La Plagne Ski Holidays
La Plagne is comprised of 10 satellite villages, with each being a self sufficient mini-resort with the majority offering slopeside accommodation, their own ski schools and links to the other villages.
There are 6 purpose-built villages, which are located on or above the treeline more or less in a bowl - Aime La Plagne at 2100m, Belle Plagne at 2050m, Plagne Bellecôte at 1930m, the quieter Plagne Soleil and Plagne Village, both situated at 2050m and Plagne 1800 nestling in the trees.
There are then four original villages, adapted and expanded for skiing which are located at lower altitude on the edge of the main bowl area. These villages are Les Coches, Montchavin, Champagny & Montalbert, which offer more traditional style ski resorts.
Skiing in La Plagne
La Plagne is an intermediate's paradise with 225km/ (or 140 miles) of pistes, of which 85% are blue or red and that's not even including the connecting resort of Les Arcs.
La Plagne is a very popular choice for beginners thanks to its excellent learning faciltiies and ski schools as well as good nursery slopes in each of the main satellite villages, all served by a free drag lift meaning that a lift pass is not necessary until the basics have been mastered.
For early intermediates there are plenty of gentle blue runs in the main La Plagne bowl including a long cruising run from Roche de Mio down to Belle Plagne. More advanced intermediates should head over to the tree-lined runs above Les Coches.
Expert skiers and boarders will get the most out of La Plagne if they hire a guide and explore the vast amount of off piste available, which will often be untracked due to not many people knowing about it!
Snowboarders will also love La Plagne, with lots of motorway style pistes available for beginners and intermediates, however watch out for the flat runs above Belle Plagne. Expert boarders are advised to hire a guide to show them where the secret off-piste stashes can be found.
- Important information
Ski Area Paradiski: 425km Ski Range 1250m - 3250m Green Runs 12 Blue Runs 135 Red Runs 77 Black Runs 37 Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
- Snow report
25cm Last snowfall
- Glorious sunny weather, suntan lotion a must
73/75 Lifts open
- Piste conditions
- Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere
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- Featured accommodation
- Distance from airports
Geneva 2hr50mins Chambery 2hr Calais (ski drive) 603 miles