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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

Les Coches resort guide - a general overview

Les Coches is a small, modern Savoyarde style village with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The centre is virtually traffic free and 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 village is an excellent base for both skiers and boarders to ski the whole of the 'Paradiski' area as it is located very close to the main lift link to Les Arcs. The main ski area of La Plagne is also very easy to get to.

Airports

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

Resort stats

425km

1,450m - 3,250m

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 (Les 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 (Les Coches) Apres Ski

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La Plagne (Les Coches) Nightlife

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La Plagne (Les Coches) Resort Map

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  • Funicular 3545022401d4cbcd363e07397500eb11e3c0a8b9938ecfc1bd44a5c240306315 Funicular
  • Cable car 262438c5626f68940e156df868b18890cdda3d131cdffa026f19e15448a2f3ea Cable Car
  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
  • Map marker 453dea188bab96b378528958d3eb238715efc6522f6222fc7af2c570aa899787 Property
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