Sharing 300 kilometres of the Espace Killy pistes with Val d’Isere, Tignes has an impressive selection of slopes with an enviable snow record.
The once year round ski resort of Tignes is ideal for all levels of skier from the complete novice right up to professional superstars. The main village Val Claret is situated at 2,100 metres and with such an altitude it’s as snow-sure as you’ll find. Whilst Tignes hasn’t been known for luxury chalets there are several that have emerged in the past few years that will win over even the most experienced chalet holiday enthusiasts.
As with in any resort it can be a challenge to know which chalet to book. We’ve spent a lot of time in Tignes in both the winter and summer and know the areas well. The high end chalets are located in Les Brevieres or the hamlet of Les Almes which is near to Tignes Le Lac. These areas are both a short drive from Val Claret which is the central area of the resort.
Chalet Opale and Ambre are neighbouring chalets that can be rented individually or together. Located in the peaceful enclave of Les Almes and near to both the Almes chair lift and Tignes Le Lac – Opale and Ambre are ideally situated in a sought after area. Opale sleeps ten in five bedrooms and Ambre can sleep eight adults and two children in four (one is a family room with interconnecting bunk bed area).
It’s quite hard to put Guerlain’s new Chalet Quezac into words – from the outside it looks like a contemporary take on the traditional Savoyard chalet but inside the furniture, artwork and detailed finishes combine to create an absolutely unique property.
There are seven themed bedrooms that combine striking artwork, natural materials and bold shapes – six of the bedrooms are suites. There are two master suites each with both bathtubs and showers and then the remaining rooms have en-suite shower rooms. The seventh bedrooms has two sets of adult sized bunk beds each with its’ own television. The room is perfect for children however can be used for adults if required.
Chalet de la Cloche accommodates up to sixteen guests across the main house and a guest apartment. The chalet has been carefully decorated with colourful furnishings and there’s an on-site spa with a jet-pool, massage area and a Jacuzzi.