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What’s new in La Plagne for winter 2017

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. This will improve the flow out of Plagne Montalbert.

New ski runs

Natur tracks

10 ‘Natur’ tracks (ungroomed trails) have been included around the glacier, La Plagne Centre and Aime 2000. This will give the Glacier de la Chiaupe a whole new look.

Fun slope

A new ‘Fun Slope’ has been created by the Arpette chairlift in Plagne Bellecote with features such as tunnels, jumps, bends and bridges.

Improvements in lower villages

Pistes around Montchavin and Les Coches have been regraded and renamed to make the area clearer for skiers and snowboarders.

New fun slope in La Plagne
New fun slope

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.

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.

Upgrades to existing bars

La Mine in Plagne 1800 has been refurbished over the summer with a larger bar and an extended drinks menu. Spitting Feathers in Plagne Bellecote have also had a refresh inside.

New activities

Supertyro zip line

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 and the activity costs 20 Euros.

New activities in La Plagne
Photo: Pierre Augier

Dog sledding for kids

Children aged 8-12 years can learn the basic sledding techniques on a sled pulled by 1 or 2 dogs. The activity lasts 1 hour and is located in the village of Champagny.

New picnic area

A new picnic area with a wooden floor has been created on the slopes which features a selection of wooden tables, benches, solar powered phone charging points and a BBQ area.

Improvements around resort

More than 1 million Euros has been invested in Plagne Centre to make the area more accessible for guests in resort. There are heated paths in the main square to allow safer walking for pedestrians, stairs have been created on steeper slopes and pedestrian access has been made clearer.

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

Future plans for La Plagne

A huge expansion project in Aime La Plagne is currently being planned for delivery for winter 2018/19. Developments include:

  • An aqua leisure centre
  • Shopping area
  • New 5 star hotel
  • Creche
  • Bowling alley
  • New accommodation to create 2450 beds

View  winter 2017 piste map

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