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Champagny

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.

CHAMPAGNY SKI AREA

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

CHAMPAGNY SKIING

CHAMPAGNY BEGINNERS

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.

CHAMPAGNY INTERMEDIATES

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.

CHAMPAGNY EXPERTS

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).

CHAMPAGNY FREERIDE

There is a boardercross run beside the Rossa chairlift.

Champagny Ski Hire

Pre-book your Champagny ski hire with Peak Retreats.

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Champagny 2018/19

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.

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Champagny Ski Passes

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

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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: 2 adults Paradiski passes bought = 1 free child (5-12yrs) pass (weeks starting 22/12, 6/4, 13/4).

Paradiski for the the same price as La Plagne (adult only) for the weeks of 12/1, 19/1 and 23/3.

FREE EXTRA 1/2 DAY before the start of your stay with every Paradiski pass valid for 6 to 15 consecutive days. 

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.

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Champagny 2018/19

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.

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 (22/12-4/1, 9/2-8/3 & 6/4-26/4) 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 (2017/18 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

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

Private lessons are available between 12.00 & 14.45 on period "low season" and between 14.00 & 15.00 during February school holidays.

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 - welcome@esf-champagny.com

Morning without lunch: €17/day or €85 5/6 days
Morning with lunch: €28/day or €140 for 5/6 days
Afternoon without lunch: €21/day or €105 for 5/6 days
Afternoon with lunch: €31/day or €155 for 5/6 days
Full day with lunch: €39/day or €195 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.

Childrens Ski Lessons in Champagny

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

Champagny Resort Activities

20m artificial ice climbing tower, snowshoeing, walking, natural ice waterfall climbing at Champagny le Haut valley. Paragliding, guided tours of the village and 16thCentury Baroque Church of St Sigismond.

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 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.
● Nordic domain of Champagny le Haut: pedestrian routes and snowshoe routes open to the public.

Champagny Cascade Zip Wires

Eight zip wires (5 longer than 110m) zig zag through the trees and consist of 16 parts, ending with a “base jump” of 9m. Enjoy an exciting, but controlled descent over a distance of almost 2km from Belle Plagne to Plagne Bellecôte (at a maximum height of 45m above the ground). Links are created by ladders, bridges and nets.

Champagny Ice Tower

Situated in the Champagny le Haut valley at 1,500 metres, you will find this steel structure 22m high, made of a central column with 2 lateral arms. With ramps on gradients adapted to every level. 
Beginners can learn with mountain guides: 2 après ski sessions per week. 
Crampons, ice axes and harnesses provided.
Tel: +33 4 79 55 06 55 
www.champagny.com

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 the 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. 

Champagny Ice climbing

Learn to ice climb with the mountain guides on the ice tower in Champagny en Vanoise from mid-December to mid-March. The 22 metre-high structure has 3 sections that form ramps of different gradients adapted to all levels of climber from beginner to professional. Wearing a shoulder harness and supervised from below by a professional, climbers make their way to the top using ice axes and crampons climbing right on the ice itself. Access by car in the valley of Champagny le Haut at 1500 metres altitude.
Minimum age 10, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm. 

Champagny Paragliding

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 domaine with your instructor, a professional pilot passionate about flying.

Champagny Dog Sledding

In the valley of Champagny le Haut. Duration: 1 hour including the presentation and the outing.

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 Sledging area (Champagny-le-Haut)

The sledging area is located at the departure of the ski runs (nordic area). Open daily in winter, according to snow conditions.

Tel: +33 4 79 55 06 55
www.champagny.com

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
www.champagny.com


Champagny Ski Activities

Champagny Mountain restaurants

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Champagny Cross-country

The Champagny le Haut plateau hosts one of the most beautiful cross-country skiing areas in Savoy. 4 Nordiques national seal of approval.

23 kilometres of managed and maintained slopes await enthusiasts of skating and diagonal stride.
● Ski pass: ½ day, full day, week.
● Supervised toboggan run, nordic park.

Snowparks in Paradiski

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

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: www.la-plagne.com

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 
LES HAUTS DU CREY

la Rossa 
LA PIAT

Son des Clarines (salon de thé) 
LE CENTRE

Bar/Refuge du Laisonnay 
LE LAISONNAY
CHAMPAGNY LE HAUT

Bar le Bouquetin 
LE PLANA

Bar des Glières 
PLANCHAM

Bar les Rochers 
LES ROCHERS

Bar les Borseliers 
73350 CHAMPAGNY-EN-VANOISE

Bar le Canada 
LE BOIS
CHAMPAGNY-LE-HAU

Red Run Bar/snack 
73350 CHAMPAGNY-EN-VANOISE

Bar le Barillon 
LE CENTRE

Pub/bar le Pitchoun 
LE CREY

Bar le Cosy 
LE CENTRE 3
SARL MICHDOU

Bar le Chalet des Verdons Sud 
LES VERDONS SUD

Bar Ancolie

LES HAUTS DU CREY

Champagny Restaurants

La Poya 
LE RECLAZ 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 22 02 61

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

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

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

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

Restaurant l'Alpenrose
LES HAUTS DU CREY
Tél.: 0033 4 79 55 05 00

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

Restaurant le Canada 
LE BOIS
CHAMPAGNY LE HAUT 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 55 04 18

Bar du Roc des blanchets 
LE HAMEAU DES ROCHERS 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 08 29 93

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

Restaurant refuge du Laisonnay 
LE LAISONNAY
CHAMPAGNY LE HAUT 
Tél. : 0033 6 08 54 34 61

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

Restaurant Club Alpina 
LES HAUTS DU CREY 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 22 57 96

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

Roc des Blanchets 
LE HAMEAU DES ROCHERS 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 08 29 93

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

Pizzeria-Restaurant le Cosy 
LE CENTRE 3
SARL MICHDOU 
Tél.: 0033 4 79 22 49 77

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


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.

Airports:

Chambery Airport is 103 km from Champagny (1 hour)
www.chambery-airport.com

Grenoble is 170km from Champagny (1 ½ hours)
www.grenoble-airport.com

Geneva Airport is 181 km from Champagny (2 hours)
www.gva.ch

Lyon Airport is 180 km from Champagny (2 ½ hours)  
www.lyonaeroports.com

Public shuttle bus transfers from airport

Lyon Airport - Champagny via Moutiers (www.lys-altibus.com). 

Chambery Airport - Champagny via Moutiers (www.lys-altibus.com). 

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. .


Paradiski Opening Dates

The Paradiski ski area (Peisey-Vallandry, Montchavin, Les Coches, Champagny, Bourg St Maurice, La Plagne and Les Arcs) is open: Saturday 22/12/18 – Thursday 27/04/19.

Partial opening: Saturday 15/12/18.

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Accommodation in Champagny

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