We stayed the first week in April 2012 during the British Easter school holidays. Be warned that there are 11 further chalets, housing 3 appartements each, which are not shown in their marketing photos and the one we stayed in added another 200m uphill climb to the ski lift. Our 8 year old son found this too much in ski boots. Fortunately we arranged to leave our rental skis with Ski Republic overnight. Ski storage at the property is near to each appartment and not in one location near reception, which would save carrying equipment a long way. It was an easy 15 minute taxi or bus ride from Landry train station(I recommend jaytaxi.fr at 30 euros each way). Reception staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Our two bedroomed appartement was modern and clean, but a little dusty and too dimly lit. Would not recommend for six persons as there is only one toilet and one small, uncomfortable sofa/ sofabed in the living/kitchen area. Pillows were very poor, not enough filling. The swimming pool is tiny, overcrowded and only has one shower. Les Coches is a nice ski resort with plenty of ski rental shops, a well stocked mini market, takeaway shop, speciality food shops which loan raclette, hot stone and fondue equipment free of charge and about five restaurants, of which la Taverne du Monchu was our favourite. Quite a few family activities and entertainments organised in and around the square. Access to Roche de Mio can be gained by taking Crozats and Inversens lifts, avoiding queues for the Roche de Mio lift from Plagne Bellecote. It was very warm during our stay and skiing around Roche de Mio and the glacier was much better compared with the slushy, mogulled pistes lower down. Very quick access from Les Coches to Les Arcs via Vanoise Express. We spent two days in Les Arcs, which we found was less crowded due to being more spread out and had less of the slushy conditions we experienced in La Plagne. We didn't wait too long at any lifts except in Plagne Bellecote. Would stay in les Coches again but would probably stay in an appartment nearer the ski lift even though it would probably be older and decoration might be a bit old fashioned.
- Also Known As:
- Les Chalets De Wengen Hotel Bellentre