Early Season Skiing in Tignes le Lac & Val d’Isère
Why Tignes & Val d’Isère?
Where Can I Stay?
Or why not stay at Chalet Bonjour-Bivouac or Bonjour-Palmyre in Val d’Isère from 3rd December which is just £449pp for a week! Both these catered chalets are right in the heart of Val d’Isère with fantastic access to the slopes and local amenities.
When Can I Ski?
What Courses are Available?
If you are wanting to brush up your already established skills before the season starts there are a range of opportunities to ramp up your ski skills, such as:
All Mountain Performance
A 3 day Pre-Season Performance ski course from 18th to 20th November 2017 with elite British ski instructor Mark Gear in Tignes with All Mountain Performance. This course is suitable for skiers from levels 5-7 (find your ski level).
The Development Centre – TDCski
Early Season ski clinics are available with The Development Centre – TDCski for small groups with specific goals and high levels of personal instruction. Enquire directly for clinic dates, development levels and prices.
All of their instructors are native English-speakers and excellent, experienced coaches, qualified to the highest level, each with many seasons’ experience teaching all ages and abilities, skiing and guiding on and off-piste in the Espace Killy area.
Snoworks provide a wide range of courses for all abilities including instructors for BASI and pro racers. Their courses start from as early as 14th October 2017 in Tignes. Here are the courses that are available to combine with a stay with Ski Bonjour:
From 18th November 2017 and throughout the season:
- Pro Race Camps
- Pro Test Technique
- Ski All-Terrain
- Ski Bumps
- Pro Instructor Training
- Ski Race Carve
- Ski Autumn Ski Courses
- Pro Eurotest Training
- Ski Off-Piste
- Ski Off-Piste Safety
Pick a course that suits you and stay at Chalet Bonjour-Tourelle for the ultimate location in the heart of Tignes serving delicious food & wine.
What’s the Weather Like?
It has been snowing in Tignes just this week so the bottom layer of snow has started to form on the peaks and higher up in the mountain. Check out the Grande Motte webcam to see what it’s like right now – it’s live, cold and snowy! This webcam is at the top of the Funiculaire Perce Neige and next to Le Panoramic restaurant which sits at 3032m – serving fairly expensive but delicious Savoyard food with amazing views. The webcam here gives an impressive 360º view point and looks right up to the top of the Grande Motte cable car showing the red ‘glacier’ and black ‘descente’ runs down.
(Photo taken by Lala Jones on 21st September 2017)
Beaujolais Nouveau – 16th November 2017
Première Neige (1st snow) Alpine Skiing World Cup Competition
Bars to Party
The Loop Bar, in prime position at the foot of the slopes in Tignes le Lac, is THE place to party in the winter with endless happy hour drink deals and après ski sessions with the best live bands in the alps AND big party nights with top DJs. They also have 4 big screens showing all the sport you could wish for.
Now with Meantime London Larger on draught, Loop Bar will open this November with DJ Kommissar on the decks kicking off the winter party tunes.
What are the Benefits?
As well as fantastic catered chalet prices you will also benefit from cheaper ski passes, great ski hire deals and free use of the swimming pool, need we say more? Here are some more details:
Early Season Lift Passes
The Grande Motte is due to open on Saturday 30th September this year, this is then followed by progressive opening of the Tignes ski area until late November. Here are the ski pass prices from 30th September to 24th November 2017. The ski area is open from 8.45 am to 2.45pm.
|Grande Motte||Adult (Age 14 to 64)||Child or Senior (Age 5 to 13 or 65 to 74)|
The Tignes – Val d’Isere link officially opens on 25th November to 1st May 2017 widening the ski area to a massive 300kms known as the Espace Killy ski region. These are the prices which are set from 25th November to 22nd December 2017, offering a fantastic early season discount.
|Espace Killy||Adult (Age 14 to 64)||Child or Senior (Age 5 to 13 or 65 to 74)|
When you book your accommodation with Ski Bonjour we can pre-order these discounted ski passes for you so that they are ready for you to collect in the chalet allowing you to head out to the slopes as soon as possible!
If you’re not sure which ski pass is right for you, have a look at our guide to Espace Killy lift passes in Tignes & Val d’Isère.
Tignes Spirit offer our guests a fantastic 40% discount on ski or snowboard hire. They provide a great service too; delivering equipment to your chalet by expert technicians to ensure you are fitted perfectly and ready for your first day skiing.
Le Lagon Swimming Pool
This aqua and well-being centre is also open from 30th September 2017. It’s a great place to relax and is less than 5 minutes walk from the Chalet Bonjour-Tourelle. There is a swimming pool, spa, exercise and gym area all in the heart of the mountains. When you have finished carving your turns, you can head over to the swimming pool or spa to relax for the afternoon.
Here are the opening times for the whole season:
From September 30th to November 24th 2017
- Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday
From noon to 2pm: fitness area & from 4 to 8pm: all the areas
- Wednesday / Saturday / Sunday & during school holidays
From 2 to 8pm
From November 25th 2017 to May 6th 2018
From 11am to 9pm fom Sunday to Friday & on Sunday from 2 to 7.30pm
How do I get to Resort?
Contact details to book by email: email@example.com or call: +44 203 23 94 978.
How do I Book?