-|
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Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.
*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £51.
*Snowboard and boots 8-12yrs
|Ski||6||3 hours per day||£216||£249|
Times 9am-noon / Afternoon 2-5pm - prices online
*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.