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Chalet Hotel L'Ecrin Du Val Claret
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The Chalet hotel is built from timber
in the traditional Savoie style and oozes charm and luxury inside and
out. The interiors are cosy and comfortable with local wood paneling
and a large lounge at the heart of the Chalet with inviting sofas around
an open fireplace.
The restaurant is a perfect setting for skiers to re-group after a
day on the slopes with small and large group tables available creating a
lively, fun atmosphere.
Beautiful spa and swimming pool
After a hard day on the slopes, guests can visit the beautiful spa,
with four therapy rooms and a range of treatments on offer from massages
to manicures. The impressive swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and Turkish
bath enable weary skiers to relax and re-energise in a beautiful
Warm, cosy guest rooms with embroidered fabrics and carved wood furnishings welcome you. An option of twins, doubles, interconnecting and family bedrooms are available all with balconies overlooking the slopes.
Each guest room has a flat screen TV, free WiFi access, hairdryer, safe deposit box, telephone and mini-fridge.
The 56-room Chalet hotel is located in Tignes Val Claret, the village above Tignes Le Lac. Chalet hotel L'Ecrin is situated on the outskirts of Val Claret village
and only a ten minute walk (or one minute bus ride) to the 5 main lifts
at Val Claret.
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 - 21 Mar 2018|
|Last snowed|| 19-Mar-2018|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||235 cm|
|Upper slopes||385 cm|
|Runs to resort||Excellent|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Great conditions - wax up your skis!|
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.