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Evolution 2For our guests staying in Chalets Flocon, Edelweiss and Campanules we recommend Evolution2 for your ski lessons. Evolution2 were established in the Haute Tarentaise in 1986 and have been teaching from their bases in Montchavin & Les Coches since 1996.

This season they have 12 fully qualified instructors who all speak English and importantly, they have a maximum group size of eight – which is maintained even in the busy periods - thus, you get lots of 1-2-1 attention as you learn to ski or snowboard.

Group lessons are in the morning and you gather at the meeting point at 9am for the start of the day’s session.

Private lessons are on weekday afternoons and at any time during the weekend for any level of skier.

As with most things it’s best to book in advance, especially for beginner lessons at peak times – New Year and February.

However, they are not just a ski school. In addition, they offer a range of mountain activities from Dog Sledging to a Snowmobile Adventure and a Torchlight Decent to a Night in an Igloo. Full details, times and costs are to be found in this year’s activity brochure.

Booking for lessons & activities is easy; You can do this via our office; simply call (0044 7434 686916) or email Colin and he will assist you.

Alternatively call into their office once in resort. They have offices in both Les Coches and Montchavin.

Happy Skiing!

Monsieur Mogul


Monsieur Mogul – Our man in La Plagne

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author

alone and not those of Ice and Fire Ski and Snowboard Holidays

PizzaIn need of some Christmas cheer on the night before Christmas, Monsieur Mogul and his Roomy headed out to a local restaurant to usher in the festive season. Our venue of choice; La Table Du Tarin.

An unprepossessing exterior gives way to a bar and restaurant of considerable charm. The huge open fire offers comfort and cheer to all and, given it was a cold snowy evening, we choose to sit right opposite.

Menus were proffered, choices were made. Two pizzas, French fries, a beer and a bottle of water. Oh yes, we really pushed le bateau out.

But whoa!

The pizzas came super quick and were enormous. I think mine had its own postcode. Thin crusted with lashings of topping; spicy chorizo sausage, salami, black olives and fabulous cheese. Roomy’s pizza was equally fab.

One of these at lunchtime would be a hearty lunch for four hungry skiers.

But the chips. The chips. The chips. Off the scale in fabulousness. They were in fact pommes soufflées in chip form. This is where the final fry is in oil so hot it blisters the skin from the body and gives a crunchy outer with a puffy, soft and yielding centre. Think potato pillows (hence the soufflées in the name). Now, if only they did curry sauce!

The full menu has the usual French favourites, tartiflette, fondu, raclette and steaks with sauce amongst other things. All at very fair prices given the quality of the food.

We departed as the restaurant filled with families and friends in their Christmas finery, clutching our pizza box, the contents of which made for our Christmas lunch.

So, on chalet staff night off, if you fancy a pizza or something similar La Table du Tarin would make an excellent choice – best to book and the chalet staff can help you with this.

Oh, I nearly forgot, did I mention the chips?

Mousier Mogul and Roomy booked under their own name and paid the full price for their meals.

Monsieur Mogul


Monsieur Mogul – Our man in La Plagne

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author

alone and not those of Ice and Fire Ski and Snowboard Holidays

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