Hotel Le Curling

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

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The Curling is an excellent value 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. The Tufs chairlift and ski school meeting point are just 2 minutes’ walk away, and from here you can also ski the short distance to a choice of chairlifts, and the base of the funicular taking you straight up to the 100% guaranteed snow of the Grande Motte glacier. You can ski back on piste to within 200m of the hotel, and guests generally ski along the path right back to the door of the ski room – a welcome bonus at the end of your day’s skiing.

The comfortable bedrooms all have en suite bath with separate WC, plus a balcony with views across Tignes and the spectacular surrounding mountain peaks, and there are triple and quad rooms also available.

The comfortable lounge area has its own dedicated bar and terrace with views of the beautiful mountains around.

Rooms
  • No. of hotel rooms: 35
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort Tax €1.65 per person, per day (under 18s free of charge) paid locally

Rooms

Choice of comfortable bedrooms all with bath (with shower attachment), separate WC, flat screen TV, high speed internet access and a balcony.

Twin Standard rooms: sleep 2

Twin Superior rooms: sleep 2 with views of the pistes

Triple rooms: sleep 3 with 3 single beds

Quad rooms: sleep 4 with twin beds and bunk beds.

 

All rooms have twin beds which can be made up as doubles, let us know if you prefer this. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 15
  • Access ramp: No

Steps up to reception, then lift serves all floors with bedrooms.

Tignes

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 levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 300 km
Runs
21
69
44
25
Longest run 10 Km
Snowparks

2 Snowparks 

Lifts Drag lifts 34, Chairlifts 41, Cablecars 2
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

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 seasonnaires and ski-bums. Their menu is pretty tasty too, especially the chilli nachos, and it makes a great stop off for lunch.

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 a Tignes-Val d'Isère 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

Le Lagon

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.

Tignespace

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

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
  • Snow tubing
  • Ice driving
  • Horse riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Mountaineering
  • Indoor squash and tennis court
  • Heliskiing & Heli-tours
  • Mountainbiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Parapenting & Paragliding

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £74 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. 

 

Lift Passes Days Adult 
22-64
Child*
8-21
Senior
65+
Family
2 ad & 2 ch
under 17
Full Area 6 £313 £261 £261 £953
Full Area 3 £157 £130 £130 -

 *0-7yrs Free (issued locally, photo required)

Don't forget our Adult Lift Pass Offers on selected weeks

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £84 £99 £111
Skis & Boots £114 £132 £149
Snowboard - £99 £111
Snowboard & boots - £132 £149
Child* 6-12  Skis & boots - £62 -
Snowboard & boots - £62 -

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

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £49.

*Snowboard and boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult
(15yrs+)
Child
(5*-14yrs) 
Ski AM 6 3 hours per day £208/£217 £239/£248
Ski PM £164/£173 £199/£208
Snowboard AM £204 £204
Snowboard PM £164 £164

Times AM: 9.00-noon. 

*Child snowboard lessons from 8-14 years

Ski lesson prices are split by season with the higher prices for high season departures on Christmas, New Year, 12th, 19th & 26th Feb and 2nd & 9th April.

For children there is a Junior Academy option for children aged 10 to 14 years and who are capable of parallel skiing on all slopes. The week will improve technique on red and black slopes with controlled short radius turns and introduce off-piste skiing with the safety equipment.

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

Facilities
  • Bar and lounge
  • Breakfast room
  • Evening meals in the adjoining Bistro 23 restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heated ski and boot room
  • Lift to all floors
Family Facilities

Quad rooms and proximity to the skiing make this hotel a good choice for families.

The restaurant will provide early meals from 6.30pm.

Meals

Buffet breakfast included served 7.30am - 10am.

Evening meals consist of a 3 course set menu and are are taken in the adjoining Bistro 23 restaurant but with direct access from the hotel. The half board menu includes local specialities such as Tartifeltte, Pierrade de boeuf (hot stone) and Fondue as well as favourites like chicken stir fry and salmon lasagne.  There is also a child-friendly menu with pizza, burgers and nuggets.

 There is a bar and lounge within the hotel.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.9576745
  • Latitude: 45.4744165
  • Location Description:

     

    Ski to the door in Val Claret

    • Central location in Val Claret, ski back to the door on a track
    • Bars and restaurants close by
    • Partner ski hire shop just opposite
    • Closest lift is the Tuffs chairlift

Reviews of Hotel Le Curling

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Total price from
£2218
per person from £1109
Hotel Le Curling
Tignes, Tignes-Val d’Isere Ski Area,Half Board
18/03/2023 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Southampton
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