Forming a part of France's famous Paradiski area, La Plagne is a top destination for skiing in Europe. With more than 425km of piste, it is France's third-largest resort and is linked to Les Arcs to provide skiers with the ultimate experience.
As a snow-sure resort with plenty of variety for skiers of all levels, La Plagne is the perfect ski destination. Find out more and book your visit with the help of our handy guide.
Set high in the French Alps in the Tarentaise region, La Plagne has been an established ski resort since 1961. It's an impressive resort made up of 11 villages: Plagne Centre, Aime-La Plagne, Champagny-en-Vanoise, Plagne Villages, Montchavin, Plagne Bellecôte, Les Coches, Montalbert, Plagne 1800, Plagne Soleil, and Belle Plagne. While each one is its own ski center, complete with bars, restaurants and shops, everywhere is closely linked to provide you with plenty of places to explore during your stay.
La Plagne's many villages provide something for everyone, and whether you're looking to enjoy a quiet stay in Montchavin or a livelier time in La Plagne 1800, you'll be sure to find something to suit your style.
Ski holidays in La Plagne provide something for all skiers at every level. There is an impressive 123 beginner, 65 intermediate and 37 advanced pistes, making it a destination to return to again and again.
Conveniently linked to Les Arcs, it's possible to travel between the two resorts in as little as 4 minutes by the Vanoise Express double-decker cable car. This connects Les Arcs' Aiguille Rouge glacier and La Plagne's Bellecôte glacier, ensuring guaranteed snow during your stay.
To add to your La Plagne experience, the resort also includes a bobsleigh and luge, which were originally built for the Albertville Winter Olympics. You and three friends can enjoy a ‘taxi bob' with a professional diver to add some extra excitement to your ski adventure.
Not forgetting the après ski, visitors will be pleased to know that La Plagne has a wide variety to suit all tastes. Head to Plagne Centre and Belle Plagne to soak up the party atmosphere, or try some of the pub-style bars that offer a more relaxed vibe.
With a wide range of accommodation, including ski-in, ski-out chalets and hotels, there's something to suit all budgets and group sizes to help you plan the perfect ski holiday in La Plagne.
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La Plagne and Les Arcs link up to form the massive Paradiski area, which is the 3rd biggest in France. With 425 km of piste there really is something for everyone. With the highest peak the Bellecôte Glacier at 3250m there’s guaranteed snow all season long.
With nursery slopes in each ski center and easy wide runs between each village, La Plagne is the perfect destination for first time beginner skiers and children. This includes villages like Belle Plagne and Les Coches that are more traditional villages with their own ski schools with many ski in, ski out properties.
This resort is an intermediate skier’s paradise, with 70 blue and 32 red runs allowing over 70% of all the runs to be a perfect playground for intermediate skiers. The longest run being a huge 15km. A few popular runs include those from the La Grande Rochette to Champagny and the Roche de Mio back to Belle Plagne.
For expert skiers, this French ski resort has plenty of black pistes off the Plagne Bellecote glacier and many tree lined ski runs from Aime La Plagne, as well as many tricky off-piste routes near Plagne 1800.
There’s some phenomenal terrain in this resort including great bowls from the tops of Roche de Mio and La Grande Rochette. From Aime La Plagne there are some fantastic off-piste tree routes to Le Fornelet. There are also some amazing routes from the north facing slopes from the Bellecote glacier dropping 2km into Nancroix a true classic alpine descent.
Whether you are an expert or new to snowboarding, La Plagne is a fantastic destination for anyone who want to improve their skills and cover large distances on different types of terrain, thanks to its large number of wide intermediate pistes. There is also a snow park in Plagne Soleil and plenty of off piste opportunities through the trees. In the snow park there’s a great selection of rails, kickers, a half pipe and an air bag to practice on.
Although not as well known for its après ski as some of the other French ski resorts, there are still many bars to explore in La Plagne. La Mine in Plagne 1800 has a great vibe and rather unusual décor, with old fashioned mine carts as tables.
In Plagne Centre, there is Scotty’s, which is an après ski hotspot that attracts many skiers for a drink after a hard day on the slopes. Up in Belle Plagne, there is the Salon Bar where it is possible to order some good beers. The 11 villages that make up La Plagne are all easy interlinked by regular and efficient bus service or late night gondola.
La Plagne has some fantastic mountain restaurants on offer that are spread across the La Plagne ski area. Close to Plagne Centre is the Mère-Grand, which is easily accessed from the slopes or by foot and serves traditional specialties and tasty snacks
In the Paradiski one of the highest restaurants is the Le Chalet de la Grande Rochette, which is located at the top of the Funiplagne Grande Rochette. This restaurant is at 2505m for some fantastic views, and is a must-do during your ski holiday.
Apart from the fabulous skiing and Olympic bobsleigh, La Plagne has over 50 different restaurants to chose from, with food ranging from pizzas to fondues and other local specialties. There are weekly excursions to Tignes and the 3 valleys. English films are shown regularly in Plagne Centre and Plagne Bellecôte. There are also saunas, Jacuzzis, Turkish and seaweed baths and health spas for those who are tired and need a massage or just want to relax. There is also a heated outdoor pool and ice rink in Plagne Bellecôte as well as electronic golf and ten-pin bowling in Belle Plagne.