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24 Apr 2017Stayed Apr 2017
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15 Apr 2017Stayed Apr 2017
We've stayed with VIP previously but the Lugano Suite is amazing. It is absolutely beautiful and has loads of space for two families. It's such a great location and the skiing has been really good for mid-April. Our chalet host, Max, has been great fun and looked after us all so well. He was great with the children and really easy to talk to. The childcare has also been brilliant, as always, and Billie and Jess took care of ski school and the children had lots of fun, despite ranging from 2 to 10 - not easy to entertain as a group! Special thanks to Adam, who is just simply an amazing chef. The food has been superb and beautifully presented with mouthwatering flavours. We are 'foodies' and his dishes have lived up to and surpassed our expectations. Thank you for making our week just the best ski holiday we have ever had!
09 Apr 2017Stayed Apr 2017
08 Apr 2017Stayed Apr 2017
02 Apr 2017Stayed Apr 2017
02 Apr 2017Stayed Mar 2017
You have looked after both families superbly well from cooking unbelievable food for both the children and the adults to booking restaurants for nights out and generally always being on hand to help with any queries or concerns. Hannah and Frankie were exceptional especially with putting up with the adults - thank you!! The chalet was incredibly comfortable with everything thought about to the tiniest detail. We would certainly recommend to friends and would love to return for another fun filled week.
01 Apr 2017Stayed Mar 2017
We've had a fun and relaxing week. Tabitha and Max have been fabulous hosts. We've enjoyed delicious food and super scrumptious afternoon teas. They accommodated our dietary requirements with ease and made us feel extremely relaxed and welcome in this comfortable and perfectly positioned chalet. Thank you for an amazing week!
01 Apr 2017Stayed Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017Stayed Jan 2017
very good with the location and ski in and out facilities, nanny service was good, but chalet needs a little bit of TLC and host's cooking was not quiet up to the usual VIP standards
26 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
We've had a wonderful stay at Como. Molly has been amazing, great food, very friendly and warm and accommodating of the children's requests .... and the general mess that they create! We've had a really relaxing, 'easy' holiday, which is rare with a 6 year old and a 17 month old! We would highly recommend, especially if you can find the chalet Molly is hosting in! Charlotte (nanny) was also fantastic. She did so much with the children, keeping them fully entertained while we skied with lots of different activities and outings. She was warm and caring and formed a bond with them both really quickly and they were both sad to say goodbye. We'll be back with VIP next year.
25 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
25 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
Everything we could have hoped for......children had a great time - great staff, nanny v good! Face painting a big hit! Did absolutely everything we wanted. Excellent location for children, right on the piste and ski school great. Amazing not having to cook all week!! Not much we can fault other than perhaps La Plagne is a little lacking in other things to do and alpine atmosphere! That said would definitely return!!
19 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
Extremely accommodating on check-in day - gave 1hr notice and the chalet was ready and hosts on hand to help with our luggage. Tabitha is a great host - very friendly and knowledgable about the company and the resort. She is an excellent cook and always catered to our needs and the childrens'. The chalet was clean and tidy. The food and drinks were superb and we loved the choice of wine and champagne & canapés on first and last nights. Summit View is in a great location - truly ski-in, ski-out, with amazing views from the balcony.... Lugano Suite has a huge living area and perfect bedrooms for families and young children, especially the bunk beds which our kids loved. The kids thoroughly enjoyed their day with the nanny, Rachael, who brought arts-and-crafts, took them out to play and tired out our two year-old! Overall, it was a spectacular week!
18 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
We came as a group with a baby, toddler and child so there was a lot to cater for! Nothing was too much for the host Charlie and he really made us feel welcome and relaxed from the start. The set up is great for families and we all really felt as if we could put our feet up and relax. Food was fresh and tasty with a wide variety and again Charlie would always try to make you what you wanted if you asked. Location of the chalet is perfect with being on the piste with easy access. To make our holiday perfect it would be lovely for the beds to be more comfortable or for the option of mattress toppers as we found them quite hard. All members of staff that we came across were friendly and professional, thank you VIP!
12 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
12 Mar 2017Stayed Mar 2017
La Plagne is one of the largest single resort areas in France and caters especially well for beginners and intermediates. It is in the Tarentaise Valley in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region of the French Alps. There are a few smaller areas that link all the villages of La Plagne to each other, to ensure maximum skiing time. Plagne Centre, Aime Le Centre, Plagne 1800, Plagne Villages and Plagne Soleil areas provide a wide variety of blues and reds, ideal for the beginner or intermediate skier as well as being a good start for those looking to rediscover their ski legs.
