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La Plagne

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.

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At a glance: • Paradiski ski area • Ski in, ski out • High altitude skiing

Great for: • Beginners • Glacier skiing • Off piste • Families • Groups

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.

La Plagne Resort

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 the west as you look up the hill, with Belle Plagne sitting just above it. Most of the higher altitude bases are ski in / ski out which makes the slopes extremely accessible and eliminates the chore of lugging ski equipment up and down slippery mountain roads.

Below Plagne Bellecote are the villages of Montchavin and Les Coches. Champagny and Montalbert complete the set to the east, as you look up the hill - traditional mountain hamlets, they have less hustle and bustle than the higher altitude bases and are well worth skiing over to if you’re staying elsewhere. Most of the resort’s wonderfully backdropped by the mighty Mont Blanc, especially the villages of Montchavin and Les Coches.

The lift system’s recently been updated which has done a lot to relieve the bottleneck queues of previous seasons. There are a number of options when it comes to ski passes. Opt for the local pass, which will give you a fairly extensive 225km to work with, or double the area with the Paradiski pass that joins La Plagne up with Les Arcs. For those looking to really rack up some serious mileage, there are also transport links to the Espace Killy ski area (Tignes and Val d’isere), as well as the 3 Valleys (Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, St Martin de Belleville and La Tania).

Stats & FAQ

Location: France, Alps.

Established: 1961

Open: December - April

Downhill: 225km

View our detailed La Plagne snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our La Plagne snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Chambéry (CMF)110km, 2hr
Geneva (GVA)197km, 2h 30
Lyon (LYS)196km, 2h 15
Grenoble (GNB)199km, 2h 15
Ski Train - Aime30mins
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  • 79 runs 65%

  • 34 runs 28%

  • 8 runs 6%

Top Altitude:3250m
Bottom Altitude:1250m
Resort Altitude:2000m
Longest run:15km
Slope Orientation:N S E W
Vertical Drop:2000m
Skiable Vertical:2000m
Night Skiing:Yes
Glacier:Yes

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Downhill Runs:225km
Beginner slopes:65%
Intermediate:28%
Advanced slopes:6%
Lift Pass Price:

299€ (adult 6 day Paradise Unlimited pass)

265€ (adult 6 day La Plagne pass)

Nearby resorts: Paradiski, Les Arcs, Tignes, Val d'Isere, Meribel, Courcheval, Les Menuires, Val Thorens, St Martin de Belleville, La Tania

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in La Plagne

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 graded either blue or red. A particular favourite is the run from La Grand Rochette to Champagny. The La Plagne main bowl offers plenty of wide motorway pistes to practice your carving and there is an interesting run from Roche de Mio back to Belle Plagne.

More advanced skiers will enjoy 18km of black runs, with the best found on the glacier at Bellecotes. The black run from the glacier down to Montchavin descends 2000 metres and will provide a great challenge to anyone. In addition, there are extensive opportunities for off piste skiing. If you really want to get serious, get an off piste mountain guide for a real adventure and pick up plenty of useful tips for skiing in powder snow.

La Plagne's snowboarding offerings keep getting better with ever more parks and a new boarder Cross. There are terrain parks at Belle Plagne, Montchavin and Champagny. Bellcote has a halfpipe. The 7-3 snowpark has an unprecedented combination of modules spread over a 900 meter-long freestyle run, very American in design! There are plenty of wide open cruising runs, but some flat spots, so boarders may have to do a bit of walking. Get some guidance from one of the ski schools to find the best powder fields.

La Plagne Apres Ski

It might not rival Val d'sere or Verbier for their wild party scenes, but 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 speeds ranging from 80 km/hr all the way up to a lightening 120 km/hr. That's not your lot, with outdoor skating rinks and the chance to go swimming in a fabulous outdoor heated pool.

Across the 11 villages, there's nightlife if you know where to look for it. The Spitting Feathers bar in Plagne Bellecote, is a great choice for live sports. Not only are there 3 separate happy hours, starting from 5pm, but a minibus can also pick you up and drop you back in any one of the 6 high altitude villages in La Plagne.

If you’re looking for something a little more traditional then the Camp de Base bar at the bottom of the Montchavin bubble is very popular with the locals. It also serves a special beer, fermented from the genepi flower that grows on the hill - very delicious but very strong! In total there are 50 après ski bars and 5 night clubs, as well as 5 cinemas and a bowling alley, so you'll never struggle to find some form of entertainment.

You can expect to find the usual range of foods that are offered in French Ski resorts. There are 93 restaurants to choose from with excellent choices on and off the slopes. On piste, you can get a cheap burger, chips and a drink at McCotes in BelleCotes, or if you are looking for a speciality of the Savoie region, Chalet des Verdons Sud above Champagny does some great food with a modern twist. In Plagnes Villages the ‘Casa de l’Ours’ does Pizzas and Steaks and in Bellecote the ‘Ferme’ does excellent Savoyard food.

Best time to go

Best time to ski La Plagne

When is the best time to ski La Plagne?

With 70% of the Paradiski above 2000m including the Bellecote and La Chiaupe glaciers, La Plagne has access to some of the best snow conditions in the Alps. The artificial snowmaking here is state of the art, with a hoard of snow cannons and piste maintenance machines making sure the slopes are ship shape. All this has added up to a history of reliable snow from December through to April, and sometimes you can even ski the glaciers in the summer months. For the sunniest skiing at the beginning of the season, we love the south-facing slopes around Champagny. Towards the end of the season, some of the best spring skiing can be found up on the Bellecote above 3000m.

Peak Dates

Christmas is traditionally celebrated with a bang here - fireworks and street parades accompany decorations and festive markets to create magical Christmas in La Plagne. Browse La Plagne Christmas ski holidays ‣

New Year in La Plagne usually sees torchlit descents that light up the mountain and the legendary Nuit du Pompon Rouge for those want to party. Browse La Plagne New Year ski holidays ‣

Families will find lots to do over February Half Term in La Plagne. Snow conditions should be excellent and there are plenty of fun activities like the Bobsleigh and ice skating. Browse La Plagne Half Term ski holidays ‣

This is one of the most snow sure resorts in the Alps, and year after year has seen great skiing in warmer conditions over Easter in La Plagne. Look out for traditional Easter festivities like Easter egg hunts, which children will love. Browse La Plagne Easter ski holidays ‣

