This charming Savoyard village, popular with families, has all the services and amenities for a successful holiday. At an altitude of 1200m on the southern slopes, it benefits from an optimal amount of sunshine. For young skiers, the resort has two kindergartens.
The gondola lift, which provides a link to the La Plagne and Paradiski® ski areas, reaches an altitude of 1970m, guaranteeing good snow cover. At the top, the chairlifts serve several green and blue runs, ideal for beginners. Experienced skiers can reach the village via the red piste in the woods, which runs through the forest. You can also try the mythical Mont de la Guerre piste, which attracts skiers from the area.
The majestic valley of Champagny le Haut will delight lovers of authenticity. Here the traditional hamlets emerge from the snow in a serene calm. This listed natural site is home to a Nordic domain which offers a range of activities to be enjoyed in an exceptional setting: 24 km of cross-country skiing trails, sledging, snowshoeing and walking trails, ice climbing, dog sledding, ski joëring...)
For those who want to relax with family or friends, the resort has a swimming pool with a paddling pool for the little ones. For those who want to relax, go to one of our spas and relaxation areas and let yourself be tempted by a wide variety of massages.
Finally, a visit to the Espace Glacialis will allow you to discover the history of the glaciers in our region.

La Plagne Champagny en Vanoise en hiver
Champagny 2020
Champagny 2020

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.

Champagny 2020
Champagny 2020
Champagny 2019

An animated village

Champagny en Vanoise is a village with a lot of energy, always on the move. The site offers numerous events and activities in all fields, but always built on its legitimate values. The site hosts numerous sporting events every season: ice climbing championship, Nordic derby, trail, marathon, etc. Every week in winter and summer, there is a wide range of activities: orienteering races, obstacle courses, film screenings, children's shows, open-air concerts, family challenges, etc.

In summer, the two village festivals are a special time to meet the inhabitants. You will discover the customs and traditions, without forgetting to savour the local specialities.

What's on in Champagny

Kachtelane Show
Compulsory health pass
On 22/12/2021
Circus, One man Show / One woman show, Show
Du 19/12/2021 au 24/12/2021
parade
Children's shows
Compulsory health pass
Circus, One man Show / One woman show, Show
Le Presquedigitateur
Compulsory health pass
On 29/12/2021
One man Show / One woman show, Show
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 le Haut en hiver
Champagny le Haut 2020
Champagny 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.

 

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
terasse Champagny 2018

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, enjoy the handmade desserts under the sun. 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.

Village map

Discover the highlights of our village and its convenience shops.

 

Village of Champagny le Haut map