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Neilson Chalet Les Andes (Le Lac)

Tignes,
 France
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Chalet accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with free-flowing wine
  • Ski guiding & coaching
About the chalet
  • Private pool & sauna
  • Sleeps 22 people
  • 10 ensuite bedrooms
  • Spacious yet cosy
  • Incredible mountain views
  • Free Wi-Fi to stay connected
  • 150m to the slopes
About the resort
  • 300km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 2100m
  • Snowsure with a glacier
  • Made for intermediates & advanced
  • Excellent & varied nightlife
  • Perfect for snowboarders

This really is a choice chalet. It has its own private swimming pool and sauna, it's 150m to the slopes and the views from the many balconies are fantastic. Being one of the largest chalets we have, there's plenty of space to chill after a day on the mountain, particularly in the über-roomy lounge.

 

You'll find the chalet in the Les Almes area, close to the entrance of Tignes and perfectly placed for easy access to the slopes, lifts and nightlife. Being just out of the town centre (400m away) and up a small hill means you're in for a peaceful nights sleep after enjoying the varied choice of nightlife.

 

 

The chalet is arranged over four floors with everything you could ask for including toasty warm boots in the morning, free Wi-Fi, comfy seating for all and a separate dining room. The private pool and sauna are prepped and ready for when you come back in from the slopes. Head for a dip before having some filling afternoon tea and freshly made cake.

 

Your hosts are on hand to make sure you're well looked after. They'll cook and clean as well as play resort info guide for you. They can arrange some extra coaching, help you book a table at a local restaurant, tell you the best après activities (and bars) to try and much more.

 

 

From the chalet to...

Nearest slope: 150m (Almes blue run)

Nearest lift: 150m (Chaudannes and Paquis chairlifts)

Tuition meeting point: 400m (ESF)

Resort centre: 400m (Tignes Le Lac) 

 

 

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

 

 

Food and drink

Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. 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 to leave you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening. For shorter holidays over New Year 2016/17, you still have one night free to explore the resort and local cuisine.

 

 

Rooms

The two floors with bedrooms are identical with each having one club double, three club twins and one club triple room, all 10 of which are ensuite. All of them are a good size and most have a balcony with pretty impressive views over the resort and glacier. The beds are comfy, storage is plentiful and the bathrooms are modern.

 

 

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.

 

 

Chalet features

Neilson rating: ****

Large lounge with wood burner, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV

Separate snug with comfy seating

Swimming pool (7.4m x 3.7m) and sauna

Large dining room

Large balcony with views of the glacier

Ski/board and boot storage room with heated boot rack

Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Private nanny service available on request

Your chalet hosts live in

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

 

 

Extras and offers

Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Grenoble  

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

Transfer time: approx. 4 hours

 

 

Booking the whole chalet?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre consultants are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0333 014 3351 or email groups@neilson.com

 

 

 

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