La Plagne (Montalbert)
Traditional, quiet ski village with access to the La Plagne and Paradiski ski domain
Montalbert resort guide - a general overview
Plagne Montalbert is situated at the extreme Western end of the ski area. It is a lower lying and much more traditional village compared to the other purpose built resorts of the area. However, at 1350 metres altitude the snow does not really last through to the very end of the winter season. Although the skiing on the upper slopes of La Plagne is fine through to mid/end April the run back down to Montalbert is likely to be on artificial snow at this time of year.
Staying in Montalbert is a great value way to ski one of the largest ski areas of the world. The lift system has greatly improved in recent years so that when there were 4 rather slow chairs to get out of the resort and into the main ski area there are now just two highspeed lifts. Montalbert makes a fine resort for families looking for quiet slopes.
1,930m - 3,250m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- 2hrs 15mins
Pros and Cons
- Slopes to please skiers & snowboarders from complete beginners through to offpiste 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
- 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
- Resort buses that are reliable but don't run often or late, miss the last one & you need a taxi
La Plagne (Montalbert) 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 (Montalbert) Apres Ski
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La Plagne (Montalbert) Nightlife
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