Chalet Chardons Snow Lodge – Skiing and snowboarding accommodation at budget prices with fully en-suite rooms
- Exceptional value for money accommodation, located in Tignes Les Brévières
- Most rooms have private en-suite bathroom with WC
- Friendly and homely environment with many like-minded snowsport enthusiasts
- Lift passes, discounted equipment hire and airport transfers arranged for you
- Breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3-course or banquet-style evening meal with complimentary red and white wine included in the price
- Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2011,12,13,14 and 2015
- Up to four free beds if the whole chalet is booked by one group
- We have been providing affordable accommodation for Ski and Snowboard enthusiasts since 1998
Chalet Chardons is a simple yet comfortably furnished hotel in Tignes Les Brévières with up to 56 beds available. The Chardons is primarily aimed at budget minded skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts looking for an affordable ski or snowboard holiday. Chalet Chardons is ranked Number 1 on Tripadvisor in the whole of Tignes. We would like to think that this is down to excellent food, good company, great access to the lifts and the best possible value for money in the Espace Killy. We are very proud of our reputation as we are in competition with many far more luxury and expensive chalets.
The chalet is excellently located in the heart of Tignes Les Brévières with no more than a two-minute walk to any of the bars or restaurants, ski-lifts, nursery slopes or other amenities. In addition to this the children’s play area and lake are just at the back of the hotel as well as the cross-country ski/walking area. There is a supermarket just opposite the front door and free parking is available at both ends of the village, no more than 250 metres away, if the spaces right next to the hotel are full.
The majority of bedrooms are en-suite with comfortable double/twin or bunk beds. Towels can be supplied for a nominal deposit if you do not want to bring your own (fully refundable on return of the towel). All rooms have a wardrobe or chest of drawers and storage space. Most have views over the lake or village. Hot water is plentiful and all rooms are fitted with modern power showers. Hair dryers are not supplied within the rooms but can be borrowed from the office if needed. All bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily by the chalet staff as well as all communal areas.
In the hotel is an alpine style residents bar with comfortable seating serving a selection of local beers, wines and spirits as well as imported drinks such as Stowford Press, Guinness and British ales. There is a dining area with a tea and coffee station with hot drinks available throughout the day, and a large balcony overlooking the picturesque Les Brévières lake. On the ground floor is a ski and boot storage room.
In spite of being a budget hotel we pride ourselves on the quality of cuisine we offer in Chalet Chardons.
A hearty breakfast consists of a choice of cereals, fruit, preserves, yoghurts, selection of French pastries, freshly baked baguette, porridge, and different daily hot options (for example, one morning we offer sausage, hash browns and beans; another day we offer ham, scrambled egg and grilled tomatoes) plus tea (PG tips), fruit teas, coffee, hot chocolate and juice.
Afternoon tea is served from 4pm with freshly-baked cakes plus beverages.
The evening meal is the central point of the chalet day and consists of a three-course meal or banquet style meal with complimentary French wine. A cheese board is offered once a week with a selection of French cheese, homemade chutney, crackers and a complimentary port. All our food is home-made by our carefully selected professional head-chef, sous chef and kitchen team. We take pride in the quality of our food aim to provide plentiful portions as we know that skiing and snowboarding works up a good appetite! We endeavour to never let customers leave the table feeling hungry
In recognition of our efforts in the skiing and snowboarding budget accommodation market we have been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for five years running for 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 2016
The hotel residents bar is open each day from 4pm when the day’s skiing or snowboarding is finished. As well as serving the usual selection of drinks, the bar plays music and shows skiing and snowboarding videos. Sky Sports is available in the nearby Moose Bar. Vin Chaud or other specialities are often available as well as snacks to tide you over between getting off the slopes and dinner.
Rooms in the hotel are arranged as follows:
|1||4||Spacious family room with one double and one bunk with en-suite bathroom and WC|
|3||4||Quad room – 2 bunk beds, shower and sink. WC in corridor|
|5||4||Two bunk beds, en-suite bathroom with WC|
|6||4||Two bunk beds, en-suite bathroom, with WC|
|7||4||Two bunk beds, en-suite bathroom with WC|
|8||4||Two bunk beds, en-suite bathroom with WC|
|9||4||Two bunk beds, en-suite bathroom with WC|
|10a||2||Family room – Double room sharing bathroom and WC with 10b|
|10b||4||Family room – Two bunk beds, sharing bathroom and WC with 10a|
|11||6||Three bunk beds, en-suite bathroom with WC|
|12||6||Three bunk beds, en-suite bathroom with WC|
|14||6||Three bunk beds, en-suite bathroom with WC|
|15||2||One double bed with sink. Private shower and WC opposite room|
(*private ensuite facilities across corridor)
|16||2||One bunk bed with sink. Private shower and WC opposite room|
(*private ensuite facilities across corridor)
This gives a maximum total of 56 beds in the hotel.
