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Thinking of skiing in Montchavin? Montchavin is a charming village that provides a quieter alternative to neighbouring La Plagne and access to the giant Paradiski ski area.

Why Montchavin Ski Resort?

  • Direct ski access to the north-facing slopes of La Plagne
  • Close to the La Plagne-Les Arcs Paradiski area
  • A quiet alternative to La Plagne

Montchavin (Paradiski) Resort Information

Montchavin is a charming village that has grown up from an old farming hamlet and retained its ambience despite development and expansion. It is a quieter alternative to bustling La Plagne yet it shares its giant neighbour's Paradiski ski domain, one of the world's largest.

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.

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.

Child-minding facilities (with state accreditation) include the Baby Club Montchavin which provides indoor and outdoor activities including drawing, painting, games, sledging, walks, snowman building and time for a nap, if required, for one-to-three year olds.

Activities in the village include snowshoeing, an ice rink at the top of Montchavin gondola, with 800 sq. metres of artificial ice rink, a cinema and a wellbeing centre with Turkish bath, sauna, massages and beauty treatments. 

In other La Plagne villages nearby there are more activity options, 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 either take a ‘taxi’ bobsleigh at top speed behind a professional driver or jump in a ‘self-steering’ craft with friends which goes a little slower but is still fast enough.

Peak Retreats offers a range of Montchavin accommodation options. Our hand-picked hotel and self-catered apartments are of a high standard (3 & 4*) and provide an ideal base for a Montchavin ski holiday.

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Montchavin ski facts:

  • Ski area: Paradiski
  • Resort height: 1200m
  • 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
    • Beginners 3 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 4 stars
    • Freeride 3 stars
    • Boarders 4 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 603 miles (8hrs 50)

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