Our properties are located in the village of La Plagne Montalbert, one of the 10 individual villages making up the resort of La Plagne. The resort was built around an old traditional farming village and still retains a lot of the traditional charm – while benefiting from the more recently built infrastructure of the ski resort. A gondola lift carries up the mountain and links Montalbert in to the whole La Plagne area – and indeed to the whole Paradiski area of 450km of pistes. The chalet is on the edge of the village centre, with quick and easy access on foot to the lifts, the pistes and the village shops, bars and restaurants.
There are many bars and restaurants in the village covering a variety of cuisines – including traditional local food, pizza and more luxurious French restaurants. Some of the bars remain open late into the night during the winter season, with live music – but we like to describe the nightlife of Montalbert as being like a “country pub”. It’s not so noisy and busy to attract the clubbers, there’s plenty of places to see and go, but you can usually find a table to sit down and a noise level to suit you if you prefer the more quiet places.
There is a ski school, several ski hire shops, lift pass office, tourist office as well as plenty of other shops catering to the needs of visitors, from clothing stores, equipment stores to bakeries, a hairdresser and a small supermarket. The tourist office arranges frequent events during the winter season (“animation”) including the torchlight descents by the instructors of the ski school and fabulous firework displays.
During the summer, there are numerous marked walks and trails which take you across the mountains as well as an organised “animation” programme in the village itself to keep adults and kids busy with all kinds of activities.