Why La Plagne is a top rated ski resort
Located in the Tarentaise Valley above Aime, and part of the Vanoise National Park, La Plagne is one of the top-rated ski resorts in France. It is linked to Les Arcs by the Vanoise Express cable car or you can even take a train to Aime La Plagne and then a bus transfer up the mountains.
The large La Plagne ski area has terrain for all levels
The main focus of La Plagne is on intermediate family skiers who can all head off and enjoy the huge amount of terrain suitable for them. But intermediate skiers are not the only ones that find appeal at La Plagne. There are a range of novice slopes and gentle terrain as well as red and black graded pistes for experienced skiers. There are even off-piste excursions on offer for the more confident and experienced skier.
La Plagne Pistes:
* 9 Green
* 72 Blue
* 34 Red
* 19 Black
The La Plagne Ski Village
There are a total of ten accommodation centres spread around the area which includes apartments, chalets and a handful of small hotels. Club Med even have their centre here too. The prices of the accommodation centres also cater for every budget and it’s even possible to book a room in a chalet if you are a single skier where you can stay with other single travellers.
Lots of other things to see and do
Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from skiing and La Plagne has other things on offer as well which is yet another reason why it’s so popular. Visitors can also enjoy:
* The Vanoise Express cable car
* Ski tours
* Deep Nature Spa and Swimming Pool
There is an abundance of bars and restaurants
Each holiday centre has lots of bars and restaurants and on the slopes, there is a chalet alpage restaurant called La Bergerie which serves a selection of freshly prepared food such as burgers, Savoie dishes, salads and pasta. The Le Brix Beer Hall is a place where you can enjoy a choice of 8 draught beers and 100 or so bottled beers from 20 different countries and the bar is even open until midnight.
The resort is open all year round
Unlike many other ski resorts, the La Plagne ski lift network is open during the summer as well so visitors who come during the warmer months can enjoy activities such as:
- Mountain biking
- White water sports
- Rock climbing
- Mountain carting
- Hang gliding
These are just some of the reasons why La Plagne is such a top-rated ski resort and attracts millions of visitors from all over the world, all year round.