Montalbert is a French ski
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resort in the La Plagne
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skiing complex which forms part of Paradiski
Paradiski is a ski-area in the Tarentaise Valley offering uninterrupted skiing in between the areas of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne. The area is linked, since December 2003, by the Vanoise Express...
's ski area in the Haute Savoie, Tarentaise Valley
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. The village is located at 1350 metres and is connected to the vast La Plagne area.
Montalbert was originally a farming hamlet and the first ski lifts were built in the early seventies. The village is built around an old chapel and is a superb place to take holidays either for skiing or summer.
Montalbert links to La Plagne via two ski lifts, which take you into Aime (2000m) and the vast area of La Plagne and Paradiski (which is a partnership between La Plagne and Les Arcs). Montalbert sits in the valley above the village of Longefoy and it is possible in normal conditions to ski back down to the village until the end of the season. This is thanks to the slopes which are north facing and the forests of Montalbert which help the resort to keep its snow in good condition. Montalbert also has an extensive snow cannon network and the piste team will send the cannons into action as soon as the temperature dips below freezing.
Montalbert markets itself at families and it caters very well for an internaional audience. The ski school is run by ESF ( Ecole de ski de Francais) and they offer lessons from the age of 3 years and up. Accommodation is mainly self catering apartments and since 2000 there have been new developments of chalet style apartment buildings which fit into the stunning mountain scenery very well. Montalbert does not have any high rise buildings which adds to its charm. There is a good selection of restaurants and bars from traditional local-regional to modern Tex Mex style bars. There are four ski hire shops and boutiques, a supermarket and a bank cash machine as well as several bakers and butchers.
Montalbert is about 200 km from Lyon Airport, 240 km from Geneva
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, 100 km from Chambéry Airport
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and 160km from Grenoble Airport. High speed trains connecting the UK and Europe also stop at Aime-La-Plagne
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which is about 10km away