And we’re back on our virtual tour of the French Alps! This week we are visiting La Plagne, which is a 1-hour and 15 minute drive from Tignes (our previous stop). It’s also fairly close to Les Arcs Ski Resort, another popular destination in the French Alps.
So, let’s get to it shall we?!
#Ski Resort Info
La Plagne ski resort lies at an altitude of 3,250 metres and the slopes go all the way down to 1,250 metres. It’s part of huge ski area called Paradiski that spreads across a total of 425 km (Les Arcs-Peisey Vallandry and La Plagne-Les Coches).
La Plagne itself has total of 225 km and 127 slopes:
- 15 black
- 30 red
- 72 blue
- 10 green
So, we can safely say that this resort is ideal for lower intermediate skiers and boarders and thus, perfect for a family ski holiday!
Much of the ski area is located on a plateau where there are wide and easy slopes for you to gain some confidence ;)
For those of you in search of something a bit more challenging, head directly for the 2,700 metres Roche de Mio and the Bellecôte Glacier where you’ll find black runs and a large off-piste area that guarantees a good adrenaline kick!
**The ski resort is due to open on December 15 until April 2.
#Things to do for non-skiers
A family holiday isn’t a holiday if there isn’t something to suit everyone. Not all families want to go skiing every single day so, we’ve done some research to find out what it is you can do apart from skiing.
How about having a ride on the Olympic bobsleigh track?
Even before La Plagne was a ski resort, the locals used to race bobsleighs on the road. In 1992, the Albertville Olympic Games consecrated our love for bobsleigh and designated La Plagne as the host resort for the Olympic discipline.
It is open to holidaymakers at the end of the afternoon, after the sports training. So, if you want to give this a go, make sure you book your descent. This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
There also loads of sledging opportunities for when the lifts close. Have you ever heard of Airboard? It’s essentially an inflatable body board that you lie on and go all the way from Aime 2000 to La Roche (a total of 5km!).
Other more typical activities in the area are ice skating and visiting “Deep Nature Spa” located in the centre of Belle Plagne.
For those of you who are into “Escape Rooms”, there’s one in la Plagne Bellecôte ;)
#Après-ski in La Plagne
As La Plagne is primarily a family ski destination, it’s not known for its après-ski. However, we have found some good spots if you like having a drink after a long day of ski.
This place is great to have a drink before leaving the ski resort. It’s located at Plagne Bellecote and is open until 7 pm, great for an ice cold beer with views of the runs. They also serve burgers and hot dogs in case the little ones are hungry and can’t wait to get to the chalet.
If some of you want to stay up late, you should head to Le Saloon bar, an american-themed pub/club in Belle Plagne. It’s actually the only “disco” in La Plage
#Hotels, Apartments and Chalets in La Plagne with Esquiades.com
Knowing where to book your stay in La Plagne is key as there are a total of 11 villages that make up the resort.
If you book your ski holiday with Esquiades.com, the hotels and apartments we offer are all located in La Plagne and Belle Plagne - purpose-built ski villages to guarantee a stay directly by the slopes.
The accommodations are mainly self-catered wich makes things very budget-friendly and flexible as you will be able to go in and out of the Lodges and Chalets freely, depending on what your daily plan is.
The prices range from 490€ to 926€ € per person and that price includes 7 nights and a 6-day ski pass.
#How to get to La Plagne
The nearest airport to la Plagne ski resort is Chámbery which is about a 90-minute drive. If you’re flying into Geneva or Lion Saint Exupery, the drive is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
We think we’ve covered everything you need to know about La Plage Ski Resort.
If you need advice, our team of ski experts are more than happy to assist you.
You can call our customer service line +44 (0)2 036 959 406 which is available from Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm. You can also reach us via the following link and we can send you a quote via e-mail.
What are you waiting for? You can always confirm your rooms now and add extras later! On Esquiades.com our ski deals are totally flexible and adaptable ;)