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Skiing in Champagny
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Thinking of skiing in Champagny? Champagny is an attractive authentic farming village that is also the gateway to the famous and magnificent Vanoise National Park.

Why Champagny Ski Resort?

  • Direct ski access to the massive Paradiski area
  • A stunning setting with authentic charm
  • Far from the madding crowds of the other La Plagne resorts


Champagny Resort Information

The attractive farming village of Champagny is in a pretty wooded setting where modern expansion has been carried out sensitively. Tucked away on the sunny south-facing slopes of the Grande Plagne ski area, it’s also the gateway to the Vanoise National Park.

The village of Champagny has a small but fine selection of restaurants to suit all tastes (nine all told), just enough bars, even a disco and cinema, mini supermarket, boulangerie and a local speciality shop with more services in nearby Bozel (three miles away). Entertainment in Champagny is organised every week with a welcome drink on Sundays.

Champagny en Vanoise is renowned for cross country enthusiasts and winter walkers - but for something different, try the new 20m artificial ice climbing tower which is the only one of its kind in Europe. 

Peak Retreats offers a range of Champagny accommodation, with hand-picked self catered apartments and chalets providing an ideal base for a Champagny ski holiday.


Paradiski is one of the largest ski areas in the world and one of the very large interconnected areas. The massifs of Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne are linked by the Vanoise Express, the world’s largest cable car: the ultra-modern two-level panoramic cabin crosses between the massifs of the three resorts in just four minutes. It can carry 4000 people per hour. The Paradiski lift system is one of the fastest and most modern that exists. The double-decker cable car has, in addition to the 360° panorama, a 3-dimensional outlook courtesy of a transparent glass panel inserted into the floor of the lower level of the 2 cabins.

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.

The cable car from the centre of the village takes skiers to an altitude of 2,000m within eight minutes. To return direct to the village you can take either a red run or the cable car.

Champagny is a little Alpine village linked with the large Paradiski ski area so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Champagny is in a sunny sector with excellent long runs and views across to Courchevel. It’s also well placed for an outing by car to neighbouring Courchevel (literally down the road) and the 3 Vallées which is a little further (21km).

The ski area is an intermediates' paradise with 80% of runs either blue or red.

Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page

La Plagne only - 225km of pistes, 102 lifts, 130 slopes:

Green slopes: 10
Blue slopes: 69
Red slopes: 33
Black slopes: 18

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

359 snow cannons in La Plagne



The snowsure beginners’ area (with free lifts) is at the top of the cable car where there are superb views to be enjoyed. To return to Champagny, access is via the cable car for beginners and early intermediates as the runs back to the resort are long reds.

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

COOLSKI areas offer:

1. Protected zones starting from each main centre

2. Specific signposts 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

Skiers can enjoy the whole Paradiski area using just blue pistes to get going (again) gently.


Paradiski has extensive intermediate slopes with big lift networks. The Champagny sector reportedly has a couple of tough red runs leading from Grande Rochette (Kamikaze and Hara-Kiri). Try the long Mont de la Guerre red run (1250m vertical) from Les Verdons to Champagny. The resort runs into Champagny are via two long red runs.


Advanced skiers will enjoy the runs on the Bellecôte glacier whilst those seeking off-piste challenges should take the short hike up the Cul du Nant for the classic descent through the Vanoise National Park (guide required).


There is a boardercross run beside the Rossa chairlift.

Champagny Ski Hire

Pre-book your Champagny ski hire with Peak Retreats.

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Special offers: *7 days for the price of 6.  Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue/Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.

Find out more about Peak Retreats ski hire

Champagny Ski Passes

Pre-book your Champagny lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

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

 Beginner ski passes in La Plagne can be bought in resort at one of the Ski Pass Offices, look out for "Cool Ski" 1 day passes which cost €30 for 1 day and give you access to designated beginner-friendly areas on the pistes. You can buy individual days one at a time and once you've built up your confidence, you can buy passes for progressing into the La Plagne or the Paradiski Unlimited area.  

Paradiski ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:
Day - €48 children, €60 adults

La Plagne ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:
1/2 day - €34children, €43 adults
Day - €42 children, €52 adults

Champagny Ski School

Pre-book your Champagny ESF ski school with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski school

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years, in Champagny, with Peak Retreats. 3-5 year olds will go into the Piou Piou lessons. Children can learn to snowboard from 9 years+.

For ski school times and prices, please download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note these are just guiding prices. Please call us for the latest prices.

Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient.  For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.

