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The chalet itself is lovely and has a brilliant location in Tignes. We were lucky to have good snow on the last week of the season and the resort itself was brilliant – a mix of loads of runs, great food, lots to do. If the service had been better the whole experience would have been amazing – however it was ... + more
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet Cairn description

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

The stylish and extremely comfortable Chalet Cairn has proved hugely popular with our guests over the last few seasons. Ski access is simple, with the Toviere gondola and the Palafour chairlift both within 3 minutes’ walk, and a ski shuttle bus stop just outside for access to the lifts at Val Claret. The resort centre of Tignes le Lac is also only a couple of minutes’ easy walk.

The owner takes great pride in this chalet and is constantly updating it to keep it to a high standard for our guests, such as replacing bedroom furniture and refreshing soft furnishings, adding a TV/DVD in each bedroom, and more recently he installed a unique ‘cosmic sauna’.

The location on Tignes’ lake shore also provides stunning views across the water from the lounge, terrace and hot tub to the spectacular mountain face known as ‘The Fingers’, named after the narrow couloirs and ridges running down it. The face is illuminated at night with a gentle ethereal glow, and on clear moonlit nights, the view is even more sensational.


Facilities - Chalet Cairn features

  • Beautifully appointed top-class chalet
  • Stunning location on the lake shore
  • Main Toviere gondola, ski slopes and resort centre all approx 4 minutes' walk (400m)
  • Cosmic Sauna
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Chalet catering with wine included

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Ground Floor

  • Entrance, ski and boot-room with heated rack in adjacent garage
  • Room 1
    Twin with bath/wc and terrace
  • Room 2
    Twin with bath/wc
  • Room 3
    Twin with bath/wc

Lower Ground Floor

  • Open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge with fireplace and terrace, sauna and hot tub, wc
  • Room 4
    Twin with bath/wc and balcony/terrace, plus twin bunks in semi-partitioned alcove (£32.50 per person discount when 3 adults share, £50 per person discount when 4 adults share)
  • Room 5
    Twin with bath/wc
  • Room 6
    Twin with bath/wc

Additional Information

  • Supplements per person per night: Balcony/terrace £4
    • Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale

Meals - food and drink in Chalet Cairn

We set very high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every meal on your holiday with us. We also take our Health and Safety responsibilities extremely seriously, so all our chalet and Chalet Hotel staff involved in food preparation are trained to the City & Guilds qualification – Level 2 in Food Safety during the pre-season training course. For six days of the week for our 2017/18 season, and five days of the week for 2018/19, our staff prepare all your meals, as described below.

Breakfast

A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide both a hot option, as well as a continental selection with a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, which is normally presented buffet-style for you to help yourself. On our staff's day(s) off, only the continental breakfast will be provided.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotels can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For skiers keen to keep their Euro-spending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional 'welcome home' after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff's day(s) off. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready.

Dinner

2017/18 season cuisine

A three-course adult-only chalet dinner starts with Prosseco, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and completed by coffee to round off your evening. Your choice of complimentary quality red and white wines is unlimited during the meal service, and chilled water is also of course always available.

2018/19 season cuisine

Our hosts will cook you a three-course adult only meal 5 nights a week. Consisting of an appetiser, main course and dessert – with unlimited complimentary red, white and rosé wine during service! The staff nights off are a great opportunity to experience some local restaurents and cuisine. Speak to your resort representative for recommendations and help with reservations.

Our Quality Wines

We are very proud of our wine selection for chalets and Chalet Hotels, which combines crisp and fruity whites with medium to full bodied reds, for a variety of palates. In our Chalet Hotels we also offer an additional light fresh rosé to our guests’ choice. We select our wines in conjunction with our good friends Nicolas and Véronique – the third generation in the Perret family’s fine wine business based in the Savoie. Nicolas is a qualified wine expert, having trained at the prestigious Burgundy Wine University in Beaune. Each season in October, Nicolas & Véronique bring over a new selection for us to sample (someone has to do it!) and together we choose our wines for the coming season, based on our menus and their pure enjoyment factor. Wine is an incredibly subjective and emotive subject, however the feedback we have received from our guests over recent seasons endorses our aims of providing wines to enhance your meal and to suit most tastes. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

Children's High Tea

In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children's tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.

Children's High Tea in Chalet Hotels

Families staying in one of our Chalet Hotels may choose to eat separately (High Tea at 5:30pm) or all dine together at the later adult dinner time if children who have received a child discount pay the meal upgrade charge of £39 at the time of booking only.

