TIGNES LES BOISSES

The Tignes and Val d’Isère area is considered to be one of the best alpine ski areas in the world! It boasts over 300 km of pistes at a height that ensures good snow cover throughout the season.

The area is perfect for all levels of skiers and snowboarders – with numerous free lifts for beginners and world cup blacks for experts! Plus, for the adventurous there are snowparks, boardercross tracks, an XXL half pipe, air bags and plenty of off-piste.

Continuous investment in the resort and a NEW link for this winter between Tignes Les Brévière and Tignes 1800 mean that the area is bigger and better than ever! For more information click here.

Highest point on the Grande Motte glacier is an impressive 3,450 metres. Maximum skiable vertical drop is 1,900 metres – one of the largest in the world!

Tignes is open for ten months of the year. 

Winter season runs from October to May. 

Summer season during July and August.

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CHALET HÔTEL LES MÉLÈZES
TIGNES, FRANCE

This ski-to-door chalet is set in the pretty hamlet of Tignes Les Boisses, perfectly positioned for superb views of Mont Blanc and the Isère valley, and most importantly – some of the best skiing in Europe!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cosy lounge bar with log fire 
  • TV room with pool table, games console and satellite UK channels
  • Outdoor hot tub and sauna
  • In-house snow equipment hire and servicing
  • Triple, quad and family rooms available at lower rates
  • Free wifi in communal areas

PRICES FROM
£359 for three nights
£469 for four nights
£699 for seven nights

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ABOUT TIGNES

Tignes is made up of several resorts: Tignes 1550 Les Brévières, Tignes 1800, Les Boisses, Le Lac, Val Claret and Lavachet.

Chalet Hôtel Les Mélèzes is based in Tignes Les Boisses at an altitude of 1,850 (just above Tignes 1800). The resorts are easily accessible by ski lifts and frequent free ski buses.

Tignes Les Boisses is a traditional hamlet comprising private chalets and hotels.  It is linked with Tignes 1800 by free bus, walking down the path or piste. Facilities in Tignes 1800 include a supermarket, bakery, bars, restaurants, ski shop, information centre, free ski lift and the beginner area.

Tignes Le Lac is accessible from Chalet Hôtel Les Mélèzes by ski lift, free bus or car and is a short drive away with parking in underground car parks. In the centre, there is a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Activities include a modern swimming pool complex, complete with waterslides and spa, a state of the art gym and new climbing centre. There’s also an indoor bowling alley, ice skating on the frozen lake and the opportunity to go dog sledding.

Tignes Val Claret has a cinema and many more bars, restaurants and shops. You can also access the funicular and be at the top of the Grande Motte glacier enjoying the scenery and coffee at over 3,000 metres in six minutes. View an interactive piste map here.

VILLAROGER, LES ARCS

The Paradiski area includes the resorts of La Plagne, Les Arcs and Peisey Vallandry, linked by the unique Vanoise Express. The area comprises an impressive 425 kilometres of pistes, making it one of the biggest resorts in Europe with two skiable glaciers, the highest skiable terrain at 3,250 metres and a total of 264 skiable pistes.

Paradiski has so much to offer all levels of skier and snowboarder with tree lined pistes, beginner areas, luge runs, snow parks and plenty of off-piste. Extensive intermediate terrain makes the area fantastic for families and those who want to clock up the miles. For further information on what Paradiski has to offer go to www.paradiski.com

The area above Villaroger around the Aiguille Rouge has some of the best ‘nature’ and off-piste skiing. In nearby Arcs 2000 are some fabulous runs in the bowl beside the speed ski run, a straight-line course built for the 1992 winter Olympics which is often open to the public. Intermediates will find plenty of areas in Les Arcs to help them progress particularly in Arcs 1800 and Peisey Vallandry where there are numerous tree lined runs.

The ski area of Les Arcs has 210km of ridable terrain and it’s long been one of the most popular resorts with snowboarders. In addition to the two Paradiski boardercross runs, four snow parks and two half pipes, there’s also vast off-piste to explore.

