Ski Holidays in Plagne Centre

Overview of Plagne Centre

Plagne Centre is a ski resort located in the French Alps, in the Tarentaise Valley. It is part of the larger Paradiski ski area, which includes several other resorts like Les Arcs and La Plagne, and offers over 425 km of interconnected ski runs. Plagne Centre forms part of La Plagne along with Plagne 1800, Aime 2000, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Villages and Belle Plagne.

Plagne Centre itself is situated at an altitude of 1,970 meters and is known for its easy access to the slopes, as the resort is built directly on the mountain. It also offers a wide range of ski runs for all levels, from beginner to expert, with plenty of off-piste opportunities as well.

The resort has various accommodation options, from budget-friendly apartments to luxury hotels, and a good selection of restaurants, bars, and shops. It also has several ski schools and childcare facilities, making it a popular destination for families.

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Plagne Centre offers a range of other winter activities, such as snowshoeing, ice skating, and dog sledging. It also has the only Olympic bobsleigh track in France. During the summer months, the resort transforms into a hiking and mountain biking destination, with a network of trails to explore.

Overall, Plagne Centre is a well-established ski resort with a lot to offer, from its prime location to its diverse range of activities and amenities.

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In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Plagne Centre offers a range of other winter activities, such as snowshoeing, ice skating, and dog sledging. It also has the only Olympic bobsleigh track in France. During the summer months, the resort transforms into a hiking and mountain biking destination, with a network of trails to explore.

Overall, Plagne Centre is a well-established ski resort with a lot to offer, from its prime location to its diverse range of activities and amenities.

Travel Information
Distance to Calais
986.6 Km
Driving time to Calais
9h 2mins
Approx tolls from Calais
119
Gateway Airports
Geneva (GVA)
Skiing in Plagne Centre

Plagne Centre ski resort offers a wide range of terrain and ski areas to suit skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Its convenient location in the centre of La Plagne and proximity to the lifts allow easy access to the 425km of interconnected slopes across La Plagnes and the surrounding Paradiski ski area including Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and the Glacier du Varet.

For beginners, the resort has a number of gentle green runs located near the village, with several ski schools offering lessons and rentals. These areas are great for first-timers and those looking to build their skills.

The Bellecôte and Aime La Plagne sectors offer a variety of blue and red runs, with plenty of options for cruising and exploring the mountain for intermediate skiers. There are also several blues and reds coming down Plagne Montalbert offering fantastic views of the surrounding mountainside.

For advanced and expert skiers, the off-piste terrain in the Bellecôte sector offers some challenging skiing and snowboarding, with steep pitches and ungroomed snow. The black runs on the Bellecôte glacier are particularly challenging, with narrow corridors and moguls to navigate.

Snowboadring in Plagne Centre

Plagne Centre is a great destination for snowboarders, with a variety of terrain to suit all levels, from beginners to experts. Visiting snowboarders should check out the excellent snow park in Belle Plagne which has fantastic ski terrain for all ski ability types. It also has a large superpipe, an airbag and an awesome boardercross course.

Beginner snowboarders have a number of gentle green runs, located near the village, with several ski schools offering snowboarding lessons and rentals. These areas are perfect for learning and practising the basics of snowboarding.

For intermediate snowboarders, the Bellecôte and Aime La Plagne sectors offer a variety of blue and red runs, with wide open pistes and gentle rollers, which are ideal for cruising and practising techniques.

There is some challenging off-piste terrain in the Bellecôte sector, which includes steep pitches, moguls, and tree runs ideal for advanced snowboarders. The black runs on the Bellecôte glacier also offer some technical riding with narrow corridors and a challenging pitch.

Snow Conditions in Plagne Centre

Plagne Centre a high altitude, with the village situated at 1,970 meters and the highest lifts reaching up to 3,250 meters. Its impressively high altitude helps to ensure good snow conditions throughout the season, and the resort also has snowmaking capabilities on some runs to supplement natural snowfall when needed.

The snow conditions