Neilson Chalet l’Armoise (Val Claret)

Tignes, France

What's included

  • Flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Stansted
  • Resort transfers
  • Chalet accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with free-flowing wine
  • Free guiding & coaching

  • Great no-frills chalet
  • Sleeps 12 people
  • All 6 rooms ensuite
  • Traditionally styled
  • Views of the glacier
  • 60m to ski bus stop

  • 300km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 2100m
  • Guaranteed snow
  • Made for intermediates & advanced
  • Perfect for snowboarders
  • Excellent & varied nightlife

If you're looking for a comfortable, homely base and don't need hot tubs and home cinemas, the Armoise is ideal. It's a really great, no-frills chalet that ticks the boxes for location, great food, good views and a traditional feel.

You'll find the chalet on the shores on the lake near the village of Tignes Val Claret, the livelier of the two villages in Tignes. The view from the sitting room balcony rises up towards the Grande Motte glacier. Relax with a slice of cake and watch the sunset change the colour of the mountains around you.

The lounge/diner is the real heart of the chalet. Relax and enjoy chatting with friends old and new in the traditionally furnished lounge. You get a lovely sense of warmth from all of the solid, hand-built furniture and wood-clad walls. It all makes for a classic ski chalet holiday.

From the chalet to...

Nearest lift: 800m (Tichots and Tufs lifts)

Ski bus stop: 60m

Tuition meeting point: 800m (ESF)

Resort centre: 500m (Tignes Val Claret)

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 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 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 created with them in mind!

It's not just on the mountain where the smiles happen. Try ice driving, paragliding or even ice diving under 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 Tignes - Val d'Isère area

Linked resorts: Val d'Isère

Resort altitude: 2100m

Skiing altitude: 1550m to 3456m

Number of runs: 159

Range of runs: 13% green, 44% blue, 27% red and 16% black

Lifts: 25 drags, 39 chairlifts, 6 gondola, 3 cable cars and 2 funiculars

Night skiing: No

Cross country trails: 41km

Snowmaking: 1255 snow cannons

Resort bus: Yes

Food and drink

Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Start every morning with an extensive continental breakfast, and cooked options on most days. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.

Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and free-flowing wine throughout the week, all followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on six nights a week leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening.


Of the six twin bedrooms, five of them have ensuite facilities for convenience and the last in the eaves on the top floor has a private bathroom across the corridor. Some have a balcony for you to enjoy a good blast of fresh mountain air in the morning but all have great views. You'll also find luxurious Temple Spa toiletries in each bathroom.

Neilson Mountain Experts

Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.

Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.

There are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.

Extras and offers

Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts

Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass

Children under 15 can receive a discount when part of a group booking the whole chalet and they share a room with at least two adults

Chalet features

Neilson rating: ***

Lounge/diner with free Wi-Fi and TV

Balcony with views of the glacier

Ski/board and boot storage room

Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Your chalet host lives in

Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet

Travel info

Departure airports: Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Stansted

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Grenoble

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

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes

Booking the whole chalet?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre team are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. You can get in touch online or give them a call on 0330 134 6376.

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