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Ski area: Paradiski, France
Resort height: 1450m
Resort top height: 3250m

Paradiski
(La Plagne, Les Arcs inc. Montchavin, Les Coches, Peisey Vallandry)
Km piste: 425
Lifts: 182
Snow cannons: 626
Snow parks: Various

No. of slopes: 236

Green slopes 11 Blue slopes 123
Red slopes 65 Black slopes 37

Beginners starstarstar
Intermediates starstarstarstar
Experts starstarstarstar
Freeride starstarstar
Boarders starstarstarstar

Driving distance from Calais: 605 miles (8hrs 59)

resort info

Les Coches is one of the most attractive resorts in the huge La Plagne ski area.  It also has the added attraction of being right next to the spectacular double-decker Vanoise Express cable car lift (which spans the Ponturin Gorge) that links La Plagne to Les Arcs to create the Paradiski Area, one of the world's largest. 

 

Les Coches is an intimate, modern wood and stone village, which, unlike infamous earlier developments, has been sympathetically designed, to give the atmosphere of a traditional alpine ski village. There’s a selection of shops and restaurants with more at neighbouring Montchavin.  

 

The resort is traffic free, and offers children’s clubs and a nursery, so is a perfect location for families

 

For après ski activities there is a natural ice skating rink, games room, snow shoeing, paragliding and marked walking trails.

 

In other La Plagne villages nearby there are other activities, including the rare chance for the brave to descend a bobsleigh run, in this case built for the 1992 Winter Olympics staged in the area. You can descend in a ‘taxi’ bobsleigh at top speed behind a professional driver or jump in a ‘self steering’ craft which goes a little slower but still fast enough!

 

Voted one of the top resorts for Intermediates

 

Why Les Coches?

·          Direct ski access to the north-facing slopes of La Plagne

·          Located by the La Plagne-Les Arcs Paradiski area

·          A quiet alternative to La Plagne

 

 


  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates

 

Montchavin-Les Coches open on 20/12/14 and close on 25/04/15

Child Care

 

Les Coches has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. Please view here for more information on the Famille Plus label.

 

Montchavin Les Coches has a natural appeal for families, which has earned it the famous Famille Plus label awarded by Ski France: it's at medium altitude (1,250 m and 1,450 m), has a built environment on a human scale and there's no car traffic in the villages.

 

In addition, there are high-quality child-minding facilities (with state accreditation) designed to provide a real service for parents wanting to make the most of their day's skiing and to introduce children of all ages to the world of snow in the best possible conditions.

Nurseries

CACAHUETE located in Les Coches welcomes babies from 3 months to 3 years. Indoor and outdoor activities: drawing, painting, games, sledging, walks, snowmen and of course, time for a nap, if required.  

Tél.: 0033 4 79 07 82 82
Fax: 0033 4 79 07 80 18

http://www.garderie-creche-montchavin-les-coches.com

Kindergarten are opened from Sunday to Friday. Saturday are saved for registration only, from 20 December 2014 to 25 April 2015.
  

Registration and reservations baby club and Club ski: OGMC Clubs Enfants - Maison de Montchavin - 73210 Bellentre

Sunday: Les Coches Tourist Office from 10h30 to 12.00 from 16h00 to 18h30

Mon-Fri: Les Coches Tourist Office from 17h30 to 18h  


Prices 2014-2015:
1/2 day for the week: 132€
1/2 day for the week + meals: 199€
Day + meals for the week: 255€

 

Childrens Ski Lessons in Les Coches

Children can ski from 4 years old in Les Coches with ESF.

Peak Retreats can pre-book this. See here for details.

 

Activities

 
Montchavin Ice rink

Only 5 mins from Les Coches, at the top of Montchavin gondola lift, 800sq m of artificial covered ice

Night skating available on certain evenings during the week

 

From 20/12/14 - 25/04/15 between 2 PM and 8 PM.

Rates 14/15:

Adult: 7 € Child: 6 €

 

Montchavin Espace Paradisio Wellbeing centre & pool

Situated to Montchavin-Les Coches (but in the Montchavin sector), in the heart of the resort of La Plagne, this Aquatic Complex (Espace Paradisio) and Wellness will know how to delight all visitors.
Inside

Water complex will propose to you well-being sessions. Relax in a smooth atmosphere looking at the skiers outside.

