Montalbert, situated on the far right side of the piste map, at 1,350m, is a charming village built mostly in traditional alpine style and enjoying stunning views out across the valley.
Montalbert is 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 holidaymakers looking to experience the whole of the Paradiski area tend to set up camp in the other villages. However with the upgrade to the Bécoin 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 oft-neglected right half of the piste map with its beautiful tree runs, powder fields and large cross country ski areas. Its low altitude can be a problem in times of poor snow coverage, but its northern outlook helps it keep snow longer than some slopes, and the prudent positioning of snow cannons keeps the runs open and the village accessible all season.
All of these elements are accessible on the ‘village sector’ ski pass for Montalbert, an option well worth looking into. For those holding a La Plagne pass it is a three-chair connection to Plagne Centre and from there the rest of the resort is easily accessed. At the end of the day, you need only take the Bécoin chair up from Plagne Centre and then it is one very long blue or red run home.