My night in a Snowcat at La Plagne

“How about we spend the night in a Snowcat?” It's not necessarily the most romantic getaway to suggest to a partner. However, in the Alps, La Plagne has braved this crazy idea to park this monster machine at the top of the slopes and turn it into a luxury suite. You’ll stay under a beautiful canvas of stars surrounded by snowy peaks. What could be more romantic than that?

Come nightfall, in the enormous ski area of Paradiski now deserted, the only traces of life are caterpillar tracks, left by this tractor like machine referred to as "Over the moon" which also doubles as the accommodation. This is the only haven around here up at 2400 meters, leaving you at peace with just the mountains and the moon.

Midnight blue

We listen to the silence of the night and the powdery crunch of snow under foot which gives way to the ultimate relaxation. Forget the smartphones. Or not. Digital detox or Instagram session, you choose.

Midnight blue

We listen to the silence of the night and the powdery crunch of snow under foot which gives way to the ultimate relaxation. Forget the smartphones. Or not. Digital detox or Instagram session, you choose.

You’re treated to a cosy environment and comfort, the room is truly unique to any other in the world. Queen size bed and love box ... "What happens at 2000 meters remains 2000 meters," it is the motto in La Plagne.

The rate of 320 euros per night includes private transfers with a Jaguar pickup from your resort in La Plagne to Plagne-Bellcotte, where your Snowcat adventure begins. Also included are breakfast with pastries, coffee and a wifi connection.