La Plagne Ski Resort
La Plagne is home to one of the Alps’ most impressive and varied ski areas and numerous base villages, all of which have their own unique character.
It has some good beginner facilities, but La Plagne really is an intermediate and expert’s paradise, with a hugely diverse ski area spread over 225km of pistes. For experts, it has huge areas of off piste that don't get skied out too quickly - an impressive feat given that La Plagne is recognised as the world’s most visited ski resort. This is before you even consider the link to Les Arcs via the impressive Vanoise Express, making up the vast 425km of slopes and 264 pistes of the Paradiski area.
La Plagne consists of no fewer than 11 separate 'villages' and each is a self-sufficient mini-resort. These divide into two groups – seven high altitude, purpose-built resorts and four villages lower down within the trees. The diversity of these villages also means there will always be options suitable for any group, but especially at Plagne Centre and Belle Plagne, the most popular destinations for Brits.
With so much terrain to navigate, there’s no better way to explore the resort than with the Ski Club’s Instructor-led Guiding Service, returning to the resort this season between 22nd December and 13th April.
Before you plan your trip join the Ski Club’s La Plagne Facebook Page, where our community of members will be able to assist with any queries you may have.
What's New for 2019/20?
The main upgrade in La Plagne for this season is the replacement of the 1978 Bellecôte glacier gondola. The new gondola will stick to the same general route as the existing gondola.
In 2019/20 La Plagne will become the first resort to open a specific ‘Snooc’ run. This is an invention of a ski/sled hybrid which can be used as an alternative to a toboggan for riding down the 1.5 km Colorado Park run.
A further addition is a highly interactive family-friendly fun slope has been created for this season and will be accessible to skiers of all standards.
Our La Plagne Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