Les Coches 1450m
Les Coches is a purpose built village, construction was started in 1981. Most of the accommodation in Les Coches is apartments although there are a growing number of chalets. Try Plagne Soleil for self-catered ski chalets or for catered ski chalets Plagne 1800.
Les Coches – Ski & Snowboard Access: Les Coches is north-facing and with plenty of snow-making machines it should be possible to ski down to the village well into April. Les Coches has four ski lifts out of the village unfortunately two are drag lifts and the telecabine is from the highest point of the village. The ski access back to most of the accommodation is easier than when setting off in the morning.
Just above Les Coches is the Vanoise Express that links la Plagne and Les Arcs (at Plan Peisey) to form Paradiski.
The telecabine and the Plan Bois chairlift both give access to a selection of other chairlifts that link to the main la Plagne ski areas. At the end of the day queues can build up in peak holiday periods at Plagne Bellecote but they are not as bad as they used to be; once passed this potential bottleneck there are some great runs down to les Coches and Montchavin. Pistes such as “Dos Rond” and “Leschaux” above the tree line can be very good for the ego; after that there are several blues and reds through the trees to get you home. There is a guide to every ski run in La Plagne in the Skiing in La Plagne section of this website.
Les Coches – Accommodation: Reasonably priced self-catered apartments and catered ski chalets in Montchavin are available through Snow Hounds.
Les Coches – Apres Ski: There are three bars and five restaurants in Les Coches. The nearest nightclub is l’Oxygene in Montchavin.
For a touch of relaxation after a day of skiing or snowboarding around La Plagne & Les Arcs there are a couple of mobile massage service operating in the resort. Massage Me therapists will come to your ski chalet to provide that extra bit of holiday pampering that you are after, or Pamper Off Piste are great for mobile physiotheraphy, osteopathy, massage and beauty services in the comfort of your chalet or holiday accommodation.
Les Coches – Ski Schools: There are two ski schools in les Coches: the ESF and the independent ski school Evolution 2. Both provide instruction for snowboarding as well as skiing.
Les Coches – Hire Shops: Les Coches has seven ski rental shops renting all levels of ski and snowboarding equipment.