Comfortable well-equipped apartment on the ski slopes of La Plagne
Split over two floors, this apartment has an open-plan living area which is comfortably furnished and opens out onto a balcony with views of Mont Blanc. French/UK satellite TV, DVD, stereo and WiFi are included.
The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, large fridge/freezer, 4 ring hob, combi oven and dishwasher.
There is free parking directly outside and a lift within the building.
This apartment sleeps five people in a double bedroom and a triple bedroom, with a separate bathroom with shower attachment and a separate shower room.
Plagne Montalbert is one of 10 villages that make up the large La Plagne ski area. Tree-lined runs hold the snow until very late in the season and the slopes are covered by a network of snow cannons; so runs all the way home are practically guaranteed. A network of interconnecting chairlifts takes you right up to the topmost resorts.
This property is let on self-catering basis, however, this doesn’t mean you need to cook for yourself! There are a number of private chefs you can book who can prepare your meals for the full week or the odd night. Alternatively you could opt for a food delivery service.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Montalbert, France
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in La Plagne from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in Montalbert, France
You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here. Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options.
Also see: Cycle Hire in Montalbert, France
You can book all your ski and snowboard equipment through the companies website with their partners and receive online discounts.
Also see: Ski Hire in Montalbert, France
Lifts & Passes
You can book all your lift passes through the company as part of your package, saving you the trouble of having to join the ticket office queues when you arrive in resort.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in La Plagne, France
Instructors & Lessons
If you fancy taking a ski or snowboard lesson or want to organise ski-school for the kids, the agents can make all the arrangements on your behalf.
Also see: Ski Schools in Montalbert, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover La Plagne whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Montalbert, France
There is free local parking available outside the residence.
Montalbert is currently rather a hidden gem on the mountain, it is several lifts away from Plagne Centre and the furthest point away from the Vanoise Express so holiday makers looking to experience the whole of the Paradiski area tend to set up camp in the other villages. However with the upgrade to the Becoin chair lift, (Plagne Centre’s main link to Montalbert) a ride that used to take twelve minutes now only takes five and skiers are discovering the often neglected right half of the piste map with it’s beautiful tree runs, powder fields and large cross country ski areas. It’s low altitude can be a problem in low snow times but it’s northern outlook helps it keep its snow longer than some slopes and the prudent positioning of snow cannons keeps the runs open and the village accessible all season.
Montalbert, situated on the far right side of the piste map at 1350m is a charming village built mostly in traditional alpine style and enjoying stunning views out across the valley.
You’ll find all the necessary amenities in the village including grocery shops, tabac, souvenier shop, hairdressers, equipment, rental and service shops bakery and deli. The town has many restaurants offering a range of cuisine, local Savoyard specialities at piste side Le Forperet, La Luge for great pizzas and takeaway or The white bear for good pub food and late night snack bar.
Also see: Restaurants in Montalbert, France
The Vanoise National park is on the doorstep and you can see Mont Blanc from the highest parts of resort on a clear day.
Things to Do Nearby
The ski area around Montalbert is a playground of intermingling blue and red runs, the silent winding pistes offer some of the best tree runs in La Plagne and for the extreme amongst you there is some amazing off piste to be had as well as blacks runs most of which are not groomed and Montalbert even has it’s own small snow park. You also have a large beginner area with lift in the village complete with snow garden for the little ones and a fully staffed ESF ski school (the only ski school in Montalbert) to cater to all ages and abilities.
Also see: Things To Do in Montalbert, France
Most of the restaurants offer terraces and decks for a drink or two at après but Montalbert has very little in the way of nightlife. Note that it is not possible to access the other resort villages after the lifts shut other than by lengthy car journey so if it’s a night life holiday you’re after you should check out some of the other villages.
Also see: Bars in Montalbert, France
Security Deposit of £250 by Credit card taken before your holiday and then refunded after your holiday, assuming no Damages.
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment
Special Breaks: Ski Short-stays
Run By: Agent/Operator
Sleeps: Sleeps 5
Bedrooms: 2 bedroom
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Transfers
Cleaning: Cleaning on departure | Linen Provided
Access: Lift / Elevator
Car-parking: Public car-park (outdoor)
Entertainment: DVD Player | Free WiFi | TV | Satellite TV
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge-freezer | Microwave
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Summer | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: La Plagne Montalbert | Montalbert | 73210