"La Plagne is a firm favourite for family ski holidays and it's easy to see why. Great self-catered, slopeside accommodation, wide open pistes and several fantastic ski schools. The link to Les Arcs and Paradiski means that the ski area is even bigger - you'll never be bored!"

Karen Moodie

Ski Specialist

La Plagne Ski Holidays

One of the most popular ski resorts in the French Alps, La Plagne is comprised of 10 satellite villages, with each being a self sufficient mini-resort. The majority offer slopeside accommodation, their own ski schools and links to the other villages. La Plagne is particularly appealing for families and intermediate skiers looking to chalk up the miles.

Part of the vast Paradiski ski area, La Plagne is located in the Tarentaise region of the Alps. The impressive Vanoise Express cable car connects the La Plagne ski area to Les Arcs, via Peisey Vallandry, and is well worth a trip to explore the rest of the Paradiski area - if you can stomach the 380m drop to the valley floor!

Explore the slopes

La Plagne is an intermediate's paradise with 240km of pistes, of which over 80% are blue or red - and that's not even including the connecting resort of Les Arcs.

La Plagne is a very popular choice for beginners thanks to its excellent learning faciltiies and ski schools as well as good nursery slopes in each of the main satellite villages. For early intermediates there are plenty of gentle blue runs in the main La Plagne bowl including a long cruising run from Roche de Mio down to Belle Plagne. More advanced intermediates should head over to the tree-lined runs above Les Coches.

Expert skiers and boarders will get the most out of La Plagne if they hire a guide and explore the vast amount of off piste available, which will often be untracked as not many people know about it!

Snowboarders will also love La Plagne, with lots of motorway style pistes available for beginners and intermediates, but watch out for the flat runs above Belle Plagne. Expert boarders are advised to hire a guide to show them where the secret off-piste stashes can be found.

Enjoy the resort

There are 6 purpose-built villages in La Plagne, located on or above the treeline more or less in a bowl - Aime La Plagne at 2100m, Belle Plagne at 2050m, Plagne Bellecôte at 1930m, the quieter Plagne Soleil and Plagne Villages, both situated at 2050m, and Plagne 1800 nestling in the trees.

There are then four original villages, adapted and expanded for skiing which are located at lower altitude on the edge of the main bowl area. These villages are Les Coches, Montchavin, Champagny & Montalbert, which offer more traditional style ski resorts.

Not only does La Plagne offer wide ranging skiing and snowboarding, there's also an endless list of activities both on & off the snow to keep you entertained. There's no shortage of eating and drinking options either with good options in all of the satellite villages.

Where to Stay

We feature a choice of great quality self-catering accommodation in Plagne Soleil and Plagne Centre, offering easy access to the slopes, excellent facilities and smart surroundings.

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"La Plagne is a firm favourite for family ski holidays and it's easy to see why. Great self-catered, slopeside accommodation, wide open pistes and several fantastic ski schools. The link to Les Arcs and Paradiski means that the ski area is even bigger - you'll never be bored!"

Karen Moodie

Ski Specialist

La Plagne Stats

Ski Area

Paradiski: 425km

Ski Range

1200m - 3250m

Green Runs


Blue Runs


Red Runs


Black Runs



Airport distances





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Après-Ski in La Plagne

Scotty’s Bar provides a ski-in experience at the base of the Stade Olympic run in Plagne Centre. Regular music, dancing and multiple happy hours keep this place popular throughout the afternoon. This is also a great place to grab a quick snack at any time of day, with burgers and sharing platters coming highly recommended. You'll also find live music straight off the mountain at the Camp de Base Café at the bottom of the Montchavin bubble. La Tourmente in Montalbert is an unusually quaint après-ski spot. Relax on the terrace and soak up some sun while enjoying a well-earned drink. 

Further from the slopes, Spitting Feathers Bar in Plagne Bellecôte is a favourite for many and it’s not difficult to see why. Styled on a typical English pub, it is open every day from 4 pm and shows sports on its screens. 

The most popular place in Plagne Soleil is Monica’s Bar, which is busy any time of day thanks to its sun terrace and wide choice of beers.

In Place de la Cheminée (Plagne Centre) you will find Le Luna Bar. You can always rely on Le Luna to provide a unique experience. This place boasts more of a laid back atmosphere with an enormous drinks menu and even some good whiskies!

Chauffe Marcel, on the slopes of Plagne 1800, has a terrace with views of Mont Blanc and offers an open air club ambience for all from 3pm. In a similar vein, Le Bonnet in Plagne Bellecôte offers a apres-ski party experience.

Dining in La Plagne

La Plagne has a good selection of eateries available including including pizzerias and traditional Savoyard restaurants. Here are some recommendations:

Restaurant Au Coin du Feu - Plagne Soleil

A popluar choice in Plagne Soleil, Au Coin du Feu is a traditional French restaurant featuring hearty cuisine including flame grilled meats, Here you'll find French favourites such as snails and gratin dauphinois, as well as Savoyard specialities.

La Spatule - Plagne Villages

For Savoyard fare, La Spatule offers a range of local specialities and crepes as well as pizzas.

On the mountain
Le Forperet - Montalbert

This quaint moutain restaurant is ideal in both good and bad weather and offers traditional cuisine in a charming setting.

The Auberge de Montagne "Chez Pat du Sauget"- Montchavin Les Coches

As well as being a quirky lodge, this small gem is a fantastic restaurant serving simple, gutsy regional dishes.

Le Chalet des Verdons Sud - Champagny-en-Vanoise

This restaurant is open for lunch and serves hearty meals in a cosy setting.

Activities in La Plagne

If skiing isn't enough to keep you amused you'll find plenty of other activities on offer in La Plagne. Whether it's travelling up to 130km/h in a bobsleigh, snowshoeing, winter hiking, paragliding or toboganning, you're sure to find something fun to keep you occupied.


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