Champagny Individual Tuitions (2018/19 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

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

Prices from €42/hour

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

Ski school contact numbers:

Ecole du Ski Français Champagny  +33 479 55 06 40

Champagny Child Care

Garderie les Cabris (Champagny)

Welcomes children from 18 months – 6 years old (from 4 months as well outside French school holidays - max 3 children not walking). Open-air activities, snowshoeing, walking, snow games etc., and hands on activities, construction, music, and painting. Day or half day packages available with or without meals. Open Sunday-Friday.

Tel. 33 (0)4 79 55 05 37 -

Morning without lunch: €18/day or €90 5/6 days
Morning with lunch: €29/day or €145 for 5/6 days
Afternoon without lunch: €22/day or €110 for 5/6 days
Afternoon with lunch: €33/day or €165 for 5/6 days
Full day with lunch: €42/day or €210 for 5/6 days

There are various shows for children after skiing (6pm) throughout the winter during the French school holidays (clowns, songs tales, theatre etc). Sledging at Champagny le Haut, near the start to the Cross Country skiing, lit during the evening, ideal for children.

Children's Ski Lessons in Champagny

Children can ski from 3 years old in Champagny with ESF. See ski school tab.

Top winter activities to experience in Champagny!

Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable.

Snowsport activities:

Ice tower (24m high)
In the valley of Champagny le Haut (1500m), the natural waterfall freezes due to the very cold conditions. It´s the favourite "playground" of climbers from December to March.
The ice is created by water spraying: shaping and maintenance are easy due to the ideal site conditions, low sunlight and very low temperatures.
Several routes with various angles offer multiple reliefs and difficulties, for beginners as well as experienced climbers or for competition.

Night hikes with snowshoes
Night hikes followed by a Savoyard meal (fondue, meat, salad and dessert) at the refuge of le Bois. Accompanied by an instructor who is a mine of local information, during your walks you'll find out a fascinating amount about the nature and history of the area.

Dog sledging
Dog sledging on the valley of Champagny-le-Haut. One sledge, from 1 to 4 pers., 9 dogs, duration: 30 minutes (20/25 mins ride). Booking at the tourist office

Sledging area (Champagny-le-Haut)
The sledging area is located at the departure of the ski runs (Nordic area). It is safe daily maintained.

Sledging area (La Plagne)
Sledging in Paradise! One mile sledge run with the most spectacular view on the highest mountain in Europe: Le Mont-Blanc.

Nordic skiing
Champagny le Haut’s Nordic site has 23km of prepared and maintained trails for those that love skating or diagonal stride. Follow the trails through the heart of the forest and admire the superb snowy landscape. Cross-country skiing in Savoie is a breath of pure mountain air and a physical activity that combines a feeling of escape with a sensation of exceeding one’s limits.

Ski touring
Winter in the Vanoise region is also the opportunity to discover new untouched remote areas which are perfect for ski touring!
From a simple hike between chamois and ibex... to a high altitude trek on skis, your instructor-mountain guide is there to accompany you on the best itineraries of the Vanoise region but also to other Alpine summits such as the Mont-Blanc, Ecrins, l'Oisan, the Grand Paradis...
So for an experience further than off-piste, broaden your horizon and go for ski touring to explore the mountain as you'll never have seen it before.
Enjoy the intense pleasure of reaching a summit or col..., enjoy the thrills of a descent in deep powder with a professional experienced instructor.

Trikke in La Plagne
Get ready to live one piece of news experience on the snow thanks to 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!!

Champagny Snowshoe Walks
Between the hamlet "La Couaz" and "Laisonnay", going through the hamlets "Le Bois" and "Friburge". The itinerary goes along the cross-country slope or in the forest. Leaving from Champagny le Bas: 3 pedestrian walks or snowshoe routes (depending on snow conditions). 1 route to the top of the cable car, near the ski area, accessible with a pedestrian pass. The Nordic domain of Champagny le Haut: pedestrian routes and snowshoe routes open to the public.

Other activities:

Village Igloo
See details under eating tab

Paragliding (two-seater paragliding flight)
Try a different alpine winter sport and experience a new activity, sensations guaranteed. Offer a unique original gift, accessible to everyone. Fly over the Champagny ski domain with your instructor, a professional pilot passionate about flying.

Swimming pool
The heated swimming pool, equipped with a removable roof allows everybody to have fun, to discover the swimming or simply to have a good day.
A relaxing or sporting break under the luminous dome of the swimming pool.
Relaxing atmosphere "golden hours" in the afternoon or "blue hours" in the evening.
You can admire the view of the church and the surrounding mountains, splendid! at the time of sunset.

Champagny The Museum of Glacier
The secrets of mountain glaciers revealed… this interpretation centre, located in the old presbytery at Champagny le Haut, can be found in a beautiful listed valley right at the foot of the glaciers.

