Montchavin - Les Coches Ski Resort, La Plagne
Montchavin - Les Coches is a ski resort located in La Plagne in the heart of the Paradiski region. It is well suited for families and groups with a beautiful view of Mont Blanc.
Jo, Linda and Chris welcome you to the area they love and have skied in for 25 years.
Once two villages, Montchavin and Les Coches, the resort is accessible. Everything is within five minutes by car or by free bus. Alternatively, take a beautiful, leisurely stroll through the snowy, always well-maintained streets.
A network of blue pistes ensures that Montchavin - Les Coches is easy to get around on skis. Les Coches gondola connects the different altitudes by day.
The French Village Ski Resort
Montchavin - La Plagne is a picturesque mountain village with a quaint Savoyarde feel - buildings of wood and stone plus a working farm, so listen out for the goats.
It is also a vibrant ski station with bars and restaurants to catch some occasional live music.
Vehicle access to the centre of Montchavin - La Plagne is strictly limited, so there’s little to disturb the tranquillity.
Les Coches - La Plagne is a village of traditional-style buildings combining old-world character and contemporary comfort.
There are many après-ski activities here, including the full-size skating rink, and there is often wine tasting or ice carving at the Office de Tourisme.
Several bars in Les Coches have music or a DJ during the week.
There’s lots of enjoyment before you return to your cosy Alpine accommodation.
As night falls, the resort lights make for a magical setting. For a genuine mountain experience, Montchavin - Les Coches is the perfect ski resort.
Ski La Source Review from Meg
From start to finish a brilliant holiday with Ski La Source. The apartment is in a great location, an easy and scenic walk to the village and incredibly easy to ski in and out. Very close to 3 ski lifts and the beginner's area.
When we arrived at the apartment Hannah was there to greet us and even helped us carry our bags up! She had our ski passes ready and gave us all the information we needed about our stay, even checking in with us throughout the week to ensure we had everything we wanted. The apartment itself is stunning. Huge for a ski apartment, it would be ideal for families or friends wanting a luxurious place to stay.
The kitchen was extremely well equipped, and big fluffy towels were provided. We found the apartment was everything we had hoped for and more.
As a ski area, Paradiski is amazing. It has a huge range to keep everyone entertained, and some great bars and restaurants to visit along the way.
Les Coches too has lots to offer, although it is small it has some great restaurants, and we particularly enjoyed going to see the amazing live band 'Gurt Slush' on the Wednesday evening - they were superb.
All in all a brilliant holiday from start to finish, thanks to all the team at Ski La Source. We will of course be back soon!
Paradiski Skiing Destination
Montchavin - Les Coches is part of the Paradiski domain, which consists of two main areas - La Plagne and Les Arcs. And Montchavin - Les Coches is a vital link.
A double-decker cable car called The Vanoise Express crosses the valley, joining the two skiing zones.
Staying in Montchavin - Les Coches gives easy access to the Les Arcs. Ski a couple of turns from the top of the Lac Noir or Plan Bois ski lifts of Les Coches, and you’ll be at the station ready to be whisked away for a day trip to Les Arcs.
The Vanoise Express opens up tons more slopes and snow adventures.
Montchavin - Les Coches Resort Opening Times
Montchavin - Les Coches is open from mid-December to the end of April. Each year has slightly different opening times.
The La Plagne ski season 2022 - 2023 is from the 10th of December 2022 to the 29th of April 2023.
Getting Around Montchavin - Les Coches Resort
There are regular free shuttle (navettes) buses that link Montchavin and Les Coches.
Download the app “Mov'in La Plagne” to see up-to-date bus schedules.
Family Skiing in Montchavin - Les Coches
The Montchavin - Les Coches is a well-known family-friendly ski resort and holds the Famille Plus label.
Famille Plus is a national accreditation for receptive and informative areas and caters exceptionally well to families. There are always fun activities and ways to discover the heritage of Montchavin - Les Coches.
You will be pleasantly surprised at the numerous activities specifically for children. Montchavin - Les Coches encourages children to learn and enjoy skiing through play.
There’s entertainment for children and adults in La Plagne’s Montchavin - Les Coches; two children’s play areas, two ski gardens, a toboggan run, three beginners’ ski areas and an ice rink.
You’ll also find yoga and watercolour painting. Visit our page on other activities in Montchavin - Les Coches to find out more.
Alpine Skiing in Montchavin - Les Coches
The whole of Paradiski opens to keen Alpine skiers staying at our chalets and apartments.
Ideally positioned, our inviting Montchavin - Les Coches accommodation enables you to travel into the skiable domain of La Plagne or over to Les Arcs.
Within Paradiski are 425 kilometres of skiable area and 264 pistes varying in levels from green (easiest) through to blue, red and black; there are 115 red and black runs.
There are two fantastic snowparks, two half pipes, a boardercross, two airbags and the Fun Slope to test your skills. Let’s not forget the waterslides that appear in the spring!
Montchavin - Les Coches is positioned under the beautiful Bellecôte glacier and amongst tree-lined slopes, perfect to ski on snowy days.
The groomed slopes in Paradiski are plentiful, and there are even some left ungroomed for you to test your off-piste expertise.
Teams of experienced piste bashers across Paradiski are just fantastic at keeping the pistes in excellent condition.
There are loads of fast ski lifts for you to take advantage of - download the YUGE app, which will give real-time updates on chairlifts and weather.
425 kilometres of skiable area.
115 red and black runs
70% of the resort is above 2000 metres.
A Snow-Sure Ski Resort
There is a guarantee of good snow during the winter season. Montchavin - Les Coches is on the north-facing side of the mountain, groomed lovingly every morning.
There are snow cannons around the resort to top up the natural snow, making excellent on-piste conditions.
70% of the ski area is above 2000 metres altitude, and you’ll find two beautiful glaciers at around 3250 metres, one in La Plagne and the other in Les Arcs. Both are accessible by lift for a fantastic run back to the resort.
Backcountry Skiing in Montchavin - Les Coches
Ski La Source always recommend that you do any backcountry with a guide.
Of course, we have the famous off-piste descents down the north face of the Bellecôte, which dominates the area.
Endless backcountry possibilities will carry you to the Peisey valley, the gateway to the Vanoise National Park, for a warm drink in Pont Baudin or a delicious lunch at Le Petit Hibou.
You’d need to catch the bus to the Vanoise Express to get back to Montchavin.
Montchavin - Les Coches also provides many opportunities to ski in the trees above the villages when the powder is fresh. The ski schools offer courses in skiing through trees for all levels - or guided trips in the backcountry of La Plagne.
See OTHER ACTIVITIES for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the area.
Restaurants and Bars in Montchavin - Les Coches
We’ve got plenty to choose from when it comes to restaurants and bars, whether it’s a delicious lunch, an evening meal, a quick coffee, live music, DJs, or to relax après-ski.
Chris will be happy to recommend his favourite watering holes and secret lunch spots.
Please see our page on Montchavin - Les Coches restaurants and bars.
Getting to Montchavin - Les Coches Ski Resort
Montchavin - Les Coches is situated above Aime in the Tarentaise valley.
Regular trains and buses come from the airports and drop off in Aime. You’d then need to organise transport from the valley floor to the ski resort.
Alternatively, there are private transfer companies that bring you straight from the airport up to the resort.
Ski La Source can help you to book your transportation.
We have lots of information about travel to Montchavin - Les Coches on our travel pages.