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La Plagne

The geographical situation of La Plagne

On the massif de la Vanoise is installed the resort of La Plagne. It is located in the department of Savoie in the region Auvergne – Rhône – Alpes in the heart of the Alps in front of Mon Blanc. Currently, there are eleven resorts, including seven high altitude resorts and four village resorts.

The history of the station

In 1961, Dr. Pierre Borrione had an idea to build a tourist resort in the village in order to help the villagers to fight against the desertification. In fact, the agricultural activity did not allow them to survive anymore.

After several deadlines, another developer followed closely the project with great success in the years 1966. Thus the development of the resort was very fast and very beneficial for the villagers, until it became the station internationally known that we have today.

The ski slopes of La PLagne

The ski area of the different resorts that make up La Plagne is called Grande Plagne. Its altitude ranges from 1250 to 3250 meters, and it offers at least 225km of runs.

Champagny en Vanoise, for example, is one of the 11 resorts, and is adapted to all levels, from beginner to professional, through the confirmed, the great skier, or the freerider. You can find different facilities like snowparks, boardercross or beginners’ areas, to introduce you to skiing in complete safety. Since 2003, Paradiski offers 425 klm of runs and a huge unmarked area. Famous itineraries off-piste, such as the north face of the Bellecôte summit or the Friolin and 95 ski lifts.

Its cultural and gastronomic heritage

It is a land of real full of history because of the multiple personalities who lived there. It offers a heritage (in the valley) rich in adventure: mountain farms, alpine forts, typical villages…

In GastronomyLa Plagne is full of gustatory treasures. Chefs compete in ingenuity in their dishes while artisans focus on colorful flavors. The crispy bugnesaccompanied by a glass of local wine, the sweet or salty Bec, without forgetting the famous fondue. In short, there are so many good tastings in the mountain.

La Plagne ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ La Plagne
Commune La Plagne
Massif Massif de la Vanoise
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
🗻 Ski area 🗻
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 225
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 425
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 14
Name of the ski area Paradiski
Connected resort(s) La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey Vallandry, Montchavin, Champagny en Vanoise
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 250
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 3 250
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 250
Total height of the domain (in m) 2 000
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 329
🎿 Ski trail difficulty 🎿
Number of green runs 9
Number of blue trails 67
Number of red trails 33
Number of black runs 19
Total number of downhill ski trails 128
🚡 Lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 28
Children’s treadmill 2
Fixed grip chairlifts 21
Detachable Chairlifts 32
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 10
Cable cars 2
Total number of lifts 95
🌲 Nordic area 🌲
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 7
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 80
🏘️ Services in the station 🏘️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 600
Slogan of the station Paradiski
🚆 Access to the resort 🚆
Nearest train station: Aime-La Plagne train station
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 679
💶 Price survey in the station 💶
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 54 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 271 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 60 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 650 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 850 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 392 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 2 010 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 150 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 3 350 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 189 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 335 000 €
📊 Station evaluation on 7 criteria 📊
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 10
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 9,65
Rating of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 10
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 9
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 8
🎓 Station average via 7 criteria 🎓
Final average score according to / 10 8,5
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 11th position on 232 stations in France

La Plagne in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in La Plagne?

The resort of La Plagne is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoeing This activity will allow you to explore the resort and its surroundings. You can discover its fauna and flora.

Sledding: This activity is perfect for everyone and will allow you to spend time with friends or family.

Ice Climbing Ice climbing : this activity will allow you to have a strong sensation. In addition you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the resort and its surroundings.

Dog sledding You will be able to spend a privileged moment with sled dogs thanks to this activity. You can also discover the resort and its surroundings.

  • What are the activities in summer in La Plagne resort?

The resort of La Plagne also offers many summer activities such as :

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity will allow you to take full advantage of the relief of the resort of La Plagne in summer. You will be able to ride down the slopes and up the hills at full speed.

Trial This station also offers marked trails for trial. You can do your sport while admiring the nature of the resort.

Hiking : This activity will allow you to explore the nature of the resort of La Plagne. You will have the opportunity to discover its fauna, its flora and even its landscapes.

Via Ferrata Via Ferrata : this activity is perfect for those looking for thrills. In addition you can enjoy a unique view of the whole resort and its surroundings.

  • What to visit in La Plagne and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in La Plagne, we can mention : The Vanoise National Park, The Isère, The Cote d’Aime, The Ways of the Baroque.

  • Where to eat in La Plagne ?

The resort of La Plagne offers more than 25 restaurants among which we can mention : L’Atelier, Cesar’s Farm, The 2 Zebras, Cassiel’s Inn.

  • Where to sleep in La Plagne ?

La Plagne offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Auberge de Cassiel, The Carlines, The Basilico Inn.

  • How big is the ski area of La Plagne?

The ski area of the resort of La Plagne has a size of 425 kilometers, divided into 128 runs. Of these runs, the longest is 6 kilometers. It also has 80 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of La Plagne?

This area has an altitude between 1250 meters and 3250 meters high.

  • What is the price of the La Plagne ski pass?

Their packages start from 54 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in La Plagne?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 650, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 850.

  • Does the resort of La Plagne have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park that measures 84 kilometers, has 12 trails, the longest of which measures 20 kilometers.

  • How to get to La Plagne by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Aime-La Plagne train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of La Plagne?

The postal code of La Plagne is 73210.

  • In which department is the resort of La Plagne located ?

The resort of La Plagne is located in the department of Savoie.

  • Does the resort of La Plagne have a tourist office?

The resort of La Plagne is part of the office of La Grande Plagne. It is located at 1355 route d’Aime-Les Provagnes 73210 La Plagne Tarentaise.

  • Are there any webcam in La Plagne ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in La Plagne ?

You can find the latest weather report from the La Plagne station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in La Plagne?

In La Plagne, the lifts usually open the first week of December until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions in the area.

  • Is there an ESF school in La Plagne?

Yes, it is at Les Coches 73210 Montchavin-les-Coches.

What is’s opinion on La Plagne?

In the end, gives the average rating of 8.52/10 to the resort of La Plagne, which places it in the 11e French ranks. Its strong points are : the average snowfall, the size of the domain in relation to the rates, ski area.

Map of the ski slopes of La Plagne

La Plagne - Ski slope map
La Plagne – Ski slopes map
Paradiski - Les Arcs & La Plagne - Ski slopes map
Paradiski – Les Arcs & La Plagne – Ski slopes map
La Plagne - Snowshoeing map
La Plagne – Snowshoeing map
La plagne - Map of hiking trails
La plagne – Map of hiking trails


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