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:
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
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.
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
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 Benoite
- Chalet Campanula
- Chalet Crocus Blanc
- Chalets Hellebore
- Chalet Hepatica
- Chalet Iris Bleu
- Chalet Silene
- Chalet Rose
- Chalet Lily
- Chalet Guillaume
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.
Le Bonnet mountain bar
This new slope-side snack bar will combine street food and apres ski music until 7pm throughout the season.
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.
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.
Photo: Pierre Augier
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
Ice Climbing World Championships
4 & 5th February
Telemark FIS World Championships
Easter Ski Fest
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
- Bowling alley
- New accommodation to create 2450 beds
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