The rustic working mountain village of Montchavin is situated at 1250m and Les Coches Village/Ski Station at 1450m. It is north facing so keeps its snow much longer than southern-facing Champagny.
That plus 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 the nearby village and ski station of Les Coches, which at 1450m retains its snow longer and affords access all season to Montchavin.
For those of you looking at the village sector lift pass for Montchavin/Les Coches, you have access to three large beginner zones at different altitudes, accessible by bubble lifts, a multitude of lengthy blue and red runs including the Mont Blanc run, longest in La Plagne, beautiful and varied from top to bottom. Several black runs are there if you hunt them out, there’s a boardercross track, huge opportunities for off-piste and large cross-country ski areas.
Montchavin is a fully functioning village with everything you will need for your stay, a grocery store, bakery and deli, souvenir shops, clothing and equipment stores, multiple ski hire and service outlets, doctors (in Les Coches), pharmacy, cinema and a well-being centre with pool, jacuzzi, sauna and massage suite which is perfect for an afternoon off or at the end of your ski day.
There’s something to suit everyone in family-friendly Montchavin/Les Coches, excellent ski area, activities, amenities, bars, restaurants and a touch of nightlife, you can be as busy as you want on a holiday in this village that prides itself on its family atmosphere.
Montchavin/Les Coches is well placed near the Vanoise Express giving access to explore Les Arcs ski area.