Chalet Les Arolles, Tignes

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Staying in the recently refurbished Chalet Les Arolles you can really enjoy the best of both worlds. Whilst the rustic exterior and internal décor suggest a chalet from a bygone era, the fantastic en suites and interior facilities, not to mention free wifi (double check this as I'm writing this review in 2013 ... + more
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Ferry Included
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location: where is Chalet Les Arolles

Chalet Les Arolles is in a great location in Tignes le Lac, just 2 minutes' walk (200m) to the nearest ski lift, the Chardonnet drag lift and a 10 minute walk to the local ski school. You can ski back to the chalet on an easy off-piste route.

The centre of Tignes le Lac is a 10 minutes' walk away where you will find the main area for shops, bakeries, gift stores, restaurants and bars. This is where our ski and snowboard equipment hire shop is located.

The resort has a well run bus service to get around the many areas, even after the lifts have closed. This bus service connects to Tignes sister resort, Val d’Isere if you want to explore further. The closet bus stop to the chalet is 2 minutes' walk.

Transfer time

  • Geneva airport: approx. 3 hours 15 mins by coach
  • Chambery airport: approx. 2 hours 15 mins by coach

Overview: chalet description: Chalet Les Arolles description

Chalet Les Arolles is a catered ski chalet in France that has been traditionally refurbished with a Savoyard design, set in the most attractive area in Tignes le Lac close to the Chardonnet ski lift. Other features of this ski chalet in Tignes include a comfortable lounge area, a new ski and boot room with boot warmers and a cosmic sauna and hot tub.

All bedrooms in the property have modern en-suite facilities including jet showers and massage baths and some also have balconies. The living and dining area also lead out onto a large sun terrace for guests to enjoy the south facing mountain views, which are beautifully flood lit at night.

Relaxed catered ski chalet

This is the perfect option for your ski chalet holiday, your friendly chalet hosts are on-hand to ensure your catered needs are met from your meals to providing advice on where to ski at what time of the day and ensure you have a relaxing stay. Make use of the cosmic sauna and hot tub after your day on the slopes and take in the lovely views across the frozen lake with a mountain backdrop.

Large group ski chalet in Tignes

This ski chalet is ideal if you are travelling as a large group, due to its 7 bedrooms that can host up to 14 people. Its catering offering is outstanding, with cooked breakfast, freshly made cakes for afternoon tea, pre-dinner Prosecco and an array of freshly cooked meals each night.

The team are there to help point you in the best direction to enjoy some apres fun, light the fire for cosy nights in and show you the cosmic sauna and hot tub.

Great For Beginners and Intermediates

Beginners - with a great ski school in Tignes Chalet Les Arolles is a great place to learn to ski and develop your skiing ability. The resort centre has a magic carpet and button lifts, meaning it's the ideal starting point for any beginner skier. For tired legs, there's a bus stop just around the corner of the chalet which can take you into the resort centre.

Intermediates - With gondola rides to the top of the mountain, the blue and red runs down offer a challenge but nothing too much for a good intermediate skier. There are varying lifts to take you to perfect piste tops across this resort, that as an intermediate you will not only have plenty of runs to keep you busy but also; if you so chose, test your ski skills.

Why is this a choice property?

Easy ski access - Located 10 minutes' away from the slopes and ski lifts, guests at the Chalet Les Arolles can enjoy easy access from the chalet onto the Tignes-Val d'Isere Ski Area.

Close to resort - This ski chalet in Tignes is also only a short walk to the resort centre where you can find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.

Enhanced Features - With a log-fire in the lounge, spa-showers, a sun-terrace with mountain views and a hot tub included - this catered ski chalet ticks all your holiday boxes for a true winter escape.

Our catered ski 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 Les Arolles to Ski Lifts

See which Tignes ski lifts are nearest to Chalet Les Arolles.

  • TKD1 Chardonnet platter - 202m
  • Palafour chair lift - 551m
  • Tovière gondola - 582m
  • Centre magic carpet - 622m
  • Almes chair lift - 631m
  • Rosset chair lift - 741m
  • Replat rope tow - 893m
  • Lavachet platter - 920m
  • Merles chair lift - 923m
  • Snowtubing magic carpet - 946m
  • Paquis chair lift - 1011m
  • TSD6 Chaudannes chair lift - 1031m
  • Grand Huit chair lift - 1119m
  • Combe Folle platter - 1169m
  • Tufs chair lift - 1379m
  • Val Claret magic carpet - 1434m
  • Aiguille Percée chair lift - 1436m
  • TSD6 Tichot chair lift - 1469m
  • TSD6 Bollin chair lift - 1579m
  • TSD4 Lanches chair lift - 1660m
  • Fresse chair lift - 1819m
  • TSF3 Col des Vés chair lift - 2193m
  • TSD6 Grattalu chair lift - 2209m
  • TKD1 Col du Palet platter - 2231m
  • TSD6 Aiguille Rouge chair lift - 2649m
  • Tommeuses chair lift - 3311m
  • Mont Blanc chair lift - 3435m
  • Snow Park t-bar - 3563m
  • Slalom t-bar - 3566m
  • Marmottes Express chair lift - 3567m
  • Borsat chair lift - 3581m
  • TSD4 Vanoise chair lift - 3762m
  • Tapis 2 Tignes 1800 magic carpet - 3835m
  • Tapis 1 Tignes 1800 magic carpet - 3910m
  • TCD10 des Boisses gondola - 3913m
  • TCD8 des Brévières gondola - 4662m
  • Daille gondola - 5033m