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Average Rating 4.4 out of 5
I can’t fault La Plagne, the ski area is fantastic and there are loads of blue and reds. I don’t think there are any greens but we were all sort of intermediate level skiers and it was brilliant for us. We skied loads the first week, went back the next year to ski more and will go back to ski the rest, it’s ... + more
Deborah Hopkins, Sheffield
5 out of 5
We have stayed in La Plagne both with a group of friends and as a family. It’s a good place for groups as the ski area is big and mixed (there’s a good restaurant part way up the slope where you can bum board down) and we took our kids to their first ski school here and they loved it. We stayed here at Febr... + more
Mrs Walley, Hythe
5 out of 5
La Plagne is one of my favourites. It’s both boarder friendly and skier friendly, a bit more beginner and intermediate so if you want hardcore stuff it’s probably not the best. There are amazing views at the top and you’ll find some really nice reds to the left of the mountain from the highest point where th... + more
Miles,
5 out of 5
I managed to book lessons with Lime Snow Sports in advance, they just do skiing and my wife and daughter who had the lessons said that the instructor was really good. I also booked my daughters some private lessons with a ski school in Plagne Centre and would definitely recommend private lessons – they’re mor... + more
Steve Powell,
5 out of 5
Very good place to learn – I learned in Belle Plagne a few years ago and we took the children to learn this time round. They got on fine and the ski school was really good. My husband is a more competent skier and enjoyed skiing the whole area, so they have a good variety for different levels. We tended to jus... + more
Kathryn Ward, Shefford
4 out of 5
My main reason for going to La Plagne was that I got a great deal with SNO - after an outstanding week I can’t speak more highly of the resort. La Plagne’s conveniently located – it’s well linked in terms of getting over to Les Arcs and the transfer wasn’t bad at all. It snowed a bit on the first day and a... + more
Alastair, Stockport
5 out of 5
We’ve skied in La Plagne a number of times. This time we stayed in Plagne Villages, but we usually stay in Plagne Soleil. I think Soleil is better as there are some nice bars and restaurants there – we always go to Monica’s bar at some stage of every day, we know the owners as we come every year and my name’... + more
Foxie, Staffordshire
5 out of 5
I love the fact that La Plagne is so wide open, with miles and miles of skiing. It has the best of all worlds. I can’t decide which is better, La Plagne or the Three Valleys. It’s definitely worth going over to Les Arcs and skiing the runs in the trees around Vallandry, the 6 or 7 runs there are the best ru... + more
Peter D., Devon
5 out of 5
I have been to La Plagne many, many times and (apart from the first visit as a toddler) always stayed in Montchavin. At 1250m it’s the lowest village in the entire Paradiski area. The snow can be a bit bare at Easter and the last run home is always icy but because the village is low its yet to have been invade... + more
Jamie, Bristol
5 out of 5
I was pleasantly surprised with La Plagne and pretty thrilled with the ski area – I skied over to Les Arcs and up there and then all the way down the valley. I’d advise anyone in La Plagne to cover the whole thing – go across all the valleys right from one edge of Paradiski to the other. The area has a mix... + more
Oliver Herford,
4 out of 5
It’s a bit of a concrete jungle but from my eyes, La Plagne is better than Les Arcs even though you can ski the same area from both. Some of the blues there are nice and wide and go on for ages, whereas in Les Arcs they’re more limited. If you’re in Plagne centre / Belle Plagne at the end of the day it’s ... + more
Andrew, Hampshire
4 out of 5
We loved Belle Plagne and the Cassiopee Apartments, which are basic but clean and comfortable with free wifi access in the reception area. I would stay there again because of their central location in Belle Plagne and the proximity to the slopes and all the amenities. As we were self catering we ate out a few t... + more
Stephen Evans, Cardiff
5 out of 5
A massive ski resort, you can ski all day and not see the same thing twice. Because of the size of the area, there’s a good mix of slopes for different abilities - every chair lift has either a blue or a red going from it, so you can choose the easier option if you’re less confident. This time, we didn’t b... + more
M.W., Worthing
5 out of 5
We returned to La Plagne because we know the slopes – it’s an amazing, big area that’s easy to get around. We didn’t bother with the bigger Les Arcs pass because we knew La Plagne had enough. There are some great reds and blacks as well as easier runs if you want a break. Other than skiing, we did the Orien... + more
Sophie, Darlington
5 out of 5
A fantastic week in La Plagne, where the weather and snow was perfect. La Plagne’s skiing is absolutely fantastic, I would say it’s best for intermediates and above. There were no queues on the tow lifts and the actual resort was nice. We went on the bobsleigh which was awesome – skiing gives you a bit of a ... + more
Neil, London
5 out of 5
