We know that with an independent chalet holiday, booking your accommodation is just one part of the equation – on top of this, you’ll have to work out how best to get to resort; you’ll all need a lift pass – but which one? And some of your group may need lessons, but at what level, and who with? And where’s best for ski hire?
That’s why, here at Alpine365, we take the pain away from the whole process, so we can advise and sort everything for you before you arrive. We’ll spend a lot of time consulting with you, advising you on your best options and then booking it on your behalf – all free of charge!
Ski Passes – There are lots of different options and deals for ski passes, all of which we can advise on, and book for you. Check out full info below.
Several weeks before the start of your holiday, we’ll send you all the information you need to decide which lift pass is best for your group. We’ll advise you of any special offers and if you’re not sure which pass you need, just get in touch and we’ll happily advise.
As part of our service, we then pre-order your passes so they are ready and waiting for your chalet host to hand them out to you. You’ll pay the same prices as if you went to the lift pass office or booked online, and if you prefer you won’t even have to pay for the passes until you arrive. Simply put, you won’t ever have to queue up in the lift pass office on your first day, and you won’t have to stump up the cash in advance as you would if you booked your passes online.
All passes are electronic – stick them in your pocket and forget about them, the turnstiles at the lifts read your pass electronically and let you through.
Winter 2018/19 Prices
Passes are available from half a day to a season, please contact us for full details, but listed below are key prices for the most popular passes
(And don’t forget to check out our offers and discounts on lift passes!)
Paradiski Unlimited Pass
The most popular choice for our guests, this is the full La Plagne and Les Arcs area, with unfettered access to all lifts.
6-day pass prices:
Adults €305 (13 – 64yrs)
Kids & seniors €244 (5- 13ys, 65 – 74yrs)
Family €976 (2 adults, 2+ kids up to 17yrs)
Children under 5yrs are free
New for this year – all 6-day or more Paradiski passes get a free extra 1/2 day in La Plagne on the FIRST Saturday of their holiday. This means that you can get a free afternoon’s skiing on the Saturday that you arrive at the chalet.
La Plagne Pass
All La Plagne passes (3 days or more) get one day in Les Arcs included in the price.
6-day pass prices:
Adults €269 (13 – 64yrs)
Kids & seniors €215 (5 – 12yrs, 65 – 74yrs)
Family €860 (2 adults, 2+ kids up to 17yrs)
Children under 5yrs are free
Plus for beginners in group ski lessons, there is a special “ski pass + lessons” pack, so do ask us if this is of interest.
Ski Hire – You want great kit, at a good price, and near to the chalet so there’s no trekking with ski gear. We’ve teamed up with two companies to deliver just that for our guests – see below for full info
Trudging down to the ski hire shop can be one of the worst aspects of arriving at a ski resort, particularly if you arrive late or the weather’s grotty. So we’ve teamed up with what we think are the best options for each of our chalets, to make the process as hassle-free as possible when you arrive.
Our Les Coches chalets are right by the piste, but this does mean they are a short walk to the village. Which is why we’ve teamed up with Rental Republic, a local firm who have British ski techs who bring the kit directly to you, fitting it all for you in the comfort of your chosen chalet. So no more queuing at shops on your first day. And no more rushes to return your gear at the end of your trip either – just leave it at the chalet when you’re done and they’ll pick it up for you. And no more trudging back to the shops if your boots don’t fit – all changes are again done in the comfort of your home-for-the-week!
And the gear’s not half bad either. With new kit each season, there’s a range of equipment to suit everyone, from the tentative beginner to the budding racer – and everybody in-between too. And if you really know what you want, you can even choose your exact make and model from the extensive range online, safe in the knowledge it will be waiting for you in plenty of time for your first day on the slopes.
And all this at a cost we know is as good as, if not better, than most of the more traditional ski hire outfits.
Trust us, once you’ve tried this once you’ll never go back! If you want more info, including prices, either visit their website direct (www.rentalrepublic.co.uk) or get in contact with us for any questions you may have.
