In the centre of the skiing paradise
In total the ski resort of La Plagne, called “Massif La Plagne”, which includes the ski stations and destinations of Montalbert, Champagny, Les Coches and Montchavin, offers 225 kilometres of ski runs for all levels of skiers. This includes a number of delightful powder snow slopes, particularly on the Bellecôte glacier. For boarders there is a snow park with a half-pipe and 3 boarder cross routes and for cross-country skiers there are 80 kilometres of trails.
There are almost twice as many kilometres of pistes for skiers to choose from if they want to explore the whole of the Paradiski skiing area. Since the resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs were linked in December 2003 by the double-decker cable car Vanoise Express, this enormous ski resort can now offer almost 250 runs over 425 kilometres of pistes. The Vanoise Express directly links the stations of Les Coches in the La Plagne area and Peisey-Vallandry in the Les Arcs area. Boarders can look forward to a total of 3 snow parks, 2 boarder cross routes, 4 boarder gliss areas and 2 half-pipes. Due to two developed glaciers, professional skiers can have a great time on the many demanding high-altitude pistes or the numerous powder snow slopes.
In addition, the Paradiski ski resort has 2 professional toboggan runs and offers over 150 kilometres of trails.
Pure relaxation in a large ski resort
Its position and reasonable size make the ski village of Plagne 1800 an ideal destination for skiers who are looking for both a lively ski resort as well as a quiet winter sports location where they can have a relaxing holiday.
As well as several ski shops and a small supermarket there is also a squash court and Chalet Santé, offering relaxing massages.
Out of all of the La Plagne ski stations, Plagne 1800 is also closest to the Olympic bobsleigh run in La Roche, built for the occasion of the 1992 Winter Games. Using the “1800” chairlift, skiers from La Plagne 1800 can access a blue and red run that leads to La Roche. There, if you’re feeling brave, you can try out the 1500m long bobsleigh run with 19 corners. There are 4 slopes to choose from, with different degrees of speed and adventurousness.
There are several restaurants and bars in Plagne 1800 offering entertaining evenings of après-ski. In the “La Mine” bar skiers can even enjoy live music evenings. For night owls who need a wider choice of bars there’s also a free shuttle bus that goes to the centre of Plagne till midnight.