Well being inside pool
Sauna, Hammam
Whirlpool baths
Affusion showers
Massages
Water games 
Aquafusion arrives
The Espace Paradisio aqua-centre in Montchavin-les Coches is offering Aquafusion which is a combination of 4 complementary activity groups (aqua bike, hydrotone (water weights), trampoline and weights) to improve muscle tone and physical condition, encourage weight loss and manage stress. A group session lasts 45 minutes. The exercise is intensive and repetitive. Cost: from 14€
Further info: +33 (0)4 79 09 33 20 - www.espace-paradisio.com

 

Les Coches Dog Sledding

Christophe the musher invites you to discover the resort with his pack of 20 dogs.

From Dec-April: open daily.

Guide prices:

2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child -12ys : 80€
2 adults + 1 child -12yrs: 105€
2 adults + 2 chidren - 10yrs: 115€

0033 4 79 08 95 98

montchavin@evolution2.com

 

Les Coches Sledge area

Two areas, one in Montchavin at the bottom of the slopes and another in Les Coches at the bottom of the slopes. Free access under the parental observation.
 

Les Coches Heritage

Old villages with traditional chalets, baroque churches with lavish reredos made of polychromatic or gilted sculpted wood, the historic town of Aime, the former capital of a Roman province that's home to many Gallo-Roman and mediaeval remains, arts and crafts practitioners, etc.

 

Bobsleigh runs

Paradiski offers 3 bobsleigh runs - RODEO PARK is 3km long, COLORADO PARK is 1.5km long and new for 13/14 ARPETTE NIGHT BOBSLEIGH RUN is 3km long.

From December to March, the Olympic luge and Bobsleigh run at la Plagne is open to the public:

Taxi Bob: 1 500 meters run in a four man racing bobsleigh, 3 passengers, over 18 years, are taken for each trip.

Bob Raft: It looks like a conventional bobsleigh and carries for people without a pilot (minimum eight of 1.3m, parental approval mandatory for under 18 years olds, parental presence compulsory for under 15s).

Mono Bob: Just you and the ride of your life. At around 90km/hr, in a semi-horizontal position, all alone in a one-man bob.

Every Wednesday: the Office du Tourisme organises an outing to the bobsleigh run. Depart by coach, at 16:50 to Les Coches and 17:00 to Montchavin.
From 37€00 per person for a bob raft descent. (Without transport)

OFFERS 13/14:

Families get one free! 2 parents and 2 children under 18 = 123€ instead of 164€
Sundays (reservation and payment at least 15 days in advance):
1 bobraft place free for 3 places purchased, i.e. 123€ instead of 164€
1 bobracing place free for 2 purchased, i.e. 230€ instead of 345€
Further info: freefone n° +33 (0)4 79 09 12 73

 

Les Coches Quad biking

Quad - Evolution 2

73210 Montchavin-Les-Coches

Tel: 0033 4 79 07 81 85

Activity frame and opened to the persons holders of a licence B. Discover the mountain by piloting your quad bike 4x4 Polaris 300 Hawkeyes in excursion around Montchavin Les Coches

 

From 21/12/13 to 26/04/14: open daily.

Adult: 50 €

  

All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website

 

Les Coches Office du Tourisme
73210
Bellentre
Tel: 00 33 (0) 4 79 07 82 82

Fax: 00 33 (0) 4 79 07 80 18
info@montchavin-lescoches.com

 

Montchavin Les Coches's tourist office - 73 210 Bellentre - Phone: 04 79 07 82 82

Open every day from 9 am till 12 am and from 2 pm till 7 pm - Except Sunday and holidays from 9 am till 12 am and from 3 pm till 7 pm

 

Apres Ski/Eating

The shops, restaurants and bars of Les Coches are reached by arched walkways; there is a small choice of good value dining. More bars and restaurants in nearby Montchavin.

