On paper La Plagne is definitely one of the best ski resorts you could go to. The height and glacier offer great conditions when the snow is not at its best, loads of runs and a cable car that links you to other resorts which makes the great area of Paradiski accessible from here. From a skiers point of view, this is great. There is however a but.. La Plagne is not the worlds prettiest resorts. The whole area is split up into different villages with our properties in La Plagne Centre which is very close to the lifts. La Plagne Centre is where you will find most of the restaurants, bars and ski schools making this not hugely attractive resort (70’s style is quite apparent) appealing in that it is buzzy and you do have most of the amenities at on your doorstep. The lift system is really good, new and efficient. There are plenty of high altitude red runs and also lots of cruising blues for you to choose from.
A skiing paradise for beginners, intermediates will also feel instantly at home on the miles of gentle blues and some of the longest vertical descents in the whole of the Alps. Once you’ve found your ski legs, the Bellecote Glacier reds are also eminently achievable, and for the brave, the more challenging blacks beyond. Experts will relish the vast and exhilarating off-piste bowls which are tracked much more slowly than the high-profile resorts.
La Plagne suits a particular type of holiday maker, while perfect for one person, the other may hate it so please do call us before you book. We will offer you some free impartial advice which I hope will make a difference.
Domaine: La Plagne
Resort Height: 2000m
Skiing Elevation: 3250m
Vertical Drop: 1250m
Piste Summary: Green: 8 %, Blue: 53 %, Red: 25 %, Black: 14 %
Adult Ski Pass: 235€
What we love
Access to the great Paradski area consisting of over 425km of skiing. Realistically you will probably ski Plagne and Les Arcs.
Good amount of flattish terrain which is super for beginners and easy intermediates, 2nd and 3rd weeks skiers will think this resort is fantastic.
The off piste is fantastic, there is an abundance of it around and you are sure to get fresh tracks.
What needs improving
The architecture needs updating, its very 70’s
The resort is split up into lots of villages.
There are other resorts to look at of you are a large group looking to ski hard all day with easier access points
Regional flights from any major UK airport will fly you into Geneva or Grenoble (Approx. 2hr 2hr 30min road transfer) or Chambery and Lyon (Approx. 1hr 30min transfer). Helicopter transfers are also available from Geneva and the flight is approximately 30min. Please note that helicopters are weather permitting.
Trains can be taken from Geneva to Bourge St Maurice or Aime (approx.. 2hr 30min) and then it is 18kn to resort from Aime or 35km from Bourg St Maurice in a taxi.