The charming village of Montchavin lies at 1,250 meters where visitors are surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Tarantaise valley and on clear days the majestic views of Mont Blanc.
It is a peaceful alternative to the lively resort of La Plagne and sits just below the Vanoise express linking Les Arcs and La Plagne for those wanting to explore one of the world’s largest ski areas The Paradiski. High speed chair links ensure quick access to the most popular runs in the region.
The 25km of terrain surrounding Montchavin is ideal for beginners and intermediates, while neighbouring La Plagne has more than 225km of routes.
The village has a natural appeal for families, which has earned it the Famille Plus accreditation for the quality of its services awarded by the French government’s Ski France organisation.
Montchavin is traffic free and offers children’s clubs and a nursery, so it’s an ideal location for families and with a fantastic selection of restaurants and supermarkets alongside some of the best accommodation in the whole of La Plagne, it’s no surprise that people keep on returning to Montchavin.
2019/2020 Ski season starts on 19th December and ends 25th April, with snow making facilities available on many of the runs.
For those looking for something a little different, there is 16km of cross-country space around Montchavin. Telemark skiing is also available with the World Championships taking place 21 March.
Whether you want to head out on a long walk, opt for a snowshoe trail or even take a dog sled, there are plenty of great activities to enjoy.
If you want to put your feet up, Espace Paradisio is a fantastic option, where travellers can enjoy the benefits of a bathing and fitness centre, sauna and whirlpool. There is also a wellness area entitled Spa Oceane. This area offers a selection of massages, beauty treatments and fitness classes.
Montchavin has a small selection of bars and restaurants as well as a nightclub, supermarket, boulangerie, and laundrette. There’s a further selection of bars and restaurants in nearby Les Coches, linked by ski lifts and a shuttle bus.
Montchavin ski facts:
- Ski area: Paradiski
- Resort height: 1250m
- Resort top height: 3250m
- Paradiski (La Plagne, Les Arcs inc. Montchavin, Les Coches, Peisey Vallandry)
- Km piste: 435
- Lifts: 182
- Snow cannons: 958
- Snow parks: 2
- No. of slopes: 256
- Green slopes: 12
- Blue slopes: 128
- Red slopes: 79
- Black slopes: 37
If you want to discover the mountain on foot, there are 16 marked walks and hikes on Montchavin La Plagne. Maps are available at the Tourist information Office or at the Lift Pass Office in the centre of the village. Please leave one in the Guest info book in the apartment for other visitors if you remember and write some of favourite walks in the visitors book and share the adventure!
For more of a detailed look at the area you can find more info at http://summer.montchavin-la-plagne.com
Montchavin Chair Lifts –
Open Monday – Friday ( closed Saturday & Sunday )
Vanoise Express ( Gondala linking La Plagne – Les Arcs )
9am – 12.15pm
1.30pm – 5.40pm
TS Montchavin ( Main Chair Lift )
9am – 12.15pm
1.30pm – 5.40pm
9h00 – 12h30
13h45 – 17h30
Adult / 10yrs +
1 Lift 5.00 euros
1 Day 15.00 euros
7 Day 30.00 euros
Season 60.00 euros
It is necessary to take some precautions to ensure you enjoy the mountain, it can get hot up there so plenty of drinking water and sun cream!!!
A snack and drinking water
Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, warm and wet-weather clothing
Never hike alone, and inform others of your planned itinerary.
Do not walk on the grass to preserve animal fodder. Dogs must be kept on a leash.
Emergency contact number: 112