La Plagne Ski Resort

La Plagne Ski Resort
The vast choice of villages at La Plagne ski resort includes Plagne Aime 2000.
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La Plagne is lift connected to neighbouring Les Arcs to form Paradiski.

La Plagne Ski Resort

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Interlinked Ski Resorts

Les Arcs

    La Plagne Ski Trail Map
  • La Plagne Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1200m – 3250m (2250m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    8 - 10m
  • Lifts (91)
    10 Gondolas / cable cars
    31 Chairs

    Paradiski – 153 lifts
  • Ski Season
    December to mid April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 225km
    Longest run – 7+ km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 26%
    Beginner - 59%

    Paradiski– 425km
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    La Plagne
    Adult - €52
    Child - €42
    Child u/5yr - Free

    Paradiski
    Adult - €60
    Child - €48
    Child u/5yr - Free
     Paradiski Ski Trail Map
  • Paradiski Ski Trail Map
     Les Arcs Ski Trail Map
  • Les Arcs Ski Trail Map

La Plagne Ski Resort France

La Plagne is one of several mega ski resorts in the Tarentaise valley, France. Linked to Les Arcs by the 'double-decker' Vanoise Express cable car, together they form the Paradiski area.

La Plagne is a ski area of massive proportions. Over 225km of piste trails, 2250m of skiable vertical, 91 lifts, a longest run of over 10km and vast off-piste terrain kind of gives one the impression that the link to Les Arcs is more of a publicity stunt than a necessary extension of the ski area! See the La Plagne ski trail map here.

Pros & Cons for La Plagne

Pros

  • Huge skiable vertical;
  • Perfect piste trails for beginners & intermediates;
  • Incredible views & landscapes;
  • Numerous ski in ski out accommodation options;
  • Diverse off- piste terrain;
  • Majority of ski terrain above 2000m;
  • Tree skiing & high alpine freeride options.

Cons

  • Can be incredibly busy;
  • Limited challenging piste terrain;
  • Expensive accommodation.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Numerous villages with no single centre for après, services & restaurants.

Where is La Plagne , France?

Part of the Legendary Tarentaise valley in the French Alps, La Plagne ski resort is perched high above the towns of Aime & Champagny en Vanoise. By road, the lift base at Champagny is only 19km(25min) east of the closest major town, Moûtiers. The main resort village of Plagne Centre is 34km (1hr) east of Moutiers via a tortuous 24 hairpin bend road that is ‘white knuckle’ driving when a steady procession of oncoming buses is heading down the hill. Gateway airports are Lyon & Geneva with Paris & London in play by virtue of the train connections to Moutiers, Aime & Bourg St Maurice. Both Geneva & Lyon are around 2.5hr from Plagne Centre via Albertville.

Search & book train tickets to Moutiers here.

Due to the diversity of villages at La Plagne, we recommend looking at a private transfer either direct from the airport or from either train station at Moutiers, Bourg St Maurice or Aime (particularly if in a group of 3 or more people).

Search & book all airport transfers to Champagny or La Plagne here.

La Plagne Accommodation

The ski resort of La Plagne is an amalgam of villages spread between 2 valleys & seemingly randomly on the mountain. In the north, the town of Aime is the main entry point to the ski resort by rail & road. Aime is not lift connected to the ski area. The lower villages (1250 – 1450m) of Montchavin, Montalbert & Les Coches are all lift connected to La Plagne.

Above 1800m on the road from Aime are a nest of 7 alpine villages, each with varying shades of visually challenging architecture! From the main village at Plagne Centre, there is also Plagne Villages, Plagne 1800, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Bellecote, Belle Plagne, & Plagne Aime 2000 (which is ironically at 2100m!) Choosing one will depend on your taste & the size of your wallet.

Search & book all La Plagne ski accommodation here.

On the southern side of the resort, the village of Champagny en Vanoise provides alternative access to La Plagne via its gondola. Champagny is close to Courchevel & is best accessed from Moûtiers.

Search & book all Champagny ski accommodation here.

La Plagne Ski Rentals & Lessons

Ski rentals are available in all the La Plagne villages. Search & book ski or snowboard rentals in La Plagne here.

Whilst the La Plagne ski resort has a huge array of ski instructors, a small number can booked here.

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Tours in or near La Plagne

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Tarentaise Powder Ski Safari
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 3+ Resorts
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski some of the most famous ski areas of the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000m through untracked powder even days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy & min group of 7.
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*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,961
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
2 - 5 Days | 2 - 5 Nights | 2 - 5 Skiing Days | 3+ Resorts
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski some of the most famous ski areas of the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000m through untracked powder even days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy & min group of 4.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 707
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