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La Plagne is renowned for its superb beginner skiing and snowboarding facilities with wide, gently sloping runs throughout the resort and excellent nursery slope areas. As a result, La Plagne has developed a reputation as one of the most family friendly resorts in the Alps ensuring everyone has the best possible experience while skiing in La Plagne. Located at the centre of the resort, visitors to Mark Warner’s Chalet Hotel Christina are superbly located next to the beginner’s slopes and just 150 meters from the ski schools.
La Plagne is a large resort composed of 11 adjoining villages of which 9 have their own individual beginner ski areas, giving visitors to the resort an abundance of choices. Unlike other resorts in the Alps, the large volume of beginner runs ensures that there is plenty of variety for learner skiers and snowboarders visiting the town. Around the centre of the resort you will find nursery slopes in Plagne Bellecote, Belle Plagne and Plagne Centre. Gently sloping, the runs here are ideal for practicing your technique and brushing up on your turns before venturing further afield into the main ski area. Plagne Bellecote is the largest of the beginner areas with plenty of amicable blue runs which gently roll into one another. Once you feel a little more confident head over to Montchavin Les Coches where you will find similar levels of blue and green runs as well as a couple of trickier red runs.
La Plagne’s reputation as a family friendly resort ensures that there are plenty of excellent ski schools in the area. Mark Warner offer a special ‘learn to ski package’ for our guests so you can learn to ski or snowboard quickly with the aid of world class instructors. The package includes equipment hire, 5 mornings of tuition and a lift pass. With ski and snowboarding lessons for all ages and abilities, whether you are a first time skier or looking to improve your technique, ski lessons are an excellent way to improve. Why not try your hand at something new with a cross country skiing lesson. You can find out more about ski lessons in La Plagne on our ski school page.
Before heading out to La Plagne, there are a few things you should know to make your trip more enjoyable and save you time and money when in the resort. In terms of ski passes, if you are a complete beginner the lifts surrounding the nursery slope areas are free of charge. Those looking to venture further afield can buy the ‘Cool Ski’ pass which you can buy from day to day depending on where you feel like skiing. The pass gives you access to all of the beginner areas surrounding La Plagne. Fast learners can obtain a pass to the rest of the ski area for as little as 4 hours.
Make sure you pre-book your ski hire before you arrive in La Plagne to ensure that your arrival is as hassle free as possible. Beginner skis are shorter than others making it easier to turn. This is the same for snowboards. Make sure you inform the ski hire shop of your ability on arrival.