La Plagne skiing
Boasting some superb scenery, particularly from the top of the 3250m Bellecote glacier (which provides summer skiing possibilities) skiing in La Plagne is a true pleasure. Now lift linked with Les Arcs, the resutling "paradiski" area is one of the largest in the world. La Plagne offers skiing for all; beginners and intermediates are very well served while advanced skiers and boarders have lots of off-piste, but fewer truly testing black runs. Boarders and freestyle skiers have the choice of a 2.5 hectare snow park, a half pipe, and a fun park to whet their appetites.
La Plagne ski resort
La Plagne is made up of 10 'villages', most of which have that purpose built 1960s feel. However, on the upside, this does provide loads of ski in ski out accommodation making La Plagne great for family ski holidays. Each village is self-sufficient with shops, bars and restaurants, although the variety of off-snow activities can be limited. Chambery is the nearest airport (an hour and 45 minutes away), while the ski train goes to Aime, 30 minutes away. All of La Plagne's 'villages' are superbly linked, with a lift system computer-rated as the best in the world.
Top Tip: stay in gorgeous Champagny-en-Vanoise for the traditional Alpine thing and a rapid gondola link into the full La Plagne lift system - plus the chance to ski for a day in nearby Courchevel