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Chalets

Situated high above the Tarentaise Valley, La Plagne is part of the Paradise Ski network and sits the opposite side of the valley to Les Arcs, providing over 400km's of pistes. Much of the terrain on the La Plagne side is particularly well suited to beginners and intermediates and with the chalets typically close to the pistes, it is also a popular destination for family ski holidays.

Resort Guide

Pros:

  • High altitude ski region
  • 425km of pistes
  • Great value skiing

Cons: 

  • Limited for experts
  • High resorts not the prettiest
  • Limited après-ski

Stats

  • Highest Lift,250m
  • Resort1,350m - 2,100m
  • Pistes Km's425km
  • Green10
  • Blue69
  • Red33
  • Black18
  • Parks5
  • Nursery Areas2
  • Off-PisteAverage
  • Lifts106
  • Ski SchoolESF
  • RestaurantLimited
  • BarsFew
  • Nightclubs1
  • Charm
  • Scenery
  • Eating Out
  • Apres-Ski

Airport Transfers

  • Bourg St Maurice (Train)30 Minutes
  • Chambery1 Hour 40 Minutes
  • Geneva2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Lyon2 Hours 40 Minutes

Skiing La Plagne Paradise Network

La Plagne we think is one of the best value, high altitude ski resorts for beginners and early intermediates with gentle blues and reds in front of the higher villages allowing skiers to progress with confidence quickly. More accomplished intermediates will probably however choose to ski higher up on the more challenging runs or take the impressive Vainoisse Express to ski Les Arcs more challenging pistes (on and off-piste).

Family fun in the Paradise ski region

La Plagne Villages

Many skiers are surprised to find that La Plagne rather than being one large village, is actually a series of smaller villages, ten in total. The more traditional, character Tarrentaise villages are found close to the valley floor at 1,250m to 1,450m, with the more modern, purpose built villages between 1,800m and 2,100m:

  • Champagny en Vanoise - 1,250m
  • Montchavin - 1,250m
  • Plagne Montalbert - 1,350m
  • Les Coches - 1,450m)
  • Plagne - 1,800m
  • Plagne Bellecote - 1,930m)
  • Plagne Centre - 1,970m)
  • Plagne Soleil - 2,050m
  • Belle Plagne - 2,050m
  • Aime La Plagne - 2,100m
Les Coches is one of the pretties ten villages that make up La Plagne Montchavin is a pretty village at the bottom of the La Plagne mountain Le Coches 1,350m is one of the ten La Plagne villages

The higher ski resorts being purpose built are rarely more than a two or three hundred metres from the piste, and likewise lifts and ski schools. This said, they are more functional than stylish and are largely made up of large apartment blocks. Nightlife is limited with a few bars and restaurants.

Lower down, the villages offer a more traditional appeal and whilst the apes-ski is still limited, the bars and restaurants offer a warmer appeal.

Family Ski Holidays

Highly recommended in our view for family ski holidays where price is important, ski convenience and kilometres of piste count. Notwithstanding the flattering pistes that particularly well suited towards younger family members and nervous parents.

Great family skiing and chalet holidays in La Plagne

Off-Piste Skiing La Plagne

If you are a competent skier, particularly off-piste, and you've been to La Plagne or Les Arcs, then there is a good chance you will have had the pleasure of the off-piste run down into Champagny on a sunny day. Locals refer to it as the Mont de la Guerre, followed by a long lunch in this pretty ski resort. It isn't difficult, it starts out wide and then becomes pretty tree lined skiing below the middle, in the right conditions it is one of the alps most pleasurable runs. Please of course appreciate it is still off-piste however and appropriate competencies are required to ski it. 

About to ski off-piste in La Plagne Beautiful Champagny in La Plagne

Elsewhere, the Bellicose is extremely popular and fabulous too. A little more challenging than the aforementioned, and in one or two places you will be seriously questioning anyone who suggests the off-piste isn't challenging enough in the Paradise area! 

Getting Around The Resorts

There is an excellent bus system that serves all the ten ski resorts on a regular basis until late into the evening, so village hopping is not a significant issue a(check bus timetables for periodicy and late running).

Other Activities

La Plagne has a dedicated sledge run that thrill seekers of all ages will just love. Starting at La Plagne 1,800m, it twists and turns all the way down to La Roche below. Speeds in excess of 40mph have been claimed so its no gentle descent! La Plagne also has a childrens sledging area and there are two outdoor ice rinks as well. 

Family ski holidays in La Plagne France

Ski Map

Pros:

  • High altitude ski region
  • 425km of pistes
  • Great value skiing

Cons: 

  • Limited for experts
  • High resorts not the prettiest
  • Limited après-ski

Stats

  • Highest Lift,250m
  • Resort1,350m - 2,100m
  • Pistes Km's425km
  • Green10
  • Blue69
  • Red33
  • Black18
  • Parks5
  • Nursery Areas2
  • Off-PisteAverage
  • Lifts106
  • Ski SchoolESF
  • RestaurantLimited
  • BarsFew
  • Nightclubs1
  • Charm
  • Scenery
  • Eating Out
  • Apres-Ski

Airport Transfers

  • Bourg St Maurice (Train)30 Minutes
  • Chambery1 Hour 40 Minutes
  • Geneva2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Lyon2 Hours 40 Minutes
Situated in the Tarrentaise region, La Plagne is part of the fabulous high altitude Paradise ski network that includes Les Arcs and boasts over 400km of listed terrain. Particularly suited to beginners and intermediates it is a particular favourite with mixed ability groups and families.

La Plagne and Paradise Ski Map
La Plagne Paradiski Ski Map
Great views from Chalet Nichoir

La Plagne, FranceChalet Nichoir

Chalet le Nichoir is a lovely traditional alpine chalet with an unusually large lounge and dining area. The chalet is situated in a pretty wooded area…
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£395pp to £895pp
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Beautiful Chalet Dionee in winter

La Plagne, FranceChalet Dionee

Chalet Dionée is the type of chalet that you´ll want to come back to again and again.  The chalet has lovely furnishings, tastefully designed ensuite …
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£495pp to £995pp
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fireplaces are a great addition to your chalet

La Plagne, FranceChalet Soleil

Chalet Soleil couldn’t be better located, just 30m from the main chairlift , piste, nursery slope & ski school meeting point in La Plagne 1800, 20…
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£549pp to £967pp
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Sleeps 12
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Great view of La Plagne

La Plagne, FranceChalet La Luciole

Chalet la Luciole (the Firefly) can accommodate 13/14 guests in 4 twin bedrooms, 1 double and 1 triple room and an extra bed can easily be added to th…
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Afternoon tea in catered ski chalets

La Plagne, FranceChalet Boule de Neige

Chalet Boule de Neige is a brand new chalet for the 2015/16 season and is an extremely well located ski chalet. It has a central position in the villa…
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£604pp to £934pp
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Sleeps 14
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Chalet Marine in the snow

La Plagne, FranceChalet Marine

Chalet Marine is a lovely traditional alpine chalet with a large lounge and dining area, situated in a pretty wooded area of La Plagne 1800 and is a s…
Prices from
£395pp to £895pp
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Sleeps 15
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