Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on La Plagne News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2016-09-28 La Plagne and Zermatt 'in top ten' European ski holidays for the 2007-2008 season may be interested in a list of top-ten ski resorts compiled by TripAdvisor.

Resorts in France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia and Sweden all feature in the top-ten list.

However those who have booked their ski holidays in La Plagne will be happy to know that the French resort was awarded the number one spot of the best European ski resorts.

Ski holidays in Les Deux Alpes also featured on the list in tenth place, while Zermatt ski holidays were placed at ninth.

Earlier this autumn, the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) reported that 1.3 million Britons intend to go on a snow sports holiday this year.

"Snow is already falling across the Alps and North America, and so signs are positive for early on in the season. France again will be the number one destination, with Austria, Italy, Andorra and North America the next most popular destinations," commented Frances Tuke of Abta.

Other ski resorts which featured in the top-ten list included Obertauern and St Wolfgang in Austria, Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, Ortisei and Canazei in Italy, Kiruna in Sweden and Champery in Switzerland.
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La Plagne offers "some of the best skiing in the Alps" ski holidays in La Plagne, after it was reported that it is one of the top areas.

According to the Times, La Plagne has had "some of the best skiing in the Alps for many years".

Additionally, the publication notes that it boasts the "famous" Bellecote glacier for glacier skiing while La Plagne also has links to the nearby Les Arcs skiing and snowboarding region and also has a practically "unlimited" range of intermediate pistes.

Such pistes would be well suited no doubt to those on family ski holidays if members of the group have varying levels of experience.

Additionally, it was noted that architecture in the ski resort is also improving thanks to a collection of new ski-in, ski-out chalet apartments which have a "contemporary" look, are designed with families in mind and overlook the Grand Rochette and Front de Neige pistes.

La Plagne is one of the largest ski and snowboarding regions in Europe and is popular among those on family ski holidays.
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"Wintry conditions" reported in Austria
According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, those taking late season ski holidays in La Plagne could also be set to benefit after fresh snow fell at the resort earlier this week.

The Ski Club also reported that Switzerland has benefited from colder temperatures and fresh snow.

Across the Atlantic, the US and Canada are also enjoying a cold and wintry April, with Utah and Colorado remaining open for skiing.

In Canada, conditions for snowsports are reported to be "excellent" while snow continues to fall on many areas.

In Whistler, two centimetres of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours, giving the Blackcomb region a perceived snowbase of 265 centimetres.

Whistler is due to close on April 20th 2008 while Blackcomb is scheduled to remain open until June 8th 2008.
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Last call for ski holidays European ski holidays while the weather holds.

According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, excellent conditions can currently be found on ski holidays in Tignes, while those considering skiing in Les Arcs will also find great powder at this higher altitude resort.

The Ski Club representative in Val d'Isere meanwhile commended the off-piste powder and described the resort as having "excellent conditions for the time of year".

Ski holidays can also be enjoyed at bargain prices towards the end of the season, the Ski Club advised.

In other European ski holiday news, Alpe d'Huez is preparing to host the France Ski Cross Championship this weekend.

Taking place on April 11th and 12th 2008, the event has been rescheduled from having been previously arranged to be held in La Plagne.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/last-call-for-ski-holidays_a18547013 2008-04-10
Testing begins on new route between Les Arcs and La Plagne Les Arcs and La Plagne in the Paradiski area.

According to reports, earlier this month one cabin successfully completed the journey using new cables, with a second cabin expected to undergo testing later this month.

The final phase of testing will begin on September 30th, when each cable car will be filled with 16 tonnes of water, which is the approximate weight of 200 passengers.

Paradiski is set to reopen for the winter ski on December 2008.

One of the world's largest linked ski domains, Paradiski an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts and has something for everyone.

The area comprises three ski resorts, 425 kilometres of runs, a bobsleigh run, ice climbing area and speed skiing run, along with three summits above 3,000 metres.

Written by Fiona Mayers
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Paradiski unveils 'packed' calendar of events
The area, which comprises the resorts of Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry, is preparing to host a number of exciting events over the forthcoming season, with everything from snow rugby to dog sled races on offer.

Next month sees the Les Etoiles du Sport, which kicks off on December 13th and features a number of French sports stars battling it out on the slopes.

The annual La Gorzderette festival takes place on January 24th and 25th, featuring free skiing, ice climbing and cross country racing, while holidaymakers visiting the Paradiski area in February can see dog sled races and reconstruction trapper camps.

Visitors to the area can celebrate St Patrick's Day in style next March, with a week-long celebration taking place in the resort of Peisey-Vallandry.

In related news, a recent report commissioned by the Ski Club of Great Britain revealed that the number of Britons taking ski holidays has increased by three per cent in the last year.

Written by Fiona Mayers
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http://www.igluski.com/news/paradiski-unveils-packed-calendar-of-events_a18895449 2008-11-25
Paradiski Plagnes Big Upgrades This Summer Following on from last week's news about the new lifts and resort upgrades in the Three Valleys resort of Meribel, La Plagne — part of the nearby Paradiski ski area — is also set for a couple of upgrades to their lifts this summer.

Plagne Centre, the resort's main hub, will benefit from one new lift and an extension to another lift, to improve the uphill capacity and the speed at which you can get back up the mountain. La Plagne's lift company plan to replace Becion, the current four-man chairlift, with a new six-man chairlift. In order to fit in the new chairlift, the Biolley drag lift will have to be moved, though details are to be confirmed.

As part of work being done to the Mont Saint Sauveur piste two drag lifts, Cadri & Z, are to be removed. In order to compensate for this, the Colorado chairlift will be extended downhill to accommodation skiers heading down the piste. There is also work being done to improve the layout and size of some of the pistes. Work includes aforementioned Mont Saint Sauveur piste, which will be widened, hence the removal of the drag lifts, and a new beginners zone between the extended Colorado chairlift and the Funiplagne.