CHALET PERE MARIE
VILLAROGER, LES ARCS

Any length short breaks – flexible, affordable and catered. Get a taste of the vast and exciting area of Paradiski in the French Alps at amazing value.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Free Les Arcs and La Plagne lift pass
  • Free Geneva transfer
  • Any day arrival
  • Fully catered
  • Sauna and outdoor hot tub
  • Free wifi, UK TV and Netflix
  • Ski to door (weather permitting)
  • In-house ski and snowboard hire

PRICES FROM
£329 for three nights
£439 for four nights
£699 for seven nights

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ABOUT VILLAROGER AND LES ARCS

The village is situated at the foot of the most famous run in Les Arcs – the Aiguille Rouge – one of Europe’s longest pistes. This epic run from the top of the glacier down to Villaroger is 8 km and a vertical descent of over 2,000 m. At the end of the run is La Ferme a restaurant and bar made famous in TV’s “Top Gear”, offering traditional Savoyarde specialities.

Although Villaroger is not suitable for complete beginners, there’s a free chair lift with a short blue run from the village – you need to be able to ski an easy red piste to connect with the rest of Les Arcs.

Chalet Pere Marie is a three-minute walk from the ski lift in Le Pré, a beautiful, unspoilt and charming village (not a resort!).

This is the perfect place for those wanting to enjoy the serenity of the mountains and a place to unwind in a beautiful, traditional chalet – so apès-ski lovers this may not the place for you!

If you are driving to the chalet, the location is ideal for accessing other resorts, Tignes/Val d’Isère, Sainte Foy and La Rosière, all about 20 minutes away. The town of Bourg St Maurice, with its funicular up to Les Arcs 1600, is also about a 20 minute drive.

Other activities available in the surrounding area include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, speed riding and paragliding.

View an interactive piste map here.

LA ROSIèRE, ESPACE SAN BERNARDO

La Rosière is a traditional style town and ski resort which enjoying stunning views across the Isère Valley to Les Arcs.

It has a reputation as one of the sunniest resorts in France thanks to its south-facing slopes, whilst its altitude and snow making facilities ensure guaranteed snow from December to April. It forms part of the Espace San Bernardo ski area, which is made up of La Rosière in France and La Thuile in Italy – giving the opportunity to ski in two countries!

Espace San Bernardo has 160 km of pistes straddling the Petit Saint-Bernard pass at 1,850 m to 2,650 m, benefiting from early, high-altitude snowfall and boasts long and gentle runs on the French side and more challenging pistes on the north face of the mountain in Italy.

Advanced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the more challenging pistes in La Thuile, as well as the slalom and ski/boardercross facilities. What’s more, you have the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of heli-skiing in Italy.

Beginners will be able to enjoy the gentle blue runs in La Rosière, first-time skiers have a free lift to a gentle green slope to help you find your feet. There are two main ski schools in La Rosière and it’s easy to arrange ski school or private lessons.

NEW FOR WINTER 2018.

An entirely new section of pistes called Mont Valaisan is opening with five red pistes. For further information click here.

CHALET QUATRE SAISONS
LE GOLLET, LA ROSIÈRE

Quatre Saisons is the ultimate cosy chalet – we may be biased so come and see for yourself. It’s nestled amongst the pine trees in the peaceful Le Gollet quartier of La Rosière, with breathtaking views across the valley to Les Arcs!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Short breaks with free Geneva transfers
  • Lift passes included for La Rosière and La Thuile – you can ski France and Italy!
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • In-house ski and snowboard hire

PRICES FROM
£329 for three nights mid-week
£425 for four night weekend
£699 for seven nights

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ABOUT LA ROSIÈRE

La Rosière has everything you would expect from a ski resort, great bars and restaurants, numerous shops plus a really lovely atmosphere. The town has something for everyone.

It is split into different quartiers including Le Gollet (where Chalet Quatre Saison is located), Vieux Village, Les Eucherts and the main area of La Rosière 1850, with free ski buses connecting the different quartiers.

There are three permanent ski touring trails within La Rosière’s ski area and 6 km of slopes dedicated to cross-country skiing. Other activities include dog sledding, snowshoeing, paragliding as well as a cinema, indoor bowling and ice skating area. There is also the unusual experience of skiing to Italy for lunch or a Bombardino. You may also enjoy a heli trip from the La Thuile side.  

For more information on the resort go to larossiere.net 

Download a piste map here.