Champagny is a beautiful and authentic mountain village with a character that manages to combine traditional Savoie life with lively après ski. It remains friendly and relatively non-commercialised and yet is still part of the huge interlinked ski area that includes Champagny, La Plagne & Les Arcs - over 420km of pistes of the Paradiski. Guests report they enjoy it as a base as it links directly to some of the sunniest slopes at la Plagne.
Here you will find a combination of pretty tree lined trails and more exposed runs, excellent mountain restaurants and a very friendly local ski school. ESF office and meeting point, the Piou Piou club for little ones and ski lockers are all located just the the bottom of the skilift which is behind the Tourist Office. Our apartments are located in the building beside the Tourist Office and another in the building directly opposite - so no more that 30m walk from any apartment to the skilift! The village remains a lot quieter than its neighbours even in peak weeks as it is yet to be discovered by the big tour operators and yet offers a huge variety of pistes and off piste for all abilities. It is particularly good for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders. For variety there is even the infamous Ice Tower close by – the only one in the world – 22m of artificial waterfall to test all abilities from beginners to experienced climbers!
Whilst not large the village is still well served with restaurants, a choice of ski shops, boulongerie, supermarket and para-pharamacie. The village has its own wonderful swimming and leisure complex with pools and childrens pool surrounded by grassy areas for relaxing. It has a a new, retractable roof which opens to gives fabulous mountain views in summer and closes during bad weather or during the winter for all year use. The village also boasts a Via Ferrata, tree top adventure park, equestrian centre and is surrounded by great walking routes. Its position at the gateway to the Vanoise National Park, offers outstanding natural surroundings, beautiful valleys, mountain peaks and glaciers and opportunities to see some endangered wildlife and birds. The gondola lift still operates in summer to take you up to 2000m and a fantastic panorama of the Vanoise glaciers. Bikers can enjoy cycling back down on dedicated mountain bike tracks or how about paragliding down on a tandem flight?