Chalet Cairn

  • Tignes-Val d’Isere Ski Area, France, Tignes

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Located on the lakeshore in Tignes Le Lac, Chalet Cairn is a catered and comfortable chalet on the lake shore. The owner is investing and updating the chalet for next season to make it even nicer with new showers for each bedroom plus an enlarged lounge with better views and additional seating. You also benefit from the wellness facilities included - there's a hot tub on the sun terrace and a cosmic sauna (a sauna with a viewing window) overlooking the lake and the mountain peaks beyond. Chalet Cairn is available to book exclusively as well as room by room.

Fantastic location 

The location is simply stunning with views across the lake to Val Claret and the Grand Motte glacier - at night you can even see the illuminated mountain face known as 'The Fingers', named after the narrow couloirs and ridges running down it. Chalet Cairn also offers you easy access to the Tignes and Val d'Isere ski area. It's just three minutes' walk to the slopes and Tovière gondola or Palafour chairlift in Tignes le Lac, and the free ski shuttle bus stops right outside the chalet on its way to Val Claret. There'll also be plenty of opportunity for you to explore the resort and its bars or restaurants as the resort centre is a two minute walk from the chalet or the slopes, perfect for après ski!

Stylish and modern design 

The owner takes great pride in the chalet and is constantly updating to keep it in a perfect condition for Inghams guests. All bedrooms in the property are decorated to a high quality and all feature en suite facilities; some also have a balcony. The newly extended living room and dining area are open plan, leading out to the sun terrace where you'll find the hot tub and sauna. You'll also find a heated ski and boot room as well as extra storage at the entrance of the chalet. 

Chalet catering 

With Chalet Cairn, you'll benefit from our own chalet catering board basis and your chalet hosts are there to make your ski holiday as relaxed as possible. Your chalet host will prepare breakfast, afternoon tea and a four course dinner for you including a choice of wine, beer and soft drinks. Dinner service starts with an aperitif and nibbles which you can enjoy with friends or family in front of the lounge fireplace.

Why is this an Inghams' Choice property?

Chalet hosts - Our chalet hosts are here to make your holiday easy and stress free. Chalet Cairn is a catered chalet so all meals will be prepped and ready for when you get back with table service included at breakfast and dinner - or if you'd just fancy a chat, the hosts are there to make you feel right at home. 

Spa facilities - With access to a hot tub and cosmic sauna, you can really treat yourself to some relaxation time after a day on the slopes. Not only that, but both are located on the chalet's terrace and have amazing views of the surrounding mountains. 

Excellent location - Located a short three minute walk from the centre of Tignes resort, Chalet Cairn is close to all the amenities you'll need throughout your stay, including the ski lifts and ski school meeting point. 

Our chalets are going greener, so our mountains don't

Our menu is changing for the better. In all of our chalets we're giving you more choice, with both meat-free and meat options on offer throughout your stay. This is driven as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.

Added value

Family discounts available, please see the family facilities section below

Save £100 per person on all Inghams' Choice holidays when you pre-book your lift pass and ski hire/carriage

Tignes

  • Ski to an altitude of 3,456m
  • 300km of skiing across Tignes and Val d'Isere
  • 24 green, 65 blue, 40 red and 32 black runs

Tignes is famous for it's record amounts of snowfall, making it the best place for skiers and snowboarders to carve up the slopes. The area has three main villages: Val Claret, Le Lac and Le Lavachet, which are linked together by a 24 hour free bus service. Val Claret is 2,100 metres high and 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. 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 and snowboarding in Tignes

There's a great mix of slopes in Tignes, making it a great place for families and groups of different levels. There's plenty of wide and long runs, through trees and on glaciers. One of the best runs has to be from the top of Grand Motte glacier and down the red into Tignes Val Claret village. 

Where to stay in Tignes

We offer accommodation in all of the main villages in Tignes, with Le Lac and Val Claret being the most popular. From the majority of the hotels and apartments you can reach the slopes within a few minutes, making it extremely easy to get onto this world-renowned ski area. 

Bars and restaurants in Tignes

Tignes is a lively area with plenty of restaurant and après options, from live bands and happy hours in 'Loop Bar' to delicious local Savoyade fondues in 'Coeur des Neiges'. Tignes Val Claret has the famous 'Cocorico' apres bar and pizzeria, then 'La Folie Douce' is up in the mountains. There's alot of restaurants dotted around the ski area for that well deserved mid-morning hot chocolate and then a lunch break.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Tignes

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, chalet catering, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

 

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 300 km
Runs 24 65 40 32
Longest run 0 Km
Snowparks

2 Snowparks 

Lifts Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 0, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus True
Rooms

Occupancy

6 bedrooms sleeping 12-15 guests

Rooms

Ground Floor

  • Chalet entrance
  • Heated ski and boot room (located in adjacent garage)

Room 1, 2 & 3 - Twin beds, shower and WC. Beds can be made up as doubles if requested.

