Chalet Laponia, La Plagne

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3.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
A lovely old chalet, even better because there were only four of us and we had the place to ourselves! It’s not ski in, ski out but it does have a nice location. The buses run regularly and we didn’t have any problems getting around at all. The guy looking after us was really attentive and well organised. We ... + more
Peter D., Devon
4 out of 5
I did a ski season over the 2012/13 winter season as the host for this chalet, so I thought it would be useful to share how I found it. Chalet Laponia is situated on ‘middle track’ in La Plagne, 1800, which means that it is in a ski in/ski out location. However, it does involve a small amount of ‘poling’ al... + more
Jo, Sno Staff
5 out of 5
Best chalet I have stayed in, really comfortable. We had a great holiday. Jo was the best host I have had. Her food was great and always plenty of it. Jo was friendly, welcoming and very informative about the area an services available. + more
C. Manuell
4 out of 5
Ben transferred us from the chalet to the ski lifts daily and this was an excellent service. He was very prompt and professional. Jo was very warm and welcoming and worked hard to accommodate all our needs. She was very organised and made excellent cakes! I was very impressed by her service. + more
S. Mcalpine
4 out of 5
The chalet looks really nice at first glance, it’s very pretty looking and picturesque - I liked the place itself but I wouldn’t go back. We weren’t that impressed with some other parts of the stay. When you’re skiing every day, all you want is a few simple things… Like a good warm shower (the pressure was... + more
Juta, Surrey
2 out of 5
Millie at Chalet Laponia was a brilliant host and dealt very well with our other very difficult guests, not sure we could have been so patient and obliging. + more
S Walden
4 out of 5
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Package - what's included - what's included & available - what's included plus available extras - what's included & what extras are available

Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Without Flights
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location - where is Chalet Laponia

Chalet Laponia is set amongst the trees just a 3 minute walk to the village centre. The nearest bus stop is 75m away. From here the regular local bus gives guests the option of the short trip up to Plagne Centre or to Plagne Bellecôte, the departure point for the Bellecôte glacier. Alternatively there is a picturesque woodland walk from the chalet up to Plagne Centre. The courtesy bus operates from about 100m away from the chalet.
Room 2 can take a cot. If booking the whole of Chalet Laponia, an additional childs bed can be put in room 2. For a quote please contact our office.


Overview - chalet description - Chalet Laponia description

Chalet Laponia (Sleeps 9), La Plagne is a cosy and homely chalet that has been charmingly decorated. The lounge is light and spacious with a glass-fronted fireplace and comfortable seating. Separate to this is a comfortable dining room in which to savour your host's cuisine. A door leading from the kitchen gives access to the balcony with views across the valley from La Plagne. Guests also have the choice of relaxing in the private garden to enjoy the alpine air. The stairs from the lower ground to the ground floor as well as those to the mezzanine above the lounge are a bit steep but the mezzanine does provide a separate play area for kids. All the bedrooms have en-suite showers and there is also a bath downstairs. There is a convenient heated storage area at the entrance to the chalet for skis and outdoor wear and it is equipped with free Wi-Fi so you need never feel out of touch.
The Chalet Laponia host lives out.

* Pets may be allowed on request.


Facilities - Chalet Laponia features

• Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 5 • Ski Access: Mini Bus • Courtesy mini-bus • Open Fireplace
Upon arrival, you will find a luxury L’OCCITANE gift pack in every bedroom. Bring your iPod and enjoy the exceptional quality of our hand-crafted Ruark Audio systems. Each chalet also features a selection of Drumond Park games.

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Rm 1: Double room ES shwr & wc
Rm 2: Triple room ES shwr & wc
Rm 3: Double room ES shwr & wc
Rm 4: Twin room ES shower & wc


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Laponia

On arrival in your chalet, handmade pre-dinner canapés and apéritifs will be served to you in the lounge while your experienced chalet host welcomes you to your chalet introduces you to the resort.

Start your day with a delicious cooked breakfast that includes bacon, eggs, Heinz beans or hash browns and mushrooms or tomatoes plus a selection of cereals, porridge, yogurts and fresh bread. Served 8am to 9am.