Our Montchavin chalets are right by a ski lift, but also right in the village too. And there’s a ski shop right opposite the chalets, and we’ve got a great discount with them, so you can get a great price with the guarantee you’ll have the shortest walk back with the skis (and it truly is just over the road – the shop is only about 25 metres from the chalets!)
And they also have some great kit, featuring brands you won’t find in many other ski shops, such as Atomic and Movement. If you want to find out a bit more, click on this link:
and then click the button “Evolution 2 Ski-Shop Montchavin” (this is important, as this is the shop opposite the chalet!)
But don’t book yet – we have a discount code for great reductions, but it’s only available to our guests, so get in touch if you’re booked in and we’ll send you the details!
Ski Lessons – Booking ski school can be confusing – do you want group lessons or privates? Which ski school? What time? But don’t worry, we’ll work with you to figure out the best options, so take a look below to see how we can help.
There is a myriad of options for ski school – which ski school, what level do you need, should you go private or take group lessons. But we’re here to help – we’ll advise on what is best for you based on your individual requirements, and will then book any lessons you require on your behalf. And when you get here, we’ll show you exactly where to go, so your only concern will be with improving your technique.
We’ve got information on all the local ski schools, complete with details on different lesson types and levels – and we’ll happily talk you through all the different options so you can feel confident that you’ll be making the right choice for your specific requirements. And once you’ve decided what you need, we‘ll make all the bookings for you – so that’s one less thing to worry about!
We’re extremely lucky to work with 4 great ski schools in Montchavin La Plagne – all of which offer English-speaking instructors. You have a choice of:
- Evolution2 – a small, friendly, local school
- World Ski Class – the English-speaking arm of ESF
- Lime Snowsports – a British couple offering private tuition
- Ski New Generation – a renowned British ski school company
So let us know if you’re interested in lessons and we’ll send over the information you need to start making an informed decision.
Childcare – When it comes to childcare, it’s important that it’s right for you and your individual needs. We can advise on crèches and nannies, and point you in the right direction to get things arranged. There’s plenty more guidance below.
As parents of small children ourselves, we know that when it comes to looking after your children, peace-of-mind is a priority, which is why we try to help out as much as we can to ensure you can have a relaxing holiday, safe in the knowledge that your nearest and dearest are safely looked after.
From local ski school and crèche, to individual in-chalet nannies, whatever your needs we can advise and help with the arrangements.
Older children, typically 4 and above, can have ski lessons with optional childcare afterwards.
For younger children, there are two options. If they are between 6 months and 3 years, your children can be put into the local crèche in Les Coches, where they will be looked after in a larger group of children. Do note that the creche is very French and the staff don’t really speak English.
Or we can arrange for English-speaking nannies to come directly to the chalet to look after your young ones whilst you are out skiing. We work with few different companies such as Snowlittle. We know many of the nannies (some of them have babysat our own children!) so we’re more than happy to help.
We’re can send you information about prices and times, and to put you in touch with either option but we always advise parents to arrange childcare directly so they are sure they are making the right choice.
In-Chalet Massages – at the end of the day, what could be better than a massage in the comfort of your own chalet soothe those weary muscles? Well don’t worry, we’ve got it covered! Click below for more info
Aching muscles and sore legs after a hard day on the slopes? Then why not indulge in a lovely massage to soothe away any pains!
We’ve partnered with Massage Me, an experienced mobile massage service that offers a range of treatments. And you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own room as they will come to the chalet!
Treatments include Swedish massage, stone therapy, reflexology, deep tissue massage and physiotherapy, and they can be taken any time between 8am and 8pm, with prices starting from 40€.
Discounts apply if you book 3 or more consecutive hours, and you can even buy gift vouchers to treat a friend or partner.
If you would like to book, there’s no need to arrange it before your trip – simply ask the staff in the chalet when you arrive, or at any time throughout your week. Go on, treat yourselves!
Travel – as a small, independent firm, we don’t book flights to and from France – but once you are here, we can help and advise on everything else. Whether it’s simply advice on the best airports, or how to drive to the chalet, or booking an airport transfer, we’re here to help out. For full information and all the options, head on over to Getting Here.