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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)
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Tignes Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 01 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 01-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||30 cm|
|Lower slopes||100 cm|
|Upper slopes||195 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 01-Apr-2015)
The weekend saw precipitation return to the majority of French resorts. Unfortunately this fell as rain at many locations, then the drop in temperature during the night on Sunday turned the rain to snow, providing some fantastic powder skiing conditions on Monday morning, 30th March. Rain did fall at some lower locations though, with slopes below about 1,500m worst affected.
The deepest snowfall was reported at the highest part of the Chamonix valley skiing area (0/222cm). Here a metre of fresh snow was reported up on Aiguille du Midi, with around half that amount 600m lower on the Grands Montets skiing area.
Val Thorens (145/240cm), the highest ski base in the Three Valleys, reported 50cm of new snow on Monday morning, although Courchevel (79/146m) did not report any new snow.
Lift operations in the Espace Killy were limited on Monday morning. You could not ski up on the glacier at Tignes (115/185cm) and many other high lifts were also closed due to the severe weather and heavy snowfall. At Val d’Isere (115/185cm) it was a similar situation with only 50% of the lifts operating on Monday morning. This meant that the slopes were relatively busy across the Espace Killy due to the increased visitors this week for the Easter break and the limited amount of terrain that was open. This was not too much of an issue though as the snow was fantastic. The British Universities Snowsports Council (BUSC) Main Event takes place in Tignes this week too, with over one and a half thousand students.
The Northern Alps will have cloudy weather for most of this week, with light snowfall expected on most days. The Southern Alps and Pyrenees should remain a lot brighter although these resorts will not benefit from the fresh snowfall seen further north.
European Weather Outlook
With the seasons end just a few weeks away for most resorts it looks as though there will be plenty of fresh snow falling over the next few days in the northern regions of the Alps, a perfect gift for the Easter holidays. The forecast is indicating that Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd April should bring the majority of the snow alongside and average mid-mountain temperature of around -7C. With this is mind the current cloudy skies are expected to remain throughout the week so it should keep all the fresh snow in perfect condition. The amount of predicted snowfall can fluctuate from day to day but early indications are saying as much as half a metre will drop on Wednesday and Thursday. It seems that it's safe to say that if you are skiing in the Northern Alps this week or over the Easter period then you're in for a treat.
The Southern Alps and the Pyrenees will most likely remain clear and sunny, so pleasant spring skiing will be available. The temperature should remain quite hot too so pack plenty of sun cream.
If you are skiing a little closer to home in the Scottish ski resorts then weather forecasts are suggesting quite a cloudy week with a good chance of light snowfall.
Eastern Europe and up into Scandinavia looks quite changeable with scattered sunshine and clouds but there could be light snowfall so fingers crossed.