Sleep in a piste basher in La Plagne

19th September 2018, by Abi Butcher

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La Plagne's "Over the Moon" experience is a world first. Pic: foudimages

The ski resort of La Plagne in France is offering a world first this winter: the chance to stay in piste groomer high up in the mountains.

The “Over the Moon” snow groomer experience offers guests the chance to sleep at nearly 2,400m in a piste basher that has been transformed into luxury accommodation. The “hotel room” offers a queen-size bed, spa bath and for some reason a flat screen TV — just in case you’d rather stare at a TV rather than the glory of the surrounding landscape while you’re up there. La Plagne tourist office also say VIP touches such as macaroons and a “love box” (we won’t ask) will add to the experience.

Guests will be picked up by the piste groomer at 9pm from Plagne Bellecôte and taken to the top of the Arpette. The driver will be taken back down by skidoo, leaving the guests alone for the entire night — though they will be left with VHF radios in case of any problems. The driver will return at 8am to collect the groomer before the runs open — keen skiers might perhaps be able to take advantage of a first run.

The downside? Bathroom access is in a “nearby building” so you’ll have to make a run for it under the chilly sky (and maybe snow) if you get caught short.

The Over the Moon snow groomer experience costs €320 for a night, including breakfast and WIFI. For more information and to reserve your space, visit

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