If you’re travelling with kids, (or even if you’re not), Mark Warner’s Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percée offers everything you need for a relaxing ski holiday. Set at 2100 metres in Tignes Le Lac, there’s little danger of having to put up with slushy slopes on your return home at the end of the day — even at the end of the season. The hotel is in the middle of the village — just a few steps from ski hire outlets, bars, restaurants and shops, and the main lift is about a one-minute walk.
The best thing about staying at Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percée is you simply don’t have to do any of the day-to-day ‘stuff’ – no thinking about buying groceries, clearing up after breakfast or even cleaning the bathroom: someone else does it all for you. Chalet hotels like this one are ideal for those who aren’t travelling in a group large enough to fill an individual chalet, as well as individual travellers who might appreciate some company at meal times. Supervised high tea is also an option for those travelling with kids aged 12 and under.
Breakfast is a large buffet which includes all the extras that Brits away from home often appreciate, such as real tea bags and baked beans, as well as continental options such as croissants and yoghurts. Dinner is a three-course meal every night, with a choice available for each course. While most people choose to sit at tables in their own groups of family or friends, if you’re feeling sociable (or travelling alone) you can opt for the ‘social table’ and meet some new people, or perhaps find a skiing partner for the next day. There’s even homemade cake and biscuits ready and waiting at around 4pm for when you come back from the slopes.
Other comforts include the small indoor pool, plus a large sauna, steam room and relaxation area, which is a lovely way to round off the day. There’s also a cosy bar. The ensuite rooms are modern and recently renovated, decorated in light-grey washed pine with red carpets and crisp white bed linen. The mezzanine rooms, most suitable for families, have huge, spectacular windows. Some rooms have terraces, and it’s worth considering paying extra for an upgrade as the one thing the chalet lacks is outside space.
The chalet really comes into its own with its childcare and children’s facilities. Available for kids aged 1 to 12, there’s a colourful on-site creche, a parents’ kitchen for late-night feeds, and free childcare in the evening which includes a sleeping space for the smaller ones and a DVD and story for those that want to stay up. During the day, Mark Warner’s cheerful English-speaking nannies will take and collect your little ones from ski school, look after them during lunchtime and play indoor and outdoor games with them until you’re back from your day.
Seven-night stays at Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percée start at £699pp for adults and £569pp for children for winter 2018/19 based on two sharing including:
- Return flights from London, Manchester or Birmingham
- Coach transfer
- Chalet board (breakfast, afternoon tea and six evening meals – high tea available for children)
Additional pre-bookable extras include:
- Lift passes
- Ski equipment
- Ski school
Here’s a short video of the hotel:
+44 (0) 33 3305 7335
Tignes le Lac, Tignes, France