Kids go free
A welcome addition to the Mountain Collection family, 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.
Nearest lift: 800m (Tichots and Tufs lifts)
Ski bus stop: 100m
Tuition meeting point: 1km (ESF)
Resort centre: 700m (Tignes Val Claret)
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.
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
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 and sink) while the fourth is a bunk room. Bathroom facilities are shared between two shower rooms and a toilet. You'll also find luxurious Temple Spa toiletries in each bathroom.
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.
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
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
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 minute