La Plagne is part of the large Paradiski ski area, which links Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry with La Plagne, by the impressive Vanoise Express double-decker cable car, to form the second largest connected skiing area in the world. La Plagne can be found in the Savoie region of France, in the Northern French Alps, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park.
La Plagne is divided into several different ‘villages’. Plagne Soleil & Plagne Village sit at 2050m in a sunny bowl above Plagne Centre. Belle Plagne, also at 2050m, is the largest of the three villages at this altitude. All three benefit from a more traditional style of architecture featuring local timber and stone. Plagne Centre is the crossroads of the La Plagne ski area. Directly below Plagne Centre you have Plagne 1800, which is spread across a steep hillside - the Olympic Bobsleigh track starts just below here, you can even try it out if you’re feeling brave! At 1350m sits Plagne Montalbert a family-friendly resort with a village feel and traditional architecture. A number of other villages are connected to the ski area including; Les Coches, which is designed to feel like a traditional village resort and is ideally located to access the cable car link to Les Arcs, Plagne-Montalbert, a village with authentic mountain charm, and Champagny-en-Vanoise, an attractive farming village that is also the gateway to the magnificent Vanoise National Park.
With much of La Plagne above tree-level, there is an abundance of wide, open pistes and a variety of slopes for all levels. Just above Plagne Village, you will find quite a few green and blue runs that drop you back into Plagne Bellecôte (another of La Plagne’s villages). Alternatively, you can head high, to Les Verdons (2500m) or Grande Rochette (2505m) or over the other side of the mountain towards Champagny.