The Paradiski area offers some of the most diverse skiing in France combining wide,
sunny blue pistes, beautiful tree runs and more technical glacier skiing. Our
chalets in Les Coches are at the heart of the area, lying just one lift from the
Vanoise Express, the world’s largest cable car, which links the two sides
of the Paradiski, La Plagne and Les Arcs.
Les Coches at 1,450 m is a small, modern village with a friendly atmosphere and
our ski chalets probably have the best ski-in ski-out location you will ever find
for a ski holiday with children - at the bottom of the piste into Les
Coches, within 30 metres of the
Plan Bois chair lift.
gondola which starts from the same place is perfect for young children skiing
to reach the Ski School Jardin area. The
traffic-free village has a variety of shops, including local speciality shops, a
small supermarket, ‘The Last One’ bar run by the ever hospitable Phil
and several restaurants, as well as one nightclub.
The Montchavin/Les Coches area has many pretty wooded slopes as well as sunny open
runs at the top of the Dos Rond just three lifts above the chalet. The local area
is north-facing and holds its snow well until late in the season.
Paradiski is a huge ski area with 425km of marked pistes, two glaciers with the
highest lift topping 3,250m. The area has something for everyone from tree
runs, open pistes, snowparks and technical pistes down both the Bellecote and Aiguille
Rouge glaciers - an excellent ski holiday choice for families skiing with children.
Off-piste enthusiasts can hire a guide for the stunning ‘Cul de Nant’
descent from the back of the Bellecote glacier in La Plagne through 2,000 vertical
metres down to Champagny village. There are also great views from the peak of Roche
de Mio (2700m), which is a great starting point for runs down to the main Plagne
centre, Plagne Bellecote, Belle Plagne, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Villages and Aime
Alternatively, take the Vanoise Express for a breathtaking four-minute ride across
the Ponthurin valley to Les Arcs where cruisy blue and red runs through the
trees await you in the Peisey Vallandry ski area. The 7km run from the top of Les
Arcs’ glacier and the area’s highest point, the Aguille Rouge, is not
to be missed. Enjoy the wonderful 360 degree panorama with views across to Mont
Blanc and into Italy and then head down to the village of Villaroger 7km lower down
Les Arcs is also home to the famous flying kilometer – speed piste where racers
reach speeds of up to 250km/h. For freestyle skiers and boarders Paradiski has
two fantastic parks with kickers, rails and boxes for all levels.