La Plagne is one of those resorts which people come back to year after year – when you’ve visited once you’ll find yourself wanting to return time and time again. Looking at the resort it’s easy to understand why. This La Plagne Guide will show you why you should consider it for your next holiday.
La Plagne offers an expansive ski area, being a part of the Paradiski area. It has a reasonable amount of après options, and while it may not suit the party hard crowd, it’s easy to enjoy your evenings in this relaxed resort. With the laid-back atmosphere comes laid-back prices – La Plagne is partly loved because of the great value it offers visitors.
While the scale of the resort, with its 6 main villages, might put some people off, you are far from isolated to one area. The resort offers a free shuttle bus service, so as long as you stay in one of the main villages, you have the freedom to experience the different personalities of each village.
La Plagne guide to skiing
- Access to 2 glaciers ensuring you can ski on better snow, later in the season
- Easy access to the Paradiski area, with 425km of pistes
- 70% of the pistes are above 2000m, perfect if you want a snow-sure resort
- The longest boardercross in Europe for the adrenaline junkies
- A good range of different slopes, with enough for everyone from beginners to advanced skiers
La Plagne guide to off the slope activities
While La Plagne is most visited for its ski area, there is so much on offer once the lifts shut. There’s something for everyone, from adrenaline junkies, to families, to couples. This is just a selection, and you can see our full guide on our website.
Bobsleigh – Arguably La Plagne’s most well-known attraction, this Olympic Bobsleigh in Plagne 1800 will take you to speeds you could only previously imagine. Whether you want to go in a group, alone, or with a professional driver, they offer something for all tastes. If you want an unforgettable experience and something with which to wow your friends, make sure to check it out.
Le Forperet Farm – This is the best place in La Plagne for a chilled out activity for families. You truly feel like you are in the mountains, as the farm is found in the little village of Montalbert. Both a farm and a restaurant, they offer pony rides, and the chance to learn how Savoyard cheese is made. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, feast in their traditional restaurant, and indulge in some Fondue.
Over the Moon – If romance is what you are looking for, there is no better place in the resort than this experience that will make you feel ‘over the moon’! While piste bashers aren’t traditionally romantic, this one has been transformed and parked at 2000m. Once you’ve arrived in your private transfer, you have a cosy cabin for two, complete with a spa bath, complimentary breakfast, and panoramic windows to make you feel like you are sleeping under the stars. This is truly the ultimate romantic experience!
The Après Ski in La Plagne
La Plagne is perfect for après ski if you like cosy little bars, packed with character and ambiance, where the owners will know you by name by the end of the week. Here are some of our favourites, and we have a full list on our website.
Scotty’s – Think après ski in La Plagne, think Scotty’s. This piste-side bar in La Plagne Centre is the most well-known in resort. You can find live music every weekday, a filling range of food, and events on all the time. Packed with people dancing in their boots, head down here for a drink after your day skiing.
La Mine – Located in La Plagne 1800, this English style pub might make you think you were back home, if not for the relaxed alpine atmosphere. They offer live music and sports game screenings too. Conveniently located right by the bus stop, why not stop by here before heading back to your hotel for dinner.
The Rhumerie – Hidden away in the smaller village of Aime 2000, this bar will still deliver a memorable night. Famed for their range of rum flavours, you can have a dance to live music and mingle with the locals.
Spitting Feathers – This British-style pub excels in food as much as après. Tim and Anna offer curry, and fish and chip nights, as well as a range of drinks. What they do best is atmosphere, you’ll feel right and home, and feel free to ask any questions about the ski area.
Bowling Bar – A little unconventional, but this bar is next to a bowling alley in Belle Plagne, complete with pool tables. Perfect if you want to unwind while the kids enjoy some activities, or as a starting point for a bar crawl.
La Plagne is the perfect choice for people who want quality skiing, a range of things to do off the slopes, and all for a reasonable price. It is known for being particularly good with families, and people describe feeling like they grew up in resort!
- For stronger skiers, make sure to take advantage of the huge ski area
- As long as you are brave enough, check out the Bobsleigh Run
- For a truly alpine experience, you have to pay a visit to the Forperet Farm
- Make the most of the friendly atmosphere in the bars and pubs in the evenings
We would be happy to talk through the different options both in La Plagne and other resorts, just give us a call: 020 7801 1080