Ski Travel: A Bitesize Guide to La Plagne

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Millions of people from all over Europeinfo-icon and beyond descend on La Plagne each year (and for good reason). Found in the French Tarantaise Valley, this high-altitude resort welcomes skiers, snowboarders, and everyone in between.

If you’ve grown tired of the typical sunny destinations and are looking for something a little different, here are some reasons why to visit La Plagne this year.

Outstanding Skiing

Sure, there are dozens upon dozens of ski resorts dotted over the continents. However, if there is one exceptional area that has gorgeous panoramas and a variety of slopes for all ski lovers it’s La Plagne. When you arrive at the resort, prepare to be amazed at the 425km of slopes. If you or someone in your party hasn’t skied before, they can tag along too. There is a ski school in the resort that provides group and private lessons suitable for all abilities and ages. Check the snow forecast from before you go too. They also have a detailed map of the resort to help you find the best spots.

Unique Experiences

While many tourists head to La Plagne for a spot of skiing, there are plenty of others who go for other experiences. If you’re after something different from skiing or want a little break from the slopes, why not go bobsleighing? Those who haven’t got a fear of heights should look into climbing the 22-metre-high Mr Freeze-like ice tower. When you reach the top, you’ll be able to take in the wonderful sights of the ski resort. Just don’t whip out your smartphone to try and take a photo!

Fantastic Accommodation

Whatever you end up getting up to in La Plagne, there’s going to be downtime that you need to factor in. If you’ve been skiing all day, you’re bound to be exhausted. The good news is you can retreat to one of the many hotels and apartments dotted around the resort. There are villages you can stay in too that offer all things luxury. In fact, there are 11 sites to choose from that come with all different price tags so bear this in mind.

Thriving Nightlife

When the sun goes down in La Plagne, you may not be ready to hit the hay. If you’re in the party mood and want to go out and dance, you can do! The resort has a thriving nightlife scene. Whether you fancy a quiet drink or want to boogie the night away, there are plenty of brilliant venues to check out. Some of these include La Mine Bar, Scotty’s Bar, and Monica’s Pub. Each of the three offers plenty of delicious drinks and a great atmosphere. You’re sure to bump into fellow ski enthusiasts where you can chat and relish in your favourite hobby – perfect!

Tasty Food

For the foodies, you’ll be happy to know La Plagne has an abundance of restaurants to pick from. Each of them caters to all taste buds so you’re sure to find something that satisfies your stomach! Some of the most popular restaurants include Le Loup Blanc, L’Hotel Carlina and Le Panoramic. The clue is in the name with the latter restaurant as it offers incredible views of Mont Blanc. When you partner delicious food with stunning views, you really can’t go wrong! Be warned, some of these eateries get busy so you may need to reserve a table to avoid disappointment. 

La Plagne may predominantly be a hit with skiers and snowboarders. However, the resort has so much more to offer. Whether you’re a lover of skiing or being dragged along by someone who does, there are plenty of fun things to see and do in La Plagne that will leave you with wonderful memories to look back on once you return to blighty. 

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