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Good morning from Team Campanules!

 

We’re now 5 weeks into our season and enjoying every minute of it, we’ve got great snow here in Les Coches, blue skies almost every day, fantastic guests and there’s still space for you to join us! 

 

So why not get rid of those January blues and check out the great deals and availability on offer for your stay with Ice & Fire. 

Chalet Campanules is cosy and welcoming with a huge fireplace at the heart of the living area, a sauna to come back to and relax after a long day skiing and not to mention the fantastic food.

 

With a different hot option for breakfast 5 days a week, a freshly baked cake for afternoon tea each day and a 4 course meal 5 evenings what’s not to love! The evening begins with cocktails and canapés at 19.30, followed by starter, main and a delicious dessert. After dinner each night there is a different cheese for you to sample in the comfort of the living room with a glass of wine. 

 

Les Coches is just the perfect location to stay for the places your Paradiski life pass covers, Campanules is a ski in ski out chalet and in just one lift and then a blue run you can get the Vanoise express over to les Arcs to enjoy the sun hitting the slopes on those gentle wide runs. Or why not head the other way over to la Plagne centre and push yourself on some of those more challenging runs. Either way there’s slopes for everyone in the amazing Paradiski resort.

 

There’s always so much going on in the La Plagne area, perfect for those days where you want to take it easy or just try something different. La Plagne is known for having the only bobsleigh track in France so what better time to give it a go? The bob raft is perfect for families, taking 4 people in each raft and reaching a speed of 80km/h. Or for you thrill seekers out there why not try the bob racing and reach speeds of 120km/h. 

 

Other activities La Plagne offers include, snowshoe hiking, dog sled rides, ice climbing, paragliding, Ice skating and your chalet staff will be more than happy to help you book these days out. 

 

So what are you waiting for? Whether it’s a couple getaway, family holiday or adventure with friends that you’re looking for, Ice and Fire have got you covered! 

 

We can’t wait for you to join us in our winter wonderland, 

 

Chalet Campanules x

It’s Snowing in Paradiski Area of the French Alps

The Snow has started to arrive in resort, and its looking like winter. With the season only 6 weeks away, we are getting very busy and looking forward to welcoming our guests into our chalets.

I thought I would let you all know what is going on and what’s new this winter season to get you all excited for the winter season ahead.

Official Snooc resort 

La Plagne is the first resort to propose a specific Snooc run. This French invention of a ski/sled hybrid can be used as an alternative to a toboggan for riding down the 1½ km Colorado Park run! 

Adapted for both skiers and non-skiers, it is easy to get started on, rapid to learn to control, and offers similar sensations to a kart. It can also be used on the ski runs. 

Snooc - La Plagne

A family-friendly fun slope 

Note to skiers of all levels who are looking for fun: a new fun slope is being created in the La Plagne ski area. It’s on a blue run and is easy and highly interactive.  

Christmas in Montchavin les Coches - Saturday 21st - Saturday 28th December

Celebrate the week before Christmas in Montchavin

 Meet Santa Claus, watch a torchlit descent, enjoy fireworks, play snow football or human bowling, check out the street parades, join a guided tour of Montchavin at night...

Christmas Schedule

New Year's Eve 2019, Montchavin/Les Coches - Tuesday 31st December

fireworks, torchlit descent & dancing on the snow in Montchavin Les Coches

You can leave the high heels and LBDs at home, moon boots and ski jackets are the dress code for this New Year's Eve party!

At 21:00, the snow front at Montchavin Les Coches will be turned into a giant open-air dance floor with a DJ spinning the tunes late into the night. See in the new year in spectacular fashion with fireworks over the mountains at midnight.

Free entry just turn up.

New years in Les Coches

The Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Cup / January 10th to 12th, 2020  

Renowned for its technicality, the track will be hosting international teams. When everything depends on a millisecond, the suspense is heart-stopping!

The Bobsleigh world cup - La Plagne 2020

La Grande Odyssee 2020, La Plagne – 14th January and 18th January 2020

Europe's biggest husky dog sledding competition

Husky Event

The Montchavin Village Fete - Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 4 pm

Torchlight, Big Air, spectacle of fire, ski instructor blessing and giant tartiflette .

Torchlit Descent, Montchavin / Les Coches – Selected dates throughout the season

Date -  Thursday 24th and 31st December, Thursday 13th, 20th,  27th February and Thursday 5th March

Night-time ski display by the ESF instructors

Enjoy a magical evening of entertainment on the piste of Montchavin Les Coches.

The ski instructors of the ESF perform a traditional torchlit descent and then join you for a hot drink.

Children can take part in the descent if they have reached their second star, ask your ski instructor for details.

Torchlit Dates and times

St Patrick's Day 2020, La Plagne – 17th March 2020

A celebration of all things Irish

Celebrate St Patrick's Day in La Plagne where you may well find green beers being served on the piste side.

Les Diables Bleus, Montchavin / Les Coches - 21 March 2020

Ski mountaineering race in Montchavin

This ski mountaineering race takes place in March on the old training route of the 7th Battalion of Chasseurs Alpines (aka the "Diables Bleus" or blue devils), the elite mountain infantry of the French Army.

Competitors must complete a 6.3km course with 1000m elevation, or smaller course of 4km with 450m vertical gain. Both routes take them to the top of the mountain before skiing back to the bottom again. The event can also be entered in pairs. The races start at 09:00am.

Les Diables Bleus

The Super Slalom, the world’s longest slalom / April, the 4th 2020

4 kilometres: i.e. along the Champs-Elysées both ways, with your knees bent! 

The Super Slalom sets itself apart for its record dimensions and a starting list that includes a mix of champion and amateur skiers. A 100% home-grown event, this extremely convivial hybrid race is one of a kind and has lactic acid at maximum level in about 900 thighs. A delirious atmosphere and entertainment for all!  

http://www.superslalom.ski/

Subli’Cimes – 6th edition – April 9th to 15th, 2020 

5 peaks across the ski area are given an offbeat and original makeover, just like little snowballs that each contain their own little world, so you can combine spring skiing with fun, recreational pauses. 

Subl'Cimes April 2020

And much more

Look forward to seeing you all at these great events.

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