425km of piste
141 ski lifts
Base altitude: 1250m
Top altitude: 3250m
Beginner: 57%
Intermediate: 30%
Expert: 13%

Welcome to

La Plagne

With 225km of pisted runs, La Plagne more than contributes its fair share to Paradiski. And although it has plenty of scary stuff – reds & blacks, some nice off-piste itineraries and steep couloirs – it is largely an intermediate’s utopia with countless wide & gentle green runs and cruisey blues. Europe’s longest boardercross circuit is also in La Plagne.

Eleven villages make up “La Plagne” and The Ski Company offers accommodation in four of them -

Belle Plagne - Situated at an altitude of 2050m. It is a pretty, traffic-free village with a nightlife that has made it into one of the (two) hubs of the whole resort.

Aime La Plagne - Sitting at 2000m, its pisteside location, and its elevation mean accommodation here has epic views out over the surrounding mountains and Mont Blanc. It also enjoys the sun long after it has set on other villages.

Plagne Villages & Plagne Soleil - Two of the smallest villages, at the snow sure heights of 2050m and enjoy stunning views out towards Mont Blanc. Situated amidst blue runs, leading down into Plagne Centre. They are a great alternative to the larger villages for those after a more peaceful holiday.


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Beginner: 57%
Intermediate: 30%
Expert: 13%


Flying - There are a few options when it comes to your destination airport; but Geneva is the recommended option because of greater flexibility for transfers and car hire to take you onto La Plagne. The transfer is 201 kms and takes around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Train - The Eurostar glides through France directly from London St Pancras to Bourg-Saint-Maurice in a little over seven-and-a-half hours and, from there, it’s 29km on to La Plagne with taxi and transfer options available.

Driving - Drivers will find the roads through France faster and emptier than those in the UK and this is largely down to them being toll roads…so there is a price to pay! London to La Plagne takes around 12 hours 15 minutes without stops and this includes the tunnel crossing.


If you're driving, it's worth stopping off in Moutiers or Albertville for the larger supermarkets. La Plagne has, of course, its own supermarket options in the various villages so don't let a supermarket shop slow you down if you're eager to get up into resort, you can even delight in a daily trip to the local boulangerie, or arrange to have your morning pastries and bread delivered directly to your apartment.

The Union restaurant in Plagne Montalbert run by UK Michelin-starred chef Phil Howard, and Le 360 on the slopes in Plagne Montalbert with wall-to-wall glass windows at 1,970m, (via the Montalbert gondola) stand out from the crowd, and carry the unsurprising price tag and all La Plagne villages have restaurants offering typical mountain fare and there is an array of slopeside options for lunch too.

On the sauce? Although La Plagne is not renowned for its apres scene, Belle Plagne is the most happening of the villages that make up the resort. There are many good bars with happy hours and live music and one nightclub to keep you oiled ‘til 4am!


The usual proliferation of non-ski activities exist in La Plagne: dog-sledding, paragliding, horse-drawn sleighs, snow-shoeing, ski-dooing etc. but there are some activities that are unique (or kinda unique) to this one ski resort and so should very much be on the bucket list!

Did you know, for example, that the bobsleigh (and luge and skeleton) track for the 1992 Olympics is in La Plagne? And did you know that you could experience it with a professional driver reaching speeds of up to 100 kph?

For those looking for a little entertainment away from the snow, there is a sports hall with a gym and a climbing wall or you might fancy something a little more relaxed......there's both bowling and a cinema on offer.

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