La Plagne is a ski resort in the French Alps, in the Savoie department, which has 225 km of slopes and 100 km² of skiable area, reaching a maximum altitude of 3250 meters.
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La Plagne ski resort
La Plagne ski resort is part of Paradiski, the world’s second largest ski area. The huge Paradiski ski area is made up of 425km of interconnected runs. The ski resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs have been connected since 2003 by the Vanoise-Express, the largest cable car in the world. This 200-seat cable car links the two giants via Peisey-Vallandry. The three resorts are also part of the Compagnie des Alpes!
A breathtaking domain
Facing Mont Blanc, on the forest floor, you will be seduced by the authenticity of the renovated old village of Montchavin and charmed by the architecture of Les Coches (with its famous slate roofs) where stone and wood reign supreme.
The ski resort of La Plagne is now made up of eleven village resorts, each one typical and authentic. Through its different villages, La Plagne offers a range of atmospheres and accommodation… Traditional Savoyard family chalets, cosy hotel rooms or flats for the more festive, there is something for everyone. It is an ideal resort for snow classes!
Skiing at heights!
70% of La Plagne’s ski area is located above 2000m, which guarantees excellent natural snow cover throughout the winter season. The artificial snow network ensures reliable snow cover and very good skiing conditions throughout the winter.
Here the “Family Plus Mountain” label takes on its full meaning. A car-free resort, La Plagne offers learning areas for beginners, entertainment and approved facilities for children from a very young age.
The ski resort of La Plagne is committed to sustainable development
The ski resort of La Plagne is certified QSE (quality, safety, environment) and is thus committed to protecting the environment. Meadows are regenerated, forests reforested and rivers protected. In addition, ski lifts that are no longer in use are being dismantled. 93 pylons have been removed.
A new biomass boiler, designed to supply the buildings of La Plagne Centre, avoids 4000 tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
PEDESTRIAN-ONLY VILLAGES AND VILLAGE CENTRES
The resort has no railway line. Free shuttle buses run between Aime la Plagne, Belle Plagne, Plagne 1800, Plagne Bellecôte, Plagne Centre and Plagne Villages – Soleil. These free shuttles run from 8am to midnight every day.
For people who work in the ski lifts, these shuttles are free all year round for a journey between their work and their home.
Unforgettable experiences in La Plagne
Try the bob raft! Accessible from 1.30m, it is the perfect machine for families. Self-guided and self-braking, it can accommodate four people for an incredible shared experience.
The machine reaches 80 km/h at the height of the descent. Ideal as an “approach experience”, the Bob Raft is perfect for first-timers. But let’s be clear, the La Plagne bobsleigh run has no half measures, so you’ll take the same route as the professionals! Price: 48 € per person.
Enjoy an experience in the heart of winter sports at an altitude of 2050m.
For all those who wish to discover or rediscover the Tyrolean traverse, you are at the right address. In addition to the beauty of the site, you will enjoy the unique and original sensations offered by this Giant Tyrolean traverse!
During this aerial ride you will perform a sequence full of emotions, you will zigzag between 25m and 40m from the ground on more than 400m beautifully integrated above the canyon and its frozen torrent. Incredible!
The mountain resort of La Plagne in summer
Play it like Tarzan! Explore the alpine canopy thanks to the adventure courses in La Plagne. The accrobranche allows you to get a bit of height, but above all to have fun in an ecosystem that is usually not very accessible.
Above the Isère or the Ours valley, facing the Vanoise glaciers or in the Tarentaise valley, the courses are adapted to everyone’s level and the workshops are each more fun than the last. No need to be jealous, children from 8 years old have their own accrobranche.
Kayaking, like mountain biking or trail running, is an outdoor sport. Fulfilling, exhilarating, demanding. And as always, La Plagne lends itself willingly to your game. For a kayaker, the Isère is undeniably one of the rivers “to do”, so why not try it?
From initiation to improvement, learn step by step, starting with a navigation on calm water, then on a part of the Isère, to finish in the rapids whitened by the foam!
To begin kayaking, calm water is a good place to start. Learn to steer your boat, to feel the ripples of the water, to follow a trajectory. Accessible from the age of 6 – provided you can swim.
Hotels in La Plagne resort
L’Araucaria Hôtel et Spa ****
Located in the La plagne ski resort, you will enjoy a multi-faceted conviviality place offering a cocktail bar, an original and playful course for children, many games, a cinema and a library…
In the restaurant, you can enjoy themed buffets reminiscent of the atmosphere of the covered market and its fresh produce.
To sleep, you will enjoy 84 revamped rooms, of classic, superior or family category. For relaxation, the Nuxe Spa offers 450 m2 of swimming pool, treasure island for children, hammam, relaxation area and 4 treatment rooms.
Hotel Carlina ****
This is a very comfortable hotel with a spa on the edge of the slopes, for a ski in/ski out experience. The hotel is only open in winter.
The Carlina, located on the edge of the slope, welcomes you in a warm and authentic atmosphere. Its rooms or suites of great comfort are all south or west facing. Family rooms and connecting rooms are available.
The spa area welcomes you throughout the day.
Hôtel les Balcons Village ***
Built on the heights of the Belle-Plagne resort with ski in/ski out, the 3* Hotel Les Balcons Village is entirely built in wood in the Savoyard tradition. 41 rooms with a nice view.
Enjoy the spa of our residence Les Balcons de Belle Plagne located 50m away. More than 430 m² dedicated to your well-being:
swimming pool with a superb view of the mountains, whirlpool bath, sauna, fitness room, not forgetting treatments and massages by the Thalgo brand.
Skiing in La Plagne: the highlights of the resort
✅ Eco-responsible resort: many initiatives are carried out to protect the environment.
✅ A wide range of family-friendly services
✅ Wide range of restaurants
✅ Accommodation located close to the ski slopes
✅ Beginner slopes accessible from the lower part of the resort
✅ Access adapted for people with reduced mobility
✅ Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals
✅ Bus lines that run within the resort to avoid using your own vehicle.
✅ Ideal resort for freestyle enthusiasts, thanks to its snowpark, half-pipe and dedicated learning area.
✅ Spectacular freestyle circuits off the marked runs, recommended when accompanied by a professional.