La Plagne Ski Weekends

La Plagne is a favourite between skiers and snowboarders looking for high altitude and convenience.

Ski Weekends in LA Plagne, France

Part of the esteemed Paradiski area, linked to Les Arcs, for the ultimate high altitude skiing
  • High altitude snow sure resort
  • 3rd largest ski area in France
  • Terrain enough for all levels
  • 425km of piste
  • 2.5 hour transfer

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Overview

Part of the esteemed Paradiski area, linked to Les Arcs, for the ultimate high altitude skiing

La Plagne is a firm favourite for skiers and snowboarders who like high altitude slopes and extensive pistes! The new link to Les Arcs via the Vanoise Express (a €12 million Cable Car) has created a huge ski area and opened up more high quality terrain suited to all levels making the resort perfect for families. 

 

ULTIMATE HIGH ALTITUDE SKIING

The snow sure nature of La Plagne is helped by the glacier skiing at Plagne Bellecôte, which extends up to 3250 metres. From here you will find an up to 2000m vertical drop, with some Black and Red slopes together with a seemingly endless supply of powder, and some of the longest descents in France.

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Ski Area 600km
Resort Altitude 1850m
Top Lift 3200m
Longest Run 8km
No. of Slopes 351
No. of Lifts 180
No. of bars, restaurants 97
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la plagne Skiing & Boarding

With guaranteed snow, the top lift takes you to the heady heights of 3250m; the potential for creative free styling is endless.  Whether its big motorway pistes that are perfect for practicing those turns, or hitting the park is more your style, you will find that this resort will keep you busy for days. 

Snowboarders will love the long powder descents from the summit of the Glacier "Plagne Bellecôte". The resort is well featured with lots of natural terrain - humps, gulleys, natural half pipes and long sweeping runs . La Plagne is perfect for all levels of boarder, and the snow park is not too intimidating and full of beginner and intermediate jumps to try.

la plagne for Beginners

This is a true all rounders resort and whether beginner or progressive beginner you will find a huge number of well linked green and blue trails to cut your teeth on. All slopes run close to our chalets so you won't have to walk too far and beginners can easily have access to ski most of the resort without the need for drag lifts!

la plagne the resort

La Plagne Centre (2000m) has fallen foul of the dreaded concrete touch but the huge amounts of snow seem to make it look fresh and pleasant all season round. As you would expect it is the largest of the Villages in La Plagne and is a Mecca for shops, bars and restaurants.

Guide Itinerary Wed or Thurs
19:30 Departure from UK airport
22:00 Arrival in Geneva
22:15 Airport meet & greet
00:15 Arrive in resort for last orders at the bar!

Days 1,2,3
07:30 Breakfast – lift passes brought to your table
08:30 Ski / Board hire fitting
09:00 First lifts open
09:30 Lessons start (if required) Lifts open all day to 17.00
17:00 Afternoon tea & cakes
20:00 3 course dinner

Sunday                                  
Ski all day until lifts close
16:30 Transfer to the airport  
21:45 Flight home
22:10 Arrival UK (local time)

Times above are a guide and can change, or be affected by travel delays.

 

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Ski Weekend la plagne - la plagne Resort Guide

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This bustling village has been popular with boarders and skiers for decades and for a very good reason. The lively vibrant atmosphere combined with being part of ‘The Portes Du Soleil’ – the second largest area in France, gives the perfect ingredients for a holiday to remember. Below you will find some of our personal favourite places in and around Morzine and most of the unmissable events going on this season.


Where to Eat?

Traditional rich Savoie fare featuring local cheeses – fondue, raclette and tartiflette – plus other rich, calorific produce including hearty sausage and dumplings, is widely available both in mountain restaurants and in the villages themselves.  But there are also lots of places to get good pizza, steak and the like.undefined

The best of the mountain restaurants are above the satellite villages, outside the main bowl – Le Forporet above Montalbert stands out for cosiness, wonderful views, a mini-farm and all-day menu of crêpes and other snacks as well as its home-made local lunch and dinner specialities including meats cooked on hot stones.


Where to Party?

While not known for its wild party scene, La Plagne does have a wide choice of bars across its 10 resorts/villages, with Plagne-Centre and Belle-Plagne being the liveliest and Aime-la-Plagne a more peaceful hang-out. Among quirky spots to seek out are Plagne-Centre’s wintry-themed igloo with its animated polar bear and Plagne 1800s La Mine with its old train and mining paraphernalia. There is also bowling and a cinema.

Or you can head for the Blacksheep Igloo Village at Dou du Praz (above the resorts) to spend the night on an ice bed in a 2- or 5-person igloo, after a warming Savoyard meal around an open fire.


What Else to do

La Plagne’s big sell off the slopes is its floodlit, 19-bend bob-sleigh run, constructed for the 1992 Winter Olympics. The self-piloted Bob Raft, which travels at up to 80km/h, takes children 1.3m or taller. Also self-steered, the 90km/h Speed Luge is for ages 16+, while the Bob Racer is strictly for thrill-seekers 18+, with a professional driver at the helm hitting speeds of up to 120km/h.

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You can also go dog-sledding through the forest, with adults given the chance to take the reins themselves or enjoy ice-skating and swimming in a heated outdoor pool.

Active Pursuits

The madcap après-ski Superluge Derbys, run most evenings in season by the ski school Oxygène, involve 450m of vertical descent from Aime-la-Plagne to La Roche, on sturdy, state-of-the-art sledges in the dark (helmets and headtorches are provided). Participants (who must be 14+) can warm up afterwards over a vin chaud or hot chocolate. Alternatively, Oxygène’s Moonlight Skis are open to any skiers or boarders comfortable on blue runs and include a Savoyarde meal.undefined

Champagny’s artificial ice tower is suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced climbers, with tuition available for kids and adults. Alternatively, a jaunt on an Airboard snow-bodyboard can be sampled with the ESF ski school, by ages 16+/, or they also run rides on a Snakegliss (minimum height 1.2m).

For ages 16+, there’s snow quad-biking and snowmobiling (ages 12+ can ride snowmobiles as a passenger), while all the family can go tobogganing at the dedicated 1.5km piste, Colorado Park. Paragliding with an instructor is popular in La Plagne, or take a helicopter flight over the area or around Mont Blanc. Those 1.35m and up can tackle the treetop adventure course.

Nature

One of the great pleasures of visiting La Plagne is taking peaceful winter walks along the marked trails through the glorious unspoilt countryside, spotting wildlife including ibex, chamois, golden eagles and bearded vultures and perhaps stopping for lunch at a mountain restaurant en route. Some walks are circular, others require you to take a bus or ski-lift home; free maps are available from the tourist office.

Snow-shoe excursions and Nordic skiing are other ways of exploring the surrounds. The Nordic Centre in Peisey-Nancroix, at the entrance to the Vanoise National Park, has cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails plus more walking paths and toboggan routes. You can hire snowshoes from local sports shops, or if you take a guided tour including commentary on local plants and animals and history of the valley, snowshoes and ski poles will be provided.

La Plagne Ski Extras

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lift passes

Lift Pass Type 3 Days Local 3 Days Extended 4 Days Local 4 Days Extended
Adult 14-64 yrs £136 £154 £175 £218
Child 6-13 yrs £105 £119 £149 £189

Local area pass covers all the lifts in the La Plagne domain, including Plagne Centre, Plagne 1800, Bellecote, Belle Plagne, Plagne Villages, Plagne Soleil, Aime La Plagne, Plagne Montalbert, Les Coches, Montchavin and Champagny-en-Vanoise.

Extended area pass covers Paradiski 144 lifts and 2 glaciers (all the above plus all lifts in Les Arcs).

Ski & Board Hire

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Economy skis £51.90 £25.95 £69.90 £34.95 £119.80 £59.90 
Discovery skis £79.90 £39.95  £99.80 £49.90  £159.80 £79.90 
Performance skis £99.90 £49.95 £119.80 £59.90  £189.80 £94.90 
Excellence skis £119.90 £59.95 £159.90 £79.95 £225.80 £112.90
             
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Economy skis & boots £79.90 £39.95 £98.00 £49.00 £155.80 £77.90
Discovery skis & boots £109.90 £54.95 £119.80 £59.90 £209.80 £104.90
Performance skis & boots £129.90 £64.95 £139.80 £69.90 £116.90 £114.90
Excellence skis & boots £149.90 £74.95 £191.90 £95.95 £289.80 £144.90
Child skis & boots (6-11yrs) £59.90 £29.95 £69.90 £34.95 £98.00 £49.00
                 
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Board Hire (Discovery) £79.90 £39.95 £105.90 £52.95  £159.80 £79.90 
Board Hire (Performance)  £99.90 £49.95 £131.90 £65.95   £195.80 £97.90
Board Hire (Excellence)  £119.90 £59.95 £159.90 £79.95   ***
             
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Board hire (Discovery) & boots £109.80 £54.90 £135.90 £67.95 £199.80 £99.90
Board hire (Performance) & boots £129.90 £64.95 £161.90 £80.95 £239.80 £119.90
Board hire (Excellence) & boots £149.90 £74.95 £191.90 £95.95   ***
Child board with boots (7-12 yr )  £79.80 £39.95 £99.90 £49.95 £138.00 £69.00

 

Price Match Guarantee: we are so confident that our prices cannot be beaten, that we will price-match any comparable deal that you find at the time of booking (for a like-for-like set of ski or board hire).

Economy, Discovery or Performance level? 

Snowboards are only offered in two grades - Discovery and Performance. Skis however can come in 3 grades. Please use the following guide: 

Economy Beginner to Intermediates (0-6 weeks experience)
Discovery Intermediates (6-12 weeks experience)
Performance Advanced (12+ weeks experience)

 

Why Pre-book with us?

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How to pre-book:Contact us now with your order. Or call us now on 0203 393 4671.

Ski hire Quality Assurance:Our suppliers only use a high quality of skis and boards which are 70% new stock at the start of every season. The other 30% is either 1 or 2 seasons old but exceptionally well maintained and serviced each weekend and during the week if  required.

They will also provide kit changes and alterations throughout the week, if necessary, and a professional fitting service that ensures you are not skiing on low grade or unsuitable gear, which can hinder your progress.

We will make sure that you get treated well and do not get any illegitimate credit card swipes for damages to kit. Please understand that we cannot help you with skis or equipment if you book independently or using non-endorsed suppliers.

Lift Passes in more detail:Over 65's are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps where they can get updated information on any current OAP discounts (subject to local terms & conditions). Seniors require a passport photo to purchase their passes.

Children under 4 yrs are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps because they may qualify for a free pass (subject to local terms & conditions).

Complete Beginners are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps because their first 3 days may only involve nursery slopes where lifts are free in some resorts (subject to local terms & conditions).  

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    La Plagne, Paradiski
    French Alps

    Newly refurbished hotel, located in Plagne Centre, with wonderful facilities and great access to the pistes.