Plagne Lauze: 1,800m (5,905ft); Plagne Centre: 1,970m (6,463ft); Belle Plagne: 2050m (6,742ft)
Chambery 2hrs, Geneva & Lyon 3hrs, Ski Train (Aime) 30 mins
· small beer £2.50 · litre of milk £1.50 · bottle of house wine £14.00 · cup of coffee £2.50
Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow
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So what's it like?
A group of villages spread across a vast exciting ski area
At high altitude La Plagne is one of the most famous resorts in the world. It offers a wide variety of great skiing, from charming tree-lined runs to skiing above the clouds on the Bellecote glacier. There are 425km of piste, shared between La Plagne and Les Arcs, linked by the Vanoise Express cable car. We also feature Les Coches, a pretty skiing village and a fantastic value offering on the La Plagne side of the Paradiski area.
Gentle nursery slopes and excellent English speaking ski instructors ensure that novice skiers will soon be enjoying the multitude of blue and green runs across the resort.
An absolute dream for intermediates. From exhilarating motorway skiing to quiet powder runs in the trees, La Plagne has it all! Try the long run down to Champagny from La Grande Rochette or discover the fabulous skiing on the Glacier de Bellecôte.
Expert skiers will relish this superb area. Try the glorious powder between the trees down to Les Coches, or attempt the dramatic near vertical 2000m drop off the north face of the Bellecôte glacier, for 15kms of skiing (with a mountain guide) or try the breathtaking 7km Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs.
· wide variety of cafés and bars plus 4 discos · Loup Blanc and La Mine Bar (Plagne 1800), Cheyenne Café and Le Tet (Belle Plagne), Showtime Café & The Spitting Feathers après ski bar (Bellecôte) with live music and Luna Bar (Plagne Centre) · Petit Chaperon Rouge
Open-air floodlit ice rink and outdoor heated pool in Bellecôte, paragliding, skidoos, Olympic bobsleigh, spa, health and fitness centre in Belle Plagne & Plagne centre
Massive choice throughout the villages· Fondues or raclette from around €20 · 3 course meal with wine for €25 · La Grange, Matafan and Le Bec Fin for local specialities. Try the traditional mountain restaurants including Le Petit Chaperon Rouge.
· Weekly excursions to Val d'Isère/ Tignes & 3 Valleys · Cleared winter walks · Cinemas with regular English films in Plagne Centre and Bellecôte · try the Olympic bobsleigh that sits just below the resort of La Plagne, a 10 minute bus ride away · visit the Igloo hotel for an unforgettable evening meal
From Chambery airportOne-way (arrival) from £42 pp. Return from £80 pp.
One way helicopter transfer for up to 5 passengers are also available.
La Plagne 1800 is an excellent choice for families. Next door to Chalet Rose is our Pepi Penguin (6mths-4yrs) & Whizz Kids (4-11yrs) Clubs. Both of these facilities were completely refurbished for the 2010/11 season. And there is a second Crystal Whizz Kids Club at Hotel Terra Nova, located in Plagne Centre.
Pepi Penguin: Pepi activities are tailored to our youngest guests and offer a welcoming, safe place to have fun whilst you are on the slopes. Our childcare staff plan a varied selection of activities which include arts and crafts, playing with toys, and a mixture of indoor and outdoor play (when the weather allows).
6 days (8.30am - 5.00pm)
Whizzclusive: For skiing children, our Whizzclusive service includes 6 morning ski lessons, pick up and drop off, lunch, and PM care.
6 days (8.30am - 5.00pm)
Whizz Kids: For non-skiing children there is a whole host of fun things to do from sledging to treasure hunts.
6 days(8.30am - 5.00pm)
All our staff are CRB and reference checked, first aid trained, English speaking and we always maintain the correct adult:child ratios. Our childcare is open to all guests staying in Plagne 1800 and Plagne Centre only. Places are limited so childcare should be pre-booked by calling our family hotline on 0871 971 0457 (calls to 0871 numbers cost 10p per minute plus network extras).
Please note: Guests staying in Belle Plagne, Plagne Village, Aime La Plagne, Les Coches or Plagne Soleil should not book into Crystal childcare as it is a bus ride away and not convenient.
Special offers for holidays between Dec 2013 to Apr 2014
Kids ski free: free helmet for kids booking skis & boots
Senior savers: reduced lift pass prices for seniors 65-71yrs