Reviews La Plagne

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Ski resort ratings for La Plagne compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 260 reviews.

Overall 76 Skiing 81Skiregion 83
NoviceAdvancedExpertOffpisteSnow-sure
8.1 7.68.3 7.77.9 7.17.9 7.07.9 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
7.4 7.86.6 6.77.1 7.76.1 7.07.9 7.1
Variety slopesSnowparksCrosscountrySlope preparationSlope orientation
9.0 7.39.0 7.58.0 7.68.0 8.78.0 7.7
RestaurantsSki-in/outAccessEnvironmentFriendliness
8.0 7.610.0 7.46.0 7.38.0 7.58.0 7.5

Large ski area Good off piste Long slopes Diverse ski area Wide slopes Modern lift system Snow reliability Expensive resort Disappointing mountain restaurants Few challenges for experts Crowds and liftlines No negative aspects! Limited nightlife Purpose-built village Limited apres ski Snow reliability

7.6 La Plagne, Savoie

Novice
9
Advanced
9
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
6
Family
7
Ambiance
6
Nature
8
Walking
7

Went from 16-23 February 2008 (half term week) and stayed at the Maeva Lauze appartments in La Plagne 1800.The apartments are about a 150 metres walk downhill to a gentle piste that takes you to the chairlift out of the village. You then need to take another chairlift to get you into the main ski area. What 1800 lacks in ski convenience however it makes up for in looks. It is the most pleasant of the villages and actually feels like a village. It is not the spot for wild après-ski in the evenings but has an excellent bar called La Mine with good beer and live music which also shows live football. Two restaurants of note are La Lupo Blanco which serves excellent local specialities as

Crowds and liftlines Diverse ski area

Review by Peter Hadfield from London City on Tuesday Apr 22nd. Visited La Plagne in february 2008 as couple

7.2 La Plagne, Savoie

Novice
7
Advanced
8
Expert
7
Offpiste
7
Snow
8
Lifts
8
Family
7
Ambiance
7
Nature
7
Walking
6

Just returned from Aime-La-Plagne with my family, children aged 10 - 16 and friends with children aged 7 - 16. This was my children's 7th week on skis. They thought the skiing was excellent, if a bit "intermediate" but with enough black runs to give a challenge each day. The adults in our party loved the wide swooping blue & red runs on which you can easily get round the resort. Aime-L-P is a bit soul-less, but the MGM where we stayed was spot on, with the swimming pool & spa a great way to sooth those aching muscles & knees. The piste map is pretty awful, but once we found the way back to Aime-L-P via the Chambery side of the mountain - avoiding the afternoon bottlenec

Few challenges for experts Wide slopes

Review by David from Tel Aviv on Monday Feb 18th. Visited La Plagne in february 2008 as family

7.2 La Plagne, Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
7
Expert
7
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
7
Family
7
Ambiance
6
Nature
7
Walking
7

I chose this area because we had a large group with some 16 year olds and the offer of an luxurious apartment with mountain heaven (dvds,xbox, full cooking set apart from an oven)was a for a very good price. Very quiet resort for nightlife but with a lot of bottles of wine and drinking games in a bar with a fake cave which the chef joined in as well!! We met a few rare characters including the best fish and chip shop owner in south wales. Food was excellent ranging from 10 to 20 euros per plate. Beer was 5 euros a pint and wine 12 euros a bottle. We skied the whole of the La Plagne, lots of brilliant off piste and a good range of reds and blacks to keep the intensive skiers happy! Bellecote

Good off piste Limited apres ski

Review by Stuart Eyres from London on Tuesday Feb 12th. Visited La Plagne in january 2008 as group

7 La Plagne, Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
7
Offpiste
8
Snow
7
Lifts
7
Family
7
Ambiance
6
Nature
6
Walking
5

Stayed in Plagne 1800 w/c 12th Jan. Amazing snow - very very lucky with conditions except they don't groom every night and it got really bumpy if you stayed away from the pistes that the ESF didn't use. Quiet resort with one good pub La Mine. Crystal Chalet Nicole enabled you to ski from the door in amazing conditions we were lucky to experience, fairly expensive on the mountain for food/drink due to poor pound, 12 euros for pasta, 4 euros for coke/coffee. The La Plagne piste map is awful, when you first start touring expect to get lost, see a chair where there isn't one or be 100m below it, the link to Les Arcs is closed which means for good intermediate to advanced skiers you'll have done

Large ski area Purpose-built village

Review by Sgr from Bern on Tuesday Jan 22nd. Visited La Plagne in january 2008 as friends

7.6 La Plagne, Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
8
Family
7
Ambiance
7
Nature
7
Walking
6

One of the world’s largest ski resorts and one of the handful worldwide that regularly clocks up more than two million winter visits, La Plagne got larger still in 2003-4 when the spectacular Vanoise Express double decker, 200 person tram linked it to Lesa Arcs across the valley. This was the culmination of a dream decades old and created the Paradiski ski area with about 250 miles of trails. The region claims to be the world’s largest by skiable area, if not by trail length/number of lifts. La Plagne came top in a computer***essment of 3000 ski resorts world-wide. It has 10 different bases, six purpose - built, four traditional, offering the ubiquitous 'something for eve

Large ski area Disappointing mountain restaurants

Review by Thorn from Olso on Wednesday Nov 21st. Visited La Plagne in february 2007 as couple

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