Some hints and tips that have helped us over the years!! (sorry that is a lot of text!!)
Don’t forget to get your winter sports travel insurance, let’s hope it is a complete waste of money but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Order your lift passes and equipment before you arrive, ski passes will be waiting for you at the chalet and you can upload them online. Try and collect any equipment you hire on the evening upoi arrive. Saves time and hassle in the morning, you can be first up the lift or the only family that is not late for ski school!!
Don’t forget to order/pack your ski helmet, it is not cool to ski without one, plus it keeps your ears warm!
Remember your lift pass allows access to the entire Espace Killy, people learning and at certain levels may not need a pass or a full mountain pass. It is always best to check with us or the school first.
You will be issued with a paper receipt for all lift passes, please keep the receipts safe and not with your lift pass, if you lose your lift pass you will need to present the receipt and ID to generate a new pass.
You can’t share lift passes, your photo is connected to the pass, when you go through the turnstile your particulars are visible to the lift operator. (Technology today!!)
Paul and Lorraine have 2 days off, they will let you know when they are so book your restaurants when you arrive if you are big group.
Eating on the mountain is excellent , all of the restaurants are lovely and have their own specialities. If you are looking for a quick lunchtime snack we do recommend the Sherpa supermarket, which has an adjoining café in Tignes Le Lac, for 5 – 7 euro per head you can sit down order baguettes, bagels, wraps, salads, dish of the day and an assortment of drinks including beer. This is a great way to top up those energy levels without breaking the bank.
Order packed lunches from Paul and Lorraine with an evenings notice, on a nice day you can’t beat finding secluded spot and having a picnic with a view.
With a 2 day or more lift pass enjoy full access to the leisure centre and spa. There are slides for the kids and a relaxing spa for the adults.
Tubing is a good pre dinner activity, both kids and adults love it, located a couple of hundred metres up the road from the chalet towards Val Claret.
Sledge the Palafour, when the slopes close to the skiers the Palafour reopens for the keen sledgers amongst you. Grab a sledge and a head torch form the kiosk, pay your money and navigate your way down the Palafour by torch light.
Head over to La Folie Douce Tignes / Val d´Isere, a great hang out for those that like a party atmosphere and people watching.
Do let us know where you have explored and what you have found so we can share it with future guests.