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La Plagne
La Plagne

As a resort providing less experienced intermediate skiers and families with the perfect opportunity to ski on great nursery slopes, La Plagne is comprised of 10 villages situated on a rather large (yet gentle) plateau beside a steep mountain. Approximately 85% of the pistes are either blue or red designated. However, there are enough longer-than-1,000m descents and a plethora of off-piste opportunities to keep the more experienced skiers happy. Six of the resorts are purpose-built while the remaining four are traditional farming villages.

Just make a small note in the back of your mind that the 10 villages of La Plagne are quite spread out, so check that you are not in either a different valley to the one you planned to be in or that you are kilometres away from where you expect to be. Also, February half-term can be very busy, so check your dates carefully in advance

In total, you’ll find 225km of runs, not to forget a further 200km in the surrounding Les Arcs resort complex. This all forms the huge Paradiski ski area aided by 132 lifts. Snowboarders will also be quite content with a number of snow parks and half-pipes available above Plagne Centre and Plagne Bellecote.

The resort also has a 1,500m long Olympic bob run, which is quite an attraction. With its 19 bends, as seen on TV, you can either take a racing bob sleigh ride or a rather unusual taxi bob sleigh ride (for a modest fee) down, providing for an altogether exhilarating and quite unique experience.

As a resort that is geared-up for the predominantly family market, après-ski is somewhat gentler than it is at some of the other resorts. This is mainly due to the fact that the villages are somewhat smaller, so the choice is similarly sized. There are several restaurant and bars scattered throughout the 10 villages, but you can make a transfer by bus from Plagne 1800 to Plagne Centre and Plagne Bellecote until past midnight. Plagne Centre is the resort with a few good bars for après-ski

There’s a ten-pin bowling alley in Belle Plagne if you fancy doing something a little less strenuous during your stay.

 

Total ski area:225km
Number of pistes:128
Number of lifts:94
Freestyle areas:1

1 day area pass:€50
6 day area pass:€259

Official website
http://winter.la-plagne.com/

Linked areas:
Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry

 
  • By air
    Chambery is the closest airport to La Plagne - 120km away. Geneva and Lyon are both a 2½ hour (203km) transfer. Allow extra time to reach the higher villages in La Plagne.

  • By road
    Take the N90 motorway to Moûtiers then continute on the N90 to Aime picking up signs for La Plagne. In the winter, access from the North is exclusively via the Albertville-Moûtiers

  • By train
    There is no direct train connection for La Plagne resort. The nearest station is Aime train station. In the winter there are regular trains. From Aime you can get a bus to La Plagne.


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3250m Highest Lift
2000m Vertical Drop
1970m Resort Altitude

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