Said to be a world-first, the one-bedroom “suite” has been created within a snow groomer – a giant vehicle also known as a piste basher – that would normally spend its time ensuring snow is groomed ready for a fresh crop of skiers.
Called Over the Moon, the suite sits on the Arpette Summit, at 2,400m and offers the kind of “off-the-grid” retreat more and more travellers are seeking.
Guests will start their stay in style, being transported via chauffeur-driven Jaguar to Plagne Bellecote, then onwards to the summit in another snow groomer, getting them prepared for what lies ahead for the night.
The suite is fitted with a queen-sized bed, spa bath, flat-screen TV, stereo, and coffee machine. Guests enjoy a bottle of Champagne and fresh macarons on arrival, and even a complimentary ‘Lovebox’ gift, including an erotic board game, feather and massage oil. Panoramic windows offer views out over the mountains, while a transparent ceiling allows for star gazing from the bed.
Guests are left alone at the summit overnight, but have a radio for communication if needed, and a breakfast of fresh pastries and coffee is delivered in the morning before the couple is collected for a transfer back to the resort.
One night in Over the Moon with breakfast costs from €320 for two, with the experience available until April 28 and bookable through the tourist office’s website. La Plagne can be reached via flights to Geneva.