Complete beginners will also find the nursery slopes here, roped off to stop other skiers rushing through. The Belle Plagne and Plagne Bellecote area provides more reds for a bit more of a challenge and also has access up to the Bellecote Glacier via a cable car that goes up one side of the mountain then heads downwards to the bottom of the glacier’s skiable area. This area is worth going to for the beautiful views alone, but also has a few blue and red runs, along with a couple of blacks (conditions permitting). The amazing “North face of the Bellecote” off-piste run can also be accessed from here, although this should only be skied with a professional qualified guide. The Champagny area of La Plagne (accessible on a La Plagne local ski pass) is accessed from the top of the Grande Rochette cable car and provides an extra little treat to the main La Plagne ski area. Particularly enjoyable in the afternoon when the sun shines directly on it, this is another area which predominantly features blues and reds and also links up to the back of the Belle Plagne and Plagne Bellecote area. For the less energetic skier, there are also a number of lovely mountain restaurants with terraces that allow you to make the most of the sunshine.
There is a nursery slope adjacent to each village that makes up the resort of La Plagne but the main nursery slopes our guests use are situated at the very top of the resort in La Plagne Centre. One slope complete with button lift is directly opposite our apartments (perfect for nervous parents to spy on their little ones!), the other is just to the left of the Grand Rochette bubble a few steps away from the Summit View. Ski schools use these runs to start novices off on their skiing adventure before progressing on to the Vega and Ramy runs back into resort.
Snow park (Belle Plagne) is split into 2 parts; one small and one big. The ‘small’ park for beginners has bumps, boxes and small rails. The ‘big’ park has 3 levels with larger bumps, boxes and rails. There is also a big air bag to try out moves in complete safety and a ‘chill zone’ to relax in.
There are some amazing mountains in La Plagne including: Mont Blanc, Belledonne, Lauzière, Aiguilles d'Arves, Massif des Cerces, Aravis Range, Mont Cenis, Bauges, Chartreuse, Vanoise, Beaufortain.
La Plagne has a very good reputation for off piste skiing. The resort is spread over a large area, much of which is not touched by lift systems resulting in more powder, that doesn't get tracked nearly as quickly as some other more 'macho' resorts. Both the Bellecote and Biolley areas offer some rather challenging off-piste skiing. It is imperative that you take all the safety precautions you can, shovels and probes and beepers can be purchased or hired. Speak to lift operators prior to going off piste as they will have a better idea of what is safe and what isn’t. To be extra safe professional guides can be hired who have all the local knowledge to take you to the best spots without sacrificing safety.
Cross country skiing is very popular in La Plagne with over 80km of specialised marked tracks available (many of which are free of charge). 22km of those pistes are in the award winning area of Champagny-le-Haut Nordic; a ski area to the south side of the resort. For those that want to explore even further there is also 44km of piste in the Peisey-Nancroix area in Vallee de Bellecote between La Plagne and Les Arcs. You will need to have a car to access these and you do need to purchase a pass but it’s an area highly recommended to investigate. In terms of tuition, Oxygene, our ski school partner can offer one-on-one or group lessons.
In La Plagne we provide our ski hire from Oxygene, we have been working with them since our arrival in resort. Their shop is in the same building as our chalets, so once you’re settled in your chalet host will take you downstairs to collect your equipment. You can go down in your slippers if you wish. We are confident you’ll get the very best of service from Bertrand, Manu and the team.
We collect details such as ski ability, height, weight and shoe size beforehand. This is key to ensure the team at Oxygene know exactly what you’re looking for and therefore the whole fitting process is as quick and seamless as possible.
Ski rental equipment descriptions and categories vary from resort to resort, and even from shop to shop. To make this easier we describe ski equipment as bronze, silver, gold or platinum. We would advise you book the following according to your experience and ski ability;
Bronze – for complete beginners Silver – for intermediate level (blues and easy reds) Gold – for intermediate/advanced level (reds and easy blacks) Platinum – for advanced/expert level
PLUS as VIP SKI guests you will also get;
Prices shown below are a guide and may fluctuate due to exchange rates.
|Skis & boots||£88|
|Skis & boots||£117|
|Snowboard & boots|
|Skis & boots||£139|
|Skis & boots||£161|
|Child 3-6 years|
|Skis & boots||£72|
|Child 7-12 years|
|Skis/snowboard & boots||£72|
|Adult and children 6 days||£13|
Possibly one of the most important aspects of a ski holiday, the lift pass is vital unless you plan to walk up the mountain before skiing down!
Pre-book your lift pass directly with us before you travel. Your lift passes will be delivered to your chalet before breakfast on the first morning, in plenty of time for you to make it up the first lift. Prices detailed are for the 2016/17 season.
