Champagny en Vanoise

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

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.

What's on in Champagny

Several dates available
On 11/03/2021
Rando Challenge 2021
Several dates available
Competitive sport
On 05/04/2021
Traditional festival, Egg hunt
On 06/04/2021
Competitive sport
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…
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 le Haut en hiver
Champagny le Haut en hiver
Vallon de Champagny le Haut
Champagny le Haut
Champagny en vanoise-refuge
Parc Vanoise

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.


Village map

Discover the highlights of our village and its convenience shops.


Village of Champagny le Haut map