 

Bars in Montchavin-Les Coches

Roxor welcomes you from the end of after noon for happy hours, you also can you dance on the dancefloor, to play billiards, table football, dart, poker till 4 am in the morning. Place des Commerces - Les Coches

Les Dos Rond, since 1973, is situated in the main street of Montchavin (Rue Principale). Broadcasts sports events on big screen. From 8:00 am till 1:30am.

Le Pink Marmotte - at the top of the village, next to Evolution 2 and from the yellow gondola. Snack bar in noon, bar atmosphere in the evening

4 pm until 10-11pm.

Pub The Last one - this pub style evening bar is associated with Ski Republic. Welcome you in the day time & in evening to 2am. Place des Commerces - Les Coches.

 

Restaurants in Montchavin/Les Coches
La Zaccota
RUE PRINCIPALE, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 4 79 08 82 31

 

Le Moulin à Poivre
PLACE DU BASSIN - MONTCHAVIN, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 4 79 07 82 01

La Ferme de César
FRONT DE NEIGE MONTCHAVIN, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 4 79 07 85 31

 

Restaurant La Bovate
VIEUX VILLAGE MONTCHAVIN, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 9 83 54 44 94

 

La Taverne du Monchu
PLACE DU CARREAU, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 4 79 07 80 44

 

Restaurant Le Dos Rond
RUE PRINCIPALE , 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 4 79 07 83 38

Les Cavagnes
FRONT DE NEIGE, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 00334 79 07 58 98

 

La Poya
BÂTIMENT DES SAISONNIERS - LES COCHES, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 4 79 41 20 27

La Poze
PLACE DU CARREAU - LES COCHES, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 4 79 07 85 28

 

Restaurant Le Chaudron
MONTCHAVIN, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 4 79 07 83 30

 

Les Coches Pizza
PLACE DES COMMERCES, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 00334 79 07 86 00

 

L'Origan
LES COCHES, 73210 MONTCHAVIN-LES-COCHES

Tel: 0033 4 79 07 81 26 

Access

 

By road: Driving distance from Calais to Les Coches 620 miles 8hrs 50.

From Calais take the A26 motorway via Reims, Dijon and Maçon to Lyon A43/A430 to Albertville and then N90 via Moutiers in the direction of Les Arcs, following signs for Landry and Les Coches.             

 

By Rail: Landry 10km - Shuttlebus +33 479 55 64 76 – Taxi +33 614 82 46 34.     

Links with Landry Railway station
Important: for return, reservation at the Tourism Offices.
During school holidays, additional services are available. Daily shuttles (except Saturday, Sunday) from Landry at 8:50 am and from Les Coches at 9:15 am.
Prices:

Adult: €6.20

From 4 to 12 years: €3.10
Stops: Les Coches in front of the Tourism Office and Montchavin near the Police Station

 

Airports:

Chambery Airport is 117km from Les Coches (1 ½ hours)

www.chambery-airport.com

Grenoble Airport is 185km from Les Coches (2 ¼ hours)

www.grenoble-airport.com

Lyon Airport is 194km from Les Coches (2 ¼ hours)

Shuttle bus +33 437 25 52 55 www.satobus-alps.com

www.lyonairport.com

Geneva Airport is 196km from Les Coches (2 ¼ hours)

www.gva.ch/en

 

Montchavin/Les Coches Transfer

Pre-book your Montchavin/Les Coches airport taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Chambery Airport to Montchavin/Les Coches – from £125 per person return based on 4 people sharing.  We can book from Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva airports too plus Bourg St Maurice train station - from £28pp based on 4 sharing. 

For all other transfer prices please view here 

 

Access around Les Coches and Montchavin

Shuttle service between Montchavin and Les Coches:
Free shuttle between Montchavin and Les Coches each day from 8:45 am to 11:00 pm (last shuttle at the end of the last cinema session).

Stops: Montchavin Police Station, Les Coches Tourism Office and Les Coches Skating Rink.

Resort News

 

 

Events in Les Coches and La Plagne

 

Date(s)

 

 

 

 

The Sky Diner

A gastronomic dinner at 380 metres above the ground in the largest aerial tram in the world. Dinner will begin at 7.30 p.m., and the cabins will remain
suspended at 1,750 metres in altitude and 380 metres from the ground for the two-hour meal in the middle of the Ponthurin Valley between the Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne mountain ranges.

