La Plagne is a family-friendly resort sitting in the centre of the Paradiski ski area, offering over 400km of slopes reaching an altitude of 3250m. This 11 village resort has a large range of beginner and intermediate slopes whilst experts will love the challenging runs and off-piste opportunities beyond the Bellecôte Glacier.
La Plagne is an excellent all-ability ski terrain with 225km of pistes to explore. There are over 80 wide green and blue runs meaning that novice and intermediate skiers are never stuck in one place and are able to cruise around the resort. Skiers with a more advanced level will not be disappointed with the off-piste opportunities, often referred to as some of the toughest terrain in the Alps. The snowpark in Belle Plagne has two separate zones, one for beginners and another with rails, tables, an airbag and a boadercross section for more experienced freestylers. La Plagne is linked to Les Arcs with a cable car so skiers and boarders can head over and test out the Paradiski area even further.
La Plagne’s appeal isn’t just limited to its pistes. It also offers a number of exciting activities, many of which can’t be found in any of the other major resorts. Where else can you experience an Olympic bobsleigh track, test your puzzle-solving abilities in an escape room, or spend the night in an igloo? Combined with the more traditional activities found in a ski resort – such as paragliding and a delightful outdoor ice rink – and you have more to keep you occupied than you could possibly fit in a week. If you’re looking to pamper yourself, try the Deep Nature spa in Belle Plagne; with its saunas, hammam, Nordic and whirlpool baths, counter-current swimming lane and salt grotto, you’ill never want to leave.
Bars & Restaurants
Whatever your budget or tastes, you’ll be able to find somewhere to refuel in La Plagne after a long morning on the mountain. Traditional Savoyard restaurants can be found everywhere. Plagne Centre and Plagne Bellecôte are where you’ll find a good selection of fast-food options and burger bars. Fine dining restaurants are typically tucked away in lesser-visited parts of the ski area, such as Union and Le 360, both of which can be found in the Montalbert area.
There are convivial pubs, cocktail bars and live music venues throughout the many villages that make up La Plagne with the main après-ski centering in Belle Plagne, which is where you will find Le Saloon (an American-themed pub which doubles up as a nightclub after dark). Or why not try night tobogganing for some alternative après-ski?