La Plagne Montalbert is a traditional, authentic French village with a rustic alpine charm, has lots of great restaurants, such as Union, and is part of one of the world's largest skiing areas known as Paradiski which is the combination of the resorts that make up La Plagne and Les Arcs. It takes you away from the hustle and bustle and provides you with cosy chalets, amazing views and a friendly, laid back vibe. If you’re new to La Plagne Montalbert it is the ideal destination to stay, with an efficient lift system to other areas of La Plagne, good bars, lots of activities and even snow shoe walks.
Skiing in La Plagne Montalbert
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. There is a fast Telecabine that takes you out of the village and a vast network of interconnecting chairlifts takes you to all the other villages in the La Plagne area and beyond to the Les Arcs area collectively known as Paradiski.
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 usually has a real nativity scene featuring a real baby, donkey and other animals!
Chalets in La Plagne Montalbert
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. As with all of Mountain Heaven's accommodation, the ski chalets in Montalbert meet the highest standards. The apartments in La Plagne Montalbert are located in 2 different locations in the village:
Les Chalets de Montalbert – These are three chalets side by side, each divided into 12 ski apartments, they’re 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. The chalets are only about 5 minutes from the village centre and all have stunning views.
Les Granges – 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 in La Plagne Montalbert
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 & Mountaineering
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 more advanced skiers and climbers, accredited tours can be arranged by the ESF with helicopter drop offs, ski safaris, ski touring, ice climbing etc.
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.
Courchevel has its own airport and you can book flights over the mountain with the following company www.aeroclub-courchevel.com or try a helicopter flight from www.azurhelico.com or how about a hot air balloon flight from www.skivol.com
Snow scooter hire is available in several locations including Belle Plagne, Plagne Bellecote and Plagne Centre.
Wellness Centre & Massage
We have teamed up with the spa /wellness centre in Les Sittelles
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.
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.
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.
Car Hire: For smaller groups, hiring a car can often prove effective in terms of time and cost. The journey from either of the four airports near La Plagne Montalbert is relatively easy and is mainly on motorways.
We recommend pocking up vehicle on the Swiss side of the airport as you won’t have to buy a motorway pass. Hire cars in Switzerland will have snow tyres already fitted and will usually come with snow chains as well.
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.
Bus: There are bus routes from Geneva Airport to 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 Alpski-Bus and Altibus. To get from Chambery airport Mobisavoie operates a shuttle service. 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.
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.
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.