Skiing in La Plagne

Made up of over 10 small villages, each with their own unique style and character, La Plagne is, quite rightly, one of France's most popular ski resorts. It is one of Europe's largest ski areas that boasts an incredible 425km of piste and 236 slopes. However La Plagne alone has 225km of piste (130 slopes), 1 snowpark, 3 boardercross and 1 half pipe. Offering two glaciers, the Paradiski has a huge variety of slopes from wide open slopes, unprepared pistes and even tree line runs. There are two different ski passes on offer, local area La Plagne pass and a full Paradiski pass allowing unlimited access to the whole area.

Getting there

The closest airports are Chambery, Lyon and Grenoble although there are regular buses from Geneva too. It is easily accesible by train to either Aime or Moutiers.

Skiing in La Plagne

Part of the ski area Paradiski, one of Europe's largest ski areas that boasts an incredible 425km of piste and 236 slopes. However La Plagne alone has 225km of piste (130 slopes), 1 snowpark, 3 boardercross and 1 half pipe. Offering two glaciers, the Paradiski has a huge variety of slopes from wide open slopes, unprepared pistes and even tree line runs. There are two different ski passes on offer, local area La Plagne pass and a full Paradiski pass allowing unlimited access to the whole area. On the weeks of 13th January and 7th April there is a liftpass offer - iif you buy the La Plagne liftpass you will get upgraded to a Paradiski pass free of charge. See info box to the right for more liftpass offers for winter 17/18

Staying in La Plagne

Plagne 1800 is a small traditional style village with chalets and self catering apartments. It has a relaxed family vibe, there is a small lively bar, restaurant, supermarket & easy access to the slopes and lifts. Below Plagne 1800 is La Roche, where the Olympic Bobsleigh is situated. A must if staying in La Plagne is a go on the thrill seeking bobsleigh – it’s incredible, an adrenalin junkies dream!

Plagne Centre isn't the most beautiful part of resort; being purpose built, however it is a fantastic location for getting on the slopes. Lifts link to most areas from here. It is the heart of the resort with regards to shops, nightlife and transport. A large majority of accommodation has ski in/out access, and accommodation tends to be focused towards hotels and a small selection of chalets.

Plagne Soleil offers a variety of good quality apartments; all with ski in /ski out access. The village is set at 2050m, so is a great base for those wishing to jump on skis to catch first lifts. The village offers a limited number of bars and restaurants and a supermarket.

Plagne Bellecote is a large unattractive apartment complex but it has fantastic lift links and is home to the resort's outdoor swimming pool and ice rink. There is a supermarket, a few restaurants, bars and a nightclub. A good base if you are wanting to make the most of the whole of the Paradiski ski area.

Belle Plagne is the second highest village in La Plagne, set at 2050m, all accommodation has slope access. Belle Plagne's lively bars and restaurants are easily reached from Plagne Bellecote by a bubble lift up until midnight. Belle Plagne has a nightclub, bowling alley and numerous good restaurants.

The villages are linked by a good bus and lift network which runs from 8am through to midnight, ensuring you can make the most of what each village has to offer.

For Non-Skiers

There is lots to do other than ski/board in  La Plagne. As well as all the activities such as the bobsleigh, snowshoeing and ice skating there is an Ice Grotto at the top of the Bellecote glacier - the grotto features ice sculptures which are recarved each year.  There is ice climbing and sledging or if you want to relax the Hotel Araucaria has a spa.

Getting here

The closest airports are Chambery, Lyon and Grenoble although there are regular buses from Geneva too. It is easily accesible by train to either Aime or Moutiers.


Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

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- see other French ski resorts

Ski Area

No of km skiing (full area - Paradiski): 435

Snow cannons: 359

No of lifts: 121

Snowboard park: 2

No of km of cross country routes: 80

Mountain restaurants: 

Green Runs:18
Blue Runs: 128
Red runs:79
Black Runs: 37

Ski Insurance

Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if we can advise on a policy, do consider

The skiclub policy

For a quote, visit skiclubinsurance.co.uk, or call 0300 303 2610 
Use promo code ZENH10for your 10% discount.

