- 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 - 19 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 19-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||36 cm|
|Upper slopes||190 cm|
|Runs to resort||Soft|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Improving conditions thanks to the new snow|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 20-Apr-2014)
The fine sunny weather which blessed the French resorts on Monday 14th April has lasted all week. This has reduced base depths in some locations and the snow does soften quite quickly, with the freezing level hovering around the 2,500m mark or just above it. Clouds could move in as we move into the Easter weekend, but the good news is that the freezing level is expected to drop to around 2,000m on Saturday 19th April which could result in fresh snowfall.
As you might expect for this time of year it is best to stick to the highest slopes if you prefer the conditions to be less sun affected, especially the sheltered and higher north facing slopes.
The Pyrenean resorts of Cauterets (260/360cm) and Bareges/La Mongie (65/270cm) offer some superb skiing at the moment due to the deep snow bases on the upper slopes.
Further north in the Alps there is also excellent skiing available. The classics for late season, such as Tignes (40/190cm), Val d’Isere (40/128cm) and Val Thorens (85/190cm), offer fantastic spring skiing due to their high elevations. The upper slopes at La Plagne (5/200cm) are also in very good shape. In the Southern Alps, Isola 2000 (95/270cm) has an impressive base depth on the higher slopes at the moment of over two and a half metres, providing lovely riding conditions.
European Weather Outlook
Predominantly cloudy weather is forecast across the European resorts over the Easter weekend and next week. The freezing level could drop to around 2,000m at the start of the weekend before rising back up to over 2,500m. The altitude of the slopes and the ski area will therefore dictate whether you can expect fresh snow or rain over this period.