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

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.

Getting to La Plagne

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying from airports throughout the UK into Geneva, Chambery and Lyon, Eurotunnel and Eurostar trains and a range of ferry routes. We can organise a wide range of transfers ranging from private mini buses, door-to-door shared transfers or scheduled coach transfers.

We provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best travel options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

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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
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Snow report
Sun 8°C
Light clouds dotting the sky
20cm Last snowfall
Piste conditions
Great conditions for this time of year
74/75 Lifts open
Runs to resort:
Spring snow
190/380cm Lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed:
5th Apr
Report date:
20th Apr
Distance from airports
Geneva 3hrs
Chambery 2hrs
Calais (ski drive) 605 miles