Scrumptious homemade cakes and a choice of teas are provided every day, best enjoyed while you relax in the lounge area in front of the log fire.

Home cooked evening meal served at 8pm with unlimited carefully selected red or white wine (6 days), with an additional 4th course of local cheese board with port on your final evening.

We update Chalet Laponia's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet Laponia dates & departure airports

Price per person with: Prices shown are per person based on: Prices shown are per person based on: The prices shown here are per person and based on the following criteria:
Sat 10 Dec 201610/12/16
£478£389
Sat 17 Dec 201617/12/16
£524£484
Sat 24 Dec 201624/12/16
£848£705
Sat 31 Dec 201631/12/16
£1198£790
Sat 07 Jan 201707/01/17
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Sat 14 Jan 201714/01/17
£634£497
Sat 21 Jan 201721/01/17
£628£589
Sat 28 Jan 201728/01/17
£689£629
Sat 04 Feb 201704/02/17
£715
Sat 11 Feb 201711/02/17
£1348£1309
Sat 18 Feb 201718/02/17
£1218£779
Sat 25 Feb 201725/02/17
£738£629
Sat 04 Mar 201704/03/17
£818£719
Sat 11 Mar 201711/03/17
£768£729
Sat 18 Mar 201718/03/17
£698£659
Sat 25 Mar 201725/03/17
£808£769
Sat 01 Apr 201701/04/17
£898£859
Sat 08 Apr 201708/04/17
£898£859
Sat 15 Apr 201715/04/17
£818£779
This accommodation only holiday to Chalet Laponia in La Plagne, France departs Saturday 10th December 2016, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about La Plagne - about holidays in La Plagne - about ski holidays in La Plagne - about ski holidays in La Plagne France

Paradiski Ski Area Bobsledding High Altitude Skiing

A fabulous all-rounder: ski the Paradiski’s wonderful mix of tree-lined trails, knee-deep off piste and wide open cruisers, before returning to whichever purpose built village or age-old hamlet you’re staying in. La Plagne’s easily one of Europe’s best ski resorts and one we visit again and again.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Beginners Glacier Skiing Off Piste Families Groups

La Plagne webcam

Snow Report: Top 0cm, Bottom 0cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 67.5cm

La Plagne trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)110km, 2hr
Geneva (GVA)197km, 2h 30
Lyon (LYS)196km, 2h 15
Grenoble (GNB)199km, 2h 15
Ski Train - Aime30mins
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1961

La Plagne lift pass price last reported as € 235,00 (Adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Laponia.
Night skiing: Yes
La Plagne has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 2000m
Top of slopes: 3250m
Bottom of piste: 1250m
Vertical drop: 2000m
Total length of trails:225km
Longest piste:15km
In the Savoie region of the French Alps, La Plagne was established in the early sixties and now consists of 11 villages: 7 purpose built and 4 traditional. The aptly named Plagne Centre at the heart of the resort is the main hub of shops, restaurants and après ski. Just underneath lies Plagne 1800, a cluster of chalets spread across a steep hillside. Higher up are Aime-la-Plagne, Plagne-Soleil and Plagne-Villages, all accessible via chairlifts from Plagne Centre. Plagne Bellecote rests over a low ridge to th...
There are plenty of nursery slopes with access to free beginner lifts for those new to skiing. This is complimented by a wide choice of different ski schools ready to cater to your particular needs. The slopes around the Belle Plagne area are particularly suitable for beginners, with the blue run linking Les Bauches to Montchavin, providing a manageable step up in difficulty from the nursery slopes. For those who class themselves as intermediate standard skiers this really is paradise. 77% of the runs are gra...
This is an exceptional resort for unique après ski opportunities. Spend the night in the Black Sheep Igloos, facing Mont Blanc, complete with a fondue meal and a morning wakeup call with breakfast. If this isn’t your idea of fun then ice climbing in Champagny and husky sledding are also on offer. One experience not to be missed is the bobsleigh track, used for Olympic training. There are a variety of ways you can choose to go down it, but they are all guaranteed to give you a thrill as you will hurtle down at ...

