Plagne Centre, in the very heart of the resort
The well-known resort in the Tarentaise, La Plagne, and more specifically Plagne Centre, has been welcoming skiers since 1961. Having started with just two chairlifts and four runs, the resort has since made considerable investments. An extensive and well-equipped ski area, a varied range of accommodation, and shops and entertainment at your fingertips... let us take you to the heart of the resort, Plagne Centre.
Plagne Centre: access a unique ski area
Located at an altitude of 1970 metres, Plagne Centre is the life and soul of the La Plagne resort, which consists of 11 resort villages. From Plagne Centre you can access the entire 225-km ski area using the Funiplagne Grande Rochette lift, which will take you up to an elevation of 2505 metres, or the various free shuttles that run to the other mountain resort villages. The area includes: 134 ski runs for all abilities, more than half of which are blue, 2 converted glaciers, 1 fun slope, 1 snowpark, 3 boardercross tracks and 2 giant airbags, so everyone can enjoy the thrills of skiing or snowboarding, with friends or as a family.
Since 2003, the Vanoise Express cable car has provided a 5-minute connection between La Plagne and Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry, from Montchavin-Les Coches. Meanwhile, you’ll have access to the second largest ski area in the world, Paradiski, which opens the door to a total of 425 km of runs. That’s right, you’ll have plenty to be going on with!
Good to know: try bobsleighing in La Plagne
La Plagne hosted the bobsleigh events in the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. The bobsleigh track, which is easy to get to from Plagne Centre and is one of a kind in France, offers first-time bobsleigh rides for budding adrenaline junkies.
Where can you stay in Plagne Centre?
Plagne Centre has more than 40 holiday homes and hotels located at the foot of the slopes. The resort’s urban architecture means you have all the amenities you need on your doorstep: shops, restaurants and leisure facilities can all be reached on foot. You’ll have no trouble filling your evenings after a day on the slopes!
What’s there to do in Plagne Centre?
During the daytime, the slopes are the place to be to take full advantage of the bustle of Plagne Centre. For early-risers, “First Track” gatherings are a chance to admire the sunrise from the top of one of the resort’s famous slopes, before being the first to make your tracks in the freshly prepared snow. Want a day for relaxing? Stroll among the clothes shops, beauty salons and outlets selling souvenirs and local specialities that liven up the village during the daytime, before taking a breather in one of the many restaurants. Party animals can head to Colorado to club in broad daylight, before finishing the night at the Igloo Igloo bar-club or catching a movie at the Les Écrins cinema.
With its wide range of accommodation, state-of-the-art equipment, access to a ski area of at least 225 km and easy-to-reach amenities and leisure facilities, Plagne Centre is a buzzing resort that’s ideal for holidays with friends or family. So next time you need ski hire in Plagne Centre, don’t hesitate to choose Skiset, the mountain experts!