La Plagne In Brief.
- Height: 1,250m – 3,250m
- 1 Glacier
- 225km of pistes
- 359 Snow Cannons
- 130 Pistes: 18 black, 33 red, 69 blue, 10 green
- 80km of cross country routes
- 1 snowpark
- 3 boardercross
- 1 half-pipe
Skiing La Plagne.
La Plagne manages that neat trick of pleasing both beginners and powder-hungry experts. There are plenty of gentle blue and green runs close to Plagne Centre, as well as superb off-piste skiing. The lift system generally runs smoothly, and if you really want to clock up the miles, hop on the Vanoise Express and explore the skiing at Les Arcs. In bad weather there is plenty of skiing below the tree line on the slopes to the lower villages.
Roche de Mio area.
Take a look at the piste map and you’ll see just how many blues criss-cross the centre of La Plagne this is a great place for beginners to head. Take the Roche de Mio lift from Plagne Bellecote to the summit. There’s a wide, enjoyable motorway piste all the way down.
The Vega lift from Plagne Centre accesses many easy blues.
Montchavin/Les Coches Tree Runs.
When the light is bad, head down to Les Coches and Montchavin where you’ll find winding pistes among glades and trees suitable for intermediates.
Connoisseurs and experts rate the steeps of Bellecote as some of the most challenging in France, and there are also some long and exhilarating black runs here if the off-piste seems too intimidating.
For real experts only, this steep chute is also accessed from the summit of Bellecote, and descends from 3,400m to 1,500m. Good technique and guide are obligatory.