Chalet Caribou, Tignes

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4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
We had a brilliant stay here – although the beds weren’t brilliantly comfy, the staff were great and the chalet was fab – right on the piste so you could ski in and ski out. The food was great we’re not fussy eaters and enjoyed everything, there was tons of food every evening, we only ate out once. It wasn’... + more
Mrs W, Tring
5 out of 5
The snow club daily feedback sheets were fantastic, giving us great info on progress and ski runs etc. The staff were friendly and effiecient and we feel spoiled. + more
Dymond Family
4 out of 5
Really enjoyed our stay. Fantastic host. Child care team were amazing with the kids and made it a great family atmosphere. Thanks for a great stay. + more
Lees family
4 out of 5
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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 Caribou description

NB: This is a "family" chalet, so all bookings must include at least one child or teenager.

Chalet Caribou is conveniently situated in a quiet Tignes street, above the lake, opposite our Nursery in Chalet Iceberg, and just 50m from our Snow Club in the Yosemite building (see image). It shares a building with the Canvolan chalet on the upper floor, and guests in both share a home cinema room and a sauna, both on the same level as the Caribou.

The Caribou's accommodation, on the lower level, is ideally suited for family use, with three comfortable family rooms each of which has en suite facilities, fitted to a high standard.The attractive open plan lounge and dining area, with feature fireplace, is a good size and offers stunning views towards Val Claret from the large windows and generous terrace.

Keen skiers have various options here, with the nearest lift only about 230m away, as well as a bus stop on the edge of the lake, where the free service will quickly take you up to Val Claret and the lifts leading to the Grande Motte glacier, or down towards the absolute heart of Tignes, where there is a choice of chairlifts on the Tignes side and the high speed Toviere gondola to quickly access the Val d’Isère section of the vast Espace Killy ski area.

Pack your family's favourite DVDs to make the most of the home cinema, a popular base for children which is shared with the guests in the chalet Canvolan above.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Nursery 17 weeks - 40 months In Chalet Iceberg just opposite
  • Snow Club 3 - 8 years In Yosemite building (see image) (50m)
  • Cocoa Clubs
    • Mini Cocoa Club 3 - 5 years In Chalet Iceberg just opposite
    • Cocoa Club 6 - 12 years In Yosemite building (see image) (50m)
  • Children’s Ski Lessons 3 - 12 years offering a wide range of ski classes and activities
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Guided Ski Fun 6 - 12 years afternoon groups
  • Snow Club fun 40 months + for children over nursery age

Ski Childcare & Children’s Ski Lessons

We have led the childcare concept for UK families on skiing holidays for the last 35 years and our programme is constantly reviewed and refined, with previous guest feedback always the key element in further enhancing the experience.

For parents, Classic Childcare means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lifts, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after your children completely throughout the ski day if you wish.

While the babies and toddlers go to our Nursery, staff take the older ones to our partner ski-school, collect them, give them lunch, run activities to keep them happy and stimulated and then take them back to their chalets for their high tea, giving you our super-convenient ‘Seamless Service’ throughout the day.

Why Choose us?

  • 35 years experience as the UK’s leading family ski specialist
  • The biggest choice of childcare services in skiing
  • Flexible childcare options, from half-days up to our 'Seamless Service' from 9am-6pm
  • Strict ratios of nannies to children in all our Nurseries
  • All nannies properly qualified and English-speaking
  • All childcare staff are subject to the new Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check (formerly the 'CRB' check) in line with the UK's legal requirements for anyone working regularly and closely with children.
  • All appropriate childcare and catering staff trained to the City & Guilds Level 2 in Food Safety or equivalent
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Exclusive ski classes, with the best English-speaking instructors
  • Maximum 8 children in a class, and only 6 per class for 3-4 year-olds
  • Guided Ski Fun afternoon groups
  • Family Ski Guiding on your last day
  • FREE evening Baby-Listening/ Child Patrol Service every night in all our Chalet Hotels, Xtra Chalets and larger chalets, and in all properties on our staff’s one night off per week

Facilities - Chalet Caribou features

  • Appealing family chalet overlooking the lake
  • Ideal choice for proximity to childcare
  • Chardonnet lift approx. 2 minutes' walk (230m)
  • Les Marmottons children's ski area approx. 5 minutes' walk (500m)
  • Family rooms with en suite facilities
  • Sauna and home cinema room shared with Chalet Canvolan
  • Log fireplace in living/dining-room and free Wifi
  • Shared ski & boot-room with heated boot-racks
  • Substantial breakfast, afternoon tea, children's high tea and 3-course dinner with complimentary wine and coffee

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • MAIN ENTRANCE

    Shared Ski and Boot room for both chalets, with heated boot racks; stairs down to Chalet Caribou, home cinema room & shared sauna

