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La Plagne Ski Resort, France






Key Features

  • Families
  • Good for ski-in / ski-out
  • Activities for non-skiers
  • Large ski area
  • Glacier
  • Off-piste

"A firm family favourite - enormous ski area, 10 resort villages to explore, lots of activities off the slopes and always good value in terms of lift passes, dining, apres and accommodation."

Will, Product

Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1,800m-2,100m
  • Highest lift: 3,250m
  • No. of lifts: 94
  • Guide lift pass price: £278
  • No. of slopes: 128
  • Total piste: 225kms
  • Eurostar : Yes
  • Transfer times:

    Geneva: 3hrs 30mins

    Grenoble: 4 hrs

Overview of La Plagne

It’s almost as if the La Plagne plateau was created for skiing. Positioned in the centre of a huge bowl, the resort and ski area are contained to the east, south and west by towering mountains which help to preserve the snow and act as a perfect suntrap.

What more could a skier ask for? Glancing at a La Plagne ski map, one may notice the liberal use of blue lines – skiing La Plagne is a dream for the cruisy blue devotee or a family or beginner ski holiday as the gentle slopes are perfect for gaining confidence or bombing around with the kids. However, any advanced skier should be aware that the resort also boasts some seriously undervalued off-piste terrain. Plus, making up half of the Paradiski area, one of the world’s largest ski areas, means the resort can offer enough kilometres to keep even the most piste-hungry skier satisfied.

La Plagne accommodation is spread across a total of 10 villages, with traditional mountain hamlets lower down and purpose-built ski stations higher up to a respectable altitude of 2100m. In La Plagne we offer ski apartments and hotels, as well as catered and independent chalets. The original Plagne Centre is one of France’s first-ever built-for-skiing villages and what the buildings lack in charm they more than makeup for the inconvenience. La Plagne chalets and resort buildings are interconnected by tunnels and walkways – extremely practical in the cold and snow. A free bus service or late night pedestrian chairlifts ferry visitors between the resorts and although nightlife is on the quieter side in keeping with the family atmosphere, those looking for a party will find sufficient choices. There won’t be time to be blue on a La Plagne ski holiday!

Keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a La Plagne ski holiday.

Ways to Save Money on a Ski Holiday to La Plagne

  • Book a catered chalet holiday to one of our exclusive properties. Flights, transfers accommodation and catering including unlimited wine with dinner are part of the package price
  • Pre booking your La Plagne or Paradiski lift passes and ski hire in advance can save you serious money. You can add them via Manage My Booking if you’ve already booked, or make further savings by booking a Ski All-In Deal from the get-go
  • Take a look at our Après, Dining and Family information tabs at the top of this page. It features suggestions for places to eat, drink and have fun, with a bias towards getting the most for your Euro
  • Pay your holiday balance in instalments that suit you via our improved online customer portal; Manage My Booking
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3 Things We Love About La Plagne

  1. Extensive Ski Area – La Plagne has more than enough skiing to keep most people occupied for a week on its own, let alone when you factor in the rest of the Paradiski area, including Les Arcs, which offers a total 425km of marked pistes.
  2. Plenty of Choice of Accommodation – With 10 different villages to choose from, and a range of chalets, apartments and hotels to suit all budgets, La Plagne has something for everyone.
  3. Family Friendly Feel – La Plagne’s easy-going air, accessible villages and great swathes of cruisy intermediate skiing make it a great choice for a family ski trip.

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La Plagne Catered Chalet (7)
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Apartment (13)
Hotels (3)

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    Ski hire in La Plagne

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Adult   (13+ yrs) Skis | Poles £110 £134 £150
    Ski | Poles | Boots £146 £178 £202
    Snowboard £110 £134
    Snowboard | Boots £146 £178
    Child   (4-12 yrs) Skis | Poles £95
    Ski | Poles | Boots £126
    Snowboard £98
    Snowboard | Boots £126

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.

      Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation with ski hire within easy access or will alternatively offer a pick-up and drop-off service for your convenience.

      Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have a fully trained technician on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.

      For La Plagne: Free model change available for Gold and Platinum ski hire

      All changes are subject to availability
      Changes from skis to snowboard or vice versa is not counted as a model change and therefore an additional charge applies

      • A solid option for beginner skiers - designed as an value option for those just starting out
      • Ski equipment which is best suited to those staying on the pistes
      • Ideal for those on a budget
      • Ideal for beginner skiers and intermediates - designed for skiers looking for comfort and to develop their skills
      • Great performance ski equipment for all over the mountain and on any type of snow (mainly piste skiers)
      • Good for anyone on a budget
      • Ideal for intermediate skiers to advanced - designed for skiers looking for specific types of skis including carving, on piste, freeride, freestyle, race skis etc.
      • Greater choice of high performance ski equipment
      • Perfect for anyone looking to master technique or looking for a new challenge
      • Ideal for advanced / expert skiers with a wide range of types available including downhill race skis, fat off piste, etc.
      • The very ‘best of the best’ skis, boots and poles - best suited for skiers looking for the latest thrills on the latest technology
      • Our widest range of choice from this season’s latest ski models

      Find out more about our ski hire

      Lift passes in La Plagne

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Local Area Pass Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65-74 yrs) £243 £272
      Adult   (13-64 yrs) £303 £339
      Child   (5-12 yrs) £243 £272
      Family   £267 £292

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

        • Free lift passes are available for under 5 years and over 75 years with photo ID
        • Carre Neige can be added to your pre-booked lift pass with our in-resort team
        • All Skiworld lift passes are sold at the ‘Tribu’ rate offering savings over buying in resort
        • More options/combinations for family lift passes are available – please call for prices

        Find out more about our ski pack terms and conditions

        The local area pass is ideal for beginners as it covers a huge range of terrain and provides ample area to explore. Most intermediate skiers will also be content with a local area pass as it contains more than enough runs to keep even advanced skiers happy for a week.

        For those who want complete freedom over the area the full area pass is perfect, you can cover as many pistes as possible and go from each area as often as you would like.

        • For beginners each of the main village has a nursery slope, the best is in Plagne Bellecotte which catches the sun from mid-morning through to late afternoon. The long snaking blue runs that run from the top of the Arpette lift down to Belle Plagne are also great for those experiencing there first few weeks of snow.
        • La Plagne is a mecca for intermediate skiers looking to carve up miles of well-groomed piste.  The red run from the top of the Becoin lift above Plagne Center down to La Roche (one of the lower satellite villages) is guaranteed to have your legs screaming for a rest.
        • For experts take the Cretes draglift above the Becoin chair, at the top you will be met with a couple of blacks which will give you great satisfaction looking back up at them from Scotty’s après bar. Or for those after the ultimate thrill hire a guide and if the conditions are rights ski off piste down the north face of the Bellecote glacier widely acknowledged as one of the most taxing routes in Europe.

        Find out more about lift pass options we offer

        Ski lessons in La Plagne

          What level do you need?

          • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
          • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
          • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
          • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

          • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
          • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
          • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
          • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
          • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          Snow Forecast

          Next 7 Days 73cm

          Piste Conditions N/A

          Report last updated at: Mon 13th May 2024