Within an hour and a half of Chambery airport, boasting over 120 pistes and packed with activities to keep the whole family entertained, is La Plagne, a skier’s paradise!
Check out the La Plagne piste map and you will find runs to suit every skill and adrenaline level. There are wide, gentle slopes for the beginners as well as black and red runs for the more experienced and adventurous. The resort is also home to Europe’s longest snow-cross course where you can spend the day mastering a myriad of jumps and steeply banked curves.
Although big in size, the resort doesn’t feel like a megacity with people around every corner because it has been carefully designed to feel like a collection of much smaller resorts. There are plenty of places to stay and plenty of price points when it comes to accommodation, with some offering door to slope skiing experiences.
After a long day on the slopes, everyone looks forward to sitting down to a hearty meal and discussing the day’s highs and lows. La Plagne offers a wide variety of cuisines and places to eat, so pleasing everyone in your group won’t be a problem. If it’s a quick bite on the slopes you’re looking for, then La Plagne has that covered too. La Marmotte qui Fume is a popular choice with skiers as it offers fast and good food at a reasonable price.
Whilst skiing is the main attraction, La Plagne doesn’t neglect the non-skiers, or those looking for a day off from the slopes. There are plenty of other things to do when taking a break from the pistes. There’s bobsleighing to enjoy on the Olympic run – you’ll need nerves of steel as you whiz through the course’s 19 bends at top speed. For the slightly less brave, there is also air boarding to have a go at.
La Plagne’s lift network is impressive and covers a vast area of the resort. With 63 chair lifts, you are never left waiting for long to make your ascent back to the top of the 3,000m pistes. The lifts are regularly serviced and the resort is always looking for ways to make their operation more efficient and reliable. Download the maps from Piste Pro before you set off in order to maximise your time on the slopes by planning your days before your trip.
When to go
The resort is open from mid-December through to the end of April, and the slopes are well maintained all year round. You can be confident that you will be well looked after and able to enjoy great skiing and snowboarding at any time during the season.