For our popular self catered skiing holidays we have a great selection of quality chalet apartments in one of the best villages and ski resorts in the La Plagne area, Plagne Montalbert. This is a traditional, authentic French village with rustic alpine charm, lots of restaurants and is part of one of the world's largest skiing areas. As with all of Mountain Heaven's accommodation, the ski chalets in Montalbert meet the highest standards. We have a wide variety of self-catered chalet apartments throughout Montalbert in a range of sizes, suitable for couples, families and groups.
La Plagne Montalbert is one of 10 villages that make up the La Plagne ski area. Tree-lined runs hold the snow until very late in the season and the slopes are covered by a network of snow cannons, so runs all the way home are practically guaranteed. A network of interconnecting chairlifts takes you right up to the topmost resorts.
Christmas and New Year in Montalbert is a wonderful time with torch light skiing, firework displays and parties. On Christmas Eve they have a great street festival with Father Christmas being drawn on a sleigh surrounded by all the ski instructors with flaming torches and the old church in the centre of the village has a real nativity scene which last year even featured a real baby, donkey and other animals!
The local tourist office organises plenty of free village activities such as mulled wine evenings and there is a nightclub that is open until very late.
All of our apartments have Free WiFi and the vast majority also have UK and French TV.
We have a wide range of very high quality self-catered chalet apartments in La Plagne Montalbert spread across 3 different locations across the village.
Les Chalets de Montalbert
These are three small chalets side by side located directly on the nursery piste and in a quiet position just by the forest. The chalets are ski in/out and outside is the free button lift which is open to late afternoon. In addition on this piste they hold night skiing a couple of evenings a week and also various other events. The chalets are only about 5 minutes from the village centre and all have stunning views.
Our apartments here are located right at the base of the ski slope only 20 metres away from the ski school meeting point and the creche. The main chairlift is only 50m away and its an ideal location for those who want great views up the slopes but want to be directly in the village centre.
These apartments are located in a quiet position in the village centre and are only 150m away from the slopes and the village itself.
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Things to do
As well as skiing, there’s a host of other winter sports activities to keep you amused at La Plagne. You’ll find further details in the information booklet in your apartment, and booking is usually as simple as contacting the tourist office. Here are just a few:
Husky Dog Sleigh Rides
Children (aged 6-12) and adults will love the husky dog sleigh rides which course through Plagne Montalbert's picturesque forest scenery see the following website www.horstraceaventure.fr/
Snow Shoe Walks
Explore the more remote (and often most beautiful) forested areas around Plagne Montalbert, there is over 40km of marked paths. Snow shoe hire and guided tours are both available.
Cross Country Skiing
There is over 20km of marked cross country ski runs located both in La Plagne Montalbert but also in Longefot which is just below Montalbert
For the more adventurous (and those with transport) 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.
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.
We have teamed up with the spa /wellness centre in Les Sittelles
There are 9 very good restaurants in La Plagne Montalbert. Our favourites include
Le Forperet that is an onpiste restaurant that is also open in the evening, they come to pick you up free of charge and of course drop you home its a great experience.
Le Fiftys Legend - this servces great pizzas (they are very large)
La Luge - A great pizza place
Le Trappeurs Cafe - Another good central restaurant
La Tourmente - Great steaks
In addition for all catered ski chalets or self-catered ski apartments you can relax with a massage form a mobile massage service to book this simply contact Anna at Massage me by clicking on the logo below.
It couldn’t be easier to book into one of our chalets; you can either book online or arrange for us to call you back by emailing us here. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team on 0151 625 1921 and organise your dream trip to the Alps.
You can confirm your ski holiday booking into one of our self-catered chalets by paying a non-refundable deposit of 25 percent of the overall costs, which can be taken either in Pounds Sterling or Euro. If you are paying in Pounds Sterling then this can be done over the phone or online, while we will have to take all payments in Euro over the phone only. As well as this, we can also accept cheques from UK and French banks and bank transfers in Pounds Sterling and Euro. If you are booking within eight weeks the full amount is payable immediately. We charge an extra 2 percent on all credit card payments.
We will require the final payment of your balance a minimum of Ten weeks before departure.
You are able to reach our La Plagne Montalbert ski chalets easily from four different airports: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon. There is an approximate journey time of 1.5 hours from Chambery, and a 2.5 hour journey time from the remaining three; this is only a guide and these times can differ hugely during the peak periods. The airlines BA, Easyjet, Flybe, Jet2.com and Ryanair all offer fantastic services from a host of British airports.
Onward Travel from the Airports
We offer a very competitive rates for airport transfers please contact us.
If there are a small number of you going on holiday, hiring a car can often prove effective in terms of time and cost. The journey from either of the four airports listed above to La Plagne Montalbert is relatively easy and is mainly on motorways.
We recommend for people hiring a car from Geneva airport to pick up the vehicle on the Swiss side of the airport as you won’t have to buy a motorway pass. From a standpoint of safety, cars in Switzerland will have snow tyres already fitted and will usually come with snow chains already fitted.
Also be aware that all vehicles travelling in the Alps between December and April are required by law to have snow chains fitted. Not doing so could result in a considerable fine and denied access to the mountain.
There are bus routes from Geneva Airport to our resorts in La Plagne Montalbert. Pre-booking these services is strongly advised at all times but considered a necessity during the peak seasons. We recommend booking through www.alpski-bus.com and www.altibus.com. To get from Chambery airport this company operates a shuttle service www.mobisavoie.fr. In addition there is an infrequent bus service to/from Montalbert to Aime train station on a Saturday and Sunday and its the same company that runs the Chambery airport transfers
Driving from the UK
Our chalets are around 600 miles from Calais, and although it’s around a nine hour drive, the majority of the journey is on motorways and travels through beautiful French countryside. We recommend putting aside around £100 for the motorway tolls.
You may wish to stop off as there is so much to see and do along the way, so why not arrange a stop-off in one of the fine hotels from Premier Classe and Accor Hotels Group.
Train from the UK/France
You can also travel directly via the Eurostar or by using a combination of the Eurotstar and the TGV service from Paris to Aime. Once you reach Aime, a taxi can be arranged to take you to your Mountain Heaven chalet.