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
2020-01-06
3 nights
Full board
FROM£456 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

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Kids' club

Résidence Pierre & Vacances Premium Les Hauts Bois

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£344 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
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Hammam

Maeva Particuliers Belle Plagne Les Néreïdes

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-01-04
7 nights

FROM£716 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
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Araucaria Hotel & Spa

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-04-16
3 nights

FROM£243 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

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location

Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les 3 Glaciers

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights

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
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

Résidence Lagrange Vacances VRT

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-04-11
7 nights

FROM£349 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

  • Ski in / ski out location

Maeva Particuliers Les Constellations

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-01-04
7 nights

FROM£406 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

  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

Résidence Prestige Odalys Front de Neige

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-14
7 nights

FROM£270 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
  • Ski in / ski out location

Pierre & Vacances Residence Le Quartz

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-01-04
7 nights

FROM£617 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
  • Ski in / ski out location

Residence Pierre & Vacances Les Gemeaux

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-01-09
7 nights

FROM£426 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
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location

Chalet Les Mélèzes

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights

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

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Chalets Edelweiss

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-01-04
7 nights

FROM£731 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
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

Pierre & Vacances Residence La Marelle et le Rami

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-20
3 nights

FROM£284 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
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location

Résidence Pierre & Vacances Plagne Lauze

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-20
3 nights

FROM£301 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
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Mini-market on site

Maeva Particuliers Les Coches La Marelle et le Rami

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-01-04
7 nights

FROM£356 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
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location

Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Constellations

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£183 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
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location

Belambra Hotels & Resort Terra Nova

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights

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

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Pierre & Vacances Residence Le Mont Soleil

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-04-11
7 nights

FROM£470 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
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Residence Maeva Bellecote

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£188 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

  • Bar
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Résidence Club mmv Le Centaure

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-15
6 nights

FROM£433 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
  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Hammam

Pierre & Vacances Residence les Nereides

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-01-04
7 nights

FROM£688 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
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Hotel Vancouver

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-14
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£403 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

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

CGH Résidences & Spas Les Granges du Soleil

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-14
3 nights

FROM£598 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
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location
  • Hammam

Hotel Vacances Bleues Belle Plagne

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2020-01-07
3 nights

FROM£408 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

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Résidence Pierre & Vacances Chalet des Arolles

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-14
7 nights

FROM£391 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
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Chalet Hotel Rhododendrons

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France

nights

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

  • Ski in / ski out location

Résidence Le Sun Valley

La Plagne-Tarentaise, France
2019-12-14
7 nights

FROM£707 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

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location
  • Hammam

Les Balcons Village à Belle Plagne

La Plagne, France
2020-03-29
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£276 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
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Résidence Odalys Le Pelvoux

La Plagne, France

nights

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

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location
  • Internet available
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