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Resort Information - La Plagne


La Plagne is part of the Paradiski area, which together with Les Arcs, offers a huge variety of pistes, environment and terrains to suit all needs.  It is an excellent intermediate resort with 85% of the pistes being blue or red but also has some good nursery slopes for beginners and some extensive off-piste areas for experts.  La Plagne consists of 10 interlinked villages spread over several sides of a mountain - the central more purpose built areas of Plagne Centre, Plagne Villages, Aime 2000 and Plagne Soleil being offset against the beautiful traditional villages of Montalbert, Montchavin, Les Coches and Champagny.  Just below the main central area is Plagne 1800 and just above is Belle Plagne.  All the villages are linked by a variety of pistes and terrains with an extensive snow-canon network to guarantee good conditions, even in the worst years.  Lift systems have been steadily upgraded and there are now several gondolas and many high speed chair lifts to carry you up as far as the glacier at 3250m.

The altitude villages guarantee door-step skiing but lack the character and ambience of a village resorts - the traditional villages have both, although you may have a few minutes longer on a lift to reach the central area, it's well worth it.  For example, our catered Chalet Anniek in Montalbert gives you luxury accommodation, a village with character and access to the whole Paradiski area and our Chalet Dolomites in Montchavin is ideally located for a quick trip by gondola to meet with the Vanoise Express to Les Arcs.  

There are pistes for all standards with easy greens (10 in total) and nursery slopes, long, sweeping blues (69 in total) for the cruisers to travel from one side of the resort to the other, some challenging reds (33 in total) to get you warmed up and 18 blacks to challenge the best!  The resort is well known for it's huge off-piste areas and it's a haven for snowboarders and off-piste demons to explore - together with the half pipe, boarder cross and snowpark what more could you need?  

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Ski Amis in La Plagne

La Plagne is where we started out back in 1989 in the village of Montalbert - we still have our premium service Chalet Anniek there in a beautiful location as well as our Chalet Dolomites in Montchavin.  We also have a selection of self catered properties to offer throughout the whole resort.

For information on lift pass prices, ski schools, equipment rental and childcare options please see the links on the blue bar below - we offer a full pre-booking service in this resort


Ski Passes 


Ski School 



Getting There

By Road

La Plagne has easy access by road and is approximately 600 miles (975km) from Calais - all but the last 20kms is by motorway or dual carriageway.  We provide comprehensive directions to our self drive guests and can offer ferry or Eurotunnel crossings to supplement your holiday.

By Rail

The international railway station of Aime la Plagne is approximately 30 minutes from the resort - the station is served by the Direct EurostartService from London as well as TGV services from Paris.  We are able to provide a number of rail options to supplement your holiday.

By Air

The nearest airports are Geneva, Grenoble or Chambery, both of which are served by a number of UK budget airlines, charter and scheduled services.  Other alternatives would include Lyon which are slightly further away.  Approximate transfer times are:

  • Geneva - 2.5 hours
  • Chambery - 1.5 hours
  • Lyon - 3 hours
  • Grenoble - 3 hours

We provide a fully licenced minibus transfer service from Geneva or Grenoble airports on a shared basis to Plagne Montalbert and Plagne Montchavin - see our travel pages for further information

La Plagne Resort

Facts and Figures

Part of the Paradiski domain with 425km pistes - linked to Les Arcs and Peisey Vallandry

Piste Height: 1250m - 3250m
Village Height: 1200m - 2100m
Vertical Drop: 2000m


Length: 225km
Total Pistes: 134

Green/Beginner: 10
Blue/Intermediate: 42
Red/Advanced: 30
Black/Expert: 15


Total Lifts: 59
Gondolas: 8
Chairs: 36
Drags: 38
Plus Vanoise Express Cable Car

Fun Areas

Snowparks: 3
Pipes: 1
Night skiing: Yes

Price Examples

Local lift pass:  246 euros
Full area lift pass:  291 euros
Equipment rental: 89 euros
Group ski school:  140 euros
[All prices based on six days skiing for an adult with intermediate level skis and boots - for full prices see the links above]

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