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Hotel Village Montana (Le Lac)

Tignes,
 France
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Free wellness area
  • Free children's clubs
About the hotel
  • Very luxurious & comfortable
  • Slopeside convenience
  • Beautiful spa area
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Ideal for families
  • 50m 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

A stay here is simply luxurious. Its slopeside setting provides complete convenience and uninterrupted views of the mountains, particularly from the outdoor heated (30C)  swimming pool. The style is very mountain contemporary; lots of massive wooden beams supported by beautiful local stone for a very earthy feel.

 

The Village Montana boasts an impressive range of facilities too, including the gorgeous Les Bains du Montana spa, a children's club during French school holidays, four restaurants and two bars. You're pretty spoilt for choice here!

 

 

Don't miss heading to the large terrace with an après drink and chill out watching the landscape of the glacier change as the sun sets. It's just one of the many highlights of this hotel.

 

 

From the hotel to…

Nearest slopes: You're on the slopes

Nearest lift: 50m

Bus stop: 150m

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

Les Bains du Montana spa is well worth a visit. Make sure you get good use of the free heated Nordic swimming-pool (30°C), sauna, steam room, hot tub, relaxation room and herbal tea facilities.

 

It's the perfect way to ease those ski legs. And seeing as you're on holiday, why not splash out on some beauty treatments or a massage too? Spa facilities are reserved for guests over 15 years old. Under 15's may use the pool only.

 

 

Food and drink

The half board meals here are extensive, as you'd expect. A breakfast buffet offers hot and cold options and your five-course evening meal is served in Les Chanterelles restaurant.

 

Alternatively you can choose to dine in one of the three additional restaurants at the hotel for a supplement.

 

 

Rooms

All 79 rooms are beautifully furnished, large and airy with a traditional local style mixed with a modern touch. Each comes with a balcony, free Wi-Fi, flatscreen satellite TV, an ensuite with bath, hairdryer, heated towel rail, dressing gown and slippers and separate wc.

 

The balconies provide incredible views and are a real treat to wake up to each morning (when it's not snowing!).

 

 

Families and kids

For a bit of après-ski chill-out time for everyone, there's a free mini-club for children aged 5 to 12. It runs daily from 5pm to 9pm during the French school holidays and there's a mix of French and English spoken in the club. A perfect opportunity the head to the spa or the bar.

 

 

Hotel features

Official rating: ****

24hr reception

Room and laundry service

Free use of spa and wellness area

Free children's club

Free Wi-Fi throughout

Four restaurants

Two bars

Heated ski lockers

 

 

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