Ski Resort Guide to Champagny-en-Vanoise in the La Plagne ski area

A Step-by-Step Guide to arranging your Ski Holiday in Champagny-en-Vanoise

How to organise the perfect Champagny-en-Vanoise ski holiday for your group

If you're the party leader for a group of skiers heading for Champagny-en-Vanoise, this page is designed for you. It's a check-list of everything you will require to arrange the dream ski holiday for you and your friends. Follow these simple steps to enjoy hassle-free ski holiday planning. Don't forget your thermals!

Find your Accommodation

Champagny-en-Vanoise has a huge range of accommodation, much of it self-catered. The majority of chalets and apartments in resort are small, independent businesses. The team at Chalet Kitchen delivers to all self-catered properties in Champagny-en-Vanoise and the surrounding area.

Organise your Airport Transfers, Ski Extras & In-Resort Services

Book your Flights

The closest and most convenient airport when travelling to Champagny-en-Vanoise is Chambéry Airport. It is Located 102km from Champagny-en-Vanoise. TUI, Titan and British Airways all have flights from the UK to Chambéry from multiple different airports across the UK.

See below for details of Airport transfer companies that operate in Champagny-en-Vanoise.

Enjoy the Champagny-en-Vanoise Skiing

Champagny-en-Vanoise is a charming traditional ski resort that's part of the La Plagne ski area. Combining traditional charm with world class skiing, Champagny is a popular with those looking for the charms of historical alpine villages and access to world class high altitude skiing.

A bit of geography first...

Champagny-en-Vanoise is one of the 10 separate villages that make up the La Plagne ski area. Based at 1250m, it goes by a few different names. I've seen it called Champagny en Vanoise, Champagne La Plagne and just Champagny.

It's based right at the southern tip of the ski area, and geographically is very close to Courchevel (indeed the nearest ski run of the Courchevel area is probably less than 15 minutes drive away!)

However Champagny-en-Vanoiseis connected to the La Plagne skiing area itself, which in turn is part of the larger Paradiski area

Find out about Champagny-en-Vanoise Skiing

  • Village Altitute:
  • Skiing Range:
    1100m to 3200m
  • Number of Lifts:
    41 / 180 (full area)
  • Pistes:
    600 kms (full area)


Back in 2003 the largest and highest cable car in the world was constructed to connect the 2 adjoining areas of La Plagne and Les Arcs. The Vanoise Express was built, each double-decker car holding over 200 people and mid span is 1250 feet above the valley floor!

Paradiski was the new name given to this new combined ski area of La Plagne and Les Arcs, and together they boast some incredible statistics - 2 skiable glaciers, top left of 3250m, 2 kms of vertical skiing, 425 kms of pistes to name just a few.

Accessing the Skiing

Your way up to the skiing is via an 8 minute ride on the Champagny Telecabine. This drops you up at 1960m, giving you snow sure skiing all season long.

For most this telecabine is also the way home. There are 2 red runs allowing better skiers to ski all the way back to Champagny-en-Vanoise. They are south-facing those so even the red run skiers may need to take the telecabine home at the ends of the ski season.

Which lift pass to pick - La Plagne or the full Paradiski liftpass?

Champagny is located at the southern end of the La Plagne ski area, and the connection to Les Arcs is at the north-east corner, a good distance away! For intermediate skiers and below, or those who like taking a fairly relaxed approach to their ski holiday, then the La Plagne lift pass is likely to be more than sufficient. We only recommend the full Paradiski lift pass for more advanced skiers who enjoy big days out from first lift until last lift. It is quite an expedition to get across to the Les Arcs area and back in the one day (although a great fun day out for those who enjoy big exploration days!)

About the village of Champagny-en-Vanoise

Champagny is one of the lower lying traditional villages that are part of the plan ski area (along with Montchavin, Les Coches and Plagne Montalbert.) if you like Alpine charm, and yet still want access to high altitude world class skiing infrastructure, then Champagny-en-Vanoise could be a great choice.

The village is centred on the 17th century Baroque church.

Getting to Champagny-en-Vanoise

Chambery Airport would be the closest option, a bit over an hour away on a good day, though that's a small airport with limited flight options. Geneva airport would be the main hub for getting to Champagny-en-Vanoise, and has great options for airport transfers, with Grenoble and Lyon also being options too.

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