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Our apartment is genuinely ski in / ski out. It is right next to the 'Bollin' piste with views over the Grande Motte, occupying a superb quiet location in Tignes Val Claret, but only 4 minutes walk to all the shops.
BOOKINGS ARE SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.
The apartment runs the full width of the building making it much more spacious than most in Les Tommeuses. Fully equipped for six people. It has two balconies with different views, one looks straight up to the glacier. Five beds (1 double, 2 bunks, 2 singles) in three separate sleeping areas. Double aspect, lounge with 2 & 3 seater settees (converts into 2 full size separate single beds or double), dining table. CD player, Separate bedroom with antique pine double bed and balcony. Ample drawers, cupboards and wardrobes. Hall with 2 full-size pull-down bunks. Kitchen self-contained with dishwasher, 4 hot plates, oven, cooker hood, fridge, toaster, electric kettle, extractor, and microwave. Bathroom completely replaced in 2015. Separate WC. Large secure ski locker. Heating, electricity, hot water, duvets blankets and cleaning included. Unlike many other 4 and 6 bedded apartments FOUR people using our apartment DO NOT have to use the lounge for sleeping. Tourist Taxes are also included in the price. No extras whatsoever apart from refundable damage deposit. There is currently no Wi-Fi in the building but a portable system for up to 10 devices can be hired from Tourist Information for 49 Euro / week. This covers the entire village. The 4G signal is very good and fast.
Skiing: Tignes has one of the best snow records in the Alps and is virtually guaranteed snow from late October. It also has some of the best piste and off-piste skiing in Europe with very little queuing and direct links to Val d’Isere and the whole of the l’Espace Killy area. From the door you can ski to The Grand Motte Funicular, Bollin Fresse and Tufs Lifts (which both link into the Val d’Isere lift system), ski school and nursery slopes from the ski room. The Tignes funicular railway carries 300 people and takes just 6 minutes. Facilities for children are well catered for. A pre-season week in November or December or spring week in late April can offer some superb skiing opportunities. The main winter ski season starts mid December and extends into May.
Summer Skiing: Tignes is recognised as the Summer Skiing capital of Europe, with long runs on the Grand Motte glacier and is open from the last week of June until the 1st week of September. The Grand Motte glacier, cable car and funicular are usually closed mid-May until mid-June and mid-September until mid-October. Apart from skiing, Tignes offers wind-surfing, swimming (brand new indoor swimming pool with slides etc.), sailing, canoeing, climbing, miles of marked mountain walks, mountain biking (bikes can be hired locally), Fitness centre, horse riding (if you can canter they organise all day rides into the mountains), hang gliding, parapenting, 18-hole golf course, archery, tennis , shooting, (wild water rafting and waterfall climbing nearby). By car Val d’Isere is less than 20 minutes, Bourg St. Maurice with hypermarkets, shops and a indoor and outdoor swimming pools is 35 minutes. Touring the surrounding Vanoise National Park and the Tarentaise/Savoir area by car is excellent.
Traveling: By car – The journey from Calais to Tignes is approximately 656 miles using the French Auto Routes. The tolls on the motorways amount to about approximately £80 return. Mechanical breakdown/recovery insurance can be arranged through the AA/RAC. Snow chains (which are mandatory in bad weather) can be hired from the AA/RAC or purchased en-route at garages and hypermarkets.
Ferries/Le Shuttle – Dover-Calais is the most direct route, prices vary according to the time of year.
By air – Fly to Geneva or Lyon. Many of the ski holiday companies offer flight and coach transfers to Tignes. If arranging your own flight, buses run from Geneva airport to Tignes 3 or 4 times a day during the main skiing season.
By train – It is now possible to take the train from London St Pancras International to Bourg St. Maurice. Shuttle buses to Tignes are right outside the station.
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