Vegetarian and Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our 'Culinary Choice' menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets - just advise us at time of bookings so that we can ensure that our staff can prepare. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Christmas and New Year

All of our chalets and Chalet Hotels will serve a traditional Christmas dinner with a glass of Champagne to start off the evening. This will include roast turkey with all of the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers and party hats plus a fantastic Alpine atmosphere in which to enjoy the day.
A special festive menu will also be served on New Year’s Eve, alongside the added bonus that many resorts put on fantastic firework displays. A glass of fizz, whilst watching fireworks over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.. what better way to bring in the New Year!

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

We update Chalet Cairn's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet Cairn dates & departure airports

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Sun 16 Dec 201816/12/18
£899
Sun 23 Dec 201823/12/18
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Sun 30 Dec 201830/12/18
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Sun 06 Jan 201906/01/19
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Sun 13 Jan 201913/01/19
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Sun 20 Jan 201920/01/19
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Sun 27 Jan 201927/01/19
£1149
Sun 03 Feb 201903/02/19
£1149
Sun 10 Feb 201910/02/19
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Sun 17 Feb 201917/02/19
£1758
Sun 24 Feb 201924/02/19
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Sun 03 Mar 201903/03/19
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Sun 10 Mar 201910/03/19
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Sun 17 Mar 201917/03/19
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Sun 24 Mar 201924/03/19
£1049
Sun 31 Mar 201931/03/19
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Sun 07 Apr 201907/04/19
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Sun 14 Apr 201914/04/19
£1129
This package holiday to Chalet Cairn in Tignes, France departs Sunday 7th January 2018, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Tignes - about holidays in Tignes - about ski holidays in Tignes - about ski holidays in Tignes France

Espace Killy ski area Fantastic après ski High altitude skiing

Tignes is somewhere you can ski longer, higher and further than most other resorts in the Alps. Owing its snow-reliability to the Grande Motte glacier, the local ski area is joined with Val d’Isere’s to form the mammoth Espace Killy - intermediates will have a whale of a time here. Choose between 5 different villages, whether your priority is convenience, cosiness or cheap accommodation. Tignes also has one of the most famous New Year parties in the Alps.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Glacier skiing Non-skiers Groups Off-piste High altitude skiing

Tignes webcam

Snow Report: Top 260cm, Bottom 115cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 89cm

Tignes trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)138km, 1h50
Geneva (GVA)165km, 2h
Grenoble (GNB)200km, 2h45
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1936

Tignes lift pass price last reported as €294 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Cairn.
Night skiing: Yes, every Thursday
Tignes has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing October - May.

Town altitude: 2,100m
Top of slopes: 3456m
Bottom of piste: 1550m
Vertical drop: 1,900m
Total length of trails:300km
Longest piste:15km
Tignes ski resort (pronounce it 'Teens') is one half of the stunning Espace Killy, one of the biggest linked ski areas in France. Because of its high-altitude terrain and access to the Grande Motte glacier, the resort is open both earlier and later in the season than many others and often the lifts are running for short periods of summer skiing. Predominantly purpose built, the resort itself is divided into 5 villages, each different in its own way but all well linked by lifts and bus services. The main area...
With varied pistes at a high altitude, the ski area has impressive powdered terrain for skiers and boarders alike. Beginners can practice on the nursery slopes at Le Lac and Le Lavachet, where you'll find gentle, quiet runs that are accessible via free beginners' lifts. Le Bollin at Val Claret is another conveniently situated green and Grattalu is a lovely wide blue for those wanting to build confidence. Tignes is incredible if you ski at an intermediate level, with miles of powdery blue and red runs includi...
While it's said that those who appreciate Tignes do so for the serious skiing over the après ski, this doesn't do justice to the fact that Tignes' 60+ bars/pubs and 4 night clubs provide some of the best nightlife in the Alps. All villages have their fair share of places to eat and drink, and with a shuttle bus service running 24 hours, you can enjoy your evening without worrying about the journey back. Jam bar is small but with a great atmosphere and Loop bar pretty much offers it all: with live sport, world c...

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"Lovely! Just needs better end of season service..."

Sinead
3/ out of 5
The chalet itself is lovely and has a brilliant location in Tignes. We were lucky to have good snow on the last week of the season and the resort itself was brilliant – a mix of loads of runs, great food, lots to do. If the service had been better the whole experience would have been amazing – however it was made obvious that it was the end of the season with lack of staff, no toiletries, toilet paper missing. Other than that a really nice chalet.
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