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1961 was an unforgettable year: John F. Kennedy became President of the United States, the Soviet Union launched the first man, Yuri Gagarin, into space, and the ski resort of La Plagne was born.

A lot has changed since 1961. Joe Biden is the current President of the United States, more than 500 people have reached the altitude of space, and La Plagne is now a multifaceted, wide, open, connected ski resort with 225 km of pistes. The 11 unique villages (the highest reaching 2,100 metres and the lowest at 700 metres) have everything guests would need, and want, to have an incredible winter holiday surrounded by snowy peaks.

As well as celebrating its 60th anniversary, La Plagne has introduced a selection of brand-new activities, and accommodation, to its ever-growing portfolio. From Moonbikes and MMV Hotel Clubs, to Igloo Building and Aperitif Escape Games, there’s plenty to enjoy. In addition, guests who celebrate their 60th birthday during their stay can enjoy a six-day lift pass for the price of a five-day lift pass when booked through La Plagne Resort.

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NEW HIGHLIGHTS THIS SEASON

Electric Moonbikes arrive
This 100% green machine, that looks like a cross between a snow-scooter and a skidoo, is now available in La Plagne. Comprising an accelerator and a brake, plus a track at the back and a ski at the front for steering, they are easy to drive.

Build an Igloo from scratch
Igloo comes from the Inuit word for house or shelter. They were designed to protect Inuit from the elements when they went hunting in the wilds. Sign up to a top team-building activity and learn how to build a life-size igloo.

Yogi Ski Touring
Add this new, healthy activity to a ski holiday. At Les Inversens, tuck into a delicious breakfast before joining in with a session of yoga on the spacious terrace, making the most of the incredible mountain views. Afterwards, ski back down the mountain, where Belle Plagne’s Deep Nature spa awaits.

The Aperitif Escape Game
Team up with friends and/or family for this brand-new escape game. If the mission is accepted, work together to release the local products, imprisoned within the ice box. If successful, everyone will enjoy a well-deserved aperitif before dinner! The game can be delivered to any accommodation in La Plagne; guests can solve the puzzle wearing slippers if they fancy.

First five-star accommodation
Just in time for its 60th anniversary, La Plagne is welcoming its first five-star hotel residence to the slopes. The luxury White Pearl Lodges & Spas, in Plagne Soleil, comprise seven chalets made of wood and stone, and 91 high-end duplex apartments with one-to-five bedrooms.

Two family friendly MMV Hotel Clubs in La Plagne
Ready for the 2021/22 ski season, two new MMV Hotel Clubs are now available, one in Plagne Aime 2000 and the other in Belle Plagne. Hotel Club Plagne Aime 2000 is ski-in, ski-out, with views of Mont Blanc, and has 228 rooms. In contrast, Hotel Club Belle Plagne has 79 modern and very spacious rooms, each with a balcony overlooking the mountains. It’s wonderful for younger families, with full day childcare available.

Six-seater high speed chairlift
Guests can now enjoy a direct link between Plagne Centre (1,990 m) and Champagny-en-Vanoise via the top of Les Verdons (2,479 m), thanks to the brand-new La Lovatière chairlift. Found next to the Bécoin chairlift in Plagne Centre, La Lovatière has a travel time of less than six minutes and can carry up to 3,000 people per hour.


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Getting to La Plagne could not be easier: it is within a 90-minute drive from three main airports, Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon. Either hire a car from the airport, book one of the transfer companies or take the bus. Alternatively, La Plagne is one of the ski resorts you can reach easily on the train. Board the train at London St Pancras International and arrive at Aime La Plagne station after a quick transfer at Lille or Paris. Otherwise, snow enthusiasts can always jump in their car and drive to La Plagne using Eurotunnel Le Shuttle or one of the ferry companies to cross the English Channel. There are plenty of car parks once in resort too.

 

Fact and figures:

  • 135 runs for a total of 225km
  • 76 ski lifts
  • a constellation of 11 sites ranging from 650 to 3,250m in altitude
  • 56,000 tourism beds
  • 2 peaks above 3,000m in the Paradiski area
  • 70% of the Paradaski area is above 2,000m


Book your trip to La Plagne using the La Plagne Travel Agency

A one-stop-shop where guests can book accommodation, transport, insurance, activities, ski equipment, and lift passes, with everything grouped together in one booking

Special birthday offer

A 6-day ski pass for the price of 5 days for guests who celebrate their 60th birthday during their stay.
Offer valid for any purchase of a 1-week package from the travel agency, La Plagne Resort.

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MUST DO’S

Deep Nature – Belle Plagne’s family spa: A spa where children can accompany their parents. Water temperature is 35 degrees and there is a 170msq outdoor water trail with a view of the snow-capped mountains. 6-14 year olds can experience a 20 minute child-parent tandem massage in a double cabin.

Giant Spaghetti Bob Raft: just like a giant strand of spaghetti, France’s only bobsleigh track stretches out for 1.5km. For children (min. height 1.30m) and parents the 1.5 min experience consists of hurtling down at 80km/hr.

NEW: Le Chalet du Plan Bois offers local cuisine in an intimate setting ‘just like home’ where guests wear slippers.

NEW: Evening ski touring with Oxygène – climb up to an altitude restaurant for dinner, before skiing back down with headlamps. Oxygene also provide off-piste guides and equipment rental

For beginners: the CoolSki Zones – areas specifically for learning to ski with free lifts, marked circuits on wide runs and gentle slopes. The areas are progressive so you can learn to ski without stress. You can wear a coloured beginner's bib, so others are careful around you and the beginners' ski pass is great value:
32€ PER DAY: SINGLE PRICE
37€ PER DAY WITH A BEGINNER'S BIB

For experienced skiers: the ungroomed nature of the Bellecote Glacier provides expert skiers with challenging, powdery routes to play on, including a dramatic 2,000 metre off-piste decent from the North face of Bellecote Glacier (a guide or ski instructor is compulsory to go off-piste).