 

Lower Ground Floor

  • Open plan kitchen and dining room
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Terrace
  • Cosmic sauna 
  • Outdoor hot tub

Room 4 - Twin beds, bunk bed (partially separated sleeping area), shower, WC and balcony

Room 5 - Twin beds, shower and WC

Room 6 - Triple room (twin beds and a single), shower and WC

The twin beds can be made up as doubles if requested.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Lift Pass
6 days

Child

8 - 18 years

Adult

19 - 64 years

Senior

65 - 74 years

Full Area £322 £380 £322

Lift pass information

Free lift passes for children under 8 years and seniors over 75 years are issued locally, photo ID is required.

 

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

Equipment Hire
6 days Category

Child

6 - 12 years

Adults

13 years +

Skis Red - £119
Black - £135
Skis & boots Blue - £135
Red £107 £158
Black - £181

White category skis, boots and helmet are available for children aged 3 - 5 years: £59

6 days Category

Child

8 - 12 years

Adults

13 years +

Snowboard Red - £119
Black - £135
Snowboard & boots Red £107 £158
Black - £181
Equipment information

A helmet is included for children.

Please see here for description of hire categories.

 

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

Tuition

Ski tuition 

Child 5 - 14 years

Adult 15 years +

Low

Mid

High

Low

Mid

High

6 days AM

£291

£309

£336

£264

£282

£309

6 days PM

£268

£300

£318

-

-

-

AM lessons and lunch

£465

£484

£511

 

 

 

AM and PM lessons plus lunch 

£697

£705

£746

 

 

 

Advanced 5 days

-

£264

£282

£309

 

Snowboard tuition 

Child 8 - 12 years

Adult 13 years +

Low

Mid

High

Low

Mid

High

6 days AM

£264

£282

£309

£264

£282

£309

6 days PM

£184

£184

£184

-

-

-

  

Child Extras

Child 3 - 5 years

Child 5 - 14 years

Low

Mid

High

Low

Mid

High

Panda Club 6 days AM

£300

£318

£345

-

-

-

 

Tuition information

  • Ski and snowboard 6 days AM timings: Sun 9:30am - 12pm and Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm
  • Ski and snowboard 6 days PM timings: 2 - 5pm
  • Ski advanced 5 days starts on a Monday and are 6 people max
  • Panda Club timings: Sun 9:30am - 12pm and Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm
  • Child lunch timings: 12 - 2pm

Levels of tuition

  • Beginner: never skied before
  • Level 1: advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2: low intermediate; snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3: good intermediate; parallel turns 
  • Advanced: fully confident on all slopes and looking to improve technique

W24/25 Season departure dates

  • Low season: 04 Jan - 01 Feb and 08 Mar - 22 Mar
  • Mid season: 14 - 21 Dec, 08 Feb, 01 Mar, 29 Mar and 12 Apr
  • High season: 28 Dec, 15 - 22 Feb and 05 Apr

Please ensure you pre-book tuition for high season dates to avoid the ski schools being fully booked.

 

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

Longitude: 6.902796
Latitude: 45.46734

  • Stunning location on the lakeshore in Tignes le Lac
  • Three minutes' walk (250 metres) to the Tovière gondola, Palafour chairlift and ski school meeting place
  • Partner ski hire shop just four minutes' walk from the chalet
  • Free ski shuttle bus going to Val Claret and the Grande Motte funicular stops outside
  • Two minute walk to Tignes le Lac centre with a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants
Facilities
  • Sun terrace with cosmic sauna and hot tub
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • TV
  • Heated ski and boot room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Close to resort centre
  • L'Occitane toiletries

Please note the property does not have a DVD player.

Family Facilities
  • Children's menu and earlier meal times are available upon request
  • Highchairs are available 
  • Room 4 can take a cot

Children 11 years and under are welcome in the chalet on any date where one group books the entire chalet for their exclusive use. Otherwise children are allowed on peak dates only. Please see our chalet page for more information. For Winter 2024/25 these dates are:

  • 14, 21 and 28 Dec
  • 15 and 22 Feb
  • 29 March, 5 and 12 April

 

Family discount offers

Book your next family ski holiday for winter 2024/25 and enjoy discounts when booking this family friendly hotel:

For more information on family ski holidays, and these discounts, please click here.

