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Related Regions: Paradiski, Northern Alps, France, Savoie, Europe, Tarentaise

Closed
Season Start/End: 15/12/2018 - 27/04/2019
Altitude
:
1250m - 3250m
Pistes
:
7%|52%| 26%| 15%
Lifts
:
95
Lift Tickets
:
from €34.00 to €52.00
Complete list of skipass prices

Overview

La Plagne

Best for: Intermediates, families, freeriders

Highlights: Plenty of wide, gental slopes, ski-in/ski-out accommodation, reliable snowfall due to altitude, easy-to-reach powder-packed off-piste, huge choice of restaurants

Non-skiers: Bobsleighing, Super Tyro zip-line, E-fat bikes, paragliding, ice skating.

Apres-ski: The resort is not famed for its apres, but Belle Plagne is the liveliest of the villages with the popular late-night disco Le Saloon

Nearest airports: Chambery (119km/1hr35), Geneva (197km/2hrs15), Grenoble (192km/2hrs10), Lyon St. Exupery (196km/2hrs15)

Nearest station: for Belle Plagne, Plagne Centre and Montalbert, Aime; for Champagny, Moûtiers; for Montchavin-Les Coches, Landry. Between 10 and 30 minutes.

Six-day ski pass: €265

La Plagne is a beautiful place – a plateau surrounded by the great snow covered alpine peaks. You have to say this first because it has a reputation for ugly buildings. True the earlier buildings are what you might call architecturally challenged, if you are not a fan of Le Corbusier and his disciples. But the scenery is wonderful - on the edge of and even in the glorious Parc régionale de la Vanoise where you may see ibex, chamois, golden eagles bearded vultures.

Much of the early part of the resort was built on the principle of the ‘the most people on the least land’ to preserve the ski area, with inevitable architectural consequences. Even so it is ironic that the most controversial building, the giant ‘paquebot’ at Aime La Plagne, built in 1969, has the highest client fidelity score.

La Plagne, made up of six high-altitude resorts, which are linked from 8am to midnight, and four further down the mountain. And certain villages are very attractive, particularly that of Belle Plagne, developed later.

La Plagne is big, the biggest ski resort in the world both by number of days of ski lift passes bought in a season- 2.5 million and by the number of beds – 53,509. It has the biggest ski lift in the world, the Vanoise Express linking it with adjoining Les Arcs. Together they make up most ofFrancesthird biggest ski area Paradiski. This means a lot of people but at the same time it means great facilities. It is a world-class winter sports resort and thousands of people have wonderful winter holidays there and keep coming back.

It is not, by any measure, super smart. There are no five-star hotels and no plans for any and no Michelin-star restaurants. There is no nightclub where you will are likely to bump into Beckham or Beyoncé but there are still dozens of good restaurants and bars. There is now a strong move to expand the higher end accommodation and protect the environment. Hard to believe that 50 years ago there was nothing here except cows and a lead mine where most of the miners died by the time they reached their mid-fifties.

Altitude

  • 3250m
    Summit
  • 2000m
    Vertical Drop
  • 1250m
    Base

Lifts

  • 11
  • 0
  • 6
  • 26
  • 10
  • 7
  • 14
  • 21
  • 95
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    7%

  • Intermediate Runs

    52%

  • Advanced Runs

    26%

  • Expert Runs

    15%

  • Runs

    128

  • KM Pistes

    225 km

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • KM Night Skiing

    80 km

  • Longest Run

    6 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    10000 ha

  • Snow Making

    133 ha

  • KM Snow Making

    35 km

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season15/12/201827/04/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    136
  • Projected Days Open
    138
  • Years Open
    57
  • Average Snowfall
    524cm

Best La Plagne Hotels

4
Pierre & Vacances premium Les Hauts Bois
Domaine de la Plagne La Plagne, 73210
Specialty accommodation
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
3
Exterior
Belle Plagne Aime Cedex, 73210
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
4
Hôtel Carlina ****
Belle Plagne Macot-la-Plagne, 73210
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

La Plagne Reviews

anonymous
8th March 20185
An amazing place to ski and is great value. The nightlife is non existent but that works for us. Easy to get...Full review
Joanne Evans
11th February 20185
A great resort that is really inclusive, including being a centre for Antenne Handicap - accessible skiing. Most accommodation offers ski in,...Full review
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