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These are the perfect apartments for holidaymakers looking for some great value skiing or snowboarding in Tignes. The apartments overlook the village of Val Claret and are just off the main piste so access to everything you need is excellent.
It's just a short walk to both a mini-market and patisserie, or if you don't fancy cooking for yourselves, head out and explore the great range of bars and restaurants. You'll find plenty of options catering for all budgets. If you're looking to explore Tignes without spending loads of money, this should be the top of your list.
Nearest lift: 150m
Tuition meeting point: 500m
Resort centre: 50m
A short walk may be required to reach and leave this property due to the location of the parking area allocated to the coaches on transfer day
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 into 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 Tignes - Val d'Isère 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 Tignes-Val d'Isère 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.
Area size: 300km in the Tignes-Val d'Isère
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
It's self catering at Le Hameau du Borsat. Each apartment comes with a kitchenette featuring two hot plates, an oven or microwave/grill. Head down to the local market and stop by the patisserie on your way back to grab everything you'll need to cook up whatever you want.
The apartments here are ideal for holidaymakers on a budget. The studios* and studio cabins are great for couples or smaller groups, while the apartments are perfect for slightly bigger groups of up to six people.
They're clean, simple and well-appointed. All have kitchenette, Wi-Fi (approx. €5 per day/€20 per week), TV (approx. €40 payable locally for use) and bathroom with shower or bath & wc. Bed linen is included.
Additional services like towel hire (approx. €7 per person), end of stay cleaning (from approx. €60 and doesn't include kitchen area) and a cleaning kit (approx. €5) are available to select and pay for locally.
* The studios are not recommended for maximum occupancy plus an infant sleeping in a cot due to limited resulting floor space.
Simple and cosy apartments
Wi-Fi & TV hire available
Departure airports: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes