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La Plagne

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  • Ski area

    La Plagne and Les Arcs combine into the Paradiski with over 425kms of piste making it one of the largest ski area's in the world but La Plagne on it's own offers plenty of skiing for a short ski break. It offers extensive pistes and has terrain to suit every ability but a majority of runs are blue/red. Beginners are well catered for too with at least one free lift in each village. Snowboarders seem to be equally happy in La Plagne with lots of wide pistes, snowpark and three boardercross runs. 

    The resort

    La Plagne is one of the most famous high altitude ski areas in the world with 11 self-contained villages, each with their own identity and with direct access to the ski area. The aptly named Belle Plagne (2050m) is one of the most attractive high altitude resorts. Built in a traditional Savoyard style, car parking is all underground preserving the natural environment. Plagne Bellecote (1930m) is bigger and more functional but provides excellent access to the almost endless terrain. Plagne-Centre also offers good access to the ski area but wont win any prizes for aesthetics! More making the most of the whole Paradiski area Les Coches (1450m) sits lower but the Vanoise express is close at hand to offer easy access to Les Arcs.


    Top elevation: 3250m

    Resort: 2100m

    Lifts in area: 110

    Pistes: 225kms

    La Plagne profile

    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Snowboarding

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    Transfer details

    Transfer Time: From Geneva is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes

    Transfer Type: Minibus or Coach

  • We have a great choice of accommodation for you to choose from in La Plagne. Take a look at the options below and click for full details and prices

  • Top Tips

    Our top tips for La Plagne

    • The first of our tips has to be for those needing an extra adrenaline rush! The Olympic bobsleigh run built for the 1992 Games offers you the chance to shoot down the 19 bends at high speed but booking in advance is a must.
    •  La Plagne has plenty of choice for eating and drinking, mostly offering the traditional Savoyard dishes. If staying in Belle Plagne try the Face Nord or Matafan or the Ferme in Bellecote.
    • If you want to explore the off-piste potential it's best to hire a guide. The off-piste doesn't tend to get tracked out as quickly as other resorts so you can enjoy the powder for longer!
    •  After a day skiing try the outdoor swimming pool in Plagne Bellecote. It's open from 3-8pm every afternoon (except Sundays). Don't worry, it's heated to 30 degrees!
    •  Enjoy a hot chocolate or spot of lunch at Les Douz dous Praz
    • Take advantage of the good apres ski in La plagne; ski to the infamous Scottys in Plagne Centre or the fantastic La Mine in Plagne 1800, both have live bands daily after ski– see their websites for times and bands.  Then jump on a bus (they run every 20 mins until 11.30pm) to easily get home to your hotel or chalet for dinner
    • Use the one day free Paradiski upgrade to ski away to Les Arcs using the huge double decker Vanoise Express gondola.  Stay at Belle Plagne and you can be on this lift within 30 mins of leaving the chalet!

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  • Lessons

    Ski Weekends have teamed up this winter with the excellent Oxygène Ski and Snowboard School in La Plagne to offer you access to the best tuition and expert guiding available in the alps.

    Oxygène is a leading family-friendly, English-speaking ski & snowboard school in the French Alps. They offer fantastic lessons for adults and children in Val d’Isere, Belle Plagne, La Plagne, Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires.

    Oxgène ensure their multilingual instructors are fluent in English to provide clear and coherent tuition for all their customers. Poles apart from traditional tuition, their down-to-earth instructors know how to get the most out of every pupil. Whether you’re in a group or private lesson, a complete beginner or seasoned pro, their inspiring teaching techniques makes learning to ski enjoyable and fun.

    Children will love their Magic Fun Factory lessons which will give them confidence on the slopes in a safe and fun environment as they work towards gaining their achievement medals. Lessons can be mornings, full days or afternoons to suit you.  Their Pro Rider groups are aimed at competent teenage skiers with a focus on freestyle, race technique and more.

    Oxygène's adult groups for skiing and snowboarding (for age 13+) are lessons for all abilities from beginners to advanced intermediates. Group sizes are limited to allow you to get great quality individual learning time within your group.

    We recommend that you get in touch directly with our ski school partners, as they will be able to propose the most suitable product for your enquiry and provide you with a quote. Please email [email protected] and one of the team will get back to you for further information and to process your booking. Ski Weekends does not directly sell ski school products


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