La Plagne is consistently popular with beginners. If you stay in Plagne Centre, Plagne 1800, Plaine Aime 2000, Plagne Soleil or Plagne Villages, you'll attend ski school in Plagne Centre with English-speaking instructors. There are dedicated learn-to-ski zones as well as beginner snow parks, and a huge choice of gentle runs for the progressing beginner.
The variety of blue and red runs make this a 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 area. Try the glorious powder between the trees down to Les Coches or Montalbert, or attempt the dramatic, near-vertical 2000m drop off the north face of the Bellecôte glacier for 15km of skiing (with a mountain guide), or the breathtaking 7km Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs.
At 3,250m, the Glacier de la Chiaupe allows for some long, tree-lined red and blue runs, as well as lots of off-pisting. The Bellecôte Glacier, at 3,417m, is un-groomed, so it offers a real challenge to experts. Or head over to Les Arcs and head up to the Glacier du Varet, with its long, more challenging slopes.
Each area in La Plagne has its very own cross-country trails. Montchavin La Plagne is known for its forest and 'balcony' runs, with breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc while Champagny Le Haut had runs you have to pay for - one track in particular is the longest and hardest track in resort, with an altitude of over 2000m. All the trails are marked with varying difficulty and accommodate both classic and skating styles.
La Plagne has a very good reputation when it comes to off-piste. The ski area is large and a good portion of it is untouched by the lift systems, resulting in fantastically fresh powder. The Verdons Sud side of the Grand Rochette has a big open face that has lots of fun terrain, while Montchavin has loads of exciting runs through the trees. If you fancy a bit of a challenge, hike up the glacier to take on one of the most famous runs on the north face, the Couloir Canadian.
Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.
|6 days ||Adult ||Child (5-12) |
|Local lift pass (low) ||£193 ||£154 |
|Local lift pass (high) ||£241 ||£192 |
|Area lift pass ||£273 ||£218 |
Reduced prices for seniors over 65 years.
|6-day Family Pass ||Local ||Area |
|2 adults and 2 children ||£768 ||£872 |
|2 adults and 3 children ||£960 ||£1090 |
|2 adults and 4 children ||£1152 ||£1308 |
To qualify for a family pass all members of the family should have the same surname or provide proof they live together at the same address (child 5-17 years).Lift pass coverage:
Local pass covers all lifts in La Plagne.
Paradiski Area pass covers all lifts in La Plagne and Les Arcs and includes an extra half day (to be used on arrival day only). The Paradiski lift pass also offers many additional activities and discounts including:
- Priority access queues
- Free entry to the torchlight descent
- Free entry to the igloo village
- Free access to the sledging area
- And much more.
|6 days ||Adult ||Child (5-11*) |
|Standard skis ||£79 ||£41 |
|Intermediate skis ||£101 ||- |
|Advanced skis ||£118 ||- |
|Board boots ||£42 ||£28 |
|Standard skis and boots ||£123 ||£80 (incl. helmet) |
|Intermediate skis and boots ||£146 ||- |
|Advanced skis and boots ||£169 ||- |
|Snowboard ||£79 ||£58 |
|Superior snowboard ||£101 ||- |
|Helmet ||£19 ||£19 |
Reduced prices for children under 4 years.
Children must be at least 8 years old to snowboard.
|6 days ||Adult |
|Local lift pass + Standard skis ||£296 |
|Local lift pass + Snowboard ||£296 |
|Area lift pass + Intermediate skis ||£339 |
|Area lift pass + Superior snowboard ||£339 |
|Local lift pass + Ski carriage ||£244 |
|Area lift pass + Ski carriage ||£272 |
Lift pass bundles do not include boots.
|La Plagne ||Days ||Adult ||Child (3-12*) |
|Ski & board tuition - mornings (2.75 hours - low season) ||6 ||£161 ||£161 |
|Ski & board tuition - mornings (2.75 hours - high season) ||6 ||£210 ||£210 |
*Children must be at least 8 years old to snowboard.
Child helmets compulsory for all child tuition.Usual hours of instruction:
We recommend booking in advance for lessons during peak season (December, February and Easter) in order to avoid disappointment.