L’Altaviva is a recently built 4 star complex (2018) in Les Boisses area of Tignes 1800, with 1 to 3 bedroom apartments, made in wood and stone, offering a traditional, but at the same time contemporary feel. L’Altaviva has been tastefully decorated and benefits from the same characteristics where tradition meets modernity. Each 1 to 3 bedroom apartment has distinctive features, excellent facilities, quality furnishings, a homely atmosphere and the views of the slopes from any window are simply beautiful. Its a great ski in ski out addition to Tignes and one we can offer on its own, or with a Eurotunnel crossing included if self driving from the UK, or fully packaged with UK flights.
L’Altaviva Residence is ideally located right at the bottom of the slopes and the Boisses gondola in Tignes 1800, giving you immediate access to the Tignes ski area, which is so close that it is practically on your doorstep. You can measure bed to slopes in a few minutes. Tignes 1800 is a compact resort where everything is within easy reach and with a short walk from the residence there is a wide choice of nice restaurants and amenities for the whole family. A seriously good choice.
After a long day on the slopes, you can cool down in the Aquarelaxing area and try out the heated indoor swimming pool. Enjoy the spa too which includes a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. A lovely south facing terrace facing the slopes is used by “La Tessa” partner restaurant and the indoor heated swimming pool. You can also order fresh bread, baked every morning for delivery directly to your apartment in order to enjoy a great breakfast before hitting the slopes. Covered parking is available at an extra charge if driving here.
The feedback we get back from guests staying here is excellent with comments relating to its great ski in, ski out position, less than a one minute walk to the nearest lift ; the heated indoor pool, spa with sauna and steam room and the excellent, elegant and well equipped apartments, which enhances everyones stay in Tignes. Check out which apartment option might suit you best.
1 Bedroom (sleeps 2-4)
One bedroom with twin beds, living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, bath or shower and WC. Approx 31/38m2
1 Bedroom Comfort (sleeps 2-4)
One bedroom with twin beds, living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, bath or shower and WC. Approx 40/44m2
2 Bedroom (sleeps 2-6)
Two bedrooms with twin beds, living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, bath and WC. Approx 40-47m2
2 Bedroom Comfort (sleeps 2-6)
Two bedrooms with twin beds, living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, bath and WC. Approx 50-58m2
2 Bedroom Family (sleeps 2-6)
One bedroom with twin beds, one bedroom with bunk beds, living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, bath and WC. Approx 41-48m2
2 Bedroom Premium (sleeps 2-6)
Apartment with outstanding view and location, careful decoration, and additional equipment. Two bedrooms with twin beds, living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, bath and WC. Approx 55-63m2
3 Bedroom (sleeps 2-8)
Two bedrooms with twin beds, one bedroom with twin beds or bunk beds, living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, bath and shower and WC. Approx 57-58m2
3 Bedroom Comfort (sleeps 2-8)
Two bedrooms with twin beds, one bedroom with twin beds or bunk beds, living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, bath and shower and WC. Approx 62-66m2
3 Bedroom Premium (sleeps 2-8)
Apartment with outstanding view and location, quality decoration and additional equipment. Two bedrooms with twin beds, one bedroom with twin beds or bunk beds, living area with double sofa bed, kitchenette, bath and shower and WC. Approx 75-80m2
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France is the most popular Alpine country for British skiers and snowboarders and generally offers a more modern aspect of skiing in relation to towns and villages with many villages built around convenience for skiers and boarders alike.
There are of course a number of traditional French ski resorts. Courchevel is a key gateway to the vast area of the ‘Les Trois Vallæcopy;es’ which claims to be the biggest linked ski region in the world. Its rival is the Portes du Soleil network of ski areas (with Avoriaz and Morzine at its heart) which spreads across the French border into Switzerland.Pretty much the same size as the 3 Valleys, but both argue as to which is the largest, but its a close call.
The Three Valleys is dominated by four major resorts: Courchevel, Mæcopy;ribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens – the highest ski resort in the Alps. Each of these four resorts has more than enough terrain to keep a skier or boarder happily and easily occupied for a week or more during a skiing holiday in France, so the opportunity to ski all four, as well as La Tania and St Martin de Belleville, provides innumerable options.
In the Portes du Soleil, neighbouring Avoriaz and Morzine are gateways to a dozen or more family ski resorts in France and Switzerland. Chamonix, dominated by the Mont Blanc Massif, is another major attraction with several resorts scattered along the valley, including Argentière, rated by some keen off-piste skiers and boarders as one of the best ski resorts in France – or the entire Alps for that matter. They will also be keen to try the Vallæcopy;e Blanche – a classic off-piste descent – with a high-mountain guide.
Another resort overlooked by the impressive Mont Blanc is Flaine, linked with a handful of resorts including Les Carroz and Samoens, with some of the most extensive slopes in France. That’s even more true of the Tignes-Val d’Isère Ski Area – the linked areas of Val d’Isère and Tignes – formerly called Espace Killy after the celebrated Olympic triple-gold medallist Jean-Claude Killy. Together these neighbouring resorts provide some of the most exciting skiing in France, particularly for off-piste enthusiasts. Tignes has the added advantage of regular glacier skiing on the Grande Motte glacier and like Val Thorens is regarded as THE most snow sure French resorts.
Two more giants of the French skiing world which are co joined and undoubtedly among the best family ski resorts in France, are La Plagne and Les Arcs.The area is known as Paradiski, linked by a huge cable car. La Plagne has a dozen or so linked hamlets and villages spread across slopes in all directions, while Les Arcs too, like Courchevel, has a handful of ski villages and satellite resorts at various altitudes.Arc 1950 and Vallandry are favourites.
La Clusaz is a traditional pretty village with some great skiing and ideal for people looking for a short transfer from Geneva.Great for families, short breaks or just for a week its a lovely traditional village we rate highly.Megeve, also offering a short transfer from Geneva, is a larger traditional village with a modern twang and again rates highly on our list for aesthetic beauty and convenience.Definitely another must see and ski resort.
Further south in the French Alps and accessed via flights to Grenoble and Lyon, are two more great resorts: Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d’Huez. High and snow sure and in the same part of the world, one the same ski pass, is the fabulous Serre Chevalier ski network, linked with the UNESCO world heritage site of Briançon and enjoying the wonderful Roman baths in Montier.
Montgenèvre also deserves a mention and if flying into Turin, the transfers are short, plus you have the opportunity to ski in both France and Italy during your ski holiday. Montgenèvre also boasts some of the best snow conditions in the French alps. Family friendly and snow sure La Rosiere also shares the same pass with La Thuile also in Italy and comes recommended especially as peak times as its quieter than other French ski resorts.