This was our first experience with Club Med, but we traveled to many other skiing resorts before. Club Med offers very good value for skiing in Espace Killy.
The GOs really try to make our stay enjoyable. Always with a smile and the end of the stay they know who your kids are and you're basically on the first name basis. Special thanks to Maxim and Flo for taking care of the kids. Zani (a.k.a Zanush, for those who stayed until the last spectacle which was absolutely hilarious!!!!) is very visible in the village and makes management look easy.
Entertainment and kids activities. Wonderful. I found that quality of performances is great, especially taking into account that GOs have day jobs, that don't include dancing. Although, I'd say activities are great for ages 3 to 14. Older kids hang out with themselves and I don't think they need entertainment. There is dancing every night, but many people with kids had to put go to bed early. Not easy to manage skiing and night life. I prefer skiing.
Location. Nothing is better in the Tignes. Easy access to lifts - ski in/out. No more comments. Google Maps has an error in location of the resort, which is kind of important.
Room/sleep. The higher the better. Fairly standard rooms, nothing fancy. Animal figures made of towels - kids absolutely loved them.
Food. Nothing fancy there. But if you want "haut-cuisine", go and pay extra somewhere else. For those coming from outside France, this is your chance to try all dishes from French cuisine. There is always something fresh or something is made right in front you (e.g. roast beef or salad or oysters). Kids loved omlettes for breakfast.
One thing I would change. There is a great reception after morning skiing. I would really move it to 4-5 PM and then it would be real apres-ski experience. You can't really relax before lunch and skiing in the afternoon. Would be nice to have an opportunity to eat on the mountain.
Skiing. Many thanks to Philippe our skiing instructor. I got some good advice from him. He knew the domain, and took us to places with best snow and weather. When weather was bad, we ended up dancing on the tables. Great experience overall.
Overall. I loved it, kids loved it, will come back. Many thanks to Zani and her team.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Village of Tignes Val Claret, nestled at an altitude of 2127 meters in the heart of an immaculate paradise, looks out over the magnificent surrounding massifs : Grande Motte, Grande Casse, Mont-Blanc and Grande-Sassiere. Devoted to skiing in winter and summer alike, it is one of the legendary resorts for all snow sports fanatics. The Village lets you explore its slalom, mogul runs and snow parks. After a day's intense skiing relax with a sauna, Turkish bath, stretching and Club Med Spa* ... more less
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