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Résidence Le Walhalla

Résidence Walhalla is located in the district of Les Brévières, a village near Tignes. You can enjoy the surroundings from your luxurious apartment designed with everything to suit your requirements. This is a good option for a great week in the popular resort of Tignes.

The skilift is more than 100m away from Le Walhalla and there is a small slope that can be used to get to this lift. However this slope can only be used if there is enough snow. The Shuttlebus only travels through Les Brevieres and not to the other parts of Tignes. It operates when the lift in Les Brevieres is open.
  • In the centre
  • Great value
  • Close to the piste

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There may have been changes in Covid-19 services and facilities between the time of booking and upon departure. All measures are subject to change and therefore no rights can be derived from them.

Tignes

Tignes is the second largest ski resort in Europe and is part of the L’Espace Killy ski region. The original village of Tignes, was in the valley of Val d’Isere and was submerged in the reservoir after the French had built the Tignes Dam, in 1952. After the loss of the old village, the French had decided to build a ski resort, higher up at the lake. The resort was largely built during the 60’s and the building style reflects this. However, in recent years the town has worked on improving the look. Tignes village consists of four different sections: Val Claret at 2100m, Le Lac at 2100M, Lavachet at 2000m and Les Brévières at 1550m. Le Lac and Val Claret are the biggest sections within Tignes. Le Lac is known as the heart of the resort and Val Claret is for those who love night life.

After skiing you'll also have a great time in Tignes with lots of bars, clubs and shops to keep you entertained. If you are looking for more sports activities you can choose from squash, tennis, swimming and fitness at the local sports centre. You can then enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants.

Skiing in Tignes

The Tignes –Val D’Isere ski area is said to be one of the most beautiful and extensive ski areas in the Savoie region. The maximum altitude of this ski area is 3456 m, which is at the top of the Grande Motte Gondola. This ski area offers approximately 300km of pistes for skiers and snow boarders from all levels and has 78 ski lifts. The Grande Motte glacier makes this a snow-sure destination. Dare-devils can choose to ski and snowboard off-piste, those who prefer to play it a little safer can stay on piste and for the ones that want to freestyle and freeride there is also plenty of space.

Val Claret is located centrally within Tignes and surrounded by beautiful and spacious runs. There are several lifts that depart from Val Claret and Le Lac, which will bring you to Toviere and the Col de Fresse. This is a great starting point from which to discover the Val D’Isère from.

Tignes

  • One of the best ski areas in the world
  • Lively, snow-sure resort
  • Fast modern lifts with a seamless connection to Val d'Isère

Location and surroundings

Tignes - Val d'Isère

Tignes - Val d'Isère is one of the most famous ski areas in the Alps, and includes Tignes and Val d'Isère. The region covers a very large area, and spreads itself across a huge range of altitudes. Experienced skiers and snowboarders will be impressed with the many black pistes and off piste options. Novices and fans of relaxed ski touring can head for the longer, wider blue pistes. The area also benefits from a fantastic snow record. Espace Killy is one of the best ski regions in Europe.

The slope down the Roche de Bellevarde, or more commonly know, 'Le Face', is a black piste that starts on the mountain top (2827 meters / 9,300 feet) and ends a kilometre lower at Val d'Isère!
Free riders head out to Le Spot, an unpisted area near Tignes accessible with the chair lift Col des Ves. Freestylers divide their attention between 2 boarder cross, 2 half pipes and 2 snow parks.

There are two glaciers in Espace Killy, which allow you to ski 10 months per year. The glaciers are also well worth a visit in the winter. Queues at the lifts are rare as the lift system is modern and well thought out. There are plenty of chair lifts with a windshield, cabin lifts and funiculars, (mountain trains), that help you up to the of the mountain in swift trip.
 
