The Chalet is situated in Tignes, one of the highest resorts in the Alps and connects to the neighbouring resort of Val d’Isere. The two ski areas linked together make up ‘The Espace Killy’. The Espace Killy offers an enormous area to enjoy, from beginners to the extreme skiers amongst you. There are two glaciers in the Espace Killy guaranteeing good snow conditions throughout the season and which also allows summer skiing too, making the resort an ideal holiday destination all year round.
This offers you over 300km of pistes to enjoy with 26 black runs, 41 red runs, 67 blue runs and 20 green runs – something for everyone. The resort also has 9 race runs (slalom etc…), 1 Olympic moguls run, 2 snow parks, 1 superpipe, 1
The Espace Killy is one of only two skiing and snowboarding areas in the French Alps listed as a ‘Snow Sure’ resort.
We have several ways for you to return to the village. You can mosey along through the trees on the long blue called Myrtilles. This run is great for getting your ski legs back and looks just magical after a fresh snowfall.
The red run Pavot, gives you fantastic views down the valley and of the village. This is one of the quickest ways back to the village.
Our favourite is one of the longest black runs in Europe, the Sache. This run will make your legs burn if you tackle it nonstop but taken at any speed it is enjoyable and a great way to end your day. Join it from the famous Aiguille Percée, a rock formation that is commonly known as the ‘Eye of the Needle’.
Most of the runs in the resort of Tignes fall within the Vanoise national park, which is rich in flora and fauna when it isn’t under snow. Please be careful when driving up to resort as you may encounter wildlife on the roads. Watch out if you holiday in April for the families of marmots that start to emerge and whistle at each other from underneath the chairlifts.
If you make your way over to the glacier in Le Fornet (Glacier du Pissaillas) it will on average take you about 2 hours to get there from Tignes-Les-Brevieres. When you are up there make sure you take note of the Col De l’Iseran which is the highest mountain pass in Europe. This road occasionally has the Tour de France pass over it.
There is a large selection of terrain to be enjoyed off-piste. We recommend you take an instructor to guide you and your group on any outing. Our highlights include; ‘The Hidden Valley’, Pisteurs Coloir Tignes, The Bus Stop Run, Chardonnay Bowl, The Mouse Hole in the Sache Valley, Mikeys Ears down to the Lac du Chevril with heli-lift out and the Tour de Tarentaise.