Chalet Cairn, Tignes


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3.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
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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Catered Chalet
Ferry Included
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location: where is Chalet Cairn

  • Stunning location on the lakeshore in Tignes le Lac
  • Three minutes' walk (250 metres) to the Tovière gondola, Palafour chairlift and ski school meeting place
  • Partner ski hire shop just four minutes' walk from the chalet
  • Free ski shuttle bus going to Val Claret and the Grande Motte funicular stops outside
  • Two minute walk to Tignes le Lac centre with a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants

Overview: chalet description: Chalet Cairn description

Located on the lakeshore in Tignes Le Lac, Chalet Cairn is a catered and comfortable chalet with great views of the mountains. The chalet is finished to a high standard and you also benefit from the wellness facilities included - there's a hot tub on the sun terrace and a cosmic sauna (a sauna with a viewing window) where you can enjoy the views.

Fantastic location

The location is simply stunning with views across the lake to Val Claret and the Grand Motte glacier - at night you can even see the illuminated mountain face known as 'The Fingers', named after the narrow couloirs and ridges running down it. Chalet Cairn also offers you easy access to the Tignes and Val d'Isere ski area. It's just three minutes' walk to the slopes and Tovière gondola or Palafour chairlift in Tignes le Lac, and the free ski shuttle bus stops right outside the chalet on its way to Val Claret. There'll also be plenty of opportunity for you to explore the resort and its bars or restaurants as the resort centre is a two minute walk from the chalet or the slopes, perfect for après ski!

Stylish and modern design

The owner takes great pride in the chalet and is constantly updating to keep it in a perfect condition our guests. All bedrooms in the property are decorated to a high quality and all feature en suite facilities; some also have a balcony. The living room and dining area are open plan, leading out to the sun terrace where you'll find the hot tub and sauna. You'll also find a heated ski and boot room as well as extra storage at the entrance of the chalet.

Chalet catering

Chalet Cairn is a catered ski chalet and you'll benefit from a chalet catering board basis. Your chalet hosts are there to make your ski holiday as relaxed as possible. All meals including breakfast, lunch and a three course dinner will be prepared for you, as well as afternoon tea and cake in case you fancy a pre-dinner snack. You can enjoy a glass of the unlimited wine with friends or family in front of the lounge fireplace, or take a dip in the hot tub after dinner.

Why is this a choice property?

Chalet hosts - Our chalet hosts are here to make your holiday easy and stress free. Chalet Cairn is a catered chalet so all meals will be prepped and ready for when you get back with table service included at breakfast and dinner - or if you'd just fancy a chat, the hosts are there to make you feel right at home.

Spa facilities - With access to a hot tub and cosmic sauna, you can really treat yourself to some relaxation time after a day on the slopes. Not only that, but both are located on the chalet's terrace and have amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

Excellent location - Located a short three minute walk from the centre of Tignes resort, Chalet Cairn is close to all the amenities you'll need throughout your stay, including the ski lifts and ski school meeting point.

Our chalets are going greener, so our mountains don't

Our menu is changing for the better. In all of our chalets we're giving you more choice, with both meat-free and meat options on offer throughout your stay. This is driven as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.

Distance of Chalet Cairn to Ski Lifts

See which Tignes ski lifts are nearest to Chalet Cairn.

  • TKD1 Chardonnet platter - 125m
  • Palafour chair lift - 300m
  • Tovière gondola - 302m
  • Centre magic carpet - 340m
  • Almes chair lift - 397m
  • Rosset chair lift - 459m
  • Lavachet platter - 653m
  • Paquis chair lift - 769m
  • TSD6 Chaudannes chair lift - 794m
  • Combe Folle platter - 938m
  • Snowtubing magic carpet - 1062m
  • Replat rope tow - 1171m
  • Merles chair lift - 1203m
  • Grand Huit chair lift - 1402m
  • Tufs chair lift - 1423m
  • Val Claret magic carpet - 1476m
  • TSD6 Tichot chair lift - 1572m
  • Aiguille Percée chair lift - 1640m
  • TSD6 Bollin chair lift - 1655m
  • TSD4 Lanches chair lift - 1746m
  • Fresse chair lift - 1807m
  • TSF3 Col des Vés chair lift - 2402m
  • TSD6 Grattalu chair lift - 2424m
  • TKD1 Col du Palet platter - 2446m
  • TSD6 Aiguille Rouge chair lift - 2507m
  • Tommeuses chair lift - 3050m
  • Mont Blanc chair lift - 3180m
  • Marmottes Express chair lift - 3340m
  • Snow Park t-bar - 3347m
  • Slalom t-bar - 3351m
  • Borsat chair lift - 3371m
  • Tapis 2 Tignes 1800 magic carpet - 3673m
  • Tapis 1 Tignes 1800 magic carpet - 3755m
  • TCD10 des Boisses gondola - 3760m
  • TSD4 Vanoise chair lift - 3822m
  • TCD8 des Brévières gondola - 4539m
  • Daille gondola - 4760m

