High Altitude Skiing, Ski-in/Ski-out Lodging Karen Moodie, Ski Specialist

"La Plagne is a firm favourite for family ski holidays and it's easy to see why. Great self-catered, slopeside accommodation, wide open pistes and several fantastic ski schools. The link to Les Arcs and Paradiski means that the ski area is even bigger - you'll never be bored!"

La Plagne Ski Holidays

One of the most popular ski resorts in the French Alps, La Plagne is comprised of 10 satellite villages, with each being a self sufficient mini-resort. The majority offer slopeside accommodation, their own ski schools and links to the other villages. La Plagne is particularly appealing for families and intermediate skiers looking to chalk up the miles.

Part of the vast Paradiski ski area, La Plagne is located in the Tarentaise region of the Alps. The impressive Vanoise Express cable car connects the La Plagne ski area to Les Arcs, via Peisey Vallandry, and is well worth a trip to explore the rest of the Paradiski area - if you can stomach the 380m drop to the valley floor!

Explore the slopes

La Plagne is an intermediate's paradise with 240km of pistes, of which over 80% 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. 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 as not many people know about it!

Snowboarders will also love La Plagne, with lots of motorway style pistes available for beginners and intermediates, but 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.

Enjoy the resort

There are 6 purpose-built villages in La Plagne, 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 Villages, 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.

Not only does La Plagne offer wide ranging skiing and snowboarding, there's also an endless list of activities both on & off the snow to keep you entertained. There's no shortage of eating and drinking options either with good options in all of the satellite villages.

Where to Stay

We feature a choice of great quality self-catering accommodation in Plagne Soleil, offering easy access to the slopes, excellent facilities and smart surroundings.

Important information
Ski Area Paradiski: 425km
Ski Range 1200m - 3250m
Green Runs 12
Blue Runs 137
Red Runs 79
Black Runs 36
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Distance from airports
Geneva 2hr45mins
Lyon 2hr45mins