Champagny en Vanoise

Village de La Plagne Champagny en Vanoise en hiver
Village de La Plagne Champagny en Vanoise
Village de Champagny le haut et vue sur la montagne

The site offers all the services and commodities you need for a successful holiday. Families love the charming Savoyard village at 1200 m on the south-facing slopes, for maximum sunshine. For young skiers, the site has two kids’ ski gardens.

The gondola that links into the Paradiski area rises to 2000 m above sea level, guaranteeing good snow conditions. At the top, chairlifts take skiers to a choice of green and blue runs that are perfect for beginners. Experienced skiers can take Les Bois red run right back down to the village, winding through the forest. You can also try the legendary Mont de la Guerre run, which draws skiers from all over the Paradiski area.

The protected valley of Champagny-le-Haut will delight anyone who appreciates authenticity with its traditional hamlets and meadows where goats and cows graze. There is a choice of activities for every season in this enchanting setting: ice climbing, hiking, horse riding, canopy trails, mountain biking

Maison dans le village du Bois à Champagny en Vanoise
Ruelle à Friburge La Plagne Champagny en Vanoise
Chez Mémé Claire à La Plagne Champagny en Vanoise

A village with extra spirit

Made up of hamlets with traditional buildings in wood and stone, Champagny-en-Vanoise became a small winter sports resort in 1971. You will love the charm of the village, its Baroque church and the little streets with a chapel and oratories. Here, the locals really know how to welcome guests. Furnished accommodation is proposed for rent, from studios to chalets sleeping 15 people, all with their own style of decoration. The owners offer their guests a special welcome, telling them about secret off-piste itineraries and the best places to eat in the village. It is not unusual to have a bottle of Savoie wine or a slice of Beaufort cheese awaiting you on arrival.
Concert pendant le Live in Champagny
Coupe du Monde d'escalade sur glace à Champagny en Vanoise

An animated village

Champagny-en-Vanoise is a really dynamic village where there is always something going on. The site proposes entertainment and events of all kinds, but always based on authentic values. In summer, the two village fêtes are the perfect moment for meeting the locals. You can discover the local customs and traditions, not forgetting to taste the local specialities. The site hosts many sports events in both winter and summer: trail running, a marathon, ice climbing championships… Every week in the summer and winter season, there is a varied entertainment programme: films, kids’ shows, open-air concerts, family competitions…

What's on in Champagny

On 24/12/2019
parade, Torchlight procession
On 26/12/2019
Demonstration
On 31/12/2019
Show, Fireworks
On 01/01/2020
Show
La Plagne Rando Challenge
On 16/01/2020
Competitive sport
Piscine de Champagny en famille
Pic nic en montagne à La Plagne

A family-friendly village

Everything is organised for children in the village: you can hire pushchairs, toboggans and adapted ski equipment…

Much of the accommodation has equipment for babies. In the kids’ ski garden, your little chicks can learn to ski in the village before flying off to the 2nd ski garden at 1970 m. The leisure park is the perfect spot for families.

At the swimming pool & spa, the paddling pool is perfect for babies and in the playground just next to it, the roundabout and slide will keep your children happy. Athletes can head to the SWO (Street Workout) area to do some stretching.

Champagny-le-Haut is certain to thrill visitors of all ages with activities like pony sled, dog sledding, a toboggan run, creative workshops and ice climbing…

 

Piste des Mont de la Guerre à La Plagne Champagny en Vanoise
Skieur sur les Mont de la Guerre à La Plagne

Red alert

For a fabulous ski experience, take either Verdons Sud or Verdons Nord chairlifts up to 2500 metres where you have a great view of Mont Blanc. This is the starting point of the Mont de La Guerre run. Set off on a descent of over 1300 metres without a ski lift in sight. There are no snow canons here, so the red run is open according to the snow conditions. You start with views of Mont Blanc and the Vanoise glaciers as you follow the ridge, then the run goes down through the fir trees. Less experienced skiers can take the path that winds down the mountain to Champagny en Vanoise at 1250 m.
Ski de fond à La Plagne Champagny en Vanoise

Eat and ski !

