La Plagne’s popularity has steadily increased since its opening in 1961. With world class skiing, jaw dropping views, high altitude, majority ski-in ski-out accommodation, snow-sure pistes and the Vanoise Express linking to Les Arcs it ticks lots of boxes.
It’s one of our favourite resorts in France and one that offers something for every level of skier, both on and off the slopes. Fantastically designed for both group excursions and individual exploration alike, what really sets it apart from the rest is the sheer sense of calm it imbues, a reflection of the powerful silence observed in the formidable surroundings.
Whilst 86% of pistes are blue and red (great for exploring), stronger skiers need not despair; there’s plenty of challenging skiing including the super speedy Carina Run and epically bumpy Vega. For the thrill seeking among you it may be of interest to know that La Plagne boasts 37 black runs and a mammoth off-piste area, including one of the Alps’ most famous descents, Bellecôte’s legendary North Face. Oh, and don’t forget Les Arcs!
La Plagne is renowned for being the quintessential family resort, which means it maintains a certain level of peace and tranquility that many resorts simply can’t offer. La Plagne’s incredible restaurants include stunning views, mostly ski in/ski out access even in the resort! Le Refuge (La Plagne’s oldest restaurant) serves up exemplary French cuisine in Plagne Centre, whilst Le Chaudron and Le Metairie have your favourite French fromage classics down to a T. For those looking for something truly special, La Mine in Plagne 1800 is known for its ‘serious’ food and elegant decor, whilst a jaunt to Le Forperet, a ‘charmingly rustic’ old refuge above Montalbert, is an absolute must (book in advance!).
Those that are looking for nightlife won’t be disappointed. Although a much quieter resort than many others, La Plagne has a number of well-established bars to keep you both lubricated and entertained. Belle Plagne offers the highest concentration of well trodden night spots, including; La Tete Inn – always a warm a jovial atmosphere, and, Saloon – providing the floorfillers for those looking to boogie their way into the early hours. Cosy Bar and Showtime Cafe in Bellecôte also come highly recommended. A free bus service and late night pedestrian chairlifts ferry visitors between the resorts, and interconnected tunnels and walkways between chalets and resort buildings mean the bitter evening chill is thankfully kept at bay.
If you’re interested in working in La Plagne with Skiworld, submit your application and state ‘La Plagne’ as your preference today!