Prices shown below are a guide and may fluctuate due to exchange rates
|6 day Paradiski lift pass|
|Adult 65-74 years||£219|
|Child 5-12 years||£219|
|Family of 4||£879|
|Family additional child||£219|
|6 day La Plagne local lift pass|
|Adult 65-74 years||£194|
|Child 5-12 years||£194|
|Family of 4||£778|
|Family additional child||£194|
|3 day Paradiski lift pass|
|Adult 65-74 years||£126|
|Child 5-12 years||£126|
|3 day La Plagne local lift pass|
|Adult 65-74 years||£117|
|Child 5-12 years||£117|
|Adult and children 6 day||£15|
|Adult and children 3 day||£8|
There are several ski school providers in La Plagne, each will offer a variety of tuition options from beginner groups to private lessons and off piste guiding, however, some may specialise in a particular area. We have listed a few of our recommended suppliers below, and highlighted those we pre-book on your behalf.
Oxygene ski school +33(0)4 79 09 03 99
We can pre-book lessons on your behalf - please call us on 0208 875 1957
Our childrens ski school La Plagne, is run in partnership with award-winning Oxygene who are a highly respected and professionally run ski school, with a refreshingly forward thinking and innovative attitude. Oxygene understand the importance of their role in your holiday and share our own ethos of total satisfaction. We work tirelessly with them to create a relaxed environment for our children to learn or improve, without barrier of language and at times that suit our guests. All the instructors selected for our ski school have been hand-picked for their fluency in English, particular affinity and experience with children and friendly, encouraging manner.
In addition to our dedicated VIP SKI child lessons, Oxygene provide group ski & snowboard classes for adults and children of all abilities. They also provide Off-piste courses and tailor-made private lessons. All with small group sizes of no more than 6-10 per class.
ESF +33(0)4 79 09 00 40
ESF are a local branch of the French Ski School and provide private and group ski & snowboard lessons, for children, teens and adults. ESF are unique in offering Kindergarten ski school for children from the age of 3 years. Lessons are available for beginners or advanced abilities and you will find all their instructors are not only highly competent but extremely friendly to ensure you enjoy your lessons.
New Generation 01462 674 000
New Generation is a British-run ski school with teams in 16 resorts across the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps, including their school in La Plagne. With 19 years' experience they'll help you get the most out of your time on the hill, and pride themselves on providing excellent customer service. They offer a wide range of ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities from tiny tots to all-mountain adventurers. And whether you're looking to join a group, a private lesson, or an off piste adventure they will help you improve, develop technique and have fun. You are on holiday after all!
La Plagne plays host to a variety of activities and snow sports during the winter months. Whether you’re looking for something relaxing such as a massage or beauty treatment, or the adrenaline buzz of speeding up and down the pistes on a snowmobile there’s plenty to keep you occupied. We’ve listed details of the most popular activities below.
(Please note there are numerous choices of companies for all options so please speak to your Chalet Host once in resort for further details. With all extreme sporting activities please ensure you check your own insurance policy to see if you are covered to take part.)
Once the ski runs have closed for the day, try your hand at driving these 500cc two-seater motorbikes built specially for the snow. With the rear wheel replaced by a caterpillar track for momentum and the front wheel swapped for a pair of skis for steering, these snowmobiles are incredibly quick. After some expert instruction you will soon be out on an open country trail enjoying the buzz and adrenalin rush of being in control of a snow scooter.
La Plagne is lucky enough to boast the only bobsleigh track in the French Alps. Built for the 1992 Winter Olympics, it remains host to international contests but also allows the general public to have a go! Shoot down the 1507 metre long track at speeds of up to 80km/h, making the 125 metre drop in altitude last less than two minutes! You can choose between the ‘mono-bob’, the 4-man ‘bob-raft’ or the 4-man ‘taxi-bob’ in which three of you get in a bob with a professional driver for a much quicker and more thrilling experience where you see exactly how it is done! Whichever one is for you, don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Want to try something new? Tired of having your feet firmly on the ground? For the ultimate exhilaration, experience the silence and taste the freedom of flying in perfect safety. Paragliding can be experienced in numerous interesting and beautiful places worldwide but it truly has to be said none more beautiful than the Alps.
Situated in the sports centre in Plagne Centre, the hall boasts 3 different walls, with varying degrees of difficulty and inclines, allowing both beginners and experienced climbers to challenge themselves.
The swimming pool in La Plagne is outdoor but it is heated to 29°C, allowing a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains as you swim! It is located in Plagne Bellecote and open every day. Buses go between Plagne Centre and Plagne Bellecote every half an hour. Please note that for hygiene reasons men must wear tight shorts (e.g. speedos)
This Patinoire ice rink is on the roof for the multi-storey carpark offering a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, with Mont Blanc visible on a clear day. There is a special area roped off for beginners as well as ice hockey equipment available for more confident skaters. The ice rink is open to everyone over the age of 3yrs. Don’t forget to stop in the café for a delicious hot chocolate before you leave!
