Established in ? the French ski resort Champagny en Vanoise lies at 1250 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3250m the area is snow sure. Over 359 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 33km of trails, which equates to around 18 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Champagny en Vanoise is Geneva at a distance of 140km or approximately 120 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
A traditional village linked to the La Plagne ski area since the early 1970s and now in a key location with the Vanoise Express double-decker cable car link to Les Arcs. The local tourist office promotes weekly tours of the local church, farm and pedestrian walks. A fast gondola accesses the main La Plagne ski area.
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View our detailed Champagny en Vanoise snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Champagny en Vanoise snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€212 - €265|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Champagny en Vanoise trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||7km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||S E|
|direction Champagny en Vanoise area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Champagny en Vanoise ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 2000m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 7% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 8% intermediate, 53% advanced slopes and 39% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 4km Le Rochu run, with a steepness/slope angle of 2%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
The French resort is also known as Bellecote, Roche de Mio, La Grande Rochette and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Champagny en Vanoise slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Champagny en Vanoise has slopes facing S E.
Rating for snow gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Champagny en Vanoise ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Ecole du Ski Francais and has 35 teachers teaching in English, French and taking students from a minimum age of firstname.lastname@example.org www.esf-champagny.com 550640
Champagny en Vanoise for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Champagny en Vanoise for intermediates gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Champagny en Vanoise for expert skiers gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Champagny en Vanoise for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Champagny en Vanoise snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Champagny en Vanoise: 22km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 7km Intermediate XC Trails: 7km Difficult XC Trails: 8km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.2km
Champagny en Vanoise snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 15 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.2km Paragliding schools: 1
Champagny en Vanoise non skiing facilities also include Church Visit (Guided - to St Sigismond's Church), Cheese Farm (to see Tomme Cheese Production) + visit of the village..