Paradiski Facts (La Plagne / Les Arcs)
Max altitude: 3250m
Min altitude: 1250m
425 km of piste (La Plagne 225km, Les Arcs 200 km) : 70% of pistes above 2000m
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. Teh Sauget beginner area (1420m) has a enclosed beginner area with a tow rope and for the next level up there is a poma lift. There is also a gondola (Lac Noir) which takes you up to the Plan Bois beginner area (1870m) where there is a poma and a restaurant called Crystal de Neige. From here there is a beginner run back down to Les Coches.
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.
Restaurants in the Montchavin-Les Coches ski area (excluding all the restaurants in the villages) :
Restaurant by the Vanoise Express : offers hot white wine - well worth stopping!
Le Cristal de Neige: self-service, captive audience with the beginner area at Le Plan Bois
Le Plan Bois: Just past the beginner area, local family run
Le Plein Soliel: Round the corner from the beginner area. Nicho the owner is lovely and smiley - good service, wood burning stove
Le Sauget: friendly couple, lovely building, open fire
Le Pierre Blanche: family run, self-service, crepes after 15.00, DJ when weather permitting.
Le Carrolley: local produce, all home-made (even the salad dressing!), self-service, very friendly and normally has time for a chat, will always find you something to eat even after 2pm! Very nice local Savoyarde wines on offer.