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La Plagne

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La Plagne Ski Resort Guide

La Plagne, France

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length140 miles
Highest Lift10,663ft
Resort Height6,890ft
 Nearest AirportsAnnecy and Geneva
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La Plagne

Perhaps the largest ski area in the world, La Plagne unites ten different villages, and really can offer 'something for everyone'. La Plagne is lift-linked to nearby Les Arcs by the spectacular Vanoise Express.


The ski area of La Plagne is in the French Alps at an altitude of 6,890ft, with 140 miles of marked runs.

La Plagne is part of the Paradiski area with access to 264 miles of downhill skiing, with 475 marked pistes, served by a total of 141 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in La Plagne itself (140 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Paradiski ski resorts of Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry.

La Plagne comprises the villages of Aime La Plagne, Belle Plagne, Plagne 1800, Plagne Bellecôte, Plagne Centre, Plagne Montalbert, Plagne Soleil and Plagne Villages.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


La Plagne offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Champagny en Vanoise, La Plagne and Montchavin-Les Coches.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in La Plagne is 9 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Le Rochu'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in La Plagne?

The next notable snow forecast is 2in, expected on 7 July.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for La Plagne

Ski Area Stats

La Plagne Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
140 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
53 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Paradiski Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
264 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
95 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

La Plagne Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift10,663ft
Resort Altitude (La Plagne)6,890ft
Lowest Trail4,101ft
Max Vertical6,562ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

La Plagne has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as west and east, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for La Plagne
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in La Plagne

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Ski Rental Shops in La Plagne, Montchavin-Les Coches, Champagny en Vanoise, Plagne Montalbert and Plagne Soleil.

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Ski Lessons in La Plagne

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see La Plagne Ski Schools and La Plagne Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is La Plagne?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Saint-Maurice-des-Lions, Confolens.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to La Plagne is Annecy, 148 minutes drive away.

Geneva and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 109 ski lifts are able to uplift 129,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 31 miles of ski runs, with 359 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is La Plagne open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Trail Map

La Plagne Trail Map
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