Artificial:359 snow guns
Cross Country:80 km of cross country trails
6 January 2018 (7 nights)
7 nights | Guide prices per person
Ski Solutions Expert & Skier
18 February 2014
This is a comfortable, modern chalet in a good location.
Built in traditional style but with modern décor, Chalet Joly has a pleasant open-plan lounge/dining area with alpine furnishings, opening onto a sun-trap balcony which benefits from excellent views of the pistes and surrounding area. Chalet Joly has been been refurbished to provide an extra level of comfort so all rooms are en suite. This quintessentially French chalet is comfortable and inviting, just what you want after a day on the mountain.
Included in your chalet stay:
· Buffet breakfast with cooked options including eggs
· Afternoon tea/coffee and freshly baked cake or biscuits
· 3 course evening meals with unlimited wine during dinner
· Special celebration menus on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve
· Resort representative and Wi-Fi
The cooked option at breakfast and your evening meals are provided 6 days per week, enabling you to sample a local restaurant on one evening.
Please note: there is a bunk bed in the hall which shares a bathroom with room 5. This bunk bed is for children only and is available when a group takes the whole chalet (these children cannot eat with the main group).
La Plagne ski holidays have something for everyone with each of the 12 villages having its own character, facilities and attraction.
Connected by either bus, bubble lift or ski runs and with a total of 225km of slopes to choose from the opportunities on the mountain are endless. When it comes to choosing which area you are considering of staying in be sure to choose wisely. From Plagne-Centre with is purpose-built accommodation and lively atmosphere to Plagne 1800 with chalets scattered across the hill side there is a vast variety of accommodation. The villages of Montchavin and Les Coches are for those looking for child-friendly atmosphere.
|Lower Depth:||10 cm||Piste Conditions:||Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon|
|Upper Depth:||220 cm||Runs to Resort:||Slushy|
|Fresh snow depth:||20 cm||Off-Piste:||Spring snow|
|Best Snowfall week||29-Dec-2014||01-Feb-2016||10-Apr-2017 (8%)|
|Best Base week||02-Feb-2015||07-Mar-2016||27-Feb-2017 (8%)|
Artificial:359 snow guns
Cross Country:80 km of cross country trails
Vast complex of cruising and off-piste, dotted with many villages - some prettier than others.
Aime La Plagne, like some Alpine Battlestar Galactica, or a huge cruise liner bobbing in a snowy sea, dominates the central skiing landscape along with Plagne Centre. They are surrounded by a wonderful panorama of mountain peaks and phenomenal amounts of skiing, the vast majority of it ideal for intermediates plus acres of easy accessible off-piste, much of it gladed, which helps visibility on overcast days.
La Plagne, which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2011, is one of the most-visited ski areas in the world - even more so since the Vanoise Express cable car linked it with neighbouring Les Arcs in 2003. Having extended its empire to 10 different villages, La Plagnes decision to send a tentacle across the valley between Montchavin and Peisey Vallandry (an outpost of Les Arcs) formed what is arguably the third biggest ski domaine in the world: Paradiski.
La Plagnes biggest attraction for intermediate skiers anxious to cruise till they drop are the seemingly endless, wide open motorway pistes. The resort has an extraordinary number of red runs something in excess of 100.
La Plagne was the earliest of the so-called third generation French ski resorts. As the years went by, more satellite villages were added, and the initial space-age architecture was softened with neo-rustic particularly Belle Plagne, Plagne 1800, Plagne Villages and Plagne Soleil. Three more of La Plagnes outlying but linked villages are genuinely traditional, which also helps soften the ambience.
La Plagne has every conceivable permutation of piste and off-piste, from exhilarating descents on the huge, sweeping glacier at Bellecote at 3,000 metres (9844 feet) , to delightful cruising down quiet, meandering , larch-lined avenues to the charming villages of Montchavin-Coches, Champagny-en-Vanoise and Montalbert. If you do the Bellecote glacier run to Les Arcs, you can choose from several routes down but make sure you take a guide. While the main Canadian Couloir descent is relatively easy, other routes verge on the suicidal. Once you are down in Peisey Nancroix, on the outskirts of Les Arcs, you can make a few runs on that side of the valley before returning via the Vanoise Express.Or you could celebrate at the gourmet Restaurant lAncolie in Nancroix, one of the finest in the region
The huge telepherique which forms the mile-and-a-quarter link between the villages of Montchavin and Peisey Vallandry can take up to 200 people. Though not quite as extensive as La Plagne, Les Arcs itself offers a wealth of skiing with some exceptional off-piste opportunities, particularly at the back of the resort into the Isere Valley. Between them the combined resorts boast more than 260 miles of marked runs served by some 175 lifts, three glaciers, and two peaks over 10,000 feet (3050 metres). Theres skiing all the way from Villaroger in the Isere Valley to Champagny-en-Vanoise on the doorstep of the Vanoise National Park, a distance of 21km.
The ESF offers nurseries in all of the La Plagne stations and then there are other creche facilities available. You do need to check the facilities in your specific station as you will not want to have to trek to another station at the beginning and end of the day.
Some Recommended Kindergartens:
(+33) 0479 07 83 54
(+33) 0479 07 82 04
The ESF offers nurseries in most of the villages - From 18 months or 2 years
Les P'tits Bonnets
(+33) 0479 09 00 83
Ages 10 weeks-3yrs
Garderie Marie Christine
(+33) 0479 09 11 81
La Plagne passes covers all lifts in La Plagne areas, individual village-area and half-day passes, Paradiski extension. Paradiski Decouverte passes covers all lifts in La Plagne areas with one day in Paradiski. Paradiski Passes covers all lifts in Les Arcs area and La Plagne area. Family reductions. The Paradiski ski pass is a personalized ski pass rechargeable on the net whenever you want: the service that every skier has been waiting for is finally available!
There is a huge range of restaurants from pizzerias to traditional Savoyard. Matafan (Belle-Plagne) located in the centre of resort, serves traditional Savoyarde food and is highly recommended for grilled meats. Serving a combination of speciality fish dishes as well as Savoyard made from locally sourced ingredients, La Ferme (Plagne Bellecote) is a small, cosy restaurant decorated in typical Alpine chalet style, based in the Galerie Commercial. One of the oldest restaurants in La Plagne, Le Refuge (Plagne-Centre) has great ambiance and plenty of character in a rustic setting. For excellent pizzas and steaks, Loup Blanc is one of the most popular place in the resort.
Depending on what area of the resort you are staying in the night life is differs. If you are looking to go out to the bars in the evening Belle Plagne and Plagne Centre are the liveliest in the evenings. La Tete Inn (Belle-Plagne), a bar with traditionally alpine decor (the building dates back to 1830) plays live music every day from 5-7pm, with a happy hour and Belgian beer. If you are looking for a lively apres scene, The Mouth (Plagne-Centre) is an underground bar that shows live sports on the big screens and is popular after the lifts close. Located in the heart of Plagne 1800, La Mine Bar is a great spot for apres with family and friends featuring live bands and a large outdoor terrace with great views of the surrounding mountains. For those looking for to stay out late the bar and nightclub Saloon in Belle-Plagne has live DJs who play until 5am!
The slightly gentler gradient of La Plagne in comparison to some other resorts means that there are numerous trails that can be walked during the season offering beautiful scenery. Non skiers are able to access the mountain restaurants with relative ease and are therefore able to meet up with skiers at lunchtime. The Olympic bobsleigh is a good evening activity and you can go in the real four man bob or else the cheaper option is to go in a special driverless taxi raft.