There will also be a remodelling of the Jean Luc Cretier stadium and the moving of the stadium building to the Verdons piste— adding an additional 30% of ski terrain to the area.

The Office du Tourisme in La Plagne said: "The object of these works is to completely reorganise the snow front in Plagne Centre to improve skier comfort in this sector."

Written by Stephen Adam
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http://www.igluski.com/news/paradiski-plagnes-big-upgrades-this-summer_a19735802 2012-05-03
Learn to ski or snowboard holidays Learn to Ski Weeks designed especially for people new to snowsports.

These hassle free package holidays take all the worry out booking your first ski experience in the mountains. The catered chalet hotel includes flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner with wine as standard, then also included in the price is lift passes, ski/snowboard hire and 5 half days tuition. Which means the only extra money you will need is for lunch, après and souvenirs!

Learn to ski holiday packages

It can be a daunting experience trying to organise your first ski holiday – where to go, what do you need, where do you book everything? We’re here to help. These packages include all the necessities to get your first ski or snowboard holiday off to a flying start and our expert ski sales team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your first adventure in the snow.

The learn to ski packages are only available in selected properties on selected weeks of the season.


Adult Learn To Ski Weeks


Chalet Hotel Christina in La Plagne, France

17th January 2016 - £950 pp
13th March 2016 - £950 pp

Chalet Hotel Christina is located in La Plagne Centre which is a perfect area to learn to ski in. The hotel is located at the bottom of the slopes on a large flat plateau area which gives you easy access to the ski school and the main ski lifts, plus you can ski back to the hotel at the end of the day.

Chalet Hotel Bérangère in Les Deux Alpes, France

10th January 2016 - £950 pp

31st January 2016 - £950 pp

Les Deux Alpes is an excellent resort for a first ski holiday; there are brilliant beginner slopes and the south facing slopes give long hours of sunshine and stunning alpine views. The chalet hotel Bérangère is also located at the foot of the slopes giving easier access to the ski area.

What is included?


  • Return flights from UK
  • Transfers from airport to accommodation
  • 7 Nts catered accommodation including breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner with wine
  • Lift passes
  • Ski or snowboard hire (helmets are a small extra charge)
  • 5 half- days of group ski or snowboard lessons

View more beginner advice:

First ski trip checklist

Planning your first ski holiday

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What's new in La Plagne for winter 2017 La Plagne is the world’s most visited ski resort with over 2.5 million skiers and snowboarders visiting the resort over the past few seasons. 10 ski villages make up the huge La Plagne domain with 225km of pistes across the family friendly area.

Th Vanoise Express link to Les Arcs snow-sports fans 425km of pistes in total to play with in the grand Paradiski area.

With such a large resort there are plenty of new features and enhancements for the coming ski season. 12 million euros has been invested by the ski area operator for this winter. Take a look at what’s new in La Plagne for winter 2017:

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New chairlift


The new 6 seater Envers chairlift near Aime 2000 is being built over the summer for opening in December 2016. The new chairlift replaces the old Coqs chairlift and also extends the original route.


New chairlift in La Plagne
Where the new chairlift is being built (Aime 200 at top of photo)

New ski runs



  • 10 ‘Natur’ tracks (ungroomed trails) have been included around the glacier, La Plagne Centre and Aime 2000.
  • A new ‘Fun Slope’ has been created by the Arpette chairlift in Plagne Bellecote with features such as tunnels, jumps, bends and bridges.
  • Pistes around Montchavin and Les Coches have been regraded and renamed to make the area clearer for skiers and snowboarders.

New ski runs in La Plagne
New Natur runs on the glacier

New chalets

We have 10 new chalets for our winter 2017 programme in La Plagne including Chalet Rose and Lily in Plagne Centre and 7 brand new chalet in Plagne Soleil.


Chalet Lily in La Plagne
Chalet Lily in La Plagne Centre

New bars


Chauffe Marcel bar


The new après party place of La Plagne launches this season! Chauffe Marcel will have one of the best sound systems in the Alps with regular BBQ’s and DJs playing on the slope side balcony from 3pm. Located on the slopes as you ski down to Plagne 1800, this new venue will bring a lively edge to apres in La Plagne.


New bar in La Plagne

Le Bonnet mountain bar

This new slope-side snack bar will combine street food and apres ski music until 7pm throughout the season.


The Supertyro


This is a new zip-line that takes riders 600m from Aime 2000 to Plagne Centre with incredible views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding valley. All equipment is supplied.


New ski offers


Book your winter 2017 ski holiday and recieve half price lift passes on selected catered chalets.

Get free lift passes at Christmas with ski holidays in La Plagne

Save up to £250 pp with Ski All In deals with lift pass and ski hire included in your package ski holiday.

Winter 2017 Events

Husky Sledding Competition
13th January

Ice Climbing World Championships
4 & 5th February

Telemark FIS World Championships
14-19th March

Super Slalom
1st April

Easter Ski Fest
5-18th April

La Plagne expansion plans

The resort is planning a multi-year investment plan with between 20-25 million euros to be spent each year on the resort over the next 5 years. These are the plans for the project but dates of the builds haven’t been confirmed.


La Plagne Expansion

La Plagne opens fully for the season on 17th Decemeber 2016 and will be open until 22nd April 2017. A 6 day local lift pass costs 259 Euros and a full area Paradiski pass is 298 Euros.


View Winter 2017 Piste Map


What's new in Val d'Isere
What's new in Alpe d'Huez
What's new in Val Thorens
What's new in Les Arcs

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