We skied a lot and loved how incredibly easy everything was. It was busy and a couple of lifts broke so queues could be long, but you can’t complain about that over February half term. It depends what you’re looking for in a holiday, but for families looking to ski, 5/5! We’ll never use ESF again after a pre... + more
David, Oxford
5 out of 5
I loved my first time skiing in La Plagne! We got the ski pass which allowed you to go everywhere so the ski area was huge! We particularly loved our day trip over to Les Arcs. Considering it was Easter we actually had a fair bit of snow (sleet down the bottom), which was nice for a bit of powder up the top, bu... + more
Aimee, Southampton
5 out of 5
I wouldn’t class the resort itself as a beginner place, there aren’t any greens and many of the blues are more like reds. A couple staying in our chalet were beginners and they struggled. It was 22°C on some days during our week here, there’s one place that has a mini swimming pool where people come down ... + more
Karl, Surrey
5 out of 5
The resort is fantastic!! I would definitely go back, especially when my little girl starts to learn to ski. All the lifts were updated and seemed “high tech”. Usually I’m a bit worried about the ski lifts, but these slowed down so that you have enough time to easily get off. It was also very easy to get fro... + more
Sarah, Herefordshire
5 out of 5
I’d been to La Plagne 2 or 3 times before this trip so knew what to expect. We stayed in Belle Plagne (which is one of the less concretey areas) and were very happy with the location. Luckily, it snowed the week we went so the pistes were fine and we managed to find some soft off-piste. It’s a good ski ar... + more
Stuart Cook, Vale of Glamorgan
4 out of 5
Skied in La Plagne several times and got to explore bits we hadn’t skied down to before. We had the full area pass and were skiing 40-50km each day. + more
P. James, Southampton
4 out of 5
The ten villages are spread between Savoie French Alps and the Paradiski area at a high altitude which means reliable snow. Top class eh! Sprawling over a massive 435km area, there really is no better place to be for everything ski and snowboard. Children are actively welcomed here as demonstrated by the nurser... + more
Donald, Cambridge
4 out of 5
After just a week of exploring I'm convinced that La Plagne (and the Paradiski area which also includes Les Arcs) is one of the best places I've ever snowboarded. The après ski isn't as extensive as the enormous piste network but, if you're looking for a great week of big mileage and big vertical drops, this p... + more
Naomi, London
4 out of 5
Great après ski. Plenty of shops and restaurants. Not the most picturesque of places though. + more
Mr Chris Woods, Cardiff
4 out of 5
La Plagne is pretty big and has lots of options. You can get over to Les Arcs on the Vanoise express so you have a really big area to explore. Last season I was there at New Years and the year before at the end of March. The weather in March wasn’t brilliant as there was so much snow we had a few white outs,... + more
Bert, Glasgow
4 out of 5
Only one of our group had been here before but we all had a great time and would go back again. It’s not a huge open plan place which is very nice as you get lots of variety, with some open runs and others going down gullies and between trees. + more
Anon, London
5 out of 5
I’d been to Les Arcs and skied in La Plagne but this was my first time staying in La Plagne, and I can’t fault it. It’s a brilliant place across the board for most levels. While my son was in lessons (Oxygene ski school are fantastic) I went over the back and did the skiing over there. The lifts were pretty ... + more
Greg Sendell, London
5 out of 5
There was loads in resort to keep us occupied, I would definitely go back. We all really liked the resort. There were a couple of nice little pubs and some nice places to eat. We went to La Mine a bit which has an English speaking bar man. It had a good atmosphere and it was quite busy when the sports were on (... + more
Robin Whitby, Wrexham
5 out of 5
We’ve been to La Plagne quite a few times as a family – La Plagne is a fairly basic purpose built resort but the best thing is you have a big ski area with plenty of choice of slopes. We ski as a family and are all intermediate to advanced so I can’t comment on the ski school or the lower slopes – we just w... + more
Victoria & Marc, Newcastle Upon Tyne
5 out of 5
I’ve been there 3 times now. I’ve always been a bit anti-France for holidays, but they have some of the best skiing in the world. I’ve been skiing since I was 16 and I’ve skied all over. I’ve got to say La Plagne is in my top 2 resorts! It’s world class. We skied over to Les Arcs every day, we like to ski... + more
Darren Bartlett, Birmingham
5 out of 5
La Plagne is alright, not my first choice of ski resort (prefer Italy as it’s a lot cheaper – France has got too expensive!) but I can’t fault it. The snow was amazing although because of a blizzard and a technical problem we were stuck in a ski lift for 6 hours... We got a free lift pass because of it thoug... + more
Mr Rhodes, Motcombe
5 out of 5
My first holiday in a long time and my daughter’s first ever – we had a great week. Weather was nice and the ski area is really good. I would recommend La Plagne to other families. Wish we were still there! + more
N. Craig, East Ayrshire
5 out of 5
La Plagne’s quite a nice resort – the off piste is really good. I wouldn’t say that it’s the best place for snowboarders however as there are lots of flats. + more
