This is a beautifully furnished, ski-in/ski-out traditional style chalet situated right on piste. If you are looking to maximise your time by catching the first lifts in the morning and taking the last runs home at the end of the day - this is the place for you.
For those looking to explore the whole of the Paradiski area, the chalet is just one chair lift away from the link with Les Arcs.
Chalet En-Piste is perfectly positioned on the edge of the forests just above the mountain village of Les Coches, a vibrant ski station, at the heart of the Paradiski area. The views from this chalet are stunning with Mont Blanc and the Alps stretching into the distance.
The interior has been decorated in a traditional style with wooden fixtures and fittings alongside comfortable furnishings. The living room is a great place to relax in the evenings with two comfortable sofas and arm chairs, centred around a wood-burning stove.
The separate modern kitchen is fully fitted with everything you need to self-cater including a full-size oven and washer.
To keep you entertained throughout your holiday the chalet has a flat-screen TV with FreeSat channels, DVD player, iPod docking station and a selection of books.
For your convenience, the chalet includes a ski room on the ground floor where you can store all your gear.
The chalet sleeps up to 12 in one double rooms, two twin rooms, a quad room with a double bed and a bunk-bed. There is also a double sofa-bed in the living room. The rooms share a shower room and a bathroom.
From the property you will have easy access to the Village for ski hire, ski school meeting points, shops, bars, restaurants and the crèche. There is a small supermarket and boulangerie (bread shop) in the Village and an excellent pizza takeaway, with a free delivery service. So if you don't feel like cooking, simply order your food by phone, have it delivered to the chalet and you can than settle down for a quite evening by the fire to watch that movie that you never have time to do at home!
The nearest après ski bar and restaurant (Les Lauzes) providing both lunch and evening meals is only 50 metres from the chalet, there are many other restaurants and bars in the Village and a free bus service operates until late in the evening so you can easily explore.
If you are going to arrive after 20.00 with no time for shopping on route then you can pre-order a Starter Pack which will be delivered into your apartment for your arrival. There is also the possibility of having fresh French bread, croissants and pain au chocolat delivered to the boot room at around 07:45 every morning.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Montchavin / Les Coches, 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 Montchavin / Les Coches, France
They can help with equipment hire. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Montchavin / Les Coches, France
Lifts & Passes
If you're staying at this chalet, the company can help you with buying lift passes. If you'd rather do it yourself, they can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in La Plagne, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, they can help you book and organise ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski Schools in Montchavin / Les Coches, 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 Montchavin / Les Coches, France
The two villages of Montchavin Les Coches are situated at the far left edge of the piste map and are as close as a person can stay to the Vanoise Express to Les Arcs, skiers aiming to get the most out of their Paradiski lift pass often set up camp here. To access the main ski areas of La Plagne involves a four lift connection to Bellecote from which you can get to Plagne Centre, Champagny and the right side of the map. This multitude of lift connections that you have to start your day with are the price you pay for residing at low altitude but you get some compensation on your way home after a long day when those four lifts are replaced by one long beautiful run from 2340m to your 1250m home.
Rustic Montchavin situated at 1250m rivals Champagny for La Plagne’s lowest village, it is however, North facing and so keeps its snow much longer than southern facing Champagny.
There are four restaurants in Les Coches with terraces for afternoon beers and menus covering Savoyard specialities to crepes and Les Coches Pizzaria with takeaway and free delivery. La Tavern du Monchu is a very popular restaurant and well known for its good menu and artistic décor. La Table du Tarin has a good price menu where you can sit fireside or by the wood burning stove. If you are celebrating a special occasion then La Poya has a lovely menu and open fireplace. L’Origan is a small friendly pizzeria restaurant with a traditional wood pizza oven. In Montchavin you have your pick of restaurants serving traditional menus on piste or in the village such as quaint Le Dos Rond, or La Ferme de Cesar priding themselves on swift lunch service or family friendly Restaurant Le Chaudron with menu and activities for children. Le Moulin a Poivre and La Bovate are both friendly restaurants with a varied menu. Le Zaccota is also is a small family run pizzeria.
Also see: Restaurants in Montchavin / Les Coches, 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
Montchavin Les Coches has won awards for the standard of its child care services, there is a choice of ski schools plus the chance to try all manner of other activities, from Nordic skiing, telemarking, paragliding, ice skating and quad biking.
Also see: Things To Do in Montchavin / Les Coches, France
The judicious positioning of snow cannons make it possible to ski into Montchavin late into the season, if at any point it does become impossible there is a cable car that runs to nearby purpose built Les Coches which at 1450m retains its snow longer and affords access all season to Montchavin.
Also see: Ski Areas in La Plagne, France
Les Coches is a family friendly village with everything you need including a grocery shop, bakery and ski hire shops. There are a couple of bars in Les Coches offering an après atmosphere, the pub 'White Lines' being the liveliest and forming the heart of the nightlife. Le Zing is a bar/club with DJ's most nights and La Table du Tarin is perfect for a drink straight off the slopes. In the evening Montchavin’s limited nightlife revolves around a few lively bars. Please note that there is no access to the other La Plagne villages after the lifts close except by a long car journey so if you’re after a more lively nightlife Montchavin may not be the village for you.
Also see: Bars in Montchavin / Les Coches, France
Location: Montchavin / Les Coches
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Chalet
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Modern
Sleeps: Sleeps 12
Bedrooms: 4 bedroom
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Access: Ski to door
Restrictions: Non-smoking | Not suitable for elderly | Pets not allowed
Room: Balcony | Ski / Boot Room | Wood-burning stove
Car-parking: Parking on street
Entertainment: BBQ | CD player | DVD Player | Free WiFi | iPod Dock | Satellite TV
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge-freezer | Microwave
Spa & Fitness: Sundeck
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: Chalet En Piste Paradiski
| Montchavin / Les Coches | 73210