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It’s Snowing in Paradiski Area of the French Alps

The Snow has started to arrive in resort, and its looking like winter. With the season only 6 weeks away, we are getting very busy and looking forward to welcoming our guests into our chalets.

I thought I would let you all know what is going on and what’s new this winter season to get you all excited for the winter season ahead.

Official Snooc resort 

La Plagne is the first resort to propose a specific Snooc run. This French invention of a ski/sled hybrid can be used as an alternative to a toboggan for riding down the 1½ km Colorado Park run! 

Adapted for both skiers and non-skiers, it is easy to get started on, rapid to learn to control, and offers similar sensations to a kart. It can also be used on the ski runs. 

Snooc - La Plagne

A family-friendly fun slope 

Note to skiers of all levels who are looking for fun: a new fun slope is being created in the La Plagne ski area. It’s on a blue run and is easy and highly interactive.  

Christmas in Montchavin les Coches - Saturday 21st - Saturday 28th December

Celebrate the week before Christmas in Montchavin

 Meet Santa Claus, watch a torchlit descent, enjoy fireworks, play snow football or human bowling, check out the street parades, join a guided tour of Montchavin at night...

Christmas Schedule

New Year's Eve 2019, Montchavin/Les Coches - Tuesday 31st December

fireworks, torchlit descent & dancing on the snow in Montchavin Les Coches

You can leave the high heels and LBDs at home, moon boots and ski jackets are the dress code for this New Year's Eve party!

At 21:00, the snow front at Montchavin Les Coches will be turned into a giant open-air dance floor with a DJ spinning the tunes late into the night. See in the new year in spectacular fashion with fireworks over the mountains at midnight.

Free entry just turn up.

New years in Les Coches

The Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Cup / January 10th to 12th, 2020  

Renowned for its technicality, the track will be hosting international teams. When everything depends on a millisecond, the suspense is heart-stopping!

The Bobsleigh world cup - La Plagne 2020

La Grande Odyssee 2020, La Plagne – 14th January and 18th January 2020

Europe's biggest husky dog sledding competition

Husky Event

The Montchavin Village Fete - Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 4 pm

Torchlight, Big Air, spectacle of fire, ski instructor blessing and giant tartiflette .

Torchlit Descent, Montchavin / Les Coches – Selected dates throughout the season

Date -  Thursday 24th and 31st December, Thursday 13th, 20th,  27th February and Thursday 5th March

Night-time ski display by the ESF instructors

Enjoy a magical evening of entertainment on the piste of Montchavin Les Coches.

The ski instructors of the ESF perform a traditional torchlit descent and then join you for a hot drink.

Children can take part in the descent if they have reached their second star, ask your ski instructor for details.

Torchlit Dates and times

St Patrick's Day 2020, La Plagne – 17th March 2020

A celebration of all things Irish

Celebrate St Patrick's Day in La Plagne where you may well find green beers being served on the piste side.

Les Diables Bleus, Montchavin / Les Coches - 21 March 2020

Ski mountaineering race in Montchavin

This ski mountaineering race takes place in March on the old training route of the 7th Battalion of Chasseurs Alpines (aka the "Diables Bleus" or blue devils), the elite mountain infantry of the French Army.

Competitors must complete a 6.3km course with 1000m elevation, or smaller course of 4km with 450m vertical gain. Both routes take them to the top of the mountain before skiing back to the bottom again. The event can also be entered in pairs. The races start at 09:00am.

Les Diables Bleus

The Super Slalom, the world’s longest slalom / April, the 4th 2020

4 kilometres: i.e. along the Champs-Elysées both ways, with your knees bent! 

The Super Slalom sets itself apart for its record dimensions and a starting list that includes a mix of champion and amateur skiers. A 100% home-grown event, this extremely convivial hybrid race is one of a kind and has lactic acid at maximum level in about 900 thighs. A delirious atmosphere and entertainment for all!  

http://www.superslalom.ski/

Subli’Cimes – 6th edition – April 9th to 15th, 2020 

5 peaks across the ski area are given an offbeat and original makeover, just like little snowballs that each contain their own little world, so you can combine spring skiing with fun, recreational pauses. 

