Grande Blanchette

Plagne Montalbert / La Plagne (Paradiski)

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    Grande Blanchette is a large catered ski chalet ideal for big groups of family or friends. It can sleep up to 16 (or 18 if children) depending on the group configuration and whether you take the self-contained studio too. Lovingly restored using lots of reclaimed wood and modern designer fittings, it has bags of quirky alpine character and fantastic mountain views. There are 2 large sitting rooms (both with wood stoves), 8 bedrooms including the studio, plus a mezzanine for 2, dining room, deck, an outdoor sauna, and new for 2019/20, a hot tub.

    Grande Blanchette is in the ideal spot for a peaceful winter escape. Despite being so close to the slopes, the hamlet has managed to stay hidden and undeveloped. You feel a million miles away from the outside world – no traffic, no bars, and no shops. The nearest are 2 kilometres away in Longefoy – a 20 minute “flattish” walk along a country lane. You can also hike up to the village resort of Plagne Montalbert, depending on the conditions, it’s about 25 minutes up from the house along forest trails. Alternatively, take the easy option and catch our private shuttle bus!


    • x2 large sitting rooms with comfy chairs or sofas – one has a huge log stove and garden views, the other, in the penthouse, has a log stove and panoramic mountain views from the picture windows and loggias
    • Dining room with mountain views and doors to terrace
    • Large enclosed garden with sun terraces, deck, outdoor wood-fired sauna (supplement), and mountain views
    • Ski store and WIFI
    • Free private parking for 2 cars (and plenty more spaces in the village
    • **NEW FOR WINTER 2019/20** hot tub (supplement)

    The bedrooms and bathrooms are arranged as follows on the three floors of the chalet building:

    Main house

    • Bedroom 1 (Montagnette, sleeps 2): spacious double room (queen size bed 160x200cm or x2 80x200cm) with mountain views, sitting area and juliette balcony, free standing bath and ensuite shower room
    • Bedroom 2 (Pantoufle, sleeps 2): twin / double room (king size bed 180x200cm or 2x 90x200cm), tongue-and-groove panelling, window seat with mountain views, wood floors and ensuite shower room
    • Bedroom 3 (Grange, sleeps 4): family room (queen size bed 160x200cm or 2x 80x200cm, + bunks 90x200cm) with ensuite shower room, wood floors and balcony
    • Bedroom 4 (Cabin, sleeps 2): a small room between Pantoufle and Montagnette, with a double wall bed (140x200cm) and window seat with mountain views. The bed occupies most of the floor space when it’s down. There’s also a WC and sink across the hall
    • Optional extra bedroom (Studio, sleeps 3): a supplement may be payable if you require this room. Triple room (bunks 90x200cm + single bed 80x200cm), shower room and WC across the hall – WC may be used by the hosts during meal times. The studio has access to the main chalet via the kitchen


    • Bedroom 6 (Mazot, sleeps 2): twin room (beds 90x200cm) with garden and meadow views, low ceiling on one side
    • Bedroom 7 (Melezes, sleeps 4): Family room with twin or double bed (180x200cm), loggia and a mezzanine level with additional twin mattresses. Shower room shared with Mazot.
    • Bedroom 8 (Tarentaise, sleeps 2): double or twin (beds 90x200cm) with ensuite shower room and mountain views
    • Mezzanine (Atelier, sleeps 2): optional mezzanine off the sitting room with two cabin-style single beds built in under the eaves. Space for an extra mattress. Guests can use the ensuite shower room in Tarentaise next door, the WC and sink on the floor below, or the Studio’s shower room on the ground floor.

    Grande Blanchette’s rural setting is fantastic for dogs. You can go for long walks in the snow along forest tracks, play together in the surrounding fields, or just relax in front of the fire. We can also provide dog sitting and dog walking services for an extra charge subject to availability.


    Grande Blanchette has steep internal and external staircases. Sadly as a result it is not very suitable for people with mobility difficulties. We only accept children in sole occupancy groups. The minimum age is 5 years old.


    The chalet is in the top part of Montvilliers (1100m), a tiny unspoilt hamlet tucked away on the mountainside under the ski resort of Plagne Montalbert (one of the La Plagne ski villages). Montalbert’s gondola is a quick 5 minute drive in our private chalet shuttle. You can also ski back along off-piste forest tracks.

    Plagne Montalbert has picturesque tree-lined slopes, challenging blacks and reds, wide blue runs and some good off-piste. It’s an ideal location for mixed ability and family groups. You can also ski across to the centre of La Plagne where you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of slopes and restaurants. There’s also a board park, x2 sledge parks and a glacier. If that’s not enough, you can take the Vanoise Express and ski all the way over to Les Arcs too on the other side of Paradiski.

    Our chalet drop point is close to Les Etoiles du Sport, our ski hire partner in Plagne Montalbert. They’ll give you a discount if you book on-line (ask us for the promotional codes), and they have ski and boot storage facilities you can rent so you don’t have to carry your gear around when you finish. For ski lessons, ESF Montalbert run group and private lessons in French and English, or you can try Lime Snowsports, an English ski school.