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La Plagne Ski Resort Guide

La Plagne Ski Resort Guide

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La Plagne

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La Plagne mogul area photo

La Plagne

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La Plagne

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La Plagne

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 16 Apr

  • Last Snowfall: 8 April 2014
  • Snow Depth (upper): 205 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 5 cm
  • Piste: Spring snow
  • Off-piste: Spring snow

Today’s Weather (2250 m)

AM
clear
10 NNW10
2 °C F-Level
2500m
PM
clear
10 NNW10
3 °C F-Level
2700m
night
clear
10 NNW10
2 °C F-Level
2500m

La Plagne is made up of a number of villages that connect to a vast 220 km piste network, within the Paradiski area. With the new Vanoise express now linking Les Arc, it is one of the largest ski areas in the world with over 420 km of piste! And then there is the off-piste...acres of alpine terrain. One note of caution; La Plagne has a lot of flat spots so snowboarders often have to do some walking. Off the slopes the purpose built resort of La Plagne has enough bars and restaurants to keep everyone fed and watered.

Resorts close to La Plagne include: Champagny (6 km), Les Coches (6 km), Montchavin/Les Coches (6 km), Peisey/Vallandry (6 km), Bozel (9 km),


La Plagne Location Maps

La Plagne Location Map

All La Plagne Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 120
  • Beginner: 60%
  • Intermediate: 25%
  • Advanced: 15%
  • Cross-country: 85 km
  • Snowmaking: -
  • Acres of ski: 1779
  • Terrain Parks: 2
  • Halfpipes: 1

Social

  • Restaurants: 93
  • Bars: 50
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 2000 m

Lifts

  • Draglifts: 68
  • Chairlifts: 33
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 8
  • Toplift: m

Travel

  • Season opens: 14 Dec 2013
  • Season closes: 26 Apr 2014

NEW! Announcements & News from the La Plagne ski resort manager

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Information supplied 31 Aug 2012




Visitor Reviews of La Plagne


Martin from United Kingdom writes:

I think this year was my 6th trip to La Plagne. Suffice to say I really rate it although I think the 3 Vallees just beats it for skiing and certainly for the resorts themselves. La Plagne has made some great improvements recently and there's more to come in the next couple of years. The Biolley chair used to be so slow they piped music through speakers on the pylons. The replacement shoots you to the top of the hill in a few minutes to a host of good runs. I had a terrific morning just lapping this single chair. The Colorado chair has been moved about 15m down the hill. This may seem like a very minor change but when you are hauling your sluggish body up from the restaurants in Plagne Centre after lunch, this is a real improvement! As I understand it, next year or the year after will see the new 8 seat Collosses chair that should pretty much eliminate the Plagne Bellecote bottleneck caused by day-trippers returning from Les Arcs at 4pm. I'm sure it will still be bad in half-term etc but it should be queue free for most of the season. There's going to be a new bubble out of Montalbert too which will be much better than the current painfully slow chair up to Fornalet.

On my last trip (22nd March) I was still finding powder 3 days after it snowed and only stopped finding this when the weather turned hot. It's a great resort for aspiring off-piste skiers. There are some quite nasty avalanche risk slopes though so try a guide on your first few ventures beyond the pistes. I did notice that there are quite a few flatish pistes about. If you are planning to travel from one bit of La Plagne to another, you'll probably find some.

There aren't many seriously steep blacks that are pisted. The blacks tend to be left to go to moguls. We did one off the Traversee chair that had turned to crust and I think it was the hardest thing I've ever skied on the piste. Utterly unskiable. I skied it 2 years ago in lovely powder and it was probably the best run I've ever done!

For restaurants, Killis next to the Quillis chair serves the best Croque Monsieur in the Alps. The Croque Niege in the piste front in Plagne Centre serves terrible coffee and the place next door (can't remember the name) serves much better coffee and good food. Le Petit Chaperon Rouge, in 1800, is good for an evening meal. It's on the piste with red neon lights, opposite the bottom chair.

All in all, I think I've done La Plagne now but I reckon it's worth 6 trips of anyone's ski time!

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City Forecasts
Closest to La Plagne

city forecasts
Aosta, Italy 53 km
Chambery, France 62 km
Annecy, France 65 km
Aix-les-Bains, France 67 km
Rivoli, Italy 79 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to La Plagne

surf forecast
Acque-Calde (Savona), Italy 192 km
Varazze, Italy 193 km
Cogoleto, Italy 195 km
Finale Ligure, Italy 196 km
Voltri, Italy 199 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding La Plagne

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to La Plagne

mountain forecasts
Bellecote, France 5 km
Dome des Picheres, France 6 km
Grand Bec, France 9 km
Pointe du Vallonnet, France 10 km
Dome des Platieres, France 11 km