Skiing in La Plagne

Country: France

In a nutshell: An enormous ski area with limitless high altitude skiing in the ultimate purpose build ski resort

We like:

  • The ski area is vast and there’s a huge choice of ski runs, even without the Paradiski link to Les Arcs
  • The glacier and lots of high altitude skiing make La Plagne as snow-sure as it gets
  • A fantastic resort for families (it does get busy at half term, though) and kids under 6 ski free
  • The focus on the family market means the off-piste hardly gets skied, so experts will love getting fresh tracks long after a snowfall
  • Lots of tree-lined runs to ski when the weather closes in

We don’t like:

  • The resort is spread over 11 different bases, and as a result none of them offer the full set of amenities
  • Skiing round Plagne Centre is unavoidable, and it can get very busy with bottlenecks
  • The best challenging skiing is all located off-piste (of which there is loads), but on-piste challenging runs are limited

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 1,800m – 2,050m (depending on resort base)
  • Highest lift: 3,250m
  • Lowest piste: 1,250m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Geneva and Lyon – both 2h 30m
  • Number of lifts:
    • La Plagne: 109
    • Paradiski: 141
  • Number of runs
    • La Plagne
      • Green: 10
      • Blue: 73
      • Red: 33
      • Black: 18
    • Paradiski
      • Green: 12
      • Blue: 135
      • Red: 77
      • Black: 37

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

RESORT DESCRIPTION

La Plagne ticks a lot of the boxes most people are looking for on a ski holiday: high altitude skiing, big and varied ski area, a modern lift network and lots of ski-in / ski-out accommodation. Despite the long list of pros La Plagne probably won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s probably due to the resort bases themselves.

La Plagne is made up 12 different bases that vary from the purpose built concrete of Plagne Centre and Plagne 2000, to the rustic old farming villages of Monchavin and Champagny. As the beds are spread out in various satellite villages, none of them have the concentration of amenities and atmosphere some people are looking for in a ski resort, but if you’re looking for a quiet ski holiday, then this doesn’t pose a problem. There’s also the added beneift of having lots of different types of ski holiday in the same area; pretty and rustic in a low(er) altitude base or modern, less charming ski-in / ski-out convenience in a high altitude base.

The skiing is fantastic, and best suited to beginners and intermediate skiers. The La Plagne area itself is huge, and more than enough for a week. Throw in the lift-served connection to Les Arcs across the valley and you have one of the world’s biggest and best ski areas. All this means that it is impossible to get bored on a La Plagne ski holiday as there is seemingly endless skiing on all possible types of terrain.

Apres ski is fairly quiet, but most of the resort bases have at least a few bars to keep people entertained at night. Families will love the relaxed and quiet atmosphere in the resort bases and the brilliant family-friendly skiing

Hôtel Club MMV Les Sittelles

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness
  • Kids' club
  • Restaurant
  • Hot tub
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Résidence Pierre & Vacances Premium Les Hauts Bois

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Maeva Particuliers Belle Plagne Les Néreïdes

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

Araucaria Hotel & Spa

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Sauna

Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les 3 Glaciers

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Swimming pool

Résidence Lagrange Vacances VRT

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

    Maeva Particuliers Les Constellations

    La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Family friendly
    • High altitude
    • Big ski area
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced
    • Great for snowboarders

    Accommodation highlights

      Résidence Prestige Odalys Front de Neige

      La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Swimming pool
      • Steam room

      Pierre & Vacances Residence Le Quartz

      La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi

      Residence Pierre & Vacances Les Gemeaux

      La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi

      Chalet Les Mélèzes

      La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

        Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Chalets Edelweiss

        La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

        nights
        Room Only
        FROM£0 per person

        Resort highlights

        • Family friendly
        • High altitude
        • Big ski area
        • Great for beginners
        • Great for intermediates
        • Great for advanced
        • Great for snowboarders

        Accommodation highlights

        • Swimming pool
        • Sauna
        • Steam room

        Résidence Pierre & Vacances Plagne Lauze

        La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

        nights
        Room Only
        FROM£0 per person

        Resort highlights

        • Family friendly
        • High altitude
        • Big ski area
        • Great for beginners
        • Great for intermediates
        • Great for advanced
        • Great for snowboarders

        Accommodation highlights

        • Free WiFi
        • Swimming pool
        • Sauna

        Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Constellations

        La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

        nights
        Room Only
        FROM£0 per person

        Resort highlights

        • Family friendly
        • High altitude
        • Big ski area
        • Great for beginners
        • Great for intermediates
        • Great for advanced
        • Great for snowboarders

        Accommodation highlights

        • Free WiFi
        • Spa & wellness

        Belambra Hotels & Resort Terra Nova

        La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

        nights
        Room Only
        FROM£0 per person

        Resort highlights

        • Family friendly
        • High altitude
        • Big ski area
        • Great for beginners
        • Great for intermediates
        • Great for advanced
        • Great for snowboarders

        Accommodation highlights

          Pierre & Vacances Residence Le Mont Soleil

          La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • High altitude
          • Big ski area
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for advanced
          • Great for snowboarders

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi

          Residence Maeva Bellecote

          La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • High altitude
          • Big ski area
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for advanced
          • Great for snowboarders

          Accommodation highlights

          • Swimming pool
          • Bar
          • Sauna

          Résidence Club mmv Le Centaure

          La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • High altitude
          • Big ski area
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for advanced
          • Great for snowboarders

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Swimming pool
          • Spa & wellness
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          Pierre & Vacances Residence les Nereides

          La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • High altitude
          • Big ski area
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for advanced
          • Great for snowboarders

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi

          Hotel Vancouver

          La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • High altitude
          • Big ski area
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for advanced
          • Great for snowboarders

