• La Plagne
    La Plagne
  • La Plagne Ski
    La Plagne Ski
  • Belle Plagne Nuit
    Belle Plagne Nuit
  • Fatbike
    Fatbike
  • La Plagne Detente
    La Plagne Detente
  • La Plagne Funslope
    La Plagne Funslope
  • La Plagne Igloo
    La Plagne Igloo
  • Ski de Fond
    La Plagne
  • La Plagne Bobsleigh by night
    La Plagne Bobsleigh by night
  • Air de Pique Nique
    Air de Pique Nique
  • La Plagne Paysages
    La Plagne Paysages
  • LaPlagne Airboard Ph Royer
    Airboarding
  • La Plagne Bobsleigh
    La Plagne Bobsleigh
  • La Plagne Village
    La Plagne Village
  • La Plagne Piste de Luge Colorado
    La Plagne Piste de Luge Colorado
  • LOISIRS Deep nature bains spa piscine sauna
    LOISIRS Deep nature bains spa piscine sauna
  • La Plagne Eneiges
    La Plagne Eneiges
  • Telecabine a Belle
    Telecabine a Belle

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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