Navigating in Tignes can vary, as distances from Chalet Cairn to ski lifts are in a straight line.

Families: Chalet Cairn for children

  • Children's menu and earlier meal times are available upon request
  • Highchairs are available
  • Room 4 can take a cot

Children 11 years and under are welcome in the chalet on any date where one group books the entire chalet for their exclusive use. Otherwise children are allowed on peak dates only. Please see our chalet page for more information. For Winter 2024/25 these dates are:

  • 14, 21 and 28 Dec
  • 15 and 22 Feb
  • 29 March, 5 and 12 April

Facilities: Chalet Cairn features

  • Sun terrace with cosmic sauna and hot tub
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • TV
  • Heated ski and boot room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Close to resort centre
  • L'Occitane toiletries

Please note the property does not have a DVD player.

Room Types: Chalet Cairn bedrooms


6 bedrooms sleeping 12-14 guests


Ground Floor

  • Chalet entrance
  • Heated ski and boot room (located in adjacent garage)

Room 1, 2 & 3 - Twin beds, bath and WC

Lower Ground Floor

  • Open plan kitchen and dining room
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Terrace
  • Cosmic sauna
  • Outdoor hot tub

Room 4 - Twin beds, bunk bed (partially separated sleeping area), bath, WC and balcony

Room 5 & 6 - Twin beds, bath and WC

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Meals: Chalet Cairn food & drink

  • Continental buffet breakfast for 7 mornings with hot option provided on 6 mornings per week, served from 8am
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with cake on 6 days, served from 4pm
  • Prosecco apéritif before dinner on 6 days
  • 3 course evening set menu, including a special regional menu on 1 night, is served 6 days and served from 7:30pm
  • Unlimited wine during dinner and tea/coffee
  • Special celebration menus on Christmas Day & New Year's Eve

(Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea & dinner is 6 days per week due to chalet staff's day off)

More information about Chalet cuisine catering

Our menu is changing for the better. In all of our chalets we're giving you more choice, with both meat-free and meat options on offer throughout your stay. This is driven as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.

Board basis options available

  • Chalet Catering

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Dietary requirements must be noted at time of booking.

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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Sat 14 Dec 202414/12/24
£1419£1360Special OfferDeal
Sat 21 Dec 202421/12/24
£1819£1760Special OfferDeal
Sat 28 Dec 202428/12/24
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Sat 04 Jan 202504/01/25
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Sat 11 Jan 202511/01/25
£1419£1360Special OfferDeal
Sat 18 Jan 202518/01/25
£1479£1420Special OfferDeal
Sat 25 Jan 202525/01/25
£1489£1430Special OfferDeal
Sat 01 Feb 202501/02/25
£1519£1460Special OfferDeal
Sat 08 Feb 202508/02/25
£1569£1510Special OfferDeal
Sat 15 Feb 202515/02/25
£2319£2260Special OfferDeal
Sat 22 Feb 202522/02/25
£1619£1560Special OfferDeal
Sat 01 Mar 202501/03/25
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Sat 08 Mar 202508/03/25
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Sat 15 Mar 202515/03/25
£1619£1560Special OfferDeal
Sat 22 Mar 202522/03/25
£1559£1500Special OfferDeal
Sat 29 Mar 202529/03/25
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Sat 05 Apr 202505/04/25
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Sat 12 Apr 202512/04/25
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This package holiday to Chalet Cairn in Tignes, France departs Saturday 14th December 2024, 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 2024 was between €1 and €3 per person, per night.

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 374cm, Bottom N/Acm

Snow Forecast: 33cm 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..."

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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