There are a plethora of ski resorts in the French Alps, but for the discerning snowsports holidaymaker, La Plagne is one of the best.
Part of the giant 425km Paradiski area with Peisey-Vallandry and Les Arcs, this snow-sure resort has a glacier-perched top lift at a heady 3250m and pistes that plummet down to 1250m. There’s skiing here for all aptitudes and a network of 130 lifts which allow you to maximise your enjoyment and minimise waiting time.
La Plagne actually comprises 11 separate villages, so there are plenty of varied accommodation and apres-ski options, with facilities and amenities that are first-class.
Take a look at these five reasons La Plagne is the ultimate ski resort.
- Perfect pow
70% of La Plagne is above 2000m, so it’s a very snow-sure resort that usually enjoys around 20cm of fresh powder each week of the season. The village of Belle Plagne is at an altitude of 2050m but even the low-level tree-lined runs at Plagne Montalbert maintain good conditions throughout the season and there are snow-making facilities to top up the cover if necessary.
- Kids attractions
On the slopes, kids can take snowboard training courses and husky dog sledding at Plagne Montalbert, enjoy the children’s playground at Plagne Vallee and try Colorado Luge in Plagne Centre, a thrilling one-mile sledge run. Alternatively, at Plagne Soleil they can take control of a huge snow grooming machine!
There’s an eclectic apres-ski mix in La Plagne, with traditional British-style pubs like Scotty’s Bar and cocktail club Igloo Igloo in Plagne Centre and late-night spot Le Cosy in Plagne Bellecote. However, for many revellers, the pick of the bunch here is Le Saloon in Belle Plagne, which spins superb tunes and is open until the wee small hours. Arrange a skiing holiday in Belle Plagne with Erna Low and they can ensure you stay close to the apres action.
Comfy and convenient accommodation is a key component of any ski holiday and there’s lots to choose from in La Plagne. From plush chalet-style accommodation like Les Terrasses De La Vanoise and The White Pearl to lovely apartments like Lodges 1970, you’re well catered for. Ask your ski travel agent for a residence close to the slopes and shops and they’ll most likely offer several upper options.
If you’re a foodie you’ll find plenty to tempt your taste buds in La Plagne. For haute cuisine, try the Union restaurant in Plagne Montalbert headed by Michelin-starred Maestro Phil Howard, while Cocoon Grill in Plagne 1800 serves splendid Scandinavian fare and Le 360 serves salads, pastas and grilled meat specialities in a glass-cube building where you’ll enjoy a panaroramic view wherever you sit.
These five reasons La Plagne is the ultimate ski resort should convince you to add it to your travel to-do list tout suite!