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Neilson Chalet Des Cimes (Belle Plagne)

La Plagne,
 France
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Chalet accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with free-flowing wine
  • Free guiding & coaching
About the chalet
  • Right on the slopes
  • Sleeps 8 people
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Shared wellness area
  • 200m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 425km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 2050m
  • Made for intermediates & advanced
  • Snowsure with a glacier
  • Quick lift system
  • Quiet nightlife

This is a wonderful little apartment-style chalet that sits right next to the slopes. It makes a perfect mountain retreat for a couple of families or a small group of friends as it sleeps eight people in four rooms. The comfortable lounge has a fireplace and amazing mountain views too.

 

The boxes carry on being ticked as the apart-chalet complex has a shared wellness facility which you have access to a couple of times per week. The facility includes a sauna and hot tub as well as a relaxation area to really unwind. There's a small charge for using the facilities, but this can be paid for locally.

 

 

Your location is pretty ideal. It's on the slopes (the Roche De Mio blue run) and the resort centre is an easy five minute walk thanks to the covered walkways in Belle Plagne. You'll find the equipment hire shop and a good selection of shops and bars in the resort centre too, making for a really convenient stay.

 

 

From the chalet to...

Nearest slope: On the slope (Roche De Mio blue run)

Nearest lift: 200m (Bellecôte / Roche De Mio gondola)

Equipment hire shop: 200m 

Tuition meeting point: 200m  (Oxygene Ski School)

Resort centre: 200m 

 

 

About the resort

La Plagne forms one half of the 425km playground which is the Paradiski area. It really is one of the best ski areas in the world, regularly playing host to speed skiing, freeriding, freestyle and world cup events.

 

The terrain is varied, high and seemingly endless. The La Plagne half of the area is over 200km in itself so unless you're a hardcore mile-muncher, the local lift pass is enough. That said, it's definitely worth a trip over to Les Arcs at least once during your stay just for the cable car ride; the double-decker  Vallandry Express is not to be missed!

 

 

La Plagne is made up of 10 separate villages, all at varying heights and all with a slightly different style. Being a purpose built resort, it may not be the prettiest, but it's well thought out and mostly traffic-free.

The Des Cimes is based in Belle Plagne up at 2050m where there's a nice choice of bars and restaurants and a few small supermarkets and touristy shops with the usual fare on offer. Belle Plagne is also linked to the larger and more lively Plagne Bellecôte by a cable car. This runs up until midnight giving you more options for evening entertainment.

 

Resort stats

Area size: 425km in the Paradiski area

Linked resorts: Les Arcs

Resort altitude: 2050m

Skiing altitude: 1800m to 3250m

Number of runs: 242

Range of runs: 32% green, 44% blue, 15% red and 9% black

Lifts: 94 drags, 62 chairs, 12 gondolas,2 cable cars and 1 funicular

Night skiing: No

Cross country trails: 91km

Snowmaking: 22% of runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

 

 

Food and drink

Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.

 

Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and free-flowing wine throughout the week, all followed by fresh coffee.

 

 

We provide evening meals on six nights a week to leave you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening. For shorter holidays over New Year 2016/17, you still have one night free to explore the resort and local cuisine.

 

 

Rooms

Each of the four bedrooms has a lovely warm feel with beautifully carved furniture and beds with deep mattresses for a good night's rest. A club twin and a club double with a balcony on the ground floor have private facilities (not ensuite) and the remaining two club twins on the top floor share a bathroom. 

 

 

Neilson Mountain Experts

Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.

 

Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder. 

 

There are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there. 

 

 

Chalet features

Neilson rating: ***+

Lounge/diner with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV

Open fireplace

Use of shared sauna and hot tub 

Ski/board and boot storage 

Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Private nanny service available on request

Your chalet host lives out

Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet 

 

 

Extras and offers

Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Grenoble 

Flight time: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes 

 

 

Booking the whole chalet?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre consultants are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0333 014 3351 or email groups@neilson.com

 

 

 

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