Resort Details



Quick Facts - Montchavin 

Resort Altitude (1800)  Highest Lift Number of Lifts Number of Pistes
1250m 3250m 20 125
Snow  Expert Intermediate Beginner Snowboarders Families Apres Ski Off-Piste
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Quick Facts - Paradiski Ski Area

Altitude  Highest Lift Number of Lifts Number of Pistes
1200 - 3250m 3250m 141 475
Snow  Expert Intermediate Beginner Snowboarders Families Apres Ski Off-Piste
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Description - Montchavin

Montchavin is a charming French ski resort with fantastic access to the Paradiski Area where there is extensive skiing and snowboarding available. It is based on an old farming hamlet and benefits from a traffic-free centre.

Although Montchavin itself is of a relatively low altitude, with quick access to La Plagne and the Paradiski Area (by the cable car that links Les Arcs to Peisey-Vallandry), a lot of your skiing and snowboarding can be done on pistes above 2,500m which will ensure good snow. The scenery is great in Montchavin, and rivals other La Plagne villages, with the Mont Blanc looming on the horizon. 

The blue runs either side of Arpette are excellent for cruising and suite intermediate skiers or snowboarders well. However, the blues further down become more challenging. There is a beginners area in Montchavin with nursery slopes at village level, and the ski schools have good reviews. The apres ski in Montchavin is very quiet but the restaurants are very good and the village by no means lacks atmosphere. For off the slopes there is a cinema, night skiing, ice rin and swimming pool.  

Description - La Plagne 

La Plagne is part of the Paradiski area along with Les Arcs in the French Alps. There are several differenent villages in La Plagne which all vary in Character. 

For beginners there are plenty of blue pistes and the area is considered an good place to learn. There are 18 free lifts in the whole area; and each village has at least one. Intermediates will be in paradise in La Plagne as there is extensive and varied slopes that cater perfectly for them. Nearly 80% of all the pistes are red or blue. There are a few steep pistes to entertain the more expert skiers and snowboarders but the best way to get the most from La Plagne is to hire a guide and explore the extensive off-piste. 

The mountain restaurants in La Plagne are well up to scratch, numerous and well varied. Eating in resort also comes up trumps as there is a decent range of casual restaurants including traditional savoyarde places as well as the more typical pizzerias. The apres ski in La Plagne is varied, and quite quiet during the low season, but there are plenty of bars to explore especially ones catering for the younger crowd.

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Snow Forecast - la Plagne



Images are generic of La Plagne and not specific to the village of Montchavin