The hospitality of the Champagny locals stretches as far as the ski slopes. Several of the altitude restaurants are run by locals, with Savoyard specialities and good humour on the menu. On the terrace of La Rossa restaurant, try the warm tarte tatin, a family recipe handed down to Hervé and Sandrine, the owners. Behind his bar in Les Borseliers, Yves hands out well-filled glasses and wise words along with the homemade terrine. At the Roc des Blanchets, Arnaud prepares fresh, local produce. People come from all over La Plagne for his calf’s head with gribiche sauce and the unobstructed view of the Grande Casse! Between two cross-country trails, you can visit the Refuge du Bois in Champagny le Haut. In a setting worthy of a flea market, after a Savoyard toast, the challenge is to get through the enormous café gourmand. Et entre 2 pistes de ski fond, on pousse la porte du Refuge du Bois à Champagny le Haut. Dans un cadre digne d’une brocante, après une croûte savoyarde, le défi est de venir à bout de l’énorme café gourmand.
Cascade de glace La Plagne Champagny en Vanoise
Escalade sur glace à La Plagne

Relax, it’s all going to be fine!

With a helmet on your head, crampons on your feet and an ice-axe in each hand, you are ready to try and climb the ice tower in Champagny-en-Vanoise. This artificial structure offers several routes up its icy blue tentacles. The world’s best ice climbers compete on its overhangs whilst amateur climbers choose easier routes. The ice crumbles at the first strike, then the ice axe digs in on the second and allows the climber to pull himself up. The climb becomes rhythmic: right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot and so on. All the way up, the climber digs in with his axe to reach the top; a tonic and exhilarating experience! The ice tower is regularly the scene for international ice climbing competitions and the wacky Gorzderette contest, under the slogan “Relax, it’s all going to be fine!”.
Champagny en vanoise-refuge
Vallon de Champagny le Haut

Champagny en Vanoise has a hidden treasure: the valley of Champagny le Haut.

This special place at the entrance to the Vanoise National Park is a classified natural site, characterised by the local villages which are on the architectural heritage list. It includes several traditional hamlets, refuges and a camp site.

The landscape here is exceptionally beautiful, with views to the Grande Motte glacier. The setting is peaceful, perfect for disconnecting. In the spring, herds of ibex come right down to the valley, drawn by the first blades of grass. Over the seasons, the valley can be travelled on e-bikes, on foot, on snowshoes, on cross-country skis, or even with a pushchair on the easy route.

Champagny-le-Haut is a place for unforgettable experiences. After testing the tentacles of the ice tower, why not visit the cross-country skiing valley? The Nordic area has 23 km of trails for all levels. Animal lovers can admire the scenery from a sled pulled by dogs, just like in the Far North! The same activity exists for children with the baby musher version. Horse riders can visit the stables to try ski-joëring (skiing behind a horse). Your children will love the pony sled. The toboggan run that is open to all is a great activity for family fun. 

Don’t forget to visit the Espace Glacialis, a glacier interpretation centre that is unique in the Alpine region. In both summer and winter, it organises creative workshops for children. In the summer, you can complete your tour by hiking the interpretation trail to discover the Vanoise glaciers.

 

A great year-round hiking spot

Champagny-en-Vanoise is a paradise for those who love touring, whether on foot, on snowshoes, on skis or even on a mountain bike. In winter, a marked path takes ski tourers to the Mont de la Guerre, with an unobstructed view of the Grand Bec and the Vanoise glaciers. There are ten or so green, blue and red trails for snowshoers, going from the hamlets to the mountain pastures.

Once the snow has melted, you can grab your hiking boots to discover the region. There is no lack of hiking paths to take you through the forest, up on the mountain slopes, towards refuges or to the foot of the glaciers… Mountain bikers aren’t left out either with blue and even red (cross-country and enduro type) trails. 

The more energetic can climb to La Plagne or the Roche de Mio. Don’t miss the one and only trail that goes right through the National Park. The marmots will show you the way to the Plan du Sel.

Champagny - marmotte

The Vanoise National Park

Far from the lift pylons, Champagny-le-Haut has several refuges: Le Bois and Laisonnay (accessible by car), La Glière, Plaisance and Le Plan des Gouilles.

champagny - paysage

The classified valley is one of the gateways to the Vanoise National Park where you can admire the remarkable fauna and flora. The ibex, chamois, marmots and bearded vultures will delight your children. Botany enthusiasts are spoiled all year round: martagon lilies, edelweiss, rhododendrons, gentians…

Champagny - coucher de soleil

 

Village map

Discover the highlights of our village and its convenience shops.

 

Village of Champagny le Haut map