About La Plagne / Montchavin
Montchavin is a hidden gem in the mountains and once people discover it, they come back time and time again. A perfect Savoyarde farming village opposite Mont Blanc but right in the middle of the World-Famous Paradiski WITH FANTASTIC ACCESS TO AND FROM NEARBY AIRPORTS AND TRAIN STATION.
Montchavin is ideally placed to give you easy and quick access, right from your doorstep to the worlds largest ski area with over 425 kms of piste on your doorstep and 70% of it above 2,000m. It is north facing too so making it a SnowsureSki Area until the end of April.
Imagine Montchavin as it was long ago when the village consisted of a few humble houses and where the people lived primarily from local agriculture. Times were hard and by the 70’s there were only a dozen people left in the village so the Mayor, realising that something had to be done to stop the exodus, undertook a project of improvements and renovation of the village in conjunction with the rapid development of the skiing industry.
40 years on, and Montchavin La Plagne (which lies on the edge of The Vanoise National Park ) is a bustling, charming village with cobbled streets and traditional stone and slate houses and it is home to the unique Vanoise Express cablecar, built in 2003, which opens up the entire Paradiski area. In 2017, a brand new Télécabine will open from Montchavin to the top of La Plagne, ensuring that La Plagne is yet again voted Top Destination for skiers of the year.
Children have always been at the top of the list of priorities for Montchavin La Plagne and the child care facilities and entertainment are second to none hence the coveted Ski Famille Award. Parents can rest assured that the youngsters will have the holiday of their lives and this obviously means that the parents get the most out of it too.
A huge thank you to Lee Harding from Snowplacelikehome for this great little review of Montchavin. Lee and her husband Kevin are the owners of Chalet de la Vanoise in Montchavin which is perfectly situated to explore the huge Paradiski area.