Where to Stay at La Plagne

Aime 2000 village, La Plagne ski resort, France
Aime 2000 village, La Plagne ski resort, France
Belle Plagne village, La Plagne ski resort
Belle Plagne village, La Plagne ski resort
Plagne Bellecote village, La Plagne ski resort
Plagne Bellecote village, La Plagne ski resort

Where to Stay at La Plagne

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La Plagne Accommodation

The ski resort of La Plagne is an amalgam of villages spread between 2 valleys & seemingly randomly on the mountain. Choosing where to stay has no simple answer! 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. Linked to the lifts, Montchavin is one of the few original villages remaining, with most other either conceived in the late 1960s, 70s & early 80s, or severely tainted by those developments! Like its neighbour Les Arcs, some of the industrial scale accommodation precincts will polarise those beholding it. Note that the mountain has largely self-contained apartments for rent & few hotels. Apartments are usually rented out on a minimum 7-nights basis.

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Insider Tip - Best Place to Stay in La Plagne

From a purist freeride skier & snowboarder perspective, Chalet du Friolin is the best place to stay in La Plagne. Between the summit of Bellecote & the lower villages of Montchavin-Les Coches, the Chalet du Fridolin sits in relative splendid isolation. With the Bauches chairlift out the front of the chalet, access to the slopes is excellent. The chalet is also at the bottom of all the quality off-piste terrain in the resort. For a totally different experience of La Plagne compared to those stuck in the nearby high-rise apartment villages, this is the place to stay. Availability is (rightfully) scarce, so book early ...... or last minute!

Chalet du Friolin, La Plagne Hotels Chalet du Friolin  $$ to $$$$
Chalet du Friolin is in the ultimate ski-in ski-out position for powder hounds in La Plagne. With the Bauches chairlift just next to the chalet, it is at the end of the resort’s best freeride zones off the Bellecote. Unparalleled location, food & hospitality ....

Lower Villages

The lower villages (1250m to 1450m) of Montalbert, Montchavin & Les Coches are all lift connected to La Plagne. Montchavin is one of the few original villages on the mountainside & like Montalbert, maintains a more traditional, low-rise, architectural style than the upper mountain villages.

Upper Mountain Villages

Above 1800m elevation on the road from Aime are a nest of seven alpine villages, each with varying shades of visually challenging architecture! All have ski-in ski-out accommodations with the beautifully integrated lift system. 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.

Belle Plagne

In our view, the best of the villages is Belle Plagne. Its prime alpine location, low rise chalet-style design, perfect ski-in ski-out convenience & lifts integrated directly into the village put it well ahead of the others.

See the full availability on our Belle Plagne Ski Accommodation page.

Plagne Bellecote

Visually, Plagne Bellecote is a ski resort village horror show incarnate. OK, maybe that’s a bit harsh, but honestly, talk about bringing the inner-city to the mountains! Whenever one feels the need to ridicule the French for their over-development of the Alps, look no further than Plagne Bellecote as your primary exhibit.

However, there are many that LOVE this facility. Whilst full of small one-bedroom self-contained apartments, its central ski-in ski-out location & incredible affordability are hard to beat for anyone on budget. Size & visual amenity aside, it has loads of ski lifts directly out front, is fully ski-in, includes all supermarkets, shops, restaurants & services one needs for a lovely stay. Some après ski is nearby too. If you are used to refined luxury, avoid Plagne Bellecote like the plague, but if looking for affordable at a huge French Alps ski resort, look no further!

Residence Pierre Vacances Bellecote, La Plagne Apartments Residence Pierre Vacances Bellecote  $$ to $$$
Facing the slopes & lifts at Plagne Bellecote village, these small self-contained apartments are centrally located in the La Plagne ski resort. Ski-in ski-out & with all shops & services nearby, they offer an affordable snow holiday package. Bookings are for a minimum 7 nights ....

See the full availability on our Plagne Bellecote Ski Accommodation page.

Champagny en Vanoise Lodgings

On the southern side of the resort, the village of Champagny en Vanoise in many ways is the best place to stay when skiing La Plagne. It holds the sunniest position in the resort and access to the ski area is via its gondola, craftily integrated into the upper village. Champagny overlooks the valley to Courchevel & is convenient to the Pralognan la Vanoise & 3 Vallees ski areas. Unlike the other ski villages at La Plagne, Champagny is best accessed from Moûtiers & Bozel, both of which can provide affordable off-mountain lodgings.

See the full availability on our Champagny-en-Vanoise Ski Accommodation page.