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Chalet Bucher de Champagny

Are you looking for a nice, spacious chalet where you can go with the whole family or friends? Then Chalet Bucher de Champagny is an excellent choice! This traditional chalet is in Savoyard style, providing a lot of ambience. There is room enough for everyone and in the large open kitchen is the perfect place for a nice cosy dinner all together. Throughout the chalet there is free Wi-Fi, and a separate TV room with pool table and even a private sauna. So everyone here has a nice holiday. The slopes and the center of Champagny are a short five kilometers from the chalet, and the nearest ski lift is 150 meters away; easily reachable on foot. That is a nice winter!
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spacious chalet
  • Private sauna
  • For groups

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Location and surroundings

Champagny en Vanoise

Ski holidays in Champagny en Vanoise take place in an authentic Savoyard mountain village that is situated at a height of 1250m. Located on the edge of a beautiful Parc National de la Vanoise, skiing in Champagny en Vanoise offers skiers access to the large ski areas of La Plagne and Paradiski. The village has an authentic feel with a lot of traditional chalets and alpine hotels. When skiing in Champagny en Vanoise, 10km long run starting at the top of Roche de Mio is a must for everyone.

Skiing in Champagny en Vanoise

Ski holidays in Champagny en Vanoise are a popular as they offer a great range of slopes available for both beginner and advanced skiers and snowboarders. The lift takes approximately seven minutes from the village to take you up to a height of 2000m to begin skiing in Champagny en Vanoise and here you will have access to the lifts of La Plagne. Paradiski has over 425km of ski slopes, and also includes the popular villages of Les Arcs and Vallandry. For cross country skiers there is also over 35km of trails available.

More than skiing in Champagny en Vanoise

For those looking for more than just skiing in Champagny en Vanoise, the village itself has a bunch of great bars and restaurants perfect for an après ski drink and a snack. With the lift pass that is included in the ski package, you also receive a 50% discount from the two sleigh parks and ice climbing in the caves of La Plagne.

Champagny en Vanoise

  • Authentic Savoyard mountain village
  • Good lift connection with La Plagne
  • Absolute highlight: the 10 kilometer long Roche de Mio descent!

Location and surroundings

La Plagne

Skiing in La Plagne takes place in a modern ski area which is part of the Paradiski Region, consisting of the 4 different ski destinations La Plagne, Champagny en Vanoise, Les Coches and Montchavin. The highest point of this ski area is approximately 3250 meters, which means that a La Plagne ski holiday is very often a snow-sure ski holiday.

Skiing in La Plagne

Home to loads of ski lifts, a La Plagne ski holiday offers a total of 225km of slopes and caters to all levels of skiing and snowboarding experience. This makes skiing in La Plagne so enjoyable and diverse, and for those who want to challenge themselves on a long run, there is a 15km run in the ski area.

Although skiing in La Plagne offers enough within itself, be sure to check out the lift pass for the Paradiski region, which will you offer much more to your La Plagne ski holiday. Sunweb offers many variants of a La Plagne ski holiday from all-inclusive with flights or a self-drive holiday, there is something for everyone.

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Current Status: Negative travel advice until the 30 November 2020.

Regulations per destination

Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
Max persons together outdoors
No
Not allowed to come together
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
But advised to wear a mask inside aswell when in company of others
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mask is mandaotry for everyone aged 11 and over, and only take transport for essential trips. Travelling between the French regions is no longer allowed as of Monday 02.11.2020
Transfer
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mask is mandatory
Petrol stations
Open
A mask is mandatory
Shops
Closed
Shops will reopen 28.11.2020
Restaurants
Closed
From Friday 30.10.2020.
Bars / Apres-ski
Closed
From Friday 30.10.2020.
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Curfew
Depends
From November 28, 2020, French people may be outside for 3 hours and a maximum of 20 kilometers from their home address. This does not apply if they have to leave for work or for a medical emergency.
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours
No
Events open air or indoor
No
Not allowed
Wellness
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Skilifts
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Ski lessons
No
Unavailable from Friday 30.10.2020.
Ski rental
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Slopes
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Mask
Yes
Masks are mandatory from the age of 11 in public transport and air traffic. Also in all public closed buildings and areas, for example government buildings, hospitals, shops, restaurants and hotels. Ski lifts, drag lifts, ski schools, ski buses (also on the platform), lift stations, ski rental shops and other closed parts of the ski area. Even when you are in line (outside and inside).
Quarantaine
No
Covid test before departure or wait in quarantaine
No
Covid test on destination (random or everyone)
No
Health declaration
Yes
All travelers are required to complete and carry the certificate corresponding to their situation: for exceptional international travel from abroad to France and for a non-conforming trip to certain overseas communities.
It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger location form 48 hours before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found
here.
Other formalities needed to enter destination?
No
Please always double check the GOV UK website before travelling.
Additional measures per ski region
No
Additional airline and bus rules
No
Other area information
Yes
Additional COVID-19 information provided by France Montagnes.

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

Flight packages are not available for this destination/resort. Please see the prices for self-drive packages (including lift passes) on the Prices and Booking tab on the yellow menu above.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

A lift pass for La Plagne is included in the fare. A lift pass for Paradiski can be booked at a surcharge.

Travel by own transport / plane:

3-day trip including 2-day lift pass

4-day trip including 2-day lift pass

5-day trip including 3-day lift pass

6-day trip including 4-day lift pass

7-day trip including 5-day lift pass

8-day trip including 6-day lift pass

With a 6 or 7-day lift pass for the extensive Paradiski area, the half-day free lift pass is valid the day before the actual lift pass starts and is valid from 12:30-5:00pm.

In step 2 of the booking process it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in step 2 of the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in step 2 of the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in step 2 of the booking process.

Discounts:

The lift pass for children up to 4 years is free.

Pay attention:

Please note that for those over the age of 75 years there is a discounted lift pass available that is not able to be booked through Sunweb. If you are entitled to this lift pass, select ‘no lift pass’ when booking. The lift pass can be picked up at the resort by presenting your ID.

Deposit:

On site you have to pay a deposit on the lift pass.

You are unable to hire ski or snowboard lessons online. You can book lessons once in resort.
You can selet your ski and snowboard hire when going through the booking steps.

The following types of material can be booked:

Bronze

This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

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