Charles, London
5 out of 5
We thought La Plagne was great as you can cover such a big ski area. There were a lot of black runs shut due to fear of avalanche, but from a family point of view that wasn’t a problem, there was plenty else to ski. There are a few bars and restaurants so you could potter about in the evenings if you wanted to... + more
Fiona A., Oxfordshire
5 out of 5
Very large piste area for all abilities and good bars & food. + more
Darren,
5 out of 5
La Plagne is amazing! We totally want to come back. We wanted to ski all day long, even when the weather wasn’t perfect with very heavy snow. I would definitely recommend La Plagne to other families. + more
Juta, Surrey
5 out of 5
The resort is huge with a massive selection of runs for all abilities. The runs are long and wide and rarely felt overcrowded. Having the option to go the Les Arcs is also a bonus but I only felt it was necessary to do once. It does take a fair bit of time to get across. La Plange however, is my favourite resor... + more
Timothy Journeaux,
5 out of 5
This was my first time in La Plagne and I really liked it as a resort. We did one day going over to Les Arcs which I’d recommend, there’s some really good skiing over there. The ski area is huge and there are more than enough other things to do like the Bob Sleigh and other bits and pieces. We did the tobogga... + more
Matthew Macnamara, Hampshire
5 out of 5
The skiing was very good for us and we’ve all skied 6/7 times but I would say the area works for any level of skier. It would be the perfect place to learn to ski or bring a first timer, although lessons are quite expensive. We skied the whole area which was fantastic, if you haven’t been here before my best ... + more
Raymond Scullion, Cookstown
5 out of 5
The snow was perfect while we were there. It dumped it down the day before we got there and then we had beautiful weather. We were very lucky. The snow started to go by the end of the week. We got what we paid for in La Plagne, it’s really, really good. It was perfect for my level (intermediate). I had enough... + more
Caroline Venner, Nottingham
5 out of 5
It’s a really nice resort, I liked it. We had really good snow although it was late in the season. In terms of the skiing, it’s not particularly challenging around Belle Plagne where we were staying. This was good for our group as we had a 7 year old with us. The ski school Oxygène met near our apartment in ... + more
Rebecca Smith, Edinburgh
5 out of 5
For easy skiing / beginner to medium – really good. For medium to advanced skiing – good. Lots of nice restaurants and a nice feel to the place, skied here a lot. + more
Andy Thompson,
5 out of 5
We love La Plagne, I think the level of snow and the number of snow parks are the best things. We stayed in Belle Plagne last year and 1800 this year. It’s a top notch resort. + more
Diane A.,
5 out of 5
We had never been to La Plagne before but would definitely go back. The ski area covers literally every level and you can go everywhere. There were a few runs that might have been a bit dodgy for a complete novice, where you ski a blue and get to the end which is harder, but I think you get that everywhere. + more
Bob, Herts
4 out of 5
We had good weather and good snow at the end of March in La Plagne. Our party is a big range of all ages, and the resort worked well. + more
Party of 15 (aged 8-48),
4 out of 5
I thought La Plagne was good, it has lots of different slopes which worked well for me as an intermediate – there’s a good range of runs for different levels. It was the end of February and we had quite a lot of snow so visibility wasn’t good, but the slopes were fresh. We went up to the Aguille Rouge which ... + more
James Price,
4 out of 5
Still some runs closed at bottom of les Arcs over February half term. Snow generally elsewhere was good. Wouldn’t recommend for beginner boarders as a few flat sections, but good for beginner skiers and very varied terrain. Nice restaurants nearby, had a lovely fondue! Pub Quiz at the Mine Bar was good fun. + more
Nick,
4 out of 5
This year we were in Plagne Soleil whereas previously I’d stayed in 1800. 1800 is a bit more central with more going on, whereas Plagne Soleil is fairly quiet. The La Plagne ski area is great. Weather was OK… Snowing when we got there and temperatures of -10 to -20 sometimes in early March! + more
M. R.,
4 out of 5
La Plagne is good. We were lucky because it had snowed recently and the weather was good. Belle Plagne is the most attractive area, the buildings in the rest of La Plagne aren’t very nice. + more
Anne Bacon, London
4 out of 5
La Plagne is great – it’s linked up to Les Arcs which doesn’t take long to get to, we went over there 2 or 3 times. We were there quite late in the season but most of the runs were open although it did get slushy in some places. The area is perfect for intermediates and the red runs are nice and wide. For mo... + more
L. Willis, West Berkshire
4 out of 5
The skiing was superb! The town itself is an architectural desert. It’s not got the quaintness of Switzerland. There were a few good pubs down the road and they were more traditional buildings, but there were a lot of concrete blocks around. The holiday was great though, we skied over to Les Arcs with the Ski ... + more
Stuart Richardson, Surrey