What We Like

  • Large ski area with 70% of runs over 2000m
  • Good for everyone - families, individuals, beginners

What we would change

  • It is made up of lots of villages so do make sure you plan your skiing to get back to the correct area

Top 5 Things to do

  • Feel like an Olympian on the Luge run
  • Cycle down a ski slope on a fatbike - This can be done in Mont Chavin after the slopes have closed on an evening for skiers
  • Zip around on one of the 8 zip lines
  • Relax in the Spa at the Hotel Araucaria
  • Go across to Les Arcs on the largest cable car in the world - the double decker Vanoise Express

Liftpass offers for W17/18

  • 20% off all 6 day passes on w/c 16th December
  • w/c 23rd December buy 2 adult PARADISKI passes and get one child PARADISKI pass for FREE
  • FREE upgrade from La Plagne pass to PARADISKI pass on w/c 13th January and 24th March.
  • w/c 31st March and w/c 7th April buy 2 adult  PARADISKI passes and get one child PARADISKI pass for FREE
  • 20% off all 6 day passes on w/c 14th April
  • 25% off all 6 day passes on w/c 21st April

  • Residence Les Gemeaux

    £46- £442

    (£pp on std occ)

    65 APARTMENTS UP TO 7 PEOPLE PRIVATE INDOOR CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY SKI TO DOOR ACCESS WIFI IS PAYABLE LOCALLY

    Set in the heart of Belle Plagne, the recently refurbished Residence Les Gemeaux offers a good standard of self catering accommodation with ski to door access.

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  • Residence Les Constellations

    £72- £327

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    252 APARTMENTS UP TO 7 PEOPLE UNDERGROUND CAR PARK NEARBY PAYABLE LOCALLY SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR WIFI ACCESS PAYABLE LOCALLY

    With a great location and ski in, ski out access these apartments are a popular choice in the pretty village of Belle Plagne.

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  • Residence Les Nereides

    £90- £475

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    80 APARTMENTS UP TO 8 PEOPLE SKI IN AND SKI OUT ACCESS WIFI IS AVAILABLE PAYABLE LOCALLY CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY

    Set in a good location in Belle Plagne, the Residence Les Nereides has been recently refurbished to a high standard.

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  • Residence Sun Valley

    £133- £562

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    65 APARTMENTS APARTMENTS UP TO 12 PEOPLE COVERED PARKING AVAILABLE AT A SUPPLEMENT LEISURE FACILITIES SELF CATERING SKI IN/SKI OUT IN GOOD CONDITIONS

    The Residence Sun Valley is located at 2050m in the rather lovely resort of La Plagne Soleil which offers wonderful views of the Tarentaise Valley.

    The four star residence offers 65 apartments which offer high quality and well appointed accommodation ideally located for a ski holiday.

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  • Les Chalets Edelweiss

    £139- £506

    (£pp on std occ)

    83 APARTMENTS SKI IN, SKI OUT ACCESS CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY FREE WIFI IN THE APARTMENTS

    Les Chalets Edelweiss self-catering ski apartments in La Plagne are located in the picturesque village of Plagne 1800, right next to the chair lift taking skiers to Plagne Centre.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Residence Le Centaure

    £146- £1009

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    APARTMENTS SLEEP UP TO 10 PEOPLE SPA FACILITIES FREE WIFI ACCESS SELF CATERING SKI OUT ACCESS RENTAL COVERED CAR PARKING PETS ACCEPTED FOR A FEE

    The Centaure Apartments are situated in the beautiful village of Belle Plagne. These high quality apartments offer an inviting mountain atmosphere and homely environment. In addition these apartments are also ski in/ ski out and have a heated pool for you to enjoy.

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  • Residence Plagne Lauze

    £156- £336

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    APARTMENTS SLEEP UP TO 8 PEOPLE WIFI AVAILABLE - FEE PAYABLE LOCALLY CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY OUTDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL SELF CATERED

    Set in the village of Plagne 1800, this family friendly residence offers a good level of accommodation just 300 metres from the piste.

     

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  • Residence Les Granges du Soleil

    £172- £613

    (£pp on std occ)

    SELF CATERED APARTMENTS 4 TO 12 PEOPLE DEPENDING ON APARTMENT TYPE INDOOR POOL AND SPA FREE WIFI UNDERGROUND GARAGE

    Situated in Plagne Soleil, the Residence Les Granges du Soleil, offers high quality apartments and fantastic wellness facilities, coupled with a ski in/ ski out location.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Le Chalet du Vallon

    £235- £542

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    12 APARTMENTS UP TO 10 PEOPLE FREE WIFI IN THE APARTMENTS PRIVATE UNDERGROUND PARKING PAYABLE LOCALLY RELAXATION AREA, SAUNA AND JACUZZI

    Situated at the entrance to the charming pedestrian ski resort of Belle Plagne is Le Chalet du Vallon. The residence enjoys easy access to the slopes and to the resort centre making it an ideal holiday choice.

