• La Plagne
  • La Plagne
  • La Plagne
  • La Plagne
  • La Plagne
  • La Plagne

La Plagne Luxury Chalets

Paradiski, France

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La Plagne is the consummate intermediate skiers’ resort, with red and blue runs leading in all directions from the ski-in, ski-out villages. Les Blanchets and Carella chairs link Bellecôte to the summit of Roche de Mio, which gives access to the some of the resort’s most challenging terrain, and also to the Glacier de Bellecôte, whose 3250m summit is the resort’s highest point. Summer skiing is possible here.

With much of the resort above tree-level, there is an abundance of wide-open, motorway pistes throughout the main bowl. For forest runs, there are beautiful routes winding down to Montchavin, Les Coches, Champagny and Montalbert. Skiers in La Plagne should keep an eye out for poor weather, when the links between these and the main bowl can close, causing congestion and stranding skiers. Generally, however, queues are minimal – with the significant exception of the bottleneck Arpette chair linking Plagne Bellecôte to Les Coches.

For beginners, there are nursery slopes at all the high-altitude centres, with easy progressions on to blue runs, though a virtual absence of long greens can make things difficult for the more cautious. Montchavin, Les Coches and Montalbert also have nursery slopes and gentle blues. Champagny is the only resort area for beginners to avoid.

La Plagne has a general lack of black runs. There are a few steep, compelling pistes such as Les Etroits and Morbleu from Le Biolley ridge above Aime-la-Plagne, and the Emile Allais descent to the bottom of the outlying Charmettes chair.

For snowboarders there is a permanent half-pipe and terrain park at Plagne Bellecôte, a terrain park at Montchavin/Les Coches and a terrain park and boardercross course at Champagny.
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Party-goers will find the most action in Plagne Centre and Plagne Bellecôte, particularly at Jet 73 and Saloon bars respectively. No Blem Café in Plagne Centre was ‘busy, and it screens the football’. Bar La Mine in La Plagne 1800 is decorated with ‘original gear from a local silver mine’.

The four outlying villages have the widest selection of restaurants. In Montchavin, for example, Skanapia is warmly praised: ‘great food in great surroundings’. For fine dining in the high-altitude resorts, La Soupe au Schuss on Aime-la-Plagne is a favourite, as are Le Matafan in Belle Plagne and Métairie in Plagne Centre. Le Refuge in Plagne Centre is recommended by reporters. Le Loup Blanc in Plagne 1800 is also recommended.
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