  • LOWER LEVEL

    Entrance. Open-plan lounge/dining-room/kitchen with fireplace and large terrace, wc

    Room 1, Sleeps 2-4, Triple/quad room (double bed with single bunk above plus further single bed suitable for a child under 6) with bath/wc

    Room 2, Sleeps 2-4, Family quadruple room with bath/wc (2 singles plus a sturdy double mattress on a raised platform 165cm above the single beds)

    Suite 3, Sleeps 4-5, Double room with shower/wc, inter-connecting to triple room with 3 single beds and bath/wc (no window to triple room)

    Supplements per person per night: Caribou Suite 3 £3.50.
    We suggest the top bunks are only suitable for children over 6 years, however parents have the final decision in this.
    Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Caribou

We set high standards for our cuisine, training our staff extensively before the season starts to ensure that you will enjoy every meal.

One of the joys of choosing to take a catered chalet ski holiday is that you’re not doing the cooking. Our staff prepare and serve breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal including wine and coffee, on six days a week in our chalets on our staff day off, a continental breakfast will be provided for you.

The staff night off gives you a chance to sample some of the delicious local restaurants an ensure that you don’t leave the Alps without your fill of Weiner Schnitzel or Fondue! Our Baby Listening Service ensures that you can enjoy your meal out without worry.

Let us take care of the cooking and with the Baby Listening Service, all the family can sit back, relax and focus on the skiing!

Breakfast

In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, bread (and croissants in France), fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.

On the staff day off, a continental style breakfast is laid out for you to help yourselves in all chalets.

Afternoon Tea

Every day, apart from our staff day off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.

Chalet Meals

High Tea at 5.30pm is served as a 2 course evening meal for all children under 11 as many parents prefer to enjoy adult-only company over dinner. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 3, whilst 3-10 years old are supervised by our childcare team.

Adult dinner at 7.30pm comprises 3 courses including an appetiser, main dish and dessert, preceded by a prosecco apéritif, accompanied by a choice of red, rose and white wines, and culminating with tea or coffee.

If it's important to you to eat dinner altogether as a family, we offer Family Dining in any chalet when you book the entire chalet for exclusive use. Dinner is then served from 6:30pm with the menu based on our adult dishes with some flexibility for the children's preferences. There is a supplement of £39 per child for Family Dining.

Dinner on staff days off for all guests

On the staff night off you and your family have the opportunity to eat out in one of the local restaurants. Our staff will be happy to help with recommendations and bookings if you wish. If you would prefer, you can always order in a takeaway pizza, and have a relaxing evening in.

Children’s High Tea

High Tea provides children under 11 with a healthy menu, but tailored more towards children’s tastes than our main adult dinner, and puréed food is also always available for infants on request. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 36 months at High Tea please, whilst children from 3-10 years will be supervised by staff.

Special Diets

Vegetarian options are available in our chalets if you advise us in advance. 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 & New Year Celebrations

All our chalets offer traditional fare for Christmas dinner, with roast turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers, party hats and of course a pre-dinner glass of Champagne plus a lively, fun atmosphere for all the family.

This is the one meal that all families share together regardless of children’s ages, so in some properties the dining tables can be quite crowded, but this adds to the festive ambience of all celebrating together!

A special festive menu followed by Champagne is also served on New Year’s Eve, but this is for adults only (and those aged 11 and over of course).

We update Chalet Caribou'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 Caribou dates & departure airports

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available Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Dover Ferry(Self drive), Folkestone Eurotunnel(Self drive)
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This package holiday to Chalet Caribou in Tignes, France departs Sunday 26th January 2020, 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.

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

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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 Caribou.
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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"Fab chalet - had a ball"

Mrs W, Tring
5/ out of 5
We had a brilliant stay here – although the beds weren’t brilliantly comfy, the staff were great and the chalet was fab – right on the piste so you could ski in and ski out. The food was great we’re not fussy eaters and enjoyed everything, there was tons of food every evening, we only ate out once. It wasn’t haute cuisine but the staff did some really good meals. The children had a ball, we were lucky as it was the last week of Easter and most families had gone back to school, so our kids ended up having private lessons. For our level of skiing, Tignes was fantastic, it was great for beginner children, almost too good at points when it was flat and you had to push yourself along. Thanks to the quality of lessons our kids were off the green slopes by the middle of the week. The pool area in the leisure centre was great one day and the rest of the time was spent skiing!

"Chalet Caribou March 15"

Dymond Family
4/ out of 5
The snow club daily feedback sheets were fantastic, giving us great info on progress and ski runs etc. The staff were friendly and effiecient and we feel spoiled.

"Great"

Lees family
4/ out of 5
Really enjoyed our stay. Fantastic host. Child care team were amazing with the kids and made it a great family atmosphere. Thanks for a great stay.
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