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Explore the highest peaks of the Paradiski ski area and experience breath-taking, panoramic views of the Alps from the two glaciers near La Plagne; the Chiaupe Glacier and the Bellecote Glacier. You’ll feel on top of the world whilst skiing on these magnificent glaciers. Sitting at a height of 3,250 meters, Chiaupe is the highest point in the extensive ski area surrounding the resort. Suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, both glaciers have blue, red and black runs, as well as superb off-piste areas surrounding their slopes.
As one of the most family-friendly resorts in the Alps, every aspect of the resort is designed with families in mind, including their glaciers. For advanced skiers visiting La Plagne, the glaciers are one of the best areas to push yourself and test your skills on the selection of tricky red and black runs. The height of the Chiaupe Glacier gifts intermediate and advanced skiers with long, tree-lined runs down towards the resort while the un-groomed nature of the Bellecote Glacier provides expert skiers with challenging, powdery routes to play on, including a dramatic 2,000 meter off-piste decent from the North face of Bellecote Glacier.
Although the glaciers have more intermediate runs, they are not exclusively for advanced skiers with plenty of opportunities for beginner skiers and snowboarders to explore the areas around La Plagne’s glaciers.
Part of the Paradiski ski area, visitors to La Plagne have access to over 400km of pistes including another glacier in the neighbouring resort of Les Arcs. Here skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of beautiful tree lined runs, which are also some of the longest runs in the world from the top of the glacier, down to the hamlets below. Like in La Plagne, Les Arc’s glacier is where you will find the most challenging runs in the area.
Those looking for day of seriously good skiing have the opportunity to ski between the Bellecote Glacier and the Les Arcs Glacier. Start by making your way to the Bellecote Glacier in La Plagne. After exploring the thrilling runs and off-piste areas on the Bellecote Glacier, ski down to Peisey where you will find a bus which will connect you to Les Arcs which will take you in the direction of the glacier there. This 4000m route is mostly off-piste so it is advisable that you explore this itinerary with an experienced guide.