Montchavin Les Coches, France

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Montchavin Les Coches ski holidays

Established in 1972 the French ski resort Montchavin Les Coches 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 295 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 50km of trails, which equates to around 23 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Montchavin Les Coches is Geneva at a distance of 149km or approximately 100 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Genuine Tarentaise village below Les Coches. Linked to La Plagne's huge ski area since 1972. Summer glacier skiing available at the top of La Plagne.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 10 runs ?km
7%  Intermediate Trails
 80 runs ?km
40%  Advanced Trails
 30 runs ?km
50%  Expert Trails
 13 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€203 - €203
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2016
Resort ClosesApr 2017
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs215km
total length of Montchavin Les Coches trails
Longest Lift-Served Run15km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationN
direction Montchavin Les Coches area faces
Top Altitude3250m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1250m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1250m
centre of Montchavin Les Coches ski resort
Vertical Drop2000m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 2000m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Montchavin Les Coches

133 pistes and trails means approximately 215km of runs. 105 Montchavin Les Coches lifts have capacity to transport 123900 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 15km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Montchavin Les Coches.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 7% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 50% advanced slopes and 10% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Montchavin Les Coches after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Montchavin Les Coches

Of the 105 ski lifts, 41 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Montchavin Les Coches is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 4 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Montchavin Les Coches Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

5 apres ski bars 12 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 16 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 2 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Bob Raft, Hang Gliding, Ice Climbing, Indoor Climbing Wall, Quad.

SNO-man says

If you want to push your limits outdoors the Bureau des Guides or the ski schools can organise off-piste, heli-skiing, ski touring and ice climbing adventures. The Olympic bobsleigh run is also open to non-professional thrill seekers who can either take a 'taxi ride' behind a professional driver or ride a slower (but at 80kph fast enough for most), "self-guiding" 'bob raft'. However the slower pace of life is popular in Montchavin - Les Coches more than at most of the other Paradiski bases. You can find out about local history, tradition and produce with excursions and presentations organised through the tourist office. If you happen to be around on the first Wednesday in February, you can witness the annual Saint Agatha's day fate in celebration of the patron saint of Montchavin. At other times you can visit the library or join an arts or crafts class. There's also an ice rink,a cinema in Montchavin and board games rental from the tourist office. Snowshoeing and winter rambling are both popular and there are special lift tickets available for non-skiers and boarders as well as organised excursions to join.

Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

"Montchavin Les Coches" by any other name

The French resort is also known as Montchavin (La Plagne) Bellecote, Roche de Mio, La Grande Rochette, Lee Becoin and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Montchavin Les Coches 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. Montchavin Les Coches has slopes facing N .

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Montchavin Les Coches, France

Montchavin Les Coches day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Families with children of all ages are well catered for in Montchavin - Les Coches. The Pirouette Nursery and Club Bebes takes children aged from six months to twelve years and offers indoor and outdoor games and activities as well as meals. Remember to bring your child's health record book. Children aged three to nine can begin ski lessons in Club Neige and Club ski whilst older kids (nine to 13) are promised a week of full-on snowsports in Club Jeunes. Other child friendly activities include the board game rental service, ice rink and the cinema.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

Montchavin Les Coches Shopping

Montchavin Les Coches shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

There are half a dozen ski shops in each of Montchavin and les Coches and another 20 or so retail outlets besides, spread over the two centres. These include mini supermarkets, butchers, bakers, patisseries, tobacconists, hairdressers and post office.

Montchavin Les Coches value for money gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Montchavin Les Coches

Montchavin Les Coches hire shops - overview of all shopping in Montchavin Les Coches

There are half a dozen ski shops in each of Montchavin and les Coches and another 20 or so retail outlets besides, spread over the two centres. These include mini supermarkets, butchers, bakers, patisseries, tobacconists, hairdressers and post office.

Montchavin Les Coches ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Montchavin Les Coches

Montchavin Les Coches ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole du Ski Français Montchavin and has 30 teachers teaching in English, French, German and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? 78354

Montchavin Les Coches for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Montchavin Les Coches for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Montchavin Les Coches for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Montchavin Les Coches for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Montchavin Les Coches

Montchavin Les Coches snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Montchavin Les Coches: 16km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 3.5km     Intermediate XC Trails: 9.5km   Difficult XC Trails: 3km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 1km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Montchavin Les Coches

Montchavin Les Coches snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 16 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1km Paragliding schools: 1

Montchavin Les Coches non skiing facilities also include Bob Raft, Hang Gliding, Ice Climbing, Indoor Climbing Wall, Quad.

Montchavin Les Coches reviews, 3.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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