Set high in the magnificent Savoie French Alps, La Plagne is one of the most famous and exciting high altitude ski areas in the world. Linked to Les Arcs by the new Vanoise Express lift, the new "Paradiski" area offers 425kms of pistes. The whole area is fantastic for families and all grades of skier and boarder and has a large range of catered chalets. La Plagne actually comprises ten ski centres, each virtually self-contained with shops, restaurants, ski schools and children’s village, with direct access onto the ski area. Being one of the first purpose built resorts in France, each village is well-connected and gondolas and/or a bus service run between them. Plagne 1800 is the old mining village of La Plagne which has now been transformed into a village of beautiful chalets, Plagne Centre is the main and liveliest village of La Plagne with plenty of bars and restaurants. Just above Plagne Centre is the village of Plagne Soleil, full of low level buildings. Both villages have easy access to the ski slopes. Plagne Village is the newest village of La Plagne is a small and peaceful village with low level and attractive buildings with most buildings 'ski to the door.' Plagne Centre is easily accessible. Plagne Bellecote has quick and easy access to Belle Plagne and skiing. Bellecote also offers a great outdoor swimming pool and ice rink. Belle Plagne is a charming, traffic free village with immediate access to the slopes and the point of departure for the gondola to the glacier.


Open-air floodlit ice rink and outdoor heated pool in Bellecôte, Bowling Belle Plagne, Squash in Plagne 1800, health and fitness centre in Belle Plagne & Plagne centre, Skidoos, Snowshow walking, paragliding. Turkish and seaweed baths, massage, solarium

Eating out

There is a large choice throughout the la Plagne villages from traditional mountain restaurants to local Savoyard speciality places to pizzerias.

Other amenities

Cleared winter walks. Olympic bobsleigh run operates to public. Cinemas with regular English films in Plagne centre and Bellecôte

  • Transfer time: Geneva : 2hrs 45mins Chambery : 2hrs
  • Currency: Euro


  • Beginners: 4
  • Intermediates: 5
  • Advanced: 4
  • Snowboarding: 4

Resort statistics

  • Resort height: Various 1800-2050m
  • Ski range: 1200-3250m
  • Total kilometres of piste: 225km La Plagne and 425km Paradiski
  • Number of runs: Area: Blue 195 Red 103 Black 53
  • Number of lifts: Area : Draglift 56, Chairlift 65, Cablecar 3, Gondolas 11

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