Top five things to do in La Plagne
Already a firm favourite with many of our clients, La Plagne has many appealing features - snow-sure skiing for all abilities, family-friendly facilities and a choice of 10 different villages, each offering something a little different. It's not all about the skiing though in this fun resort, so if you're still not convinced that La Plagne is the destination for you, we thought we'd put together a list of our top five things to do in La Plagne.
Test your nerves on the bobsleigh track
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If you’re a thrill seeker, why not give yourself an adrenaline hit by taking a run down France’s only bobsleigh track. Follow in the footsteps of champions as you hurtle down the Olympic track at speeds of up to 120 km/hr.
There are three different types of bobsleigh available:
- Bob Raft
These self-driving and self-braking vehicles are capable of speeds up to 80km/h and are a great way to share the experience with friends and family.
- Speed Luge
This specially designed luge provides a safe way to enjoy the thrill of a solo descent. Enjoy a thrilling view of the track as you hurtle down at speeds of up to 90km/h.
- Bob Racing
Manned by a professional pilot, these traditional bobsleighs carry up to three passengers and give you an authentic taste of a real competition descent at speeds of up to 120km/h.
Prices ranges from €45 per person for the Bob Raft, up to €125 per person for the Bob Racing and it is also possible to purchase gift vouchers, if you have a friend or family member celebrating a birthday while you're in resort.
For more information or to book, contact the La Plagne Tourist Office, or e-mail email@example.com.
Please note that age/height restrictions apply and this activity is not recommended for people with heart, vascular, back problems, or pregnant women.
Spend the night in a snow groomer
Experience an exceptional night in a specially converted piste basher perched high above the village of Plagne Bellecôte at 2,200m. You’ll have the mountain to yourself as you enjoy home comforts including a mini-bar, home cinema, double bed and spectacular panoramic views.
Your evening starts at your place of residence, where a chauffeur-driven Jaguar will collect you and whisk you to the mountain base at Plagne-Bellecôte. You will then be taken in a groomer to your home for the night. In the morning, you can enjoy a breathtaking sunrise, followed by breakfast of coffee and Danish pastries, before heading off for the day with unique memories to cherish.
The winter 2017/18 price for this unique experience was €320 for two people staying one night.
Click here for more information or to book the 'Over the Moon' experience (sales open from September).
Give your skis a break
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If you fancy a day off your skis, or have non-skiers in your party, La Plagne offers numerous routes that allow you to explore the area by various other methods. Why not try out ski-touring, snow-shoeing or, for a more leisurely way to explore, take a husky sled ride.
Most of La Plagne's villages offer winter walking routes or snow-shoe itineraries and there are a range of pedestrian ski pass options, starting from as little as €3,00 for a single journey (on the Télécabine des Coches).
Dog sledding is available in the village of Champagny en Vanoise and can be booked through the tourist office. Each sled is pulled by 9 dogs and seats up to 4 people. A typical sled journey lasts 20-25 minutes.
Try your hand at ice climbing
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In the nearby village of Champagny le Haut, you will find the Ice Tower, an artificial ice-climbing structure that has been created in order to allow anyone to try this exhilarating activity. The 24 metre tower offers several routes with different gradients and is suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced climbers.
All equipment is provided and instruction can be arranged with qualified mountain guides. For more information contact the Tourist Office on +33 (0) 4 79 55 06 55.
Celebrate the end of season in style at Subli’cimes
Subli’cimes is La Plagne’s annual end of season party, taking place every April. The resort’s 5 summits each come alive with different themed parties and activities, with everything from relaxing spas to DJs and adrenaline-fueled activities.
Each peak has its own theme, so there's something for everyone:
Those looking for thrills will certainly find them here. Of course there's the old springtime favourite - the waterslide, where you and you friends can compete to make it across the pool without getting wet. Other activities include a reverse bungee, a virtual reality zone and even a Land Rover experience, where children as young as 11 can enjoy the thrill of driving on snow in a Range Rover Evoque cabriolet (with a qualified instructor, of course!).
- Zen Altitude
Enjoy the stunning beauty of your surroundings from the luxury of an oudoor jacuzzi or relaxation area, complete with ice furniture, deck chairs, parasols, hammocks, soothing music and organic teas by Yogi Tea. You may also wish to sooth those aches and pains with a session in the mountain-top sauna, or a stress-relieving massage.
Guaranteed to be a hit with the kids, this magical area offers an artificial ice rink, giant inflatable igloos and penguins where kids can dig sweets out from blocks of ice. There are also dog sled rides available and lots of activities during the day to keep the kids busy.
Jump back in time to the Stone Age, where you will find giant caves adorned with ancient tools and animal skins. Enjoy a variety of workshops based on a caveman theme, with giant prehistoric games, excavations, exhibitions and educatonal information.
- Beauty and Nature
Refresh your mind and body with a variety of beaty treatments provided by hair stylists and beauticians. Top up your tan safely in the solarium or (if you have the energy after a morning's skiing) take part in a fitness workshop. Once your beauty treatments are complete, why not pop into the Burlesque area and enjoy watching dancers in dazzling outfits performing in a spectacular setting.