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  1. Tignes through the Seasons

    Ever wondered what Tignes is like without the snow? For many it’s hard to even imagine these mountains in any other colour than white or without its bustle of skiers, snowboarders, and après bars. But once the snow has melted, there’s a whole other side to Tignes that many never see – another world of…

  2. Our Favourite Touring Routes Winter 2020-21

    Winter 2020-21 was a very different season for us all. While many people were sadly unable to visit the beautiful French Alps this year, the few who did remain in the resort or who were able to visit were left with un-operating ski lifts all winter. However, every grey cloud has a snow-white lining, as…

  3. Q&A: Willem from Intersport talks buying skis, and what to wear on the slopes

    Renting or buying equipment is the first step for any aspiring boarder or skier. And unsurprisingly, there is a massive industry around it. We caught up with Willem from Intersport, a rental shop that Chalet Chardons works closely with, to hear his thoughts on the world of renting and buying equipment. First, tell me a…

  4. A Guide to Off-Piste Skiing in Tignes and Val d’Isere

    In the Espace Killy, we are so lucky to have such challenging, unrelentingly steep, interesting and beautiful off-piste skiing which is so accessible and just on our doorsteps. The following off-piste routes are ones that experienced riders from Chardons have done over the years in Tignes Les Brévières. It is by no means a definitive…

  5. A Guide to Snow Parks

    For those of us who do not consider ourselves park rats the park can be a scary and daunting place for any skier/snowboarder. However, with a little guidance and a triple XL Hoodie anyone can enjoy the excitement and thrill offered by this man-made set up. Here are some tips to stay safe and make…

  6. A guide to skiing vocab!

    Essential (and less essential) Skiing Vocab There are lots of words which are only ever heard in a ski resort, so if it’s your first time skiing be prepared for some new and strange vocab. While it’s important to learn the basic terms before navigating a ski resort, there are also some much more nitty…

  7. Q&A: Joe from TDC: The Development Centre, talks ski/board Lessons and their benefits

    Ski and board lessons are not just for beginners: they can be hugely beneficial for even the most advanced skiers. But what can riding lessons in Tignes and Val d’Isere really offer you? We caught up with Joe from TDC: The Development Centre, a ski coaching company in Tignes and Val d’Isere, to ask all…

  8. Fake it ‘Til You Make it: How to Look Good as a Beginner

    Let’s face it, when you’re spending half the time on your bum and being overtaken by someone half your height every two seconds, you’re not going to look that slick as a beginner. But while your skiing skills might be letting you down, there are some things you can do to preserve a bit of…

  9. The Story of Chardons

    Today, Chardons Ltd is one of the longest running independent holiday companies in the Espace Killy region with a portfolio of 13 chalets. But where did the story begin? Our story starts in 1992 with the arrival of Chardons Ltd founder Mark Hayman in Tignes. Despite humble beginnings washing dishes, Mark would go on to…

  10. What’s on in December in Tignes and Val D’Isere

    The ski season has begun in Tignes, with the ski lifts already starting to open and the snow falling thick on the ground! With December just around the corner we thought we’d give you a run down of what’s on next month, and why an early season ski trip could be just what you and…