Guests staying in Tignes have the choice between two lift passes: the Super Tignes lift pass for the ski area of Tignes or a lift pass for the entire Espace Killy ski area. You can also extend the lift pass for one or two days on location (approx. € 27,50 p.d.). Outside of peak season, Espace Killy lift passes are not sold and sometimes only the pistes on the glacier are open. If you are staying in Val d'Isère the lift pass is included with your stay.

Tignes - Val d'Isère

  • Many different descents
  • Very good off-piste possibilities
  • Olympic slope Faxe de Bellevarde

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per destination

Important information regarding mandatory documentation
Yes
Read the FAQ page here
Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
2 metres
Mouth mask
Yes
Mandatory in public areas and in lively places; such as markets (from 11 years).
Max persons together outdoors
N / A
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
Certain hours not allowed to be outside?
No
Restaurants
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Bars / Apres-ski
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Club/Nightlife
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Activities, attractions and sights
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Events open air or indoor
Yes
With vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old).
Transfer
Yes
A mouth mask is mandatory
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mouth mask + vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old).
Slopes
Open
Skilifts
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory, health card is needed for a lift pass - probably from 18 December.
Ski rental
Yes
Mouth mask
Ski lessons
Yes
Mouth mask obligatory at the gathering at beginning/end of each lesson
Wellness
Open
Additional measures per ski region
No

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

You fly with easyJet or Jet2 to Geneva. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.

 

Departures from regional airports

Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.

 

Transfer

The transfer is included in the tour price. The average transfer time to Tignes is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. You are allowed to bring the following standard luggage: 1 bag/suitcase per person & 1 ski/snowboard bag per person. Other extra luggage is always on request.

In step 2 of the booking you can also choose "no transfer". You will receive a discount for this. You can see the amount of the discount in step 2 of the booking. For additional information about the transfer click here.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

In step 1 of the booking process, it is indicated which days the lift pass is valid for (eg Sunday to Friday). If you would like the ski pass to start on a different day than shown in the booking steps, you must contact our contact centre by telephone. The booking can then be adjusted. On destination, it is not possible to change the lift pass start date to another day. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked for an extra surcharge; the price for this can be found in step 1 of the booking process. The discount for "no ski pass" can also be found in the booking process.

Discounts:

The lift pass for children up to age 4 and senior citizens from 75 years is free. Between 21-12-2019 and 17-04-2020, children aged from 5 to 13 years old and senior citizens aged from 65 to 74 years receive discounts on the lift pass. This discount will be automatically calculated in the package price. The free lift passes can only be collected upon presentation of a valid ID.

Discount on activities:

On display of your lift pass, you have free access to the public swimming pool and the ice skating rink.

In Tignes 1800 there is no cashier from the lift company. The nearest cashier is located in Tignes 2100.

The above fees and discounts are valid only when booking with Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.

If you are staying in Tignes Val Claret or Tignes Le Lac and you want to book ski or snowboard lessons, you can reserve them when making your booking. When you book your lessons, you should give an indication of your level, this way the ski school can put you in the correct classes. 

If you are staying in one of the other parts of Tignes, you are unable to book ski or snowboard lessons online. You can book lessons once in resort.

The ski and snowboard lessons start on Sundays.

-Lessons in Tignes Le Lac start on Sunday and will take approximately 2.5 hours on this day (9hr30 -12hr00). On the other days the lessons will take approximately 3 hours (9hr00-12hr00)

- If you book lessons it is imperative that you wish to book a lift pass for the entire Espace Killy region. A pass for the restricted area Tignes is not enough.

- When booking is requested ski lessons to your level:

Beginners: Choose beginners lessons if you've never skied before.

Average: Can you brake / make a curve? Opt for average and not for beginners.

Advanced: Can you ski, but you want to develop your technique? Opt for advanced.

-If you stay in Tignes Lavachet, Tignes Les Brevieres or 1800 you will have to arrange your own lessons.

You can select ski and snowboard hire in step 2 of the booking.

The following types of material can be booked:

Bronze

This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

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