WEsayFantastic ski convenience and limitless choices for all levels of skier.An appealing town centre for a purpose built resort and a good lively nightlife.
La Plagne 1800 chalets
Offering fantastic views across the valley, with a building code that ensures high-rise edifices will never spoil its rustic charm, this former mining village is a great location for family holidays. The extensive lift system, which enables visitors access to the wide network of graded runs and off-piste skiing to be found in the area, is one of the reasons that this high altitude resort has remained so popular with winter sports fans from around the world. The presence of several excellent schools, with qualified instructors that are experienced in teaching skiers of all levels is another reason for visiting.
A wide choice
When it comes to affordable accommodation, holidaymakers that head for this village are spoilt for choice, with plenty of inexpensive options in the main section. There are also a number of luxury units in the wooded area available for those that fancy splashing out and spoiling themselves. For an exciting skiing holiday French Alps villages have much to offer European groups and this one is among the prettiest destinations on our books. If you have always wanted to stay somewhere that offers a blend of alpine beauty and first-class facilities, it could be just what you have been looking for.
Whilst it would be fair to say that this is not the ideal destination for those that like to party until dawn after a day’s fun on the slopes, there are plenty of entertainment options in the area that will satisfy most visitors. The village itself is home to a popular bar called La Mine, which plays host to live bands on a regular basis and is popular with many holidaymakers. For more bars and a selection of decent restaurants, free bus transfers that drop passengers in Plagne Centre are laid on for guests at catered chalets in La Plagne.
New for 2017/18
The long, slow Crozats quad chair on the Montchavin side of L’Arpette will be replaced by a smart new six-seater transporting 3,600 people per hour. And new public toilets will be constructed at the top. The Plan Bois beginner area above Montchavin-Les Coches will be improved. The existing draglift will be replaced by a new moving carpet lift and a new draglift roughly 500m long will be built to allow beginners to reach the Lac Noir gondola and Plan Bois chairlift to ride back down. The beginner section will be fitted with more snowmaking.
New for 2016/17
A new 6-seater chair lift, Les Envers, is being constructed out of the valley between Le Fornelet, the low peak above Montalbert, and Plagne Aime 2000, further improving access from Montalbert to the central resort areas. This is more or less in the same place as the Coqs chair, removed some years ago. Presumably the lift co has realised that sending everyone down the tricky blue run to La Roche wasn t such a great idea after all. The runs on the glacier will no longer be groomed, increasing the area s appeal for adventurous skiers (and meaning these slopes can be opened more quickly after a dump). A family fun run will open at the top of the St Jacues blue piste, in the Bellec�te sector. Chauffe Marcel will open slopeside above 1800 sounds a bit like a Folie Douce ( best sound system in the Alps ). A steeper than usual zipline will open, descending from Plagne Aime 2000 to Plagne Centre; special braking system at the bottom it says here! Work will commence on a major development of Plagne Aime 2000, to include a 5-star hotel and an aqua-leisure centre.
New for 2015/16
A 10-person gondola replaced the two old lifts out of Montalbert, out on a limb at the western extremity of the ski area, greatly speeding access to Plagne Centre and the rest of the area.
- Vast and varied intermediate pistes
- Superb off-piste
- Great beginner slopes
- High and reasonably snow-sure
- Extensive choice of resort villages
- Wooded runs of lower satellite resorts are great in poor weather Cable car link to Les Arcs