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  • Le Chalet des Cimes

    £246- £554

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    13 APARTMENTS UP TO 8 PEOPLE SKI IN, SKI OUT ACCESS SPA FACILITIES FREE WIFI INTERNET ACCESS PRIVATE UNDERGROUND CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY

    Located at 2050 metres above sea level in the charming little pedestrian resort of Belle Plagne, Le Chalet des Cimes apartments are beautifully situated with splendid open views across La Plagne massifs.

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  • Residence Le Quartz

    £254- £376

    (£pp on std occ)

    50 APARTMENTS UP TO 8 PEOPLE BASIC WIFI SERVICE IN THE APARTMENTS COVERED PARKING AT A SURCHARGE SKI IN, SKI OUT ACCESS

    Set on the piste from Belle Plagne down to Bellecote, the Residence Le Quartz is a ski in, ski out residence with a variety of comfortable apartments types.

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  • Chalet Mont Soleil

    £330- £813

    (£pp on std occ)

    5 BEDROOMS SLEEPS UP TO 12 PEOPLE WIFI IS INCLUDED WELLNESS AREA SELF CATERING PETS WELCOME FOR A SUPPLEMENT

    The luxury ski Chalet Mont Soleil very comfortably sleeps 12 people in tastefully decorated, modern accommodation in a large chalet with a total living space of  270m². 

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Hotel Les Sittelles

    £463- £834

    (£pp on std occ)

    97 BEDROOMS UP TO 6 PEOPLE WIFI AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNAL AREAS OUTDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL, SAUNA, HAMMAM AND TREATMENTS

    Set in the village of Plagne Montalbert, Hotel Les Sittelles is a good family friendly option with easy access to the slopes.

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  • Hotel Le Vancouver

    £498- £1232

    (£pp on std occ)

    50 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI COVERED PARKING AT A SUPPLEMENT PETS ARE PERMITTED AT A SUPPLEMENT BED AND BREAKFAST OR HALF BOARD SKI IN/SKI OUT IN GOOD CONDITIONS

    You will be enchanted by the welcoming atmosphere of this hotel and by the high level of comfort in its bedrooms.

    All the shops are close to the hotel and its ideal situation enables you to ski to and from the hotel to reach the vast and wonderful Paradiski ski area with its 425km of pistes.  

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  • Hotel Araucaria

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    84 BEDROOMS UP TO 4 PEOPLE IN A FAMILY ROOM YOU CAN GET TO WITHIN 10-15 METRES FREE WIFI COVERED CAR PARKING PAYABLE LOCALLY

    Set at the foot of the Jean-Luc Cretier slalom stadium in La Plagne Centre, the Araucaria Hotel has recently been awarded a 4th star. It has wellness facilities and spa treatments.

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  • Les Chalets et Lodges des Alpages

    £POA

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    UP TO 10 PEOPLE YOU CAN GET TO WITHIN 10 - 50 METRES FREE WIFI ACCESS IN THE RECEPTION AREA OUTDOOR CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY

    Situated in the family friendly area of Plagne Soleil, Les Chalet des Alpages is a great option for groups wanting their own self catered chalet.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Les Chalets des Crête Côte Village

    £POA

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    3 OR 4 BEDROOMS 8-10 PEOPLE SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION

    Situated 1km from Plagne 1800, Les Chalets des Crête Côte Village are a cluster of beautiful chalets suitable for those who want a retreat from the main resort, but yet benefit from the facilities this great ski area offers.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Residence Bellecote

    £POA

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    406 APARTMENTS UP TO 5 PEOPLE WIFI IN THE APARTMENTS PAYABLE FOR LOCALLY COVERED PARKING PAYABLE FOR LOCALLY

    Set in the car free resort of Plagne Bellecote, this residence offers a great location for linking to the whole Paradiski area.

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  • Hotel Vacances Bleues Belle Plagne

    £POA

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    144 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI PRIVATE CAR PARK - PAYABLE LOCALLY SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR IN GOOD CONDITIONS

    The Hotel Vacances Bleues Belle Plagne sits at 2100 metres in the very heart of Belle Plagne and the Paradiski domain. It offers direct access to one of the largest ski resorts in the world.

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  • Residence Les Chalets des Arolles

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    157 STUDIOS/APARTMENTS SLEEP UP TO 6 PEOPLE SKI VIRTUALLY TO THE DOOR WIFI IS PAYABLE LOCALLY CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY

    The Residence Les Chalets des Arolles is set in the heart of Belle Plagne and a good option for those wanting easy access to the lifts and slopes.

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