The first tracks is a chance to experience the slopes the way they should be, Unused and smooth you can get a chance to put the first turns into the slopes.
The day begins….well before the day. You arrive at the bottom of the Grand Rochette around 7.30 in ski or board gear still dark and chilly. You take the lift up and look around to see the one of the prettiest sight you will see….the sun rising over the mountains. A once in a lifetime sight!
Once the sun is shining you all gather round a guide who explains all the different peaks that are visible from the view.
I was lucky to have someone translate for me but I do know that it is possible to see over 300 peaks from one spot at the top. (I couldn’t count them all)
Accompanied by ski patrollers and guides you then take your first crack at the untouched slope. It has snowed the day before so it was as fresh as it could be and I loved it. The snow was as good as I thought it was. Carving was so natural to do. You take the first tracks all the way back down to the grand rochette to take the lift back up for breakfast to help continue the day. The breakfast is a traditional french one consisting of bread, cheese ham and other things along with a hot drink to warm up.
First tracks is all about being and first on the slope and seeing the beauty of what La Plagne can be. A little touch of paradise is my opinion and experience but don’t take my word for it. Give it a shot and see for yourself!!