Food and Drink
- Professionally designed, well balanced menus
- Hearty buffet style breakfast with cooked hot options and porridge each day
- Delicious home-made cakes served after skiing each day
- Plentiful, quality banquet style and three-course evening meals
- A cheese board buffet (featuring local French cheeses, homemade chutney, mixed fruits and crackers) with complimentary port is served after the 3-course dinner once a week
- Complimentary French white and red wine is served with dinner
- Tea, coffee and hot chocolate available throughout the day
- A resident’s bar is situated in the dining room offering a full drinks menu at reasonable resort prices from 4pm till 11pm each day
- Locally sourced seasonal produce and wine
- Experienced, professional Head and Sous chef team
The images on this page are all photos taken within the Chardons hotel and represents food actually produced by our highly trained staff at the Chalet Chardons hotel.
Chalet Chardons food is one of the highlights of your holiday. We believe that skiing and snowboarding should be about getting fresh air, exercise, thrills and spills… and then coming back and completely spoiling yourself! Chalet Chardons hotel offers a simpler menu than the smaller chalets consisting of classic dishes designed for hungry skiers and snowboarders who’ve done a hard day’s sport.
At Chardons restaurant quality breakfast, afternoon tea and a three-course evening meal with complimentary wine, all meals are taken in the dining area in a communal setting.
Breakfast has a selection of French pastries, freshly baked baguette, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, choice of cereals, tea (PG tips), freshly brewed coffee, juices, porridge cooked to order and a different hot option daily (for example, one morning we offer sausage, scrambled egg & tomato; another morning we offer grilled ham, hash brown and mushrooms).
Afternoon tea is served from 4pm and consists of delicious freshly baked cakes, tea (PG tips), selection of herbal and fruit teas, freshly brewed coffee and hot chocolate all available until dinner. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day and after dinner.
Dinner is served in the dining room of the hotel in a convivial setting – a 3-course or banquet style meal with cheese board once a week. Plentiful portions are served ensuring you will be well fed and nobody will leave the table feeling hungry.
A packed lunch can be ordered for a small fee each day and will be prepared for you to pick up at breakfast if you are going on a day trip or just want to save money on the mountain.
Children, vegetarians, vegans and special diets are all catered for. Just let us know at the time of booking and the menu can be discussed further with your chalet manager and hosts on arrival. If you have specific requirements (vegan, allergies, celiac) we would ask that you let us know sometime in advance so we can prepare and to bring any special foods with you as many of them can be very hard to source in France.
Chef’s night off is normally on a Tuesday when the hotel staff have some well deserved time off. Our staff will be happy to recommend some of the many excellent restaurants in the village.
Chalet Chardons Hotel – Sample Menu (most dishes at Chalet Chardons are served to the table banquet style for guests to help themselves):
French Onion Soup with cheesy croutons
Classic Roast Pork, cauliflower cheese, home-made apple sauce, seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and home-made gravy. (Nutroast (V))
Homemade Hot Chocolate Brownie with pouring creme
Garlic and Herb bread
Beef Lasagne served with coleslaw and salad (Vegetable Lasagne (V))
Chocolate and Raspberry Mouse
Smoked Salmon and Parsley Farfale
Boeuf Bourginon, whole-grain mustard mash, braised red cabbage, carrots and peas (Mushroom and Lentil Hot Pot(V))
Pear and mixed berry crumble with crème anglaise (custard)
A selection of French Cheeses served with homemade chutney, mixed fruits, crackers and complimentary Port and freshly brewed coffee
Availability and Prices
We price all our accommodation in Euros (as most of our costs are in Euros) to avoid having to pay high fees to fix currency rates for the year. This allows us to pass these savings on to you. Today’s exchange rate is (EUR 1=£0.8738). To see converted prices visit our Prices Page.