So all the lifts are closed and it’s blowing a blizzard outside, you’re snowed off the mountain and it’s a whiteout – what to do?! A little enforced ski break mid-holiday doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Get cosy in your chalet, settle in for a long lunch in an alpine restaurant or try out these ideas for some alternative family fun:
Bowling in Tignes
Spend an afternoon enjoying some competitive fun in the Jack’s Bowling alley. Find it next to Tignespace, Tignes Le Lac. There’s something for everyone so you can happily spend hours here perfecting your bowling swing, drinking at the friendly bar or trying your luck on the arcade games.
Check out the new spa at Langley Hotel 2100 on Rue de la Poste, Tignes Le Lac. You don’t have to be a guest to use the hot tubs, which look out over the lake, sauna or treatment rooms. A soak and a pamper followed by a fireside cocktail could be just the antidote to the blizzard blues. Call +33 (0)479060652.
Massage and Wellness
Why not use the day off skiing to get a massage from Bonne Sante, and warm those muscles up for tomorrow? The physiotherapy team are based in Val d’Isere or at the Langley 2100 Hotel in Tignes. Get 10% off a limited number of treatments by quoting EDGEMASSAGE – call Bonne Sante on +33 (0)479060727 (Val d’Isere) or +33 (0)769584880 (Tignes).
Tignes Angels offer mobile wellness treatment and massage services – give them a call and have pampering session in the comfort of your chalet, leaving you relaxed and ready for more slope time. Call +44 (0)7786405860.
Prepare for Powder
Once the mountain is accessible again you’ll want to take full advantage of all that powder. Book an off piste guided trip with Alpine Experience, or Mountain Story in Tignes Le Lac, or a lesson with TDC-The Development Centre, Evolution 2 or Ski One.
When it’s cold outside there’s nothing better than fuelling up on warming food and drinks.
Try the hot Mexican menu at Tex Mex Daffy’s Cafe in Tignes Val Claret. Say Edge sent you and get 10% off your total bill! Quote EDGE2018.
Le Petit Danois in Val d’Isere is the place to wait out a whiteout – friendly bar staff, great value food and most likely music and entertainment with your drinks too.
Tummy in Tignes Val Claret has a lovely cosy new dining room for you to enjoy their award-winning pizzas and gourmet burgers. Bagus in Tignes Le Lac offers warming meals with a stunning view over the lake from their terrace – so you can see when conditions change.
For amazing pizza in Val d’Isere, head to Chez Paulo. It’s at the foot of the Solaise so you can keep your eye on conditions while tucking in to authentic Italian food. Get the red/yellow train.
You’ll find a more Savoyarde dining experience at Restaurant Le 1789 in Val d’Isere. Tucked away down a little alley between Bar XV and Baraque, Minet and wife Isabelle basically invite you into their living room and serve up huge quantities of meat and fondue washed down with warming wine and digestifs.
As they say, when in France, fill up on crepes. Creperie Bretonne, piste-side in Tignes Le Lac, have savoury and sweet crepes of every flavour with fresh ingredients, a bar for drinks and a cosy living-room vibe.
Try Victors in Val d’Isere, where it’s easy to move from their restaurant to bar area and spend a whole afternoon. The cocktails are renowned and the international menu offers something for any tastes.