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Ski holidays in Belle Plagne

Belle Plagne is the largest as well as being 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. The village itself is very charming with a true mountain feel. Belle Plagne is the resort to be for serious skiing against a stunning backdrop. Along with being family friendly, great restaurants and great après- a resort for the whole family.

Resort Statistics

Skiing in Belle Plagne
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 76
Intermediates 33
Advanced 19
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
Resort Altitude 2050m
Highest Lift 3250m
Total Piste 425km
Longest Run 10km
Directions of Slopes N/E, S/W
Uphill Capacity 210604
Total Lifts 139
Gondolas/Cable cars 15
Chairlifts 66
Drag Lifts 58
Snow Parks 1

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. It is the closest village to the glacier ensuring fantastic snow conditions.

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. The cruisey blues are family friendly and great for those wanting to advance off the beginners area. 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.

Family skiing could not be easier with easy access to the childrens snow garden, beginner ski area, lift to the snow park. You can cruise down into Bellecote and link up with the chairlift. A number of ski schools are based in Belle Plagne so you day could not start any better.

For the more advanced skiers check out the most testing pistes off the Biolley chair above Aime La Plagne, or 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.

A recommend pit stop for lunch is the popular Le Matafan which hosts fantastic views. Our ski experts also recommend trying out Le K2 restaurant on your chalet hosts night off- book in early as it gets booked out fast.

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) and offers a live DJ every night.

Activities include bowling, fun for all the family 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