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Resort guide to Les Coches - France

Excellent family ski resort close to the Paradiski link to Les Arcs. Car free centre

Overview

Les Coches resort guide - a general overview

Les Coches and Montchavin are small, modern Savoyarde style villages with friendly, relaxed atmospheres. The centres of each resort is virtually traffic free and each has a selection of shops, bars, restaurants and one night club. Being north facing, the snow is generally snow sure and the snow making is excellent here too. The villages are an excellent base for both skiers and boarders to ski the whole of the 'Paradiski' area as both are very close to the main lift link to Les Arcs. The main ski area of La Plagne is also very easy to get to.

425km

1,450m - 3,250m

Airports

CHAMBERY
(2hr 15mins)
LYON
(3 hours)
GENEVA
(3 hours)

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Resort statistics

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Slopes to please skiers & snowboarders from complete beginners through to off-piste experts
  • Very family friendly
  • Mountain restaurants with great views and reasonable prices
  • Access to high altitude and snow sure skiing, especially the Bellecote Glacier
  • Pretty village feel. Easy access to the Vanoise Express and Les Arcs ski area

Cons

  • There are some flat spots for snowboarders but route planning means these can be avoided.
  • Pretty quiet when it comes to nightlife - best suited to families

La Plagne (Coches) Mountain Restaurants

Mountain Restaurants in La Plagne are generally good value for money and many have fantastic views of the Vanoise National Park or the Tarentaise Valley, and only get really busy during Peak weeks. For stunning views across the valley to Courchevel, the Rossa on the Champagny side is the best option, you can even nap in the deck chairs! In bad weather head for the lower tree lined runs that lead down to Les Coches & Montchavin, and try the Chez Pat du Sauget. The Arpette is a good value restaurant in the main part of the piste and is easy to get to for most levels of skiers.

La Plagne (Coches) Apres Ski

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La Plagne (Coches) Nightlife

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La Plagne (Coches) Resort Map

La Plagne (Coches) Ski Hire Shops

Location Name Stars Discount
A Skiset: Traces
Up to 45%

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The star rating for the ski hire shops is an indication of the level of service; quality and variety of stock, and the space and decor of the shop. It is also a reflection on the price. A five star rated shop will offer great service and equipment but also will charge the highest price. Ski hire shops with a two star rating have less variety and older, poorer quality of stock but are cheapest.

La Plagne (Coches) Ski Schools

Evolution 2 (Montchavin)