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La Plagne

La Plagne Ski Resort Guide

La Plagne, France

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length225km140 miles
Highest Lift3,250m10,663ft
Resort Height2,100m6,890ft
 Nearest AirportsAnnecy and Geneva
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La Plagne

Perhaps the largest ski area in the world, La Plagne unites ten different villages, and really can offer 'something for everyone'. La Plagne is lift-linked to nearby Les Arcs by the spectacular Vanoise Express.

Summary

The French ski resort of La Plagne is in the French Alps at an altitude of 2,100m6,890ft, with 225km140 miles of marked runs.

La Plagne is part of the Paradiski area with access to 425km264 miles of downhill skiing, with 475 marked pistes, served by a total of 141 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in La Plagne itself (225km140 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Paradiski ski resorts of Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry.

La Plagne comprises the villages of Aime La Plagne, Belle Plagne, Plagne 1800, Plagne Bellecôte, Plagne Centre, Plagne Montalbert, Plagne Soleil and Plagne Villages.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

La Plagne offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Champagny en Vanoise, La Plagne and Montchavin-Les Coches.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in La Plagne is 15km9 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Le Rochu'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in La Plagne?

The next notable snow forecast is 24cm9in, expected on 1 November, with around 24cm9in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

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2,026m6,647ft

Ski Area Stats

La Plagne Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
18
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
33
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
73
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
10
Downhill
Total Length
225km140 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
85km53 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
109

Paradiski Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
69
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
127
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
257
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
22
Downhill
Total Length
425km264 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
153km95 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
141

Altitudes

La Plagne Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,250m10,663ft
Resort Altitude (La Plagne)2,100m6,890ft
Lowest Piste1,250m4,101ft
Max Vertical2,000m6,562ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for La Plagne
Freeriders
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in La Plagne

For more information, see our page about La Plagne Ski Hire.

Location and Map

Where is La Plagne?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Paradiski, Savoie.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to La Plagne is Annecy, 148 minutes drive away.

Geneva and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 109 ski lifts are able to uplift 129,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 50km31 miles of ski runs, with 359 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is La Plagne open?

 Open from : 11 December 2021.

 Closes : 30 April 2022.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

La Plagne Piste Map
La Plagne

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in La Plagne, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the La Plagne Tourist Office for the latest.

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