La Plagne Ski Resort

La Plagne is part of Paradiski, the joint ski area that includes Les Arcs and La Plagne, linked by the world's largest cable car which holds 200 people! La Plagne is really a cluster of small villages spread over quite a large area, from the 60s built Plagne-Centre, to the high altitude Aime la Plagne (2100m) and down to the older more attractive villages of Montalbert, Champagny and Montchavin. There really is no end of intermediate runs and also snow-sure pistes up on the Bellecotte glacier.

Beginners will do well here too as there are plenty of beginners lifts and good ski schools. For chalet accommodation Plagne 1800 is the place to stay, or choose an apartment in Plans Villages or Belle-Plagne. Each small village has its own little cluster of bars and restaurants. On the mountain there are plenty of restaurants depending on which section you are skiing in with particularly good ones above the older villages. La Plagne is easy to get to from Chambery, Lyon or Geneva and also has good train access from Aime (18km away) and also from Eurostar accessed Bourg-St-Maurice with easy bus routes up from both.

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Visit the Tour de Glace in the nearby Champagny le Haut valley. The 22m-high ice tower designed for ice-climbing is the only one of its kind in Europe. Or have a go on the Olympic bobsleigh – an experience unique to La Plagne.

The Stats

Resort altitude 1250-2100m
Highest lift 3250m
Vertical drop 2000m
Ski-in/ski-out 2 Star
Total pistes 425km
Nursery areas 12
Pistes: beg/inter/adv. 35/66/129
Funiculars/ cable cars 1/3
Gondolas/ chairs 13/66
Drags 54
Parks 3
Pipes 1
Night-skiing Yes
Summer skiing No
Environmental rating 2 Stars
Glühwein factor 2 Stars
Cost indicator ££

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