 

The two aerial trams will be glamorously decorated and furnished with tables, chairs, candles and lights to create a chic and elegant atmosphere for the occasion.
Hosting 40 guests for a unique gastronomic dinner surrounded by snowcapped summits on 12th February 2015. A top chef will prepare a special "New Twist to Traditional Mountain Cuisine" menu created exceptionally for the dinner.

12th February 2015

Subli'Cimes

Six of the summits towering above 2,000 metres will be equipped with off-the-wall equipment. Not to be missed are:

- the private beach at the top of the lift with sand,

- lounge chairs and beach huts;

- performers and DJs;

- a Zen Attitude space at L’Arpette with on-the-summit Tai Chi classes, hot tub, sauna
- massages bathed by classical music;

- a cabin stuffed full of sweets and legendary heroes from fairy tales;

and the original bounce houses at La Rossa. To be discovered on skis...

5th to 16th April 2015

 

Check with Tourist Office on arrival for full list of events.

 

 

 

 

 Other

 

WORKS AND PROJECTS IN LA PLAGNE LIFT SYSTEM
Re-working the ski area to improve skier flow
 - “Arnica” blue run is being adapted for beginners
 - For environmental reasons and with the aim of reducing the number of pylons, “Les Coqs” 4 seater chairlift is being moved to replace the Les Bauches 2 person chairlift which is used by more people now that the Dérochoir has been opened. “La Roche” chairlift flow will be increased from 1800 to 2800 pers/hr.
 - Complete renovation of the Télémetro in Plagne Centre
 - Steep, high altitude black runs “Rochu” and “Bellecôte” are being reworked.

Projects to come:
 - 2014: construction of a gondola in Plagne-Montalbert
 - 2015: replacement of “Les Colosses” chairlift in Plagne-Bellecôte
 - 2017: replacement of the Glacier gondola

 

 

Other Amenities

There is a natural ice skating rink, snow shoeing, paragliding and walking trails to experience in Les Coches.

 

Several points offer free Wi-Fi access to skiers throughout the PARADISKI ski area and its resorts. Ask more about this service at the ski pass sales counters.

 


ski info

Paradiski is the second largest ski area in the world and one of the very large interconnected areas. The ski lifts rise for an incredible 2000 vertical metres above the village to snowsure glacier snow fields, a figure matched by less than a dozen other resorts on the planet. With the massifs of Les Arcs/ Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne linked by the Vanoise Express, the world’s largest cable car, the ultra-modern machine is a two-level panoramic cabin and crosses between the massifs of the 3 resorts in just 4 minutes. It can carry 4000 people per hour. The Paradiski lift system is one of the fastest and most modern that exists.

 

The lifts in the Montchavin/Les Coches sector are fast lifts.

 

With 70% of the ski runs at over 2000 metres and one of the world’s most modern artificial snow systems, Paradiski guarantees top-quality snow conditions from December to April. With the best-known peaks, such as Mont Blanc and the Pierra Menta forming a panoramic background, Paradiski is also the gateway to the Vanoise national park, a nature reserve of 53,000 hectares.

 

Before venturing on to the vast La Plagne ski area or even the 425km (266 miles) of Paradiski, many visitors enjoy the lovely sheltered skiing above the village on fairly easy tree lined runs.  North facing slopes and snowmaking means resort level snow is normally excellent.

 

Additional ski info facts, main ski info in panel above

La Plagne

Km

225

Lifts

102

Slopes 134

 

 

 10

 

 

 69

 

 

 33

 

 

 18

 

2 snowpark, 3 boardcross (Belle Plagne, Montchavin/Les Coches, Champagny), 2 boardergliss (Arcs 1600 & 2000), 1 half pipe

359 snow cannons in La Plagne

 

LES COCHES SKI AREA

To get to La Plagne there are a few lift systems to take but the local slopes have a number of easy-intermediate runs. Les Coches is a little alpine village which is linked to the large Paradiski ski area so you get the best of both worlds.

