Skiing La Plagne Information
Set between Montchavin at 1250m and the Glacier De La Chiaupe at a whopping 3417 metres, La Plagne has a huge selection of terrain to choose from. Beginners can test their turns on the "debutants" area in Les Coches or the green "La France" run in Plagne centre, whilst intermediates have a wealth of blues to choose from. As you progress there is a good selection of challenging red runs spread across the domain, and some excellent blacks in the Le Fornelet and glacier areas.
Why not head up over to Champagny and try the "Mont de La Guerre" red piste through the trees offering nearly a thousand meters of vertical drop. It's a beautiful descent, but long and tiring on the legs. Or spend the day gently making your way to Montalbert, the village furthest from Les Coches in the La Plagne area. You'll go through some beautiful tree lined spots and maybe even catch sight of a deer or two in the woods.
For black run enthusiasts, a trip to the Le Fornelet area is a must. From the top of the Stade take the steep Cretes drag lift to the top of the ridge, before following the long Les Etroits run down towards Coqs. With meters of snow on powder days, and huge moguls the rest of the time, this is a run which will challenge you to the max.
There are plenty of great ski-in, ski-out bars and restaurants in La Plagne for you to try. For great views, why not have a coffee at le Chalet de La Grand Rochette in Plagne centre? Or for a sunny terrace try Le Roc des Blanchets in Champagny. For traditional local food you can't beat Le Petit Chaperon Rouge in Plagne 1800, and for something a bit more upmarket, the Grizzli in Plagne Village offers a real lunchtime treat.
Take the Colorado chair from Plagne Centre to check out the 7 cube park offering jumps and rails for all abilities, graded with the same system as the pistes. Once you've mastered your tricks try them out for real in the boarder cross in Belle Plagne or the half pipe in Plagne Bellecote.
Strap a parachute on your back, ski off the mountain and land back down in the village and you've got what is locally referred to as Parapente. Flights take off from the Grand Rochette high above Plagne Centre and land back down below Plagne Village. You're accompanied by a guide so you don't need any experience as long as you are confident enough on skis or a board to ski a blue run.
A La Plagne page isn't complete without a mention of the world famous Olympic bobsleigh track - scare yourself silly! More information is available on the upgrade page and your chalet hosts can book this for you if you fancy a try.