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Hot tub
          • Bar
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          CGH Résidences & Spas Les Granges du Soleil

          La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • High altitude
          • Big ski area
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for advanced
          • Great for snowboarders

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Swimming pool
          • Spa & wellness
          • Hot tub
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          Hotel Vacances Bleues Belle Plagne

          La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • High altitude
          • Big ski area
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for advanced
          • Great for snowboarders

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Restaurant
          • Hot tub
          • Bar

          Résidence Pierre & Vacances Chalet des Arolles

          La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • High altitude
          • Big ski area
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for advanced
          • Great for snowboarders

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi

          Chalet Hotel Rhododendrons

          La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

          nights
          Room Only
          FROM£0 per person

          Resort highlights

          • Family friendly
          • High altitude
          • Big ski area
          • Great for beginners
          • Great for intermediates
          • Great for advanced
          • Great for snowboarders

          Accommodation highlights

            Résidence Le Sun Valley

            La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

            nights
            Room Only
            FROM£0 per person

            Resort highlights

            • Family friendly
            • High altitude
            • Big ski area
            • Great for beginners
            • Great for intermediates
            • Great for advanced
            • Great for snowboarders

            Accommodation highlights

            • Free WiFi
            • Swimming pool
            • Restaurant
            • Hot tub
            • Bar
            • Sauna
            • Steam room

            Les Balcons Village à Belle Plagne

            La Plagne, France

            nights
            Room Only
            FROM£0 per person

            Resort highlights

            • Family friendly
            • High altitude
            • Big ski area
            • Great for beginners
            • Great for intermediates
            • Great for advanced
            • Great for snowboarders

            Accommodation highlights

            • Free WiFi
            • Swimming pool
            • Spa & wellness
            • Restaurant
            • Hot tub
            • Bar
            • Sauna

            Résidence Odalys Le Pelvoux

            La Plagne, France

            nights
            Room Only
            FROM£0 per person

            Resort highlights

            • Family friendly
            • High altitude
            • Big ski area
            • Great for beginners
            • Great for intermediates
            • Great for advanced
            • Great for snowboarders

            Accommodation highlights

              Hôtel Carlina

              La Plagne, France

              nights
              Room Only
              FROM£0 per person

              Resort highlights

              • Family friendly
              • High altitude
              • Big ski area
              • Great for beginners
              • Great for intermediates
              • Great for advanced
              • Great for snowboarders

              Accommodation highlights

              • Free WiFi
              • Restaurant
              • Hot tub
              • Bar
              • Sauna
              • Steam room

              Lagrange Vacances Aspen

              La Plagne, France

              nights
              Room Only
              FROM£0 per person

              Resort highlights

              • Family friendly
              • High altitude
              • Big ski area
              • Great for beginners
              • Great for intermediates
              • Great for advanced
              • Great for snowboarders

              Accommodation highlights

              • Sauna
              • Steam room

              Madame Vacances les Chalets des Alpages

              La Plagne, France

              nights
              Room Only
              FROM£0 per person

              Resort highlights

              • Family friendly
              • High altitude
              • Big ski area
              • Great for beginners
              • Great for intermediates
              • Great for advanced
              • Great for snowboarders

              Accommodation highlights

                Madame Vacances - Les Chalets De Crête Côte Village

                La Plagne, France

                nights
                Room Only
                FROM£0 per person

                Resort highlights

                • Family friendly
                • High altitude
                • Big ski area
                • Great for beginners
                • Great for intermediates
                • Great for advanced
                • Great for snowboarders

                Accommodation highlights

                  Résidence Odalys La Licorne

                  La Plagne, France

                  nights
                  Room Only
                  FROM£0 per person

                  Resort highlights

                  • Family friendly
                  • High altitude
                  • Big ski area
                  • Great for beginners
                  • Great for intermediates
                  • Great for advanced
                  • Great for snowboarders

                  Accommodation highlights

                    Résidence Odalys Le Cervin

                    La Plagne, France

                    nights
                    Room Only
                    FROM£0 per person

                    Resort highlights

                    • Family friendly
                    • High altitude
                    • Big ski area
                    • Great for beginners
                    • Great for intermediates
                    • Great for advanced
                    • Great for snowboarders

                    Accommodation highlights

                      VVF Villages Les Arolles à la Plagne 1800

                      La Plagne, France

                      nights
                      Room Only
                      FROM£0 per person

                      Resort highlights

                      • Family friendly
                      • High altitude
                      • Big ski area
                      • Great for beginners
                      • Great for intermediates
                      • Great for advanced
                      • Great for snowboarders

                      Accommodation highlights

                      • Free WiFi

                      Hotel Le Cocoon

                      La Plagne, France

                      nights
                      Room Only
                      FROM£0 per person

                      Resort highlights

                      • Family friendly
                      • High altitude
                      • Big ski area
                      • Great for beginners
                      • Great for intermediates
                      • Great for advanced
                      • Great for snowboarders

                      Accommodation highlights

                      • Free WiFi
                      • Restaurant
                      • Hot tub
                      • Bar
                      • Sauna

                      Résidence Pierre & Vacances Emeraude

                      La Plagne, France

                      nights
                      Room Only
                      FROM£0 per person

                      Resort highlights

                      • Family friendly
                      • High altitude
                      • Big ski area
                      • Great for beginners
                      • Great for intermediates
                      • Great for advanced
                      • Great for snowboarders

                      Accommodation highlights

                        Madame Vacances Lodges des Alpages

                        La Plagne, France

                        nights
                        Room Only
                        FROM£0 per person

                        Resort highlights

                        • Family friendly
                        • High altitude
                        • Big ski area
                        • Great for beginners
                        • Great for intermediates
                        • Great for advanced
                        • Great for snowboarders

                        Accommodation highlights

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