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


Families: Chalet Les Arolles for children

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 Les Arolles features

Chalet Les Arolles offers all the needed facilities for the perfect ski chalet holiday experience, including:

  • Outdoor wellness area including a hot tub and cosmic sauna, tucked away on a snowy patio, surrounded by trees for peace and quiet
  • Stunning mountain views where you can see down to the resort or up to the mountain peaks
  • A wrap-around sun terrace that runs across some bedrooms, the dining area and also the lounge area, a perfect place for pre-dinner drinks on a sunny day
  • All rooms have en-suite facilities with either a power shower or hydro-massage bath, some have south-facing balcony (all baths have a hand held shower attachment)
  • Heated ski and boot room on the bottom floor, with plenty of bench space and shelving to make the end of the day much easier for it’s guests
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the chalet, plus TV and DVD player in every room
  • A lovely open lounge with a working fireplace to enjoy cosy evenings in
  • Hair dryers and heater towel rails in the bathrooms

Room Types: Chalet Les Arolles bedrooms

  • No. of rooms: 7

Occupancy

14

  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 2

Rooms

Accommodation Summary

Please note that all beds can be made up as twin or double beds, please request your preference at the time of booking.

Ground Floor

  • Chalet Entrance
  • Heated ski and boot room

Room 1 - Twin beds, massage bath, WC and balcony

Room 2 - Twin beds, jet shower, WC and balcony

Room 3 - Twin beds, massage bath, WC and balcony

Room 4 - Twin beds, jet shower and WC

Outside is a hot tub and cosmic sauna which is a sauna with a glass door so you can enjoy the views.

First Floor

  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Balcony with mountain views

Room 5 - Twin beds, shower and WC

Room 6 - Twin beds, jet shower, WC and balcony

Room 7 - Twin beds, jet shower and WC

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

Meals: Chalet Les Arolles food & drink

Our catered chalets mean there is no need to worry about a shopping trip whilst on holiday, as you will be looked after by us from arrival to departure.

  • 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
  • A 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.

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

This season, 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

Please specify any dietary requirement at the time of booking so we can be prepared for your holiday.

We update Chalet Les Arolles'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 Les Arolles dates & departure airports

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Sat 14 Dec 202414/12/24
£1494£1393Special OfferDeal
Sat 21 Dec 202421/12/24
£1633Special OfferDeal
Sat 28 Dec 202428/12/24
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Sat 04 Jan 202504/01/25
£1284£1253Special OfferDeal
Sat 11 Jan 202511/01/25
£1343Special OfferDeal
Sat 18 Jan 202518/01/25
£1443Special OfferDeal
Sat 25 Jan 202525/01/25
£1453Special OfferDeal
Sat 01 Feb 202501/02/25
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Sat 08 Feb 202508/02/25
£1624£1433Special OfferDeal
Sat 15 Feb 202515/02/25
£2153Special OfferDeal
Sat 22 Feb 202522/02/25
£1573Special OfferDeal
Sat 01 Mar 202501/03/25
£1603Special OfferDeal
Sat 08 Mar 202508/03/25
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Sat 15 Mar 202515/03/25
£1563Special OfferDeal
Sat 22 Mar 202522/03/25
£1564£1503Special OfferDeal
Sat 29 Mar 202529/03/25
£1694£1493Special OfferDeal
Sat 05 Apr 202505/04/25
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Sat 12 Apr 202512/04/25
£1303Special OfferDeal
This package holiday to Chalet Les Arolles in Tignes, France departs Saturday 5th April 2025, 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.
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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 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 Les Arolles.
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 combo rustic building & modern amenities"

Jimmy, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
Staying in the recently refurbished Chalet Les Arolles you can really enjoy the best of both worlds. Whilst the rustic exterior and internal décor suggest a chalet from a bygone era, the fantastic en suites and interior facilities, not to mention free wifi (double check this as I'm writing this review in 2013 & chalet reviews are not deleted with age!), are very much up to date. With balconies in the dining room and lounge offering sensational views of the neighbouring pistes, and a selection of lifts (and the resorts centre) within a five minute walk, you have everything you need virtually on your doorstep!
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