Ski La Plagne and you'll be enjoying a huge ski area with no fewer than eleven villages to choose from, some traditional, most purpose-built. Quickly, here they are: Plagne Centre, Plagne 1800, Plagne Aime 200, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Villages, Plagne Bellecôte, Belle Plagne - it's Plagne mania with the names. Outlying villages are called Les Coches, Montchavin, Champagny and Montalbert. Simply remembering all that should keep you busy enough before you even get out on the slopes. Take a piste map!
There's an impressive lift network including the super-duper eight-seater at Plagne Bellecôte and, particularly for the intermediate skier or snowboarder La Plagne is a snowy paradise. That's not including a possible trip to nearby Les Arcs on a double-decker cable car, the Vanoise Express. A glacier at 3250m ensures snow at all times, there are plenty of moderate runs and the more challenging skiing of the Roche de Mio and great off-piste in the sunny bowl at Plagne Soleil.
And yes, for snowboarders, there are plenty of fun features blending in with the natural terrain, like half pipes, humps and gulleys.
The sheer variety of La Plagne as a ski resort cannot be beaten.
Apres-Ski in La Plagne
Ten nightclubs, apparently, even though La Plagne is geared up, above all, for the family ski scene. Scotty's Bar in Plagne Centre stays open until 4 am, for those of you who don't plan an early start on the slopes. Le Cosy in Plagne Bellecôte even takes you home in a minbus at 6 a.m. Yikes! There's another bar with the intriguing name of The Mouth…and plenty of other bars, cafés and restaurants for all budgets wherever you go.
For non-skiers - open air swimming (we're assuming the pool is heated!), an Olympic-level skibob run, hang gliding - oh, too much to tell you. You'll just have to go.
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Gary's Little Gems in La Plagne
Your Wednesday evening treat - one of the ski schools offers night skiing. If you take the last cable car up the mountain, you can have a great meal and, preferably, not much too drink before skiing or boarding down again under a starlit sky.
Accommodations in La Plagne
- Resort Altitude: 2100 m
- Highest Lift: 3250 m
- Total Piste: 225 km
- Longest Run: 6 km
- Directions of Slopes: NE, SW, NW, N
- Total Lifts: 105
- Gondolas/Cable cars: 9
- Chairlifts: 36
- Drag Lifts: 60
- Snow Parks: 2
- Snow Cannons: 626
- Good for Families
- High Altitude
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Geneva Cointrin International Airport
Calais Ferry Port
Bourg Saint Maurice