 

Meals

Our catered chalets mean there is no need to worry about a shopping trip whilst on holiday, as you will be looked after by us from arrival right to departure.

Breakfast 

A continental buffet breakfast is available on 7 mornings of your holiday. There’ll be a selection of cereals, bread and pastries from a local bakery, jams and spreads, local cheeses and charcuterie, yogurts and fresh fruits. We have Nespresso coffee machines in each chalet, along with teas, infusions, hot chocolates and fruit juices. 

For 6 mornings of your holiday there’s a classic full cooked breakfast available, starting from 8am. Your hosts will take an order from you and get it prepared ahead of your big day on the slopes. Options include free range eggs, sausages, bacon, halloumi, mushrooms and tomatoes. 

Afternoon Tea 

A fresh cake will be baked and ready for your return from the slopes, 6 days of the week. Perfect to pair with the selection of teas, hot chocolate and Nespresso coffee, that’re in your chalet for you whenever you fancy. 

Evening Meal 

A 4-course set menu will be cooked and served by your chalet hosts on 6 evenings of your holiday. You’ll start your evening with an Aperitif and nibbles, where we have a choice of Aperol Spritz, two Italian Proseccos from the Veneto region, one of which is a 0% alcohol option, beer and soft drinks.

The evening set menu has been designed to incorporate a variety of different cuisines, including classic French, Asian, Italian, Austrian and British dishes. One evening the menu will be a delicious regional dish, from the area you are staying in.

After each homemade dessert there’s a selection of cheeses with fresh bread, crackers and chutney, along with coffee, tea or infusions.

There will be special celebration menus on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Wine and Drinks 

During your evening meal guests can indulge in our carefully selected complimentary wine, which consists of a choice of 3 red, 3 white and 2 rosé. All of the wines have been carefully chosen so that there is a great variety and offer something to cater for all tastes and that pairs well with the menu.

For those guests that don’t drink wine, there is a selection of beer (both with and without alcohol), sparkling mineral water and soft drinks.

Sample Menu 

Aperitif 

Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, beer or soft drinks

Starter 

Sweet potato and coconut soup

Choice of Main Course 

Chicken chasseur

or 

Baked aubergine and mushroom chasseur

Sides 

Chive mash potato and green beans

Dessert 

Lemon posset with shortbreads

Selection of French cheeses with fresh bread and chutney

Please note 

Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea & dinner is 6 days per week due to chalet staff's day off. Our representatives are there to recommend and book a local restaurant in resort for the free evening. 

Board basis options available

  • Chalet Catering

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements before your holiday, so we can be as prepared as possible.

Special Offers

Travel By Air

Flights to Chambery or Geneva from 13 UK airports.

Transfer Times

  • Chambery airport: approx. 2 hours 30 mins by coach
  • Geneva airport: approx. 4 hours by coach 

There is a traffic light system for the Tarentaise Valley. This system controls and slows down the traffic, stopping traffic sitting in dangerous places, like tunnels, where rocks can fall and to make snow clearing easier when it is snowing. This can impact your transfer time, meaning you may arrive into resort later and be leaving for the airport earlier. 

Transfers may be longer during bad weather conditions or French school holidays. French school holidays span 21 Dec 24 - 06 Jan 25, 08 Feb - 10 Mar 25 and 05 Apr - 05 May 25.

The transfer in Tignes will stop as chose as possible to your chosen accommodation. In some cases there may be a 5 minutes' walk due to the location of the property not being accessible by coach, this includes the Apart-Hotel Le Chalet Alpina.

Travel by Train (7 nights)

We have a 7 night train option to Tignes that can be booked online. 

This is a train that departs and returns Saturdays which a much shorter transfer of 45 minutes from Bourg St Maurice railway station.

How to Book Online

Using the holiday search at the top of this page, select “London St Pancras” on the “Departing from” drop down.

Here are the provisional timings

Saturdays 

Arrive

Depart

London St Pancras

-

 07:04

Change at Lille Europe

09:26

11:03

Change at Lyon Part Dieu

14:00

14:50

Bourg St Maurice

18:45

 

Upon arrival you meet you transfer up to Tignes (45 minutes)

Return timings are as follows

Saturdays

Arrive

Depart

Bourg St Maurice

-

 12:38

Change at Lyon Part Dieu

16:10

17:00

Change at Lille Europe

19:58

21:00

London St Pancras

21:27

 

 

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