 

The slopes of the La Plagne side are mostly north-facing and between 2000m and 2700m making most of La Plagnes slopes snow sure. The local Montchavin-Les Coches slopes are tree-lined where as above this (where the high altuitude villages are) its mainly open.

 

In winter, the Vanoise Express 200 person cable car (2km wide and 4 minutes in duration) is accessible to skiers and pedestrians.  On Montchavin side though, the cable car arrives on a ski slope. You can't reach Montchavin on foot from Les Arcs. To get to the cable car from Les Coches centre, you need to take one lift and then ski on blue runs - so its pretty quick and easy. It's much quicker to access the Vanoise Express from either Monthchavin or Les Coches than from the altitude La Plagne villages which are further away.

 

LES COCHES BEGINNERS

La Plagne is a good place to learn with 18 free ski lifts in the whole area. Each village has at least one. There are beginners areas in Montchavin/Les Coches (as well as Plagne Centre, Plagne 1800, Aime la Plagne and Plagne Bellecote).

 

The Plan Bois area above Les Coches has good gentle slopes for beginners served by a six-pack; there is also a nursery area on the other side of Les Coches accessed by a bucket lift.

 

La Plagne and its Villages have reinvented the beginner ski areas from each main village. There are now zones called COOLSKI zones which are specially created to allow you to learn in complete safety. The pass is €28/day/pers.

 

COOLSKI areas offer:

1. Protected zones starting from each main centre

2. Specific sign posts on the slopes

3. A selection of suitable lifts

4. Easy, large and well groomed slopes

5. Suggested circuits for your first ski outside the protected zone

 View map of Les Coches/Montchavin COOLSKI zone

 

 

LES COCHES INTERMEDIATES

Intermediates will find heaps of interlinked blue and red ski runs across the entire region; infact 80% of La Plagnes 225km are blue or red. It’s an intermediates paradise!

 

It can be fun to try to see how far across this giant ski area you can venture in a day, the lifts and runs seem to go on and on. Paradiski has extensive intermediate slopes with big lift networks.

 

LES COCHES EXPERTS

Experts will be happy if they sign up with one of the ski schools to tackle the under-rated off-piste or attempt the near 2000m vertical down from the north face of the Bellecôte glacier, one of the world's longest and toughest runs. High-altitude skiing with helicopter drop-off, ski safaris, ski touring and even ascents of Mont-Blanc are possible, always with a professional guide.

 

LES COCHES OFF-PISTE

Hire a guide and explore the vast off-piste potential in La Plagne. The glacier and Biolley sectors have some excellent off-piste terrain. For the more experienced, the north face of Bellecote presents a splendid challenge. Within the ski domain there are 'Natur' Pistes also. This means you can learn to ski in an off-piste style safety, but within the ski area and patrolled by ski patrol. They are ungroomed ski runs.

 

Not to be missed when you visit Paradiski!

360 degree panorama of La Grande Rochette at La Plagne. The Aiguille Rouge descent, a mythical 7km non-stop, from the glacier at 3226m all the way to Villaroger at 1200m (on the Les Arcs side). One of the steepest drops in Europe! Once at the top, climb up the observation point and see the views towards the Swiss, Italian and French Alps right to the Jura mountain range. A view like none other!

 


  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
  • Historical Snow
Ski Hire

 

Ski hire Les Coches prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £57 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Les Coches ski hire prices.

Ski Passes

 

LIFT PASSES MONTCHAVIN-LES COCHES 14/15

La Plagne1 20/12-17/4

Paradiski2 17/12-20/4

Paradiski Decouverte3

Your hands-free lift pass cards will be sent to you in your voucher pack, so you won’t have to queue at the lift pass office with a voucher on arrival.

