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Skiing and snowboarding in La Plagne

You'll feel on top of the world in La Plagne where most of the runs are between 2000m and 2700m, which in turn contributes to the resort's snow-sure reputation. Beginners will love the generous nursery slopes right on the doorstep of our Chalet hotel Christina.

On the mountain

Le Plagne is the most popular ski resort in the world, attracting millions of visitors each year. A beautiful and serene setting amidst the French Alps, it is the perfect ski holiday destination for families and friends. Take in the wonderful sights of this picturesque town as you ski or snowboard down the mountain. It is ideal for beginners and intermediates with lots of wide slopes giving new skiers the chance to spread their wings and discover the thrill of high-mileage skiing. Book the special ‘Learn to Ski’ package and you'll soon graduate to the multitude of blue runs.

For expert skiers, La Plagne offers 37 black runs with descents steep enough to challenge any skilled skier. Professionals set their sights on the Bellcote glacier with its superb long black pistes and untracked powder slopes - a rare opportunity to ski descents of more than 2000 vertical metres. And there's more! Take the spectacular double-decker Vanoise Express cable car to the Paradiski ski area of La Plagne and Les Arcs to open up over 425kms of piste skiing. For more info, take a look at our piste map.

Around the town

Le Plagne is made up of several purposely built villages connected by a ski lift system. Mark Warner’s resort, Chalet Hotel Christina is conveniently located in front of the piste with lifts situated opposite the hotel and ski schools just a short 150 metres away.

With a large variety of activities available both on and off the slopes, Le Plagne is a top-choice destination for a family ski holiday in 2018. Visitors love the selection of family-friendly activities the resort offers such as dog sledding, zip lining, ice climbing, bobsleighing and much more. Get in touch with nature by taking on any of the marked trails which will take you on a journey of magnificent landscapes and if you’re lucky even some wildlife spotting including golden eagles and ibex.

Enjoy a memorable night out with friends at any of the various bars located across the 10 villages throughout the resort or take the family for a night of bowling or to the cinema.

There is no better way to learn another country’s culture than through taste, so head on down to any of the restaurants in the resort to indulge in some authentic Savoie cuisine which includes sausage and dumplings as well as an assortment of delicious, local cheeses. Curl up by the fire, sip on a glass of wine and enjoy a tasty meal while taking in the stunning views of the French Alps.

Find out more to do in this resort in our La Plagne resort guide.

Mountain facts

Ski resort facts  Suitability for skiers Number of runs Number of lifts
Resort altitude: 1970m
Skiing altitude: 1250–3250m
Pistes: 300km
Beginners: Excellent
Intermediates: Very good
Advanced: Very good
Snowboarding: Good
Suitability for non-skiers: Good
Cross-country trails: 152km
Snowparks: 2
Boardercross: 3
Half pipes: 1
Easy: 76
Intermediate: 33
Difficult: 19
Chairlifts: 31
Cable cars: 11
Drag lifts: 49

Chalet Hotel Christina

Mark Warner’s Chalet Hotel Christina is a large welcoming hotel with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere - it is a real winner with families. The best part is, its location - just take a look outside and you'll see the piste right in front of you, with the lifts directly opposite the hotel and the ski schools 150 metres away. This Mark Warner hotel is the perfect choice for family ski holidays with its ski-in, ski-out location and onsite restaurant which offers breakfast, afternoon tea and a three-course meal while providing stunning piste views.

The family-friendly hotel also offers guests childcare for children aged 4 months to 12 years as well as in room spa treatments to help ease aching muscles after a long day on the slopes. With an excellent location and state-of-the-art facilities and services, Chalet Hotel Christina is a top choice for accommodation on any ski holiday in La Plagne.

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