Montchavin/Les Coches Ski Resort
The two neighbouring villages of Montchavin and Les Coches are centrally located in the Paradiski.
If you're looking for quick access to either the Les Arcs or La Plagne sides of the Paradiski ski area, there's no better place to base yourself than in either Montchavin or Les Coches. Both are a very quick lift ride away from the double-decker Vanoise Express cable car, giving access to the treelined slopes above Peisey, which are great for bad weather and a blast when freshly groomed. The local slopes above the resorts are fairly gentle and sheltered, making this a good zone for beginners, whilst advanced skiers will want to head up towards the Roche de Mio to tackle the steeps off the sides.
Both Montchavin and Les Coches are good value bases, with lower prices than further up the hill in La Plagne. Both offer ski-in-ski-out accommodation, including a number of good value catered chalets run by British tour operators. Evening's are fairly subdued – if you're looking for lively après then you'll want to stay in La Plagne after your day on the slopes. There's easy access to either village via Aime, which is a stop on the Snow Train, or a 2.5 hour drive from Geneva.
Resort website: www.la-plagne.com/montchavin-les-coches