Why Ski La Plagne?


Clustered with eleven villages, this high altitude ski resort is one of the best in the world. Seated on the Tarentaise valley part of Savoie in France, it holds the Bellecote glacier which is 3250 metres in altitude, assuring a year round of skiing possibilities. It is connected via lifts to places like Montchavin, Les Arcs, Les Coches, Peisey-Vallandry, Plagne Montalbert, and Champagny en Vanoise. La Plagne and Les Arcs form the Paradiski area, which is know as one of the biggest in the world. Night life here is not really attention catching but there are enough activities to keep non-skiers busy. Compared to Les Arcs, this is ski area is more uncrowded.

Access to La Plagne

If you want to start your trip with many ski transfer possibilities, choose Geneva airport. If, on the other hand, you want the nearest airport to the resort, take a flight to Chambery, but the terminals can get too crowded especially during Saturday and Sunday. The second closer airport is Grenoble, and the crowd is lesser. Lyon St Exupery is an airport cattle shed because of the hoards of people there, but if you are on a tight budget and want economical rides, this is the airport to be.

Trains leave from UK twice a week, that is Friday and Saturday. There is a direct train from London that will bring you to Aime to go to La Plagne. If you are going back home however, direct trains prohibit boarding from Aime, so the best option would be Bourg St Maurice. If you are using the motorways with your car, driving will last up to 12 hours upon reaching Calais or Boulogne. Going to the village of Montchavin to Les Coches, continue passing through Bourg St Maurice and turn after Aime and just follow road directions to La Plagne. For villages situated on higher levels, you need to turn at Aime and follow the road signs going to La Plagne or Montalbert village.

Ski Facts

Here are other things you need to know why you need to ski at La Plagne:

Highest lift: 3250 m (10663 ft)
Lowest Lift: 1250 m (4101 ft)
Total vertical drop: 2000 m
Piste Length: 225 kilometres
Longest run: 152 kilometres
Snow Cannons: 277
Cross country: 85 kilometres
Total Lifts: 111
Snow Park: 4

The ski resort is excellent and challenging for intermediate skiers. La Plagne also caters to learners, with 12 nursery slopes allotted for them, and also expert skiers, although there are few very difficult black graded pistes. The ski domain consists of 12 % black runs, 27 % red runs, 56 % blue runs, and 5 % green runs. The lifts can carry more than 129,000 people hourly and has adequate snow making for up to 50 kilometres of ski trails. Being family friendly, snow sure, and having high altitude skiing entails a great ski adventure for everyone in La Plagne.

Affordable accommodation

The overall appearance of the village is not that desirable, lacking the genuine alpine charm of wooden chalets since the accommodations are made mostly of concrete. Most establishments and infrastructures in La Plagne are built in the sixties. And since the lodges are not that geared for luxury, the price range is much affordable. Self catered chalets are mostly available in the Plagne 1800 area, which can better serve a family of skiers. Upmarket chalets are found up the village and the cheaper ones, below. Ski in and ski out is common in the resort.

Costs at La Plagne

If you are still thinking why you should ski La Plagne, you might as well check the expenses you might make in the resort.

Local Lift Prices
Highest adult pass for 1 day: CHF42.00
Highest adult pass for 6 days: CHF203.00
Highest child pass for 1 day: CHF31.50
Highest child pass for 6 days: CHF152.50

Equipment Rentals
Boots and Skis: From CHF84 to CHF143.20

Top Hotel Prices
Carlina Hotel, Belle Plagne: Rate starts from 115 euros, (per room, per person, half board)
Les Granges du Soleil, Plagne Soleil: Rate starts from 1,967 euros (per week, per two bed apartment)
The Auberge de Montagne Chez Pat du Sauget: Rate starts from 78 euros (per person ,per night, half board)
Summit View, Plagne Centre: Rate starts from 779 euros (per person, per week , with meals, flights, and transfers)
Auberge de Cassiel: Rate starts from 63 euros (per person, per night, with breakfast)
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