Village & Ski Area

Paradiski Facts (La Plagne / Les Arcs)

Max altitude : 3250m

Min altitude : 1250m

425 km of piste (La Plagne 225km, Les Arcs 200 km)

2 skiable glaciers (1 La Plagne & 1 Les Arcs)

31 black, 64 red, 125 blue & 12 green 144 lifts (La Plagne 89) & 314 snow cannons 4 snowparks, 2 boarder cross, 2 halfpipes Loads of off-piste!

Our chalets and apartment are in the heart of the Paradiski area (420km of piste) offering more than enough variety for any level of skier or snowboarder.

The Paradiski area comprises of the 2 huge ski areas of La Plagne and Les Arcs linked by the Vanoise Express cable car. Montchavin-Les Coches is perfectly placed in the centre giving quick and easy access to both areas. The Paradiski area has something for everybody.

For beginners there are two local areas specifically designed for you in Les Coches with nursery slopes separated from, but next to, one of the tree lined runs, which leads back to the chalet. A network of snow cannons on the lower slopes ensures that you will normally be able to ski back home.

The wide blues and reds of the Paradiski area are perfect for intermediates and the blacks on the Bellcôte Glacier and Aiguille Rouge are testing enough for any advanced skier or boarder.

The famous off-piste route down the North Face of the Bellcôte Peak is well worth experiencing – you will need a qualified guide to show the way, we can vouch for the fact that it is awesome.

This is a great area for boarders, beginners and experts alike. There are some fantastic cruisy blues to get you started, a great off-piste playground, half pipe, board parks and boarder cross.

 

THE VILLAGES

We are situated in the mountain villages of Montchavin and Les Coches.  Les Coches and Montchavin are 3 km apart, with their own ski area at the heart of the massive Paradiski area of La Plagne/Les Arcs.

Les Coches is a village of traditional style buildings with a combination of old world character and contemporary comfort, with a few local restaurants and bars.  There are 2 bars and 1 night club open till late for those of you who can dance until 4am!

Montchavin is an authentic Savoyarde village and a vibrant ski station.  As night falls the village lights make for a
magical setting in this picturesque mountain village.  Access by vehicle to the centre of the village
is strictly controlled which means there is very little noise to disturb the
tranquillity.

 

Les Coches

¨          4 bars offering music and occasional live bands

  •  Last One Pub : open till 2am, live music normally every Wednesday from 6-8pm
  •  Roxor : open till 4am, live music normally mid week from 9.30pm
  •  Joker : open till 4am, lively dutch/german bar
  •  La Pose : quiet après-ski bar

 

¨          4 restaurants

  •  La Monchu : French bistro
  •  L’Hors Piste : French bistro
  •  L’Origan : Pizza & Crepes
  •  La Pose : Pizza and French bistro

 

¨          Shops

  •  Butcher : offers pre-made tarteflette etc, roast chicken.  Also offers ingredients and equipment for fondu, meat on a hot stone, raclette
  •  Spar : deliveries for free to your apartment when you spend more that 50€
  •  Bakers
  •  Delicatessen – locally produced cheese.  Plus the ingredients and material for fondu, meat on a hot stone, raclette
  •  7 ski hire shops most selling clothing as well
  •  Newsagent offering souvenirs
  •  Souvenir and pottery shop

           

¨          Ice Skating Rink

¨          Games and Activities in the square throughout the week

 

Montchavin

¨          1 night club :

  •  Seven : open till 4am

 

¨          2 Bars :

  •  The Pink Marmotte : open till 2am
  •  Dos Ronds : open till 2am

 

¨          5 Restaurants :

  •  Moulin a Poivre : Pizza & French Bistro
  •  Le Bovat : Pizza & French Bistro
  •  Dos Ronds : French Bistro
  •  Zacotta : Pizza
  •  The Pink Marmotte : hearty food
  •  Restaurant Bellecote (with free transport)

 

¨          Well Being Centre : free bus service

  •  Swimming pool
  •  Sauna
  •  Jacuzzi
  •  Massage Suite

 

¨       Shops :

  •  Delicatessen : locally produced cheese.  Plus the ingredients and material for fondu, meat on a hot stone, raclette
  •  Baker
  •  Spar
  •  Newsagent / Tabac
  •  5 ski hire shops some selling cloths as well
  •  Souvenir shops

 

¨          Cinema : normally English speaking film once a week. 

There is a bus linking Montchavin and Les Coches on the cinema nights

 

Other Activities

¨          Paragliding

¨          Bob Raft on Olympic Bob Sleigh Run

¨          Snow Shoe Trails and Guided Walks

¨          Quad biking

¨          Husky rides

¨          Reading on the Terrace …….. G&T optional!