4 out of 5
I’m not the most experienced skier but I thought La Plagne was really good, it’s definitely a nice place for beginners. I was booked into ski school with ESF but I wasn’t really happy with the lessons on the first few days (on one day the instructor just left us and told us to ski round & round…). I spoke t... + more
Anonymous, Merseyside
4 out of 5
We had a good week, you can’t do much about the weather so you have to take the rough with the smooth – we probably had too much snow. The main thing with La Plagne is that you need to be aware of where you’re staying with regards to the rest of the resort as La Plagne’s quite a big, spread out resort. I’d... + more
Alan, Kent
4 out of 5
There was massive snow as we arrived, so we were stuck in a 24 hour traffic jam but it worked out well because we had brilliant conditions for the week. La Plagne is tiny with only a couple of pubs but we knew that before we went. The ski area has good variety – not many black runs but a lot for intermediates. + more
G.W., Colchester
4 out of 5
La Plagne’s New Year celebrations were quite spectacular: they built 3 huge volcanos and in the top of the tallest they had dancers with a DJ in the middle. There was a real carnival atmosphere with floats going up and down and they had the bubbles open all night so you could go up the mountain to see the spec... + more
Steve, Manchester
4 out of 5
I have done about 6 seasons working here, so I know it like the back of my hand. It's great for a blue bird day, not as much for a white out. The powder whilst I was here was great! It takes a lot longer than Les Arcs to get tracked, so you generally get more time in the powder! I’d say it’s great for beginne... + more
Mike, Dorset
4 out of 5
We hadn’t been to La Plagne before – we wanted somewhere in the area where we could fly direct to Chambery as we’re based in Jersey and also wanted a chalet we would have for ourselves, so that chose the resort for us! When we got there it was all white and covered but it didn’t snow at all during the wee... + more
Mr Hughes, Jersey
4 out of 5
I liked the skiing here. The glacier was really cool. It’s a good resort for intermediate to advanced skiers. Don’t bother getting the Vanoise Express over to Les Arcs the whole time because you have to ski quite a long way to get to it. We only went over there once I think. Bar wise La Plagne is good (really... + more
Carmen Cuadra Gomez, Kensington
4 out of 5
La Plagne isn’t my favourite resort but most of the group I ski with really like it, and I’ve skied there a few times. Because we go as a group, we always need somewhere that can cater to all the different levels and La Plagne does this really well. It’s a big area so if you like doing miles and miles on the... + more
Sean O'Brien, Northampton
4 out of 5
La Plagne is lovely and I’ve been there 3 or 4 times – I’d definitely go back and would highly recommend skiing here if you haven’t before. Me and my husband are different levels (I’m a low level skier and he is really high) and the skiing suited us both perfectly. We’ve been skiing loads all over the wor... + more
Mrs Barclay, Kirkwall
4 out of 5
We stayed in Plagne Soleil which was quite dead. We did ski on the first week of January which is always quiet anywhere, but if we were to return to La Plagne we would stay in Plagne Centre which has a lot more going on. The snow conditions were ok although it didn’t snow while we were there. The good thing ab... + more
Louise Sturla, Bexley
4 out of 5
We stayed in La Plagne 1800 last time and wouldn’t go back – it would be good if you wanted a really quiet holiday but there wasn’t enough for us. Only one restaurant, which was the canteen and a very small Spar shop. The outdoor swimming pool was also very cold! Plagne Soleil where we stayed the previous ... + more
Anonymous, Swansea
4 out of 5
My big tip for La Plagne – don’t fly into Grenoble airport. It’s terrible. It’s old and dated and our flight was delayed, so we found that when we arrived we didn’t get our luggage for ages. I like La Plagne, I like the range of slopes. There’s not much there in terms of après but that’s not what I was... + more
Stephen Boniface, West Sussex
4 out of 5
I’ve been to plenty of resorts in France; this was my first time in LP. There are some really good mountains and if you have plenty of time on your hands you can do a lot of skiing. It was my son’s second week of skiing, he started off in the kindergarten bit which has a little track you can go up and down bu... + more
Mr and Mrs Shorrock, Bedford
4 out of 5
La Plagne has a huge area but it’s very crowded (we were here over one of the half terms). If you went off and found the right areas you could escape the crowds. There are lots of things to do, we went to the top where they have ice sculptures and things and there are tonnes of restaurants and cafes. + more
Bloke from Scotland,
4 out of 5
One of my favourite French resorts. There’s loads to do there and it’s easily accessible. There were no excessive queues. As someone who only skis once a year and is basically a novice it was great, there were plenty of nice blues and greens. There is access to a big range of skiing. Unless you want to cover ... + more
Clive Amery, Surrey
4 out of 5
