Chalet Cairn - Tignes, France
The stylish and extremely comfortable Chalet Cairn has proved hugely popular with our guests over the last several winters. Ski access is simple, with the Aeroski gondola and the Palafour chairlift both within 3 minutes’ walk, and a ski shuttle bus stop just outside for access to the lifts at Val Claret. The resort centre of Tignes le Lac is also only a couple of minutes’ easy walk.
The owner takes great pride in this chalet and is constantly updating it to keep it in a perfect and comfortable condition for our guests. The chalet has been recently updated with new lounge furniture and new bedroom furnishings with a TV/DVD in each bedroom and for winter 2014/15 has installed a unique ‘cosmic sauna’.
The location on Tignes’ lake shore also provides stunning views across the water from the lounge, terrace and hot tub to the spectacular mountain face known as ‘The Fingers’, named after the narrow couloirs and ridges running down it. The face is illuminated at night with a gentle ethereal glow, and on clear moonlit nights, the view is even more sensational.
Features - Chalet Cairn, Tignes
- Beautifully appointed top-class chalet
- Stunning location on the lake shore
- Main Toviere gondola, ski slopes and resort centre all approx 4 minutes' walk (400m)
- All bedrooms with TV/DVD player and en suite facilities
- New cosmic sauna
- Unique hot tub heated by log burning stove
- Free Wifi
- Stylish and spacious split-level lounge and dining area
- Wood burning stove, TV
Accommodation - Chalet Cairn, Tignes
Entrance, ski and boot-room in adjacent garageRoom 1Twin with bath/wc and terraceRoom 2Twin with bath/wcRoom 3Twin with bath/wc
Lower Ground Floor
Open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge with fireplace and terrace, sauna and hot tub, wcRoom 4Twin with bath/wc and balcony/terrace, plus twin bunks in semi-partitioned alcove (£30 per person discount when 3 adults share, £50 per person discount when 4 adults share)Room 5Twin with bath/wcRoom 6Twin with bath/wc
Meals - Chalet Cairn, Tignes
We set very high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every meal on your own holiday with us. We also take our Health and Safety responsibilities extremely seriously, so all our chalet and Chalet Hotel staff during the pre-season training course are trained to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s Level 2 in Food Safety*. For six days of the week our staff prepare all your meals, as described below.
A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide both a cooked breakfast including your choice of bacon, eggs, sausages and beans, as well as a continental selection with a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, which is normally presented buffet-style for you to help yourself. On our staff’s one day off a week, only the continental breakfast will be provided.
The traditional ‘welcome home’ after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff’s one day off per week. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready. As an added benefit for guests in our Chalet Hotels, our chefs prepare a selection of cakes for afternoon tea.
Children’s High Tea
In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children’s tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.
Dinner in Chalets
A tasty and innovative, freshly cooked dinner will be prepared for you six nights per week by your Chalet Host – or by an experienced and professional chef in our larger chalets – and served with a choice of wines. Our four-course adult-only chalet dinners start with canapés and an apéritif, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and completed by coffee with chocolates to round off your evening. Your choice of complimentary quality wines is unlimited during the meal service, and freshly chilled water is also of course always available.