Neilson Chalet Val Claret (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

  • Sleeps 8 people
  • Renovated apartchalet
  • Peaceful location by the lake
  • Stylish and modern feel
  • 60m to ski bus stop
  • 800m to the lifts

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

The Val Claret is nestled in a peaceful spot near the lake in Tignes and within easy walking distance of Val Claret's lifts and nightlife. If you're a small group or a couple of families who don’t want to be in the centre of resort but still have easy access to it, this is the chalet fror you.

It's an apartment-style chalet which has recently been fully renovated to a good standard to provide a slice of modern style amongst plenty of traditional features. There's lots of wooden furnishings along with two new shower rooms and good sized lounge area.

Being close the frozen lake in Tignes means your views are pretty special. The entrance looks out over the lake itself and Tovière mountain, while the back looks out towards the Grande Motte glacier! The ski bus stops just 100m from the chalet and will take you to either Val Claret or Le Lac for easy access to the lifts and slopes.

From the chalet to...

Nearest lift: 800m (Tichots and Tufs lifts)

Ski bus stop: 100m

Tuition meeting point: 1km (ESF)

Resort centre: 700m (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.


The four bedrooms here have a good amount of space and storage for all of your luggage. Three of the rooms are doubles (one with an ensuite bath with overhead shower and sink) while the fourth is a bunk room. Bathroom facilities are shared between two shower rooms and two toilets. 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

Ski/board and boot storage area

Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Your chalet host lives out

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 minute

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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