I’ve been to La Plagne several times and while it’s great for my family, it is a bit short on the adventurous skiing. There’s not much off-piste. There’s a bit of tree skiing further down the mountain, but it can get slushy, or at least it was while we were there. But La Plagne a good resort in that it does... + more
Richard Lovejoy, Box Grove
4 out of 5
La Plagne is unreal. It’s good for snowboarders and mixed ability groups and is an awesome place to ski. We stayed on piste mainly, but we did find a bit of off-piste close to home, on the way back down to Le Coche, I think just off a black run. There was also a really nice little bar as we came down which was... + more
Matthew Dicken, Briston
4 out of 5
There are lots of British tourists in La Plagne, so if you like to go somewhere where nearly everyone is English it’s perfect, but if you want to really escape it’s not so great a place. La Plagne is very good for intermediates and is branded “Intermediate Paradise”, probably not so great for advanced ski... + more
Tamara, London
4 out of 5
My partner and I had a brilliant time here! The snow was not that great (we were here at the end of January), there was snow at the beginning of the week but it was quite icy which make the skiing a bit challenging. Also rained on the last day! It’s such a big ski area though that you can always find somewh... + more
Nichole, Bristol
4 out of 5
La Plagne is all very spread out. The resort is sort of in small segments and you can use the bus to get around. It’s easy to ski between the different parts. It’s probably more suitable for beginners and families because it’s not a big, bustling town and it doesn’t offer that much. Now I’m older I think I... + more
Mr Haynes, Cambridge
3 out of 5
First time skiing La Plagne - stayed here over Christmas week 2014. The resort wasn’t particularly Christmassy with not much to do on the 25th (Christmas Eve is the big thing here and our hotel did make an effort to celebrate). The skiing was rubbish because there wasn’t any snow –they did a good job with ... + more
David, London
3 out of 5
I spent five months living and working in here over the 2012/13 winter season. I absolutely love La Plagne, even though I first had my apprehensions about whether the resort would have enough challenging skiing and a lively enough night scene to keep me entertained (I wasn’t disappointed though!). The majori... + more
Jo, Sno Staff
3 out of 5
The resort was OK. The snow was very good while we were there. It’s not the nicest place – if I was going to go back to a resort I would rather go back somewhere like Wengen or Lake Louise which are beautiful, but normally we try a different place each year anyway. Plagne Soleil (the area that we were staying... + more
Nick Crook, Monmouthshire
3 out of 5
This was our first time skiing so I’ve no idea of other resorts, but I’ve spoken to quite a few people who really like La Plagne. We had lessons with the big ski school down in the valley (our chalet was in Plagne Village but the ski school nearer there is quite small). Our instructor was a young guy who was ... + more
Steve, Leamington Spa
3 out of 5
La Plagne is an interesting resort because there are several different areas to choose from which vary in altitude – the larger or more well known of these include La Plagne 1800, Belle Plagne, and La Plagne village. You can stay somewhere in the middle of the village close to all the amenities, or if you pref... + more
Louise Duffel, Sno Staff
5 out of 5
Notorious for being a ski resort to suit all and built to function, La Plagne is the perfect ski destination. It has everything from large sweeping pistes, perfect to swish down on with the little ones to slopes that will make you hang on to your hats and (hopefully) squeal with delight. While it is a very popu... + more
Emily McD, London
4 out of 5
So with 225km of ski slopes, La Plagne has of course made sure that every level of proficiency is catered for. Go Green: If this is your first time on the snow, then the nursery slopes are ideally located right on your doorstep as each village has a green run adjacent to it and each of the centres is linked by ... + more
Em, Gosford
4 out of 5
There are 11 Ecole du Ski Francais ski school to choose from in the La Plagne resort, offering not just standard lessons, but special and interesting packages. Try the off-piste guides tour or the ‘Modern Stages’ package is an education in sliding, which will make you a pro at power sliding. There is also a c... + more
anon, zone 5
4 out of 5
Great fluffy red runs with amazing views to the Tarentaise valley. Icy mogul areas parfait for thrill seekers! Forest off pisting areas are exactly what experts are looking for: “Don’t follow a skier of a better level off piste” here. Wise words of a sliding snow ploughing French woman we passed on the chair... + more
Maddie, Southampton
4 out of 5
The ski area has loads of runs; we always started from the main area after dropping my daughter at ski school and went all over the area. The kids really liked it and I would recommend it to families. We went to a great restaurant in Plagne Bellecote where they cooked the meat on an open fire – can’t remember... + more
John,
4 out of 5
So much snow one day that we could hardly get out of the doors! Loads of nice wide blue runs if you like easy skiing, but quite a few flat bits too which isn't great for snowboarders or advanced skiers. + more
Anon,
3 out of 5
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Families in La Plagne

