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Location: Val Claret
- Sleeps 16
- Catered chalet
Chalet Valerie offers an unbeatable
location next door to the Tufs lift, the ski school meeting point and
just across the piste from the lively centre of Val Claret. The chalet
is also just a short ski down a blue run from the Bollin-Fresses lift
and the Grand Motte Funicular.
Chalet Valerie offers the luxury of fully en suite rooms and a shared
Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room on the lower level of the building (for
the use of chalets Dominique and Francois as well). It is modern
throughout with a comfortable living area and spectacular views over the
Bollin piste and Grand Motte Glacier. Chalet Valerie is housed within
the same building as sister chalets Valerie and Francois and is accessed
via an internal lift and central staircase.
NB Images may be of a property similar in style to Chalet Valerie.
Shared lower level:
• steam room
• hot tub
• separate WC
• ski room
(main building entrance with separate entrance into Chalet Valerie)
Rooms 1 & 2 = 2 twins with bath and WC
Room 3 = twin with shower and WC
• dining area
Rooms 4 & 8 = 2 twins with bath, WC and balcony
Room 5 = twin with bath and WC
Room 7 = twin with shower, WC and balcony
Room 6 = large twin with shower (suitable for clients of limited mobility), WC and balcony
• living area with decorative fireplace (not in use)
Rooms 4, 7 & 8 add £4 pp/pn. Room 6 add £6 pp/pn
Some staff for all three chalets live in on the third floor of Chalet Dominique.
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 - 30 Mar 2017|
|Last snowed|| 25-Mar-2017|
|Fresh snow||60 cm|
|Lower slopes||80 cm|
|Upper slopes||200 cm|
|Piste state||Spring snow|
|Runs to resort||Slushy|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 30-Mar-2017)
After a really good spell of fresh snow for a number of resorts over the weekend, Thursday 30th of March saw a return to spring conditions. Slopes are starting to suffer in many places, especially at lower altitude, and it is really feeling like the end of the season now.
Lower slopes in Alpe d’Huez (100/200cm) are looking a bit worn to say the least, so it’s definitely worth staying up high for the best snow. As the sun melts the snow, it may be best to call it a day early and enjoy a drink on the terrace – slushy slopes will be the order of the afternoon. Lower slopes were suffering in a number of resorts, but none more so than the aptly name Portes du Soleil, where the sun was shining. Slopes down to Chatel (10/60cm), Les Gets (10/85cm) and Morzine (40/100cm) were on life support and groomers are doing a great job keeping them open. Conditions on the upper slopes are still very fun; it just might take you longer than usual to get to the good snow.
There were some excellent conditions still to be enjoyed in Flaine (42/265cm), where the best skiing was mid-morning, when slopes had been softened somewhat but were not too soft. This is not an exception, and if you like firmer slopes then these can be found in a number of resorts if you get up early enough.
European Weather Outlook
It has been a fairly pleasant start to the spring ski season in The Alps with mostly sunny skies dominating the weather pattern. However this weekend will see shift away from this pattern, wide spread cloud, rain and even thunderstorms are forecast right around the main Alps range. The rain snow limit will vary widely between 2200 metres all the way up to 2900 metres.
For those heading out over the Easter break, don’t fear. The unstable weather should pass by Monday, leaving behind clear sunny conditions. You won’t be skiing powder, but on piste conditions will be fun and forgiving. Finding the best conditions will be a matter of finding the right altitude on the slope for the resort you are in.