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The Resort

We are based in the immense and hugely popular French resort of La Plagne, which is linked via the impressive cable car, the Vanoise Express, to Les Arcs, to form the Paradiski, one of the largest ski areas in the world.

La Plagne itself is made up of 11 separate ‘villages,’ one of which is Montchavin-Les Coches, the collective name for the 2 village resorts of Les Coches and Montchavin. And this is where we have chosen to base ourselves – not least because we are at one end of the Vanoise Express cable car, so right in the middle of the Paradiski, making it simply one of the best places to explore this massive and varied ski area in one single lift pass.

It can take about 4 hours to ski from one end of La Plagne to the furthest reaches of Les Arcs, so it’s highly advantageous to stay right in the middle, which is either in Montchavin or Les Coches (where we are!)

But it’s easy for us to say we’re perfectly located. I mean, we would say that, wouldn’t we? After all, everyone else does! So why not see for yourself? Look at a piste map of the Paradiski ski area, and you’ll see that Montchavin-Les Coches is as close to being slap bang in the middle as you can be (without actually living on the cable car!)

We’ll admit, this can all be a little confusing. La Plagne? Montchavin-Les Coches? Paradiski?! But don’t worry, we’ve got a bit more information on each of the different areas below to help you out. Essentially, what you need to remember is:

  • La Plagne – the big, well-known ski resort, made up of 9 smaller villages
  • Paradiski – the even bigger resort, made up of the two resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs, connected by the Vanoise Express cable car
  • La Plagne Montchavin-Les Coches – our resort, and one of the 11 villages that make of La Plagne, and slap bang in the centre of the Paradiski, as we’re on the La Plagne end of the Vanoise Express
  • Montchavin and Les Coches – the two smaller, separate villages that together make up the resort of La Plagne Montchavin-Les Coches

Check out the quick guides below for more information

Still not sure? Why not check out our “five great reasons to ski in Montchavin La Plagne” article?