La Plagne is a really family friendly resort; there are a total of 17 free lifts for beginners and lots of different ski schools to choose from, making it a great place for little ones on the slopes. As well as all this there are lots of different childcare options available so adults can have some real fun tearing up the mountain for a couple of hours whilst the kids are thoroughly entertained in a kids club. There are a range of off-slope activities too - from swimming to the cinema to keep children amused as well as special events on peak dates such as Christmas and Easter like the annual Easter egg hunt and the theatrical visit from Pere Noel at Christmas. We have a great range of accommodations to suit all types of families, whether you want a self-catered apartment with a great location, somewhere near the slopes or a catered chalet that will take all of the workload off you, so you can all relax and maximise quality family time!

GroupsGroup Holidays La Plagne

La Plagne is well suited to group skiing as the vast ski area ensures that there is a range of terrain for all levels of skier and ‘boarder, making it great for groups of mixed abilities. There’s also a great range of activities such as bobsledding, swimming and shopping if you’re planning to take any non-skiers with you. The accommodation is extremely varied in La Plagne, with 11 different villages to choose from, and we offer hotels, chalets and self-catered apartments to suit any group. Our range of catered chalets will offer you a really personalised holiday; find one with the right size for your group to ensure that you avoid paying supplementary fees. Check out the different villages in resort to find out which has the best accommodation and nightlife to suit all the members of your group. Look out for special offers to take advantage of group discounts and free holidays for group leaders.

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Accommodation Number of nights Price (per person) from
Chalet Klosters 7 £ 649
Chalet Benoite 7 £ 699
Chalet Campanula 7 £ 699
Chalet Silene 7 £ 699
Chalet Hepatica 7 £ 699
Chalet Hellebore 7 £ 749
Summit View, Leman Suite 7 £ 1029
Summit View, Lucerne Suite 7 £ 1029
Summit View, Como Suite 7 £ 1059
Summit View, Garda Suite 7 £ 1059

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