La Plagne

Country: France Latitude: 45.5056 N, Longitude: 6.67464 W
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My winter in La Plagne

1 resort, 10 destinations La Plagne is really 10 resorts in one, with 6 of its villages above 1800m (Plagne 1800, Plagne Aime 2000, Plagne Centre, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Villages, Plagne-Bellecôte and Belle Plagne) and the other 4 traditional village-style resorts at medium altitude (1250/1450m) (Montchavin les Coches, Plagne Montalbert and Champagny en Vanoise). This mosaic of different destinations offers a multitude of different ambiances and atmospheres that also reflect the changing architectural styles of winter sports resorts since 1961. Most of La Plagne’s villages were designed by architect Michel Bezançon. La Plagne is part of the Paradiski area and therefore is one of the large ski resorts and is also a family-friendly resort with adapted package offers. Date of creation: 1961 Altitude: 1250 - 3250m Geographical location: Savoie – Tarentaise valley Distance: 660km from Paris, 400km from Marseille and 200km from both Lyon and Geneva airports or Turin. Direct link on Eurostar from London and Thalys from Brussels and Amsterdam Capacity The red pompom hat is a strong symbol that evokes the identity of La Plagne. The logo was created in 1966 for Guy Lux’s TV show “Interneiges” when it was broadcast from the resort and was significantly changed in 1982 and 2005.

La Plagne is the biggest single owned resort in the world, with 11 self sufficient villages and around 103 lifts, this place is big and has everything, even it's own bobsled track, left over from the Albertville Olympic Winter Games. The British make up the biggest foreign contingent, that flock there for the abundance of self contained apartments.

La Plagne is the biggest single owned resort in the world, with 11 self sufficient villages and around 103 lifts, this place is big and has everything, even it's own bobsled track, left over from the Albertville Olympic Winter Games. The British make up the biggest foreign contingent, that flock there for the abundance of self contained apartments. » Full Description

Terrain Difficulty

65.0% Beginner
26.0% Intermediate
9.0% Advanced

Season Length

Open: December Close: April

Lifts 109

Terrain Difficulty

65.0%
Beginner
26.0%
Intermediate
9.0%
Advanced

Overview

109 Lifts
15/9.3 Longest
134 Runs
225/139.8 Lenght

Lifts

Lifts109
Carpets0
Draglifts67
Chairlifts33
Gondolas9
Uplift129000

Terrain

Runs134
Length225/139.8
Longest15/9.3
Parks2
Halfpipes1
XcountryYes

Night

NightskiingYes
NightliftsYes
NightverticalYes
NightrunsYes

Snowmaking

SnowmakingYes
Snowguns277
Snowmakingarea87/215
SnowmakingrunsNA

Hire

SkihireYes
Snowboard hireYes
ClothingYes
SnowshoesYes

Demos

DemosYes
SnowsportsadultsYes
SnowsportschildrenYES
GuidesYes

Services

BankYes
ChildcareYes
TicketallianceYes

Distance

DomairGeneva
Distdomair1 hr 15 min
IntairGeneva
Distintair1 hr 15 min
RailwayAime la Plagne
Distrailway20 min

Tours

SnowmobiletoursYes
SleighridesYes
HorseridingYes
IceskatingYes

More to Hire

XcountryhireYes
TelemarkYes
ToboggansYes
TubingYes
SnowmobileYes

Other

IceskatinghireYes
HockeyrinkYes
CurlingYes
HeliskiingYes