Ski Holidays In La Plagne
Made up of 10 separate villages, La Plagne is an ideal winter sport holiday destination for families, beginners and intermediates owing to its wide, gentle slopes. The lower villages are traditional Savoyard hamlets with a quaint alpine charm while those higher up the slopes are purpose built ski resorts interlinked by pistes and a free bus service. The purpose built villages of Belle Plagne and Plagne Centre form the hub of the resort where you will find the majority of shops, restaurants and bars with easy access to many of the pistes. Together with the neighboring resort of Les Arcs, it forms the vast Paradiski ski area.
Skiing In La Plagne
Beginners and families: Renowned as a great place to learn, La Plagne has lots of ski and snowboard schools as well as private English speaking instructors. Look out for beginner areas marked Zone Debutante across the resort. Once you’ve found your feet there are 10 green and 73 blue runs to test your skills.
Intermediates: With a huge range of blue runs, La Plagne is great for intermediate skiers and boarders who head to the Montchavin/Les Coches area.
Advanced: La Plagne is known as being great for beginners and intermediates but there’s plenty to challenge the advanced skier or boarder too. Head for the Bellecôte glacier where you’ll find a few great black runs as well as a mogul field, or try the area above Aime La Plagne at Le Biolley 2350m for more blacks. You can also head to Les Arcs and enjoy the slopes of the whole Paradiski area. Snowboarding: There are plenty of runs for beginner and intermediate boarders, La Plagne also has a half pipe at Plagne Bellecôte, a boardercross course at Belle Plagne and a large snowpark, the 7 cube. The park is mainly aimed at freestyle skiers but boarders can enjoy the jumps, rails and boxes too.
Accommodation In La Plagne
Accommodation in La Plagne varies from village to village and from the traditional to the modern. Plagne Centre is where you would find the most restaurants, bars and shops, however accommodation here is quite limited. Belle Plagne is a family friendly village with lots of amenities and easy access to the slopes. Plagne 1800 is popular with Brits and is an attractive looking village with good nightlife. Aime La Plagne is quieter but offers great ski in/ski out accommodation.
Plagne Soleil and the other remaining Plagne villages offer cost effective accommodation, although there may not be a great deal going on there. Our most popular accommodation in La Plagne last season was Les Balcons de Belle Plagne, another was Plagne Lauze in Plagne 1800
Apres Ski In La Plagne
With its family atmosphere, La Plagne has a relaxed vibe in the evenings. Restaurants are dotted around the villages where you can try some of the traditional Savoyard cuisine or if you fancy visiting a bar or pub you will find the majority of the nightlife in Plagne Centre and Belle Plagne. There are plenty of leisure activities to do during the day and in the evenings including a cinema, bowling alley, forest adventures, zip slides, hiking, huskey sledding, bob sleigh on the Olympic track, overnight igloo stays, ice skating and moonlit skiing.
Transfers To La Plagne
Ben’s Bus offers shared La Plagne Airport Transfers and are almost certainly the cheapest way of getting from the airport to La Plagne.
- Village Height: 1800m, 1930m, 2000m, 2050m
- Highest Point: 3250m
- Longest Run: 6.5km
- Largest Vertical Drop: 2000m
- Total ski area: 225km
- Cost Indicator: 3
Recommended Bars and Restaurants
- Scotty’s Bar
- Tourmente Bar
- Bobsleigh Bar
- La Bergerie
- Legend Cafe
- Mountain Guides
- Helicopter Tours
- Spa Days