Champagny Walks
Around the village of Champagny, 4 marked walks for pedestrians (according to snow conditions) through the forest overhang the village or till the end of the valley, are an opportunity to go off in nature. In the valley of Champagny le Haut: an itinerary for pedestrians, along which exploration signs to give you information about fauna, flora, geology. The path follows the cross-country slopes.

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.

Champagny Tourist Office

Office de Tourism 
73350 Champagny en Vanoise
Tel +33 479 55 06 55

La Plagne Resort News and Events 2018/19

Resort news in La Plagne as a whole (not just Champagny):

  • New spa - Deep nature is opening a new 1500m2 spa for guests of all ages in the centre of Belle Plagne. Apart from its superb views, it offers 3 separate areas. Children can also try a spa experience (a first in the Tarentaise).
    Premium spa area - aged 15 and over with a range of re-mineralizing, relaxing and tonic activities
    Outdoor - counter current swim lane, whirlpool, nordic bath
    Indoor - 3 saunas, 31m2 steam room, salt grotto, relaxation room, herbal tea space
    Treatment rooms - 6 treatment room including 'My First Spa' for children aged 6 and over
    Family spa area - outdoor aquatic trail with water heated to 35c, waterfalls, geysers, water beds
  • Escape rooms - 2 escape rooms in Plagne Bellecote as a family venture, exclusive to the Tarentaise! Teams of 2-6 people have 1hr to escape by solving puzzles. One room is family friendly. In French and English.
    'Hunting the Chuppa Yeti' - from 8 years. Find the yeti using a guidebook
    'The Mont Saint Jacques Bunker' - from 16 years. Post-apocalyptic world
  • A new look for Plagne Centre - The shopping gallery has already been renovated but now its the entrance to Plagne Centre that's getting a facelift. Place Albert Perriere is to become an animated 'village square' offering a dynamic/multiservice activity centre. Amenities include: covered bus station, tourist office reception, a bar with panoramic views of the Mont Blanc, 4-lane bowling alley, a natural skating rink in winter plus a Heritage and Mountain Mining exhibition room. In total, an €8m investment

Events in La Plagne as a whole (not just Champagny):

  • Christmas show & market - Monday 24 December 2018 - Santa Claus and his elves, entertainment in Champagny
  • Christmas market - Wednesday 26 December 2018 between 2pm and 6pm - Free of charge in Montchavin
  • Step 6 Grande Odyssee Savoie Mont-Blanc - Friday 18 January 2019 - International sled dog race, the most challenging with 20 among the best mushers in the world. Free of charge. In Plagne Montalbert
  • 8th Nordic Marathon - Sunday 24 February 2019 - a highlight of the winter calendar: the cross-country skiers will be honoured during this cross-country ski popular race (freestyle). Traced on the valley of Champagny-le-Haut in a protected area, at the foot of the highest mountain of Savoie "La Grande Casse". Several distances are offered to participants: 42km, 21km, 10km, 5km, 3km and 1.5 km for the youngest
  • Odyssea - 2nd-3rd March 2019 - New this winter, La Plagne is joining the Odyssea circuit and organising a race on snow - it will be supporting the fight against breast cancer
  • Ice climbing world cup - 9th-10th February 2019 - takes place on Europe's only ice tower in Champagny en Vanoise
  • Famille Plus week - Saturday 23 February - Friday 1st  March 2019 - Free of charge
  • 8th Nordic Marathon - Sunday 24 February 2019 - A highlight of the winter calendar: the cross-country skiers will be honoured during this cross-country ski popular race (freestyle). Traced on the valley of Champagny-le-Haut in a protected area, at the foot of the highest mountain of Savoie "La Grande Casse".
  • Super slalom - 30th March 2019 - An unusual downhill skiing challenge that multiplies the classic format by four, for an irresistible combination of a sporting spectacle and a festive event for all! The world’s longest slalom is open to 400 top-level skiers including a sundry cast of the best athletes from the world of skiing. Stats: 4 km and 320 gates
  • Sublicimes – 10th-18th April 2019 - 5 peaks, 5 parties, 5 senses. Branded “Skiing in Spring”, this family-friendly event offers skiers (and non-skiers) the opportunity to enjoy the ski area via offbeat stops on 5 peaks between 1970 and 2700m. This year, the theme will be the 5 senses. All the activities are free and open to all. Skiers can get there on blue runs and non-skiers can get to 4 of the 5 peaks

Check out the Tourist Office website for further information about what is going on in La Plagne:

Champagny Après-ski, Bars & Restaurants

9 restaurants + 4 restaurants in the mountains, 7 bars, a cinema, nightclub (‘Le Galaxy’).

