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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.
Nearest slope: On the slope (Roche De Mio blue run)
Nearest lift: 200m (Belle Plagne / Roche De Mio gondola)
Equipment hire shop: 200m
Tuition meeting point: 200m (Oxygene Ski School)
Resort centre: 200m
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.
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
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 leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening.
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.
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.
Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts
Children under 15 can receive a discount when part of a group booking the whole chalet and they share a room with at least two adults
Neilson rating: ***+
Lounge/diner with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV
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
Your chalet host lives out
Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet
Departure airports: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight time: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes
If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre team are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. You can get in touch online or give them a call on 0330 134 6376.
Please note: The photography for this chalet is not of the actual property but of a typical example within the same building. The layout and furnishings may differ slightly from your actual chalet.