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"Lovely old chalet in La Plagne"

Peter D., Devon
4/ out of 5
A lovely old chalet, even better because there were only four of us and we had the place to ourselves! It’s not ski in, ski out but it does have a nice location. The buses run regularly and we didn’t have any problems getting around at all. The guy looking after us was really attentive and well organised. We had excellent food and loads of it, so much that we couldn’t always finish it! The quality was very good and we have no complaints there.

"Laponia from the host's perspective"

Jo, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
I did a ski season over the 2012/13 winter season as the host for this chalet, so I thought it would be useful to share how I found it. Chalet Laponia is situated on ‘middle track’ in La Plagne, 1800, which means that it is in a ski in/ski out location. However, it does involve a small amount of ‘poling’ along the track to get to a descent. The location is in between La Plagne centre and La Plagne 1800. Both are within walking distance but with ski equipment, it can be easier to take the bus which is less than a minutes’ walk away, at the end of track. The buses from there ran every 15 minutes over the winter season and were completely free. The stops that the bus includes are Bellecote; from where you can take the Roche De Mio gondola up to the glacier or snow park, La Plagne centre, where you will find all your main lift stations and ski schools or La Plagne 1800, which has two chairlifts which take you up the mountain. I always loved the walk down the tree lined track to the chalet as you can just about see the chalet hiding behind the trees. It’s lovely, quaint and cute and very French. It really feels like a traditional alpine chalet, complete with wooden floors and beams. There is also a big open fire which really adds to the atmosphere. The space is split in to two levels, with three of the bedrooms being downstairs and one up stairs. The Chalet can sleep 9 people. As the chalet host, I lived out so guests can really feel like it is their chalet for the week. Everyone I spoke to found the bedrooms to be of good size (all of them being en-suite). Guests also commented on how comfy the beds were and how quiet the chalet was at night – two things that can make or break a ski holiday! There is also another good sized bathroom on the top level which has a large bath. The kitchen and living area really are as spacious as they’re described to be. There was definitely enough space for me to cater for everyone staying in the chalet. As well as this, there is a large separate children's play room which was great for families. The dining room is slightly on the smaller side but there is still plenty of room for everyone to be seated comfortably. There is also a ski and boot area at the front of the property and a ski shed outside which makes it really practical for keeping all your ski equipment tidy and out of the way.

"Best I've stayed in"

C. Manuell
4/ out of 5
Best chalet I have stayed in, really comfortable. We had a great holiday. Jo was the best host I have had. Her food was great and always plenty of it. Jo was friendly, welcoming and very informative about the area an services available.

"Ben and Jo were excellent"

S. Mcalpine
4/ out of 5
Ben transferred us from the chalet to the ski lifts daily and this was an excellent service. He was very prompt and professional. Jo was very warm and welcoming and worked hard to accommodate all our needs. She was very organised and made excellent cakes! I was very impressed by her service.

"Pretty looking chalet, a few let downs"

Juta, Surrey
2/ out of 5
The chalet looks really nice at first glance, it’s very pretty looking and picturesque - I liked the place itself but I wouldn’t go back. We weren’t that impressed with some other parts of the stay. When you’re skiing every day, all you want is a few simple things… Like a good warm shower (the pressure was very low). A warm place to stay (radiators very unpredictable, some nights cold, some nights hot). And a comfortable bed (we got awful back ache). I’m sorry to say the rep really didn’t put in an effort with the food, we wanted to give him a good tip at the end of the stay but we struggled to give him a tip at all. We had soup as a starter at least 3 or 4 times, which was tasty but some variety would have been appreciated. The desserts were a disaster, the rep said it would look awful but taste OK, but it didn’t! We were told there would be canapes and maybe it was because we were late but we never got them. Lastly we were supposed to have port and cheese but it never appeared. We’d read somewhere that the chalet was ski in, ski out which is a deal breaker for us. It’s fairly close but you can’t ski out.

"Brill host"

S Walden
4/ out of 5
Millie at Chalet Laponia was a brilliant host and dealt very well with our other very difficult guests, not sure we could have been so patient and obliging.
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