Gourmet Altitude restaurant - Le Chalet les Verdons Sud

Located in the middle of the south facing slopes of Champagny en Vanoise - extensive a la carte menu of slow-cooked dishes and excellent wines. Terrace offer panoramic views over the Vanoise Glaciers. Inside, choose furry slippers, fireplace, chandeliers and champagne!

Champagny Bars

Bar Club Alpina 

la Rossa 

Son des Clarines (salon de thé) 

Bar/Refuge du Laisonnay 

Bar le Bouquetin 

Bar des Glières 

Bar les Rochers 

Bar les Borseliers 

Bar le Canada 

Red Run Bar/snack 

Bar le Barillon 

Pub/bar le Pitchoun 

Bar le Cosy 

Bar le Chalet des Verdons Sud 

Bar Ancolie


Champagny Restaurants

La Poya 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 22 02 61

Pizzeria le Barillon 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 55 05 30

Restaurant les Rochers 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 55 00 25

Restaurant les Glières 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 55 05 52

Restaurant le Bouquetin
Tél.: 0033 4 79 06 55 13

Restaurant l'Alpenrose
Tél.: 0033 4 79 55 05 00

Red Run Bar/snack 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 22 48 07

Restaurant le Canada 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 55 04 18

Bar du Roc des blanchets 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 08 29 93

Le Pitchoun (pizzas à emporter) 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 06 41 20

Restaurant refuge du Laisonnay 
Tél. : 0033 6 08 54 34 61

Restaurant la Rossa 
Tél.: 0033 6 80 89 77 49 or 0033 4 79 08 28 03

Restaurant Club Alpina 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 22 57 96

Au Son des Clarines (crêperie-restauration rapide) 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 23 43 70

Roc des Blanchets 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 08 29 93

Restaurant le Chalet des Verdons Sud 
Tél.: 0033 6 21 54 39 24

Pizzeria-Restaurant le Cosy 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 22 49 77

Restaurant les Borseliers 
Tél.: 0033 6 07 54 96 19

In Les Arcs

Village Igloo (bar & restaurant)
For a unique break on the slopes, you can stop off at the Village Igloo Ice Bar anytime between 9am and 5pm to enjoy a warm cup of coffee or a refreshing drink in the bar, with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options to choose from. The bar is in the heart of the Paradiski ski area, within easy access on a blue run from the Arcabulle chairlift. Suitable for all the family, skiers and non-skiers alike, the bar is within an easy 15-minute walk or snowshoe walk along a well-marked path from Arc 2000. Alternatively, from 7pm onwards, once the lifts have stopped and the sun has set, you can prolong your day on the slopes with a visit to the Village Igloo, by booking one of their evening activities. For these, you will be accompanied to the igloo and have the choice of a "Frosty Apéro" - a welcome drink followed by an aperitif and "polar" tapas - or a full dinner option with a traditional Savoyard fondue afterwards. Be sure to wrap up warm in your ski gear as the temperature inside the igloo rarely gets above 5 degrees!

Champagny Amenities

Champagny is served by a range of amenities including: supermarket, bakery, laundry, dry-cleaners, petrol station, newsagents, craft shop, post office, cash point and post office. There's also a medical centre, dentist, chemist, physiotherapist, bank, at Bozel (5km). 

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.

Getting to Champagny, France

By road:

Calais to Champagny 600 miles (9hrs 10) Motorway A26/A5/A31/A39/A40/A42 following signs for Turin. Then A432 signposted Aeroport de Lyon Exupery followed by A43 signposted Chambery. Exit junction 14 Chambery (aeroport). Follow A41/A43 signposted Turin then A430 in the direction of Tarentaise. Leave motorway after Albertville onto D915 signposted Moutiers to Bozel then follow signs to Champagny.

By Rail:

Moutiers-Salins 18k – shuttle bus +33 479 24 24 46.


Chambery Airport is 103 km from Champagny (1 hour)

Grenoble is 170km from Champagny (1 ½ hours)

Geneva Airport is 181 km from Champagny (2 hours)

Lyon Airport is 180 km from Champagny (2 ½ hours)

Public shuttle bus transfers from airport

Lyon Airport - Champagny via Moutiers ( 

Chambery Airport - Champagny via Moutiers ( 

Champagny Airport Transfer

For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here

Getting around Champagny

A shuttle bus will go from Champagny Resort /les Rochers to Champagny Le Haut /Le Bois.

This service is free for users and will help everyone to transfer from the several villages of Champagny and reach activities: alpine ski, nordic ski, walks. .

Champagny Opening Dates

The Champagny ski area is open: 14/12/19 - 25/04/20

Accommodation in Paradiski

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