Mountain Heaven offers 5 stand-alone chalets in the high altitude La Plagne village of 1800. This is an excellent location at the heart of the ski area, with superb access to the whole of Paradiski. La Plagne 1800 is situated amongst the pine trees in its own self-contained village with a good selection of local restaurants, bars, equipment hire shop and a small supermarket. Access to the ski schools and amenities in La Plagne Centre is also very easy using the free shuttle buses.
There is a chairlift that is only seconds away from Chalet Soleil and Boule de Neige and this takes you towards La Plagne Centre and the Vanoise express. Directly opposite Chalet Lupins, the chairlift takes you towards Aime 2000 and then onto the whole of the Paradiski area
Skiing in La Plagne
Paradiski is the combination of La Plagne and Les Arcs and is well known for its snow sure and extensive ski area. 425km of piste are on offer, linked by the impressive Vanoise Express cable car. It’s a beginner’s and intermediate skier’s heaven with miles of wide gentle cruising blues,whilst advanced skiers will enjoy great runs on the Bellecote glacier and the challenging blacks beyond.
There are a couple of bars in 1800, but the most popular is La Mine, with its mining heritage very much in evidence in the décor. For a wider selection of bars and après ski, for those staying in a ski chalet in La Plagne 1800, Plagne Centre is a short free bus ride away with Scotty’s, The Mouth and Igloo being the most popular.
For the chalet host’s night off there are a number of good restaurants – guests have rated Mamma Mia's and Le Chaperon Rouge as excellent and really good value. In addition, Loup Garou and Loup Blanc are highly recommended.
Things to do
As well as skiing, there’s a host of other winter sports activities to keep you amused during your stay in one of our ski chalets in La Plagne. You’ll find further details in the information booklet in your apartment/chalet, and booking is usually as simple as contacting the tourist office. Here are just a few:
First and Last Tracks skiing/Moonlight Skiing
How about skiing before anybody else ? If you are interested then Oxygene Ski School can take you on this great adventure. It's a 1h30, ski-touring activity before the slopes open (at 7am) or when the slopes shut (5.30pm). More details are here and this can be booked in resort, just ask our staff.
Another great activity is the moonlight skiing, have a meal in a mountain restaurant and then ski down with a head torch, we have even tried off piste with our torches off - an amazing expereience more details can be found here
Explore the more remote (and often most beautiful) forested areas around Plagne 1800 - snow shoe hire and guided tours are both available.
For the more adventurous you can try out the Olympic bobsleigh runs at Plagne 1800. The Bob Raft is a self-steering 4 man bobsleigh. For the real thrills and spills of the sport, try out the Taxi Bob which is a "proper" 4 man bobsleigh driven at 100km/h by a professional driver; or go it alone in your very own Mono Bob.
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Instructors are on hand to take you on a thrilling tandem ride over the magnificent scenery of La Plagne - it's a thrilling way to get a new perspective on the alpine landscape. We recommend the descent from the Grand Rochette
Snow scooter hire is available in several locations including Belle Plagne, Plagne Bellecote and Plagne Centre
Ski Touring and Mountaineering
For more advanced skiers and climbers, accredited tours can be arranged by the ESF with helicopter drop offs, ski safaris, ski touring, ice climbing etc.
There is a swimming pool in Plagne Bellecote which is only a 15 minute bus ride away and the bus stops outside our La Plagne ski chalets.
Have the most fun you’ll ever have on the mountain and try Ski Bikes. It’s incredibly easy to learn and their professional Skibike trainer will teach you all you need to know. Within 60 minutes, you’ll be exploring the mountain for yourself on one of their lightweight Brenter C4 & Downhill Ski Bikes. find out more on the link below
In addition for all chalets you can relax with a massage from a mobile massage service to book this simply contact Anna at Massage me by clicking on the logo below
To book any of our wonderful properties you can either book online or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org we can call you back to sort out the booking. We can also take your booking over the phone on 0151 625 1921
When booking one of our self-catered chalets and apartments we take a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the accommodation costs. For all of our catered chalets we take a non-refundable deposit of £150 per person. We can take payment in £ Sterling or in Euro. If paying by £ then this can be done online or over the phone with a credit/debit card; if paying in Euro we will need to take payment over the phone.
We also accept UK and French cheques and UK and Euro bank transfers. If booking within 10 weeks of departure then the full amount is payable immediately and if paying with a credit card there is a 2% extra charge
The final payment is required a minimum of 10 weeks before departure
Our catered ski chalets in La Plagne are within easy reach of four different airports - Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon (around 2.5 hours) and Chambery (around 1.5 hours). Journey times are estimated and are likley to increase during the peak periods. All airports mentioned have fantastic links from the UK and some of the airlines which operate inlcude British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, Jet2.com, and Ryanair
Onward Travel from the Airports
We are pleased to be able to offer a transfer service, this is complimentary for our catered chalets
Car hire is often a cheap way of getting to the resort if there are only a small number of you.It's an easy drive from all of the airports, largely being motorway. If you are planning car hire yourself, it is recommended to pick up your vehicle from the Swiss side of the airport as hire cars already have the Swiss motorway
Cars hired in Switzerland will also come with snow tyres already fitted because they are a mandatory requirement, unlike in France. Cars hired in Switzerland are also likely to come equiped with snow chains. Wherever you hire your vehicle from, its worth making sure that snow chains are pre-booked.
Please note that whilst traveling in the Alps snow chains are mandatory from December to April and you can be fined and denied access to the mountains if you do not have them.
You can reach our resorts by bus Geneva airports. Pre-booking of the buses is advised (but is essential during the busy periods), please see the following web sites for more information and on line bookings: www.alpski-bus.com and www.altibus.com. To get from Chambery airport this company operates a shuttle service www.mobisavoie.fr
Driving from the UK
Our chalets are approximately 600 miles from Calais, which is about a nine-hour drive (at peak times this may be much longer). It's an easy drive, being largely motorways, but you might well want to take your time and enjoy the French countryside too. Please allow approximately £100 for all motorway tolls.
To get across the English Channel there are plenty of ferry services, plus the Eurotunnel. If you want to take a more leisurely drive down there are ample opportunities to stop off in scenic and interesting tourist spots.
Train from the UK/France
You can travel directly via Eurostar or on the combined (and cheaper) Eurostar and TGV services directly from Paris and you can get a taxi to our chalets - taxis can be obtained at the train station.