BELLE PLAGNE, FRANCE
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.
- Off piste
|Directions of Slopes||N/E, S/W|
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:
- Cross-country skiing
- Farm visits
- Gym/Fitness centre
- Handski/ Sit-ski
- Helicopter tours
- Husky dog rides
- Indoor climbing
- Mountain biking
- Night Skiing
- Ski touring
- Skiing and Snowboarding
- Spas and Massages
- Tree-top/Forest adventures
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
Ski Hire in Belle Plagne
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Belle Plagne. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Belle Plagne:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£79||£55|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£109||£71|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£129|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£139|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Belle Plagne here
Belle Plagne Reviews
We have been traveling to La Plagne for about 8 years and our favorite resort is Belle Plagne because it's prettier than the others. It is a virtually guaranteed snow-sure resort. After having skied Canada, Austria, America and other parts of France we still return here for the ski in, ski out facility and the value for money. I’m just loading up the car for this weekend as we are returning for the 2nd time this year. We normally spend New Year there and that is also spectacular.
Apres Ski: 3/5
Belle Plagne is definitely the best resort I have ever been to. Not masses of night life, but enough. Great for families and the ski school was very well run, like a proper school, unlike some I have been to. They had my 5 year old skiing down the mountain in 3 days. This really is a ski to your door resort. I have been to many resorts all over the world and try to never repeat the same resort twice, but when the terrain and resort are that good it surely can't get any better? There are masses of long wide sweeping blues, with some really good long, well groomed steep reds - enough to keep you happy all week.
Apres Ski: 3/5