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BELLE PLAGNE, FRANCE

Ski holidays in Belle Plagne

Belle Plagne is one of the higher La Plagne villages with an altitude of 2,050m. Skiers of all levels will enjoy the runs on the snow-sure glacier above the resort. Alternatively, there are excellent links to the rest of the Paradiski area, including the rest of the La Plagne villages and the Les Arcs resorts. The village itself is very attractive and many accommodations are ski in - ski out.

Resort Statistics

Skiing in Belle Plagne
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 76
Intermediates 33
Advanced 19
Snowboarders
Total Runs 128
Good for
  • Off piste
  • Families
Resort features Snow sure Glacier Resort High altitude skiing High altitude resort Resort bus Supermarket Tourist Office
Resort Statistics
Altitude 2050m
Km of Piste 425km
Directions of Slopes N/E, S/W
Longest Run 10km
Drag Lifts 58
Ski Lifts 139
Snow Parks 1
Highest Lift 3250m
Uphill Capacity 210604
Chairlifts 66
Gondolas/Cable cars 15

Belle Plagne Ski Resort

This cosy resort is tucked away in the La Plagne area, with good-looking wooden-clad buildings. It is a snow-sure resort, with plenty of ski in/out accommodation. The village centre is car-free, making it ideal for families. There are several ski in-ski out accommodations in Belle Plagne including Hotel Turqoise, Hotel Balcons de Belle Plagne and Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Constellations.

Snow conditions in Belle Plagne

Belle Plagne is the best village to stay in if you are looking for the greatest snow conditions in La Plagne. With its high altitude and brilliant location, the village is covered in snow from early December through til the end of April.

Skiing in Belle Plagne

There are a couple of blue runs leading from Belle Plagne down to Plagne Bellecote, from where a selection of gondolas and chair lifts will whisk you off to your chosen part of the mountain. You can also access the midway point of the Roche de Mio gondola in the Belle Plagne village to access the higher ski area and the glacier.

There are a number of blues in the immediate area around Belle Plagne; experienced skiers will find the most testing pistes off the Biolley chair above Aime La Plagne, or should explore the off-piste areas. There is also a large park at Belle Plagne, and just below at Plagne Bellecote is a 90m half-pipe.

Après-ski, restaurants and other activities in Belle Plagne

The resort centre has a few shops, bars and restaurants located in the pedestrianised centre – including a popular creperie – but those wanting more of a selection should head to Plagne Bellecote, accessible by gondola until midnight and La Plagne Centre.

Nevertheless, Belle Plagne still has a number of bars and restaurants. Popular bars include La Tete Inn and Cheyenne which are open for apres and in the evening - look out for happy hours around 5-7pm. There is also a western themed club called Saloon which is open until the early hours (4am).

Activities include bowline and a relaxation and fitness centre. From Bellecote you can get the free bus to La Plagne Centre or La Plagne 1800 for evenings out.

Other activities in the La Plagne ski area:

  • Bobsleigh
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Farm visits
  • Geocaching
  • Gym/Fitness centre
  • Handski/ Sit-ski
  • Heli-ski
  • Helicopter tours
  • Husky dog rides
  • Ice-climbing
  • Ice-diving
  • Ice-carting/Ice-driving
  • Ice-Skating/Hockey
  • Igloo-experience
  • Indoor climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Night Skiing
  • Paragliding/Parapenting
  • Shopping
  • Ski touring
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Sledging
  • Tobogganing
  • Snow-shoeing
  • Snowmobile/Skidooing
  • Snowparks
  • Spas and Massages
  • Speed-racing
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Telemarking
  • Tree-top/Forest adventures
  • Walking/Hiking

Transfer times to Belle Plagne

Chambery Airport: approx. 2h 00min

Geneva Airport: approx. 3h 15min

Grenoble Airport: approx. 3h 00min

Lyon Airport: approx. 3h 30min