20/12-17/4

Decouverte

Adult (14-64yrs)

6 days

£206

£239

£223

7 days

£239

£273

£256

Child (6-13yrs) & Senior (65-71yrs)

6 days

£161

£187

£174

7 days

£187

£213

£200

Family pass: 2 adults + 2 children (6-17 yrs)*

6 days

N/A

£748

£696

*Proof of age is compulsory. Free passes for children under 6yrs; Senior +72yrs: to buy locally - Photo only necessary for free passes

7 days

N/A

£852

£800

Family pass Extra child (6-17 yrs)*

6 days

N/A

£187

£174

7 days

N/A

£213

£200

1 La Plagne: 225km (Les Coches, La Plagne, Montchavin, Champagny)

2 Paradiski: 425km (La Plagne area + Les Arcs/Peisey)

For complete beginners, please note that there is also a cheaper lift pass covering Montchavin-Les Coches ski area only although we cannot pre-book this so it has to be bought in resort.

3 Paradiski Decouverte: La Plagne ski area + 1 day access to Paradiski

SPECIAL OFFERS:

2 adults passes bought (Paradiski/Paradiski Decouverte) = 1 free child pass (weeks starting 20/12 & 4/4 & 11/4)

Paradiski for the same price as La Plagne for the weeks of 10/1, 14/3 and 21/3

   

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

 

For beginners 14/15:

Montchavin-Les Coches local only

1 day €39

Public Rates in Euros, valid from 20/12/2014 to 17/04/2015.

 

COOL SKI zone is €28 per day

 

Paradiski ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 14/15:

Day - €43.50 children, €55.50 adults

1/2 day -€35 children, €44.50 adults

 

La Plagne ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 14/15:

½ day - €30.50 children, €39 adults

Day - €38.50 children, €49 adults

 

WORKS AND PROJECTS IN LA PLAGNE LIFT SYSTEM
Re-working the ski area to improve skier flow
 - “Arnica” blue run is being adapted for beginners
 - For environmental reasons and with the aim of reducing the number of pylons, “Les Coqs” 4 seater chairlift is being moved to replace the Les Bauches 2 person chairlift which is used by more people now that the Dérochoir has been opened. “La Roche” chairlift flow will be increased from 1800 to 2800 pers/hr.
 - Complete renovation of the Télémetro in Plagne Centre
 - Steep, high altitude black runs “Rochu” and “Bellecôte” are being reworked.

Projects to come:
 - 2014: construction of a gondola in Plagne-Montalbert
 - 2015: replacement of “Les Colosses” chairlift in Plagne-Bellecôte
 - 2017: replacement of the Glacier gondola

  
 

Ski School

 

SKI SCHOOL ESF 14/15 LES COCHES

Lessons only (lift pass not included)

Adults

Children (4 - 13 yrs)

Ski

£123

£123

6 half-days1

Snowboard (+9yrs)

All other dates

21/12-2/1+ 8/2-6/3 + 12/4-24/4

Cost of medal included for children - Competition classes available 3 hours ask for prices

6 half-days2 2 hours 30

n/a

£129

5 or 6 half-days3 2 hours

£100

n/a

1 All season except 8/2-6/3: 6 Mornings Sun-Fri 9.30-12.00 or 6 Afternoons 14.00-16.30

6 Mornings 8/2-6/3, Sun-Fri. 8.55-11.10 or 11.15-13.30 / 6 Afternoons (for children of all levels+ adults beginners only) 14.00-16.15

2 6 Afternoons, Sun-Fri 21/12-2/1 + 5/4-18/4: 14.00-16.30 - 8/2-6/3: 11.25-13.55 or 14.45-17.15

3 5 or 6 Afternoons, Sunday or Monday-Friday 14.00-16.00 (not available 21/12-2/1 + 8/2-6/3)

TIMES GIVEN FOR INFORMATION ONLY

TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & TO BE CONFIRMED

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply

 

Ski School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.   

 

Les Coches Individual Tuition (14/15 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

 

Prices:
1 hour for 1 or 2 people: 41€
1 hour 30, for 1 or 2 people: 60.50 €
1 hour for 1 or 2 people mornings, and during the February and March holidays  (9:00 -12:00): 49€

1 hour 30 1 or 2 people mornings Monday to Friday, and the February and March holidays: 73€
 

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

 

Ski school contact numbers:

Contact ski school direct to book. Phone: 0033 4 79 07 80 33
Fax: 0033 4 79 07 82 37

Activities

 

Mountain restaurants

3

 

Cross-country in Paradiski

Pedestrian and X-Country skiers

Access to the x-country tracks is free. There are 16 km of marked tracks that may be reached from the vimmages and from the top of the lifts at Montchavin and Les Coches, as well as from the Les Coches and Lac Noir Gondola lifts.

