La Plagne, France

Ski Facts

resort altitude: from 1250m
ski area: Paradiski
height at summit: 3250m
marked runs: 425km - Paradiski
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: chambery 1½hrs
geneva 2½hrs
lyon 2¾hrs
rail: aime (18km)

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La Plagne

La Plagne

La Plagne Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

Find La Plagne ski chalets and ski holidays.

In the heart of the Tarentaise, La Plagne is a collection of 10 villages, ranging from the traditional to the modern and from 1250m to 2100m - offering a wealth of activities both winter and summer.

One resort, 10 villages :

6 High Altitude Villages at an altitude between 1800 and 2100 metres:
As a result of the development of winter sports in the 1960s the architecture of the high altitude villages is functional and varied. All villages have direct skiing access and are linked by a free bus network, enabling holidaymakers to have a completely pedestrian holiday.

Plagne 1800 (1800m):
peaceful atmosphere on the outskirts of the forest, the nearby Bobsleigh run.

Plagne Centre (1970m : the first La Plagne village, in the heart of the ski area, an animated after-ski atmosphere, a family focused reception and the Slalom piste.

Plagne Villages/Plagne Soleil (2050m) : peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, wood and stone built chalets, and small cascading apartment blocks.

Aime la Plagne (2100m): 360° panoramic view, a suprisingly modern architecture, the building is listed by the « Ministère de la Cultures » as an architectural monument of the XXth century, the friendly atmosphere, and a functional structure adapted to a disabled clientele, its ski school for the disabled « Antenne Handicap ».

Plagne Bellecôte (1930m): young and fun filled apres ski, functional structure, nearby prefabricated half pipe and freestyle areas, outdoor swimming pool heated to 29°.

Belle-Plagne (2050m)
: a warm welcoming family atmosphere, an architectural style in wood and local slate, a totally pedestrian village.

4 villages at an altitude between 1250 and 1450 metres :
These family focused villages, have kept the authenticity, charm and friendly atmosphere of the traditional Savoyard mountain hamlets. The link with La Plagne ski area is guaranteed all season thanks to the artificial snow coverage.

Champagny en Vanoise (1250m): A village with an ancient heart and a well groomed architecture, a listed altarpiece at the Baroque Church, its nordic skiing area in the heart of the protected Champagny le Haut valley (one of the most beautiful in the Savoie region), ice climbing at the internationally recognised unique ice tower, the nearby Vanoise National Park.

Plagne-Montalbert (1350m): A sunny aspect, an architecture based on stone and wood, numerous free activities, its « new sensations » spirit, sleigh dogs expeditions, its family holiday villages.

Montchavin (1250m) and les Coches (1450m): The entrance to the Paradiski area, its old chalets and wooden farmhouses, its « Famille Plus » branding with its high standard infrastructure and multitude of activities for children, its indoor ice-skating rink.

Ski holidays in La Plagne:

A great resort for intermediates with lots of blue and red runs, the terrain and extent of the La Plagne area compares to the Espace Killy. There is also some challenging off piste and a few black runs. Many of the villages which make up La Plagne are purpose built - allowing for ski-in ski-out convenience.

Since Christmas 2003 the Vanoise Express cable-car has linked Les Arcs and La Plagne, creating the Paradiski area - billed as the largest ski area in the world.

Winter activities include:

parapenting, snow mobiles, swimming pool, fitness centre, winter walking trails, bobsleigh run.

Summer activities include:

mountain biking, walking, tennis, fishing, parapenting, rafting, swimming.

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Eating out: a good range of restaurants throughout the resort, from savoyard specials to pizzerias. Something to suit all pockets.
Apres ski: free shuttle bus service between the different levels of La Plagne mean that you can take advantage of bars in all of them.
Non skiers: sports and fitness facilities, bob sleigh run popular for evening entertainment, winter walking trails.