Subl'Cimes April 2020

And much more

Look forward to seeing you all at these great events.

Food and wine

Dear Guests

We are getting ready and excited for the winter season, we have recruited our staff and we are now busy working with our chefs to complete their menu's for the season and they are sounding and looking amazing , we have also selected the wines for this season to compliment there already delicious food.

Here is a list of our wine we have selected, we had a lovely afternoon sitting in the sunshine with our local supplier Verre Gourmand , who helped us with our selection and we are very excited to announce our wines.

White and Sea Colombard Sauvignon - Dry, fresh white packed with citrus and some tropical aromas. Lemon, green apple and a hint of passion fruit on the palate. Balanced by refreshing acidity and a lovely zesty finish.

Chemin des Pins Marsanne-Viognier - Viognier is one of those grapes that really does taste like the fruit descriptors we see on restaurant menus. It has really clear aromas and flavours of peach and apricot, often with hints of spice alongside. Marsanne also tends to show fruity flavours, though closer to pears and apples. The combination works well. It’s perfectly at home whether drunk as an apero (to enjoy all that fruitiness), or alongside meat and fish dishes especially with a bit of spice.

Roches Bleues blanc 2017 (Cuvée Ella) - Light zesty notes on the nose with green apples and stone fruit on the tongue, softening with fig fruit on the finish. This fresh and crisp wine makes for an easy pairing with salads, light starters, chicken, fish, and even with cheese such as Comté and Beaufort.

Le Bosq -  A lovely pale yellow colour, with citrus and passion fruit notes. Fresh, fruity and well-balanced on the palate. Excellent as an aperitif or with fish, seafood or chicken.

Le Canal blanc - Look for creamy, buttery notes from the Chardonnay grape, along with flavours of pears and eve grapefruit from the Vermentino. It is fresh and quaffable enough to make a great aperitif, yet it has enough body, rich-ness and poise to work well with quite a wide range of different dishes but goes very well with white sauces, fish and poultry.

Le Canal rouge - Flavours of red and dark fruit, spice and black pepper. It really does feel like you are gulping down a mouthful of southern sunshine. Great with anything from the grill- lamb and other , and other red meats, a Round and fresh on the palate, packed with fruit, fruit and more fruit.

Chemin des Pins Malbec - The Malbec grape (when made in a more modern style such as this) produces wines with ripe brambly flavours. But there’s a bright freshness in this wine, too, along with an enveloping smoothness. Beef, duck breast, hearty soups, charcuterie or just enjoy with some peanuts before you sit down for dinner. Brilliant crowd-pleasing Malbec from the South of France, a soft and beautifully balanced, with fresh bramble fruit on the palate truly a great all-rounder.

Rare Vineyards Carignan - A delightfully aromatic red, followed through by a pretty palate of dark baked fruit. This wine is very versatile and can be drunk with a range of foods from fish and seafood, pastas, meats and cheeses. This has deep, rich, fruit flavours and a long finish.

Monastier Shiraz - This is modern, fruity and full-bodied in style it has a nose brimming with ripe plum and damson fruits that leads to a vibrant, rich palate. This wine is delicious with magret de canard, any kind of red meat dish, or with cheese.

Esprit des Roches - A lovely garnet colour, look for plummy, juicy, fruity notes on the nose; while on the palate, let the softness of the wine caress your taste buds! Beef, duck breast, hearty soups, charcuterie or just enjoy with some peanuts before you sit down for dinner. A dark ruby red, lovely cassis and raspberry flavours. Slightly spicy with oaky notes. A lot of fruits. Smoky and peppery notes in the finish.

Ice and Fire are also please to announce to all you rose lovers , we have added a rose to our wine list, this is available on request of our guests who enjoy a glass of rose instead of a red or white.

Le Canal Rose - Really dry and fresh but with crisp, subtle flavours of red fruits. Perfect as an aperitif or would go well with various fish dishes and even lighter curries. The producers recommend cold meats, summer salads and white meats.

We hope you enjoy them all

Best Wishes

Ice and Fire Team

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