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- Sleeps 8
- 3 Bathrooms
- Catered chalet
Le Lavachet. In normal snow conditions you can ski back
to within 200 metres of this comfortable chalet apartment. It is also
only 200 metres from the free 24-hour ski bus. Alternatively, skiers can
usually put their skis on within 250 metres and ski down to the Paquis
and Chaudannes chairlifts, which access the Tovière Mountain and
Aiguille Percée areas respectively.
Room 1 = twin with bath and WC
Room 2 = twin with shower
Room 3 = small double (no window)
Room 4 = double
• shower room with WC (only rooms 3 & 4 have access via dual lockable doors)
• open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with fireplace
• separate WC
Start your ski day with fresh bread, a choice of preserves, cereals,
porridge (on request), yoghurts, fresh fruit, fruit juice as well as tea
and coffee, plus a cooked option of eggs and two other hot items. Hot
items include bacon, sausages, hash browns, tomatoes, baked beans and
mushrooms (or equivalent).
A hearty breakfast
On your return from the slopes
A freshly baked cake or biscuits with tea and coffee awaits you
In the evening
Enjoy a delicious freshly cooked 3 course meal with house wine until
- Breakfast and dinner will be served on 6 out of 7 days and a continental breakfast will be left out on 1 morning.
Chalet staff live in.
Tignes Resort Info
Lift linked to Illustrious neighbour Val d'Isère to make up the Espace Killy, the Tignes ski area is, needless to say, vast and varied. The 300km of marked pistes cater for all levels and tastes with great off-piste, long wide blues and two snowparks (with another, even better one, over in Val d'Isère). Tignes also has the Grande Motte glacier providing year-round skiing. The glacier and Tignes' high altitude, make this resort for a great early or late season ski holiday destination. The whole area is serviced very well by an efficient lift system and the five 'satellites' that make up the resort are all linked by free bus.
Tignes ski resort
Due to its 1960s heritage, Tignes is not exactly famous for its Alpine charm. However, off-snow activities have improved somewhat over the last few years. There are a nice range of decent restaurants and bars whilst there are supermarkets for the largely self-catering crowd. Nightlife and après ski is pretty healthy and families are greatly welcomed with good childcare run by the ski schools. Overall, Tignes is not a place that relies upon Alpine ambience. But hey, who cares when the days are filled with such great skiing.
Number of ski lifts: 79 ; 2 funiculars, 4 cable cars ; 5 gondola lifts, 18 chairlifts, 25 detachable chairlifts
Number of runs: 155 with 26 black slopes (7 in Tignes), 39 red (19 in Tignes), 68 blue (36 (Tignes) and 22 green (7 in Tignes)
More Tignes resort information
Tignes Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 19 Mar 2018|
|Last snowed|| 19-Mar-2018|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||239 cm|
|Upper slopes||385 cm|
|Runs to resort||Excellent|
|Off piste snow||Fresh|
|Comments||A dusting of snow has improved the pistes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)
Lots of fresh snow was falling all around the French Alps on Thursday 27th April. With a lowering freezing level and heavy snow falls continuing, many French mountain villages are looking very Christmas like. On snow conditions are generally fresh, although the lower slopes are still very spring like. Up top powder conditions are abundant, however, poor visibility and limited lift access is keeping the options restricted. The current snowy and cloudy weather will break for the weekend, presenting an excellent chance to get in one last lift access powder day for the season.
Many resorts will be closed next week, but there is still loads of fresh snow in the forecast. With a good knowledge of the avalanche problem, touring conditions will be exceptional well into next weekend.
European Weather Outlook
Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.
In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C
In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late.
Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm.
Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.