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   La Plagne

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winter season
16/12/00 to 22/04/01
summer season
23/06/01 to 02/09/01
resort height
Plagne Lauze; 1800m 
Plagne Centre; 1970m
Belle Plagne; 2050m
Plagne Soleil; 2050m
Plagne les Coches; 1450m
Montalbert; 1350m
Montchavin; 1250m
highest lift
 3250m 
snow range
4,125 - 10,725 ft
snow probability
very good
transfer times
Chambery 2.5hrs 
Lyons 3.5hrs
Geneva 3.5hrs
Ski Train (Aîme) 30 mins

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Europe's largest ski resort set amidst spectacular scenery.

La Plagne is set in the Savoie French Alps, dominated by Mount Blanc, providing a high altitude ski area. One of the first purpose-built ski resorts in the world, "designed by skiers- for skiers". La Plagne comprises of ten ski centres, each virtually self contained. Each village is well connected and gondolas or buses run between them. Belle Plagne is car-free.

The new Paradiski ski area, made possible by the new cable car The Vanoise Express, means that, as of Christmas 2003, skiers from Les Arcs or La Plagne will have the opportunity to experience going fomone ski resort to another in just 4 minutes.

 

 

There are excellent facilities for all levels of skier with the accent on convenience and minimal queuing. The resort has plenty of crèche and kindergarten facilities making it ideal for families. Aprés skiing is less extensive but there are good bars and restaurants to be found.

 ü good points  û bad points
ü large integrated ski area
ü good for intermediates and families
ü glacier skiing for the summer
ü outstanding scenery
ü adequate off-piste skiing
û   little hotel accommodation
û   lack of challenging pistes
û   lack of non-skiing alternatives
û   limited nightlife

aprés ski

try the Spitting Feathers Apres Ski Bar, a recently converted ski hire shop, Bar Etoille and COiuleur Café in Plagne 1800. For french flavour try Matafan Bar in Belle Plagne. live music can be found at Tete Inn in Belle Plagne and the Showtime Café in Bellecôte. also try the Monicas bar in Plagne Soleil, No b’lm Café in Plagne Centre and Lauze Bar in Les Coches.

activities

sauna and Jacuzzi * Turkish and seaweed baths * massage * solarium * open air floodlit rink  and outdoor heated swimming pool at Bellecôte * squash in Plagne 1800 * health and fitness centre in Belle Plagne and Plagne 1800 * paragliding * skidoos

eating out

 * 3 course set menu approx €25 * fondues or raclette  €20 * try La Grange for Savoyard specialties and value for money. Matafan and Le Bec Fin are also worth a visit. traditional mountain restaurants including Le Petit Chaperon and Le Loup Garou.

other amenities

weekly excursions to Val d'Isère, Tignes and Les Arcs * cleared winter walks * visits and trips down the olympic bobsleigh run at La Roche * cinema

children

ski school for those 6-13 years

ski brochure

Ski Amis offer great holidays to La Plagne. Order your brochure here
tourist office 
Office du Tourisme
73210 LA PLAGNE
tel 04 79 09 79 79
fax 04 79 09 70 10

Should you feel that any information is incorrect, or can provide more information, (and possibly become a resort representative), please email us here

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