The bowling alley in La Plagne has three 10-pin bowling lanes, open daily from 2pm to 2am.
The Allocine cinema is located in Plagne Bellecote. You can see films in French and English in the evenings and it will normally open for a 2.30pm showing in bad weather. For exact details for the week, please collect a leaflet from the Tourist Office or ask your Chalet Host. Films that are in English are marked VOST.
Snow-shoeing is a great way to see the mountains. You can truly find yourself in another world, with nothing but the sound of a marmotte scurrying in the undergrowth and maybe a mountain spring trickling by. Perhaps the best way to enjoy this breath taking natural environment is to sign up for a guided trek with professional guides/instructors. They take you to the most remote spots to see the best of alpine scenery and wildlife, well away from the crowds. Ask for the “walking, Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing map ” at the Tourist Office and the ski-lift sales desks or ask you chalet host for more details.
Ski Physio offer a full mobile massage service to all our guests. For maximum convenience, qualified therapists will visit you in the privacy of your own chalet bedroom and offer a range of massage options. Appointments can be made at times to suit you. Whatever your needs, the highly trained masseurs have a treatment to soothe aching limbs and replenish energy levels, leaving you looking and feeling your very best and therefore helping you to get the most from your precious week’s holiday. For a full range of treatments and prices please ask your Chalet Host.
For more ideas check out the official La Plagne tourist board website.
We understand that for many guests an important part of their ski holiday is enjoying an après ski beer or dancing the night away into the early hours. We’ve listed below just a few of our favourite bars in La Plagne. Don’t forget to ask your Chalet Host for advice on which venues are the best, they will after all, probably have frequented most of them!
Scotty’s - This English run bar / restaurant serves a variety of snack-type meals and is a firm favourite with the resort staff. It is on the piste just next to the Jean- Luc Cretier slalom stadium.
Igloo Bar - A slightly louder bar once the music gets going, the combination of DJs and live music generally prefers a mixture of rock, hip-hop and indie music.
Luna Bar - In Plagne Centre, again a popular bar with resort staff and locals. They show all the football matches.
La Mine Bar - A short bus ride away in 1800, this bar keeps alive la Plagne’s heritage with mine memorabilia adorning the walls. There is live music for both après-ski and later in the evening on most nights and a pub quiz on Monday nights.
Once you’re on the slopes, you probably won’t feel like going back to your chalet to have lunch! There are a variety of restaurants to choose from for lunch, either on the mountain or in the village.
Many of the lunch time restaurants also offer dinner in the evening. As your chalet host will have one night off in the week, this provides the perfect opportunity for you to sample the local cuisine.
In busy periods don’t forget to ask your Chalet Host to make a reservation to ensure that you get the restaurant of your choice. Below we’ve listed a few of the many restaurants in La Plagne.
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge - This old-style chalet has been converted into a comfortable restaurant with a separate bar and provides delicious Savoyard specialities in a rustic setting. It is situated just above the start of the 1800 chair lift in Plagne 1800.
Chalet de Colosses - Situated in Plagne Bellecote just above the half-pipe this restaurant serves up a variety of dishes and some not always typical of the mountains — their curry comes highly recommended.
Matafan - One of the first restaurants to open in Belle Plagne — this restaurant can be accessed by the piste just underneath the mid-station of the Roche de Mio cable car and serves anything from snacks to full meals, including local specialities. It also boasts a large terrace on which to enjoy the sunnier days.
Le Chaudron - Located in the middle of Plagne Centre next to Summit View. Renowned for grilled specialities cooked over an open fire in the middle of the dining room.
La Grolle - Offering excellent French cuisine and located just below our chalets, with excellent access from the piste. Your guaranteed large portions, good quality food and a nice atmosphere.
Le Refuge - The oldest restaurant in the resort and a great dining experience. Warm and welcoming, with a roaring fire and low lighting makes for a lovely atmosphere. You'll get a good service here with a wide menu selection and excellent food.
l'Arlequin - Situated in Aime 2000 but is well worth the short ride up in the Centre-Aime cable car. After winding down a circular staircase you will have the chance to sample a variety of different dishes, including pizza, tagliatelli, foie gras or any of the normal specialities in addition to some more unusual house specialities.
Brasserie de la Cloche - This restaurant is located in Belle Plagne, but it is worth the bus and cable car trip. It offers a warm, convivial atmosphere, friendly staff and good quality food not to mention great service and traditional French decor. We recommend the entrecote.
This purpose built resort sits at 2000m making it almost snowsure and offering 425km of pistes in the Paradiski area. La Plagne consists of 10 villages offering a range of accommodation and all our La Plagne chalets can be found in in the centre of the resort.
You're spoilt for choice with our luxury La Plagne chalets. There's one for every type of group but they don't stay available for long!
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