Ask for the plan at either Office du Tourisme.

 

There is 153kms of cross country skiing in this vast ski area (Paradiski). In La Plagne area there is 80km/50 miles. Try Champagny (Le-Haut) – 14 miles of stunning winding tracks in a sunny valley.

 

Les Coches Snowshoeing

0033 4 79 07 81 85

montchavin@evolution2.com

From Dec-April

Guide Rates:

Adult: from 24€ Child: from 19€

 

Snowparks in Paradiski

2 snowparks, 6 boardercross, 1 half pipe and 2 big Air Bags.

 

Pass Park for access to la Plagne's freestyle areas.
1 day Pass Park € 28.00

Public Rates in Euros, valid from 21/12/2013 to 18/04/2014.

 

Les Coches Snakegliss

Snakegliss is an activity of collective sled which is practised in family or between friends.

From 21/12/13 to 26/04/14: open daily.
Adult: 10 €
Child: 10 €

 

Les Coches Trikke

Get ready to live one piece of new experience on the snow thanks to a really easy handling. After some simple instructions on the use of Skki, you will be ready to slide quite freely on this new machine which does not leave indifferent. Easy to check, within 30 minutes you will be able to slalom and to take advantage completely of your stay in the winter sports!

From 21/12/13 to 26/04/14: open daily.

 

Les Coches Snowscoot

The snow scoot is a machine consisted of a frame, two similar different boards in snowboards, a fork and a guidon to direct the board before. The back board is fixed to the frame and that before stands by the fork.Only with an instructor - On the slopes.

From 21/12/13 to 26/04/14: open daily.

 

Les Coches Airboard

Airboard: it is the bodyboard of snows... An inflatable sled on which we lengthen in flat - stomach, the head forward! The machine goes by the weight of the body.
Wednesday

* Demonstration and Initiation in front of the ESF

Thursday
* Big Descent
- RDV is at the top of the yellow gondola in Les Coches
- Summit Chairlift of Plan Bois

From 21/12/13 to 26/04/14: open daily.

 

NEW for 2014/15: Olympic Experience by Bruno Mingeon

€295 per person
Dressed in professional race kit, you will embark in pairs on the 4-man bobsled driven by the Olympic medalist and World Champion, Bruno Mingeon.  You will race down the 19-turn Olympic Track of la Plagne [Olympic Games 1992] at speeds of up to 130km/h.  Minimum age: 18.

 

Historical Snow

 

Les Coches Snow Report – 2004-2014 (10 season average)

 

Here is the snow record data for Les Coches. The first row shows the week for which the measurement applies eg. February 3 is the 3rd week in February. Top slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the top of the ski area. Bottom Slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the bottom of the ski area (this is generally where the nursery pistes are located). About 10 cm is generally enough to ski but it very much depends on what’s below ie. grass or more rocky surface.

 

10 year ski season average:

 

Month

Nov

Dec

Dec

Dec

Dec

Jan

Jan

Jan

Jan

Feb

Feb

Feb

Feb

Mar

Mar

Mar

Mar

Apr

Apr

Apr

Week

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Upper Slopes (cm)

n/a

n/a

34

93

127

146

148

149

162

164

172

180

187

203

212

216

223

227

228

227

Lower Slopes (cm)

n/a

n/a

7.2

20

23

22

24

26

30

34

35

33

34

37

37

35

32

28

23

14

 

Other Accommodation In: Les Coches

More details
Les Chalets de Wengen
Apartments. Sleeps 2-10
Indoor pool
Enjoys an ideal location 300m from the shops and 200-400m from the lifts and the ski school meeting point in Les Coches.

More details
La Marelle
Apartments. Sleep 2-7
Enjoys a good position with easy access to the slopes in Les Coches (nearly ski-in ski-out), cable car and ice rink (250m), ski school office (500m) and resort centre (500m).


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