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Hotel Le Gentiana (Le Lac)

Tignes,
 France
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Free wellness area
About the hotel
  • Ski-in ski-out convenience
  • Guaranteed warm welcome
  • Indoor pool & wellness
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Relaxing bar & lounge
  • Close to the resort nightlife
  • 100m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 300km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 2100m
  • Snowsure with a glacier
  • Made for intermediates & advanced
  • Excellent & varied nightlife
  • Perfect for snowboarders
See snow report

The Gentiana is one of the best located hotels in Tignes Le Lac. A ski slope runs right past the hotel and you're also close to the resort nightlife. It's a good choice for couples and groups wanting to make the most of Tignes. It's definitely a firm favourite amongst Neilson guests, and the Chairman of Neilson too!

 

You can be on the slopes in seconds and the lifts are just 100m away. Plus there are resort shops, bars and restaurants are just a five minute stroll away.

 

 

The hotel has a really nice feel. You're guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome from the owners Serge and Nadia. He's a real character and wants nothing more than for you to have a great holiday. His hotel is set up for exactly that as there's a small pool and wellness area to relax in and rest your legs. 

 

 

The food is very good too and exactly what you need before and after a day on the slopes of this incredible area. The Gentiana is definitely worth a stay and a good example of what a ski hotel should be.

 

 

From the hotel to…

Nearest lift: 100m to Paquis and Chaudanne chairlifts

Tuition meeting point: 250m

Resort centre: 200m

 

 

About the resort

Tignes is one of the most snowsure resorts in Europe. It's 2100m up in the high Tarantaise area of the French Alps where the skiing tops out at a breathless 3456m. It also happens to have some of the most exciting and challenging terrain in the world.

 

The resort is split in to two villages; Le Lac nestles on the shores of a frozen lake with beautiful views of Toviére mountain and the Grande Motte glacier. It's an ideal springboard into the massive Espace Killy ski area and has a good après-ski scene too. Val Claret sits around the other side of the lake at the bottom of the Grande Motte glacier and is probably the livelier of the two resorts.

 

 

It forms one half of the vast 300km Espace Killy area and it's just a quick drop over the hill (and a slightly eye-watering chairlift ride) into neighbouring Val d'Isère. The area suits all levels of skier and snowboarder, but intermediates and advanced levels won't be able to stop grinning as it was seemingly carved with them in mind! 

 

It's not just on the mountain where the smiles happen. Try ice diving under the frozen lake, ice karting on the frozen lake or paragliding over the frozen lake. For something a bit more laid back, head to the Lagon Aqua and Well-being Centre. It has swimming pools, water slides, hot tubs, saunas - basically everything you need to help you unwind or fill an afternoon off the slopes. 

 

Resort stats

Area size: 300km in the Espace Killy 

Linked resorts: Val d'Isère

Resort altitude: 2100m

Skiing altitude: 1550m to 3456m

Number of runs: 155

Range of runs: 15% green, 46% blue, 27% red and 12% black

Lifts: 36 drags, 43 chairs, 5 gondolas, 4 cable cars and 2 funiculars

Night skiing: Yes

Cross country trails: 40km

Snowmaking: 900 snow cannons

Resort bus: Yes

 

 

Rest and relaxation

The small wellness area has a heated pool as well as a sauna, steam room, hot tub and a hydro-massage shower. All are free to use and perfect for working out any aches and pains.

 

 

Food and drink

The half board meals here give you a buffet breakfast and four-course evening meal. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the bar or head out to the resort's lively après-ski bars for some post dinner cocktails.

 

 

Rooms

The 40 rooms here are a good size with plenty of storage for your luggage. Each has cable TV, mini-safe, free Wi-Fi and an ensuite with bath or shower, bathrobes, hairdryer and wc. Single rooms are also available.

 

 

Hotel features

Official rating: ***

Lounge and bar

Restaurant

Free use of indoor heated pool and wellness area 

Free Wi-Fi throughout

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Grenoble  

Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 4 hours

Tignes snow report

Snow due
27th Feb

9cm expected

Next 5 days
39cm

Total expected

Depth upper
175cm

Current Depth

Depth lower
90cm

Current Depth