Club Med at Tignes Val Claret
Right on the piste in the heart of Tignes, lies a contemporary ski gem - the latest Club Med which boasts the perfect spot – the Tichot chair up the Lognan slopes in front of it, lifts up towards the Val d’Isere connection behind – and the funicular to the fabulous Grand Motte glacier skiing off to one side.
Club Med, as befits the King of the all-inclusives, makes its presence felt as Tignes stakes its claim as a stylish equal to big-sister Val in one of France’s great ski areas - the 430-room newcomer is both super stylish and eco-innovative.
There are heat pumps, solar panels and a heat recovery system for showers amongst the high-tech measures to limit energy consumption.
That doesn’t mean there’s any economy of facilities. The two restaurants are both Club Med delights – airy Le Val Claret, the main dining room with its combination of local and international dishes, and cosy Gourmet Lounge Le Solstice, rich in stone and timber, with more refined cuisine.
Then there’s Club Med’s biggest indoor pool in the Alps as well as Spa Sothys, pale and soothing in wood and gentle colours with sauna and Turkish bath. There’s also the chance to book a massage.
It’s all part of the Club Med all-inclusive club – along with drink here and in the bars. There’s a large south-facing terrace, perfect for apres-ski with its outdoor bar, but great for families too with crepe parties (plenty of hot chocolate too!).
Youngsters will love the place – there’s the play fun of Petit Club Med for the very young, family dinners and family entertainment - dancing, singing, circus acts.
There are smart, understated rooms, many with balcony. There are also suites with their own lounge and bar, not to mention room service breakfast, in the Exclusive Collection Space.
And, of course, there’s skiing. There’s a Club Med for equipment hire. And group lessons are included for children, teenagers and adults – and you can’t get beginner areas and access to the slopes that are any closer.
Val Claret sits at 7,500ft. Skiing over to Val is great (and the joint area involves a tremendous 185 miles of piste) but you don’t need to with skiing in Tignes reaching 11,500ft on the glacier. As well as that there are the big slopes of Toviere and Lognan, home of the needle-like Aiguille percee, rocks with a huge hole through them, plus gentler runs down to Les Brevieres at 5,000ft.
Fun for all the family – and right on the doorstep.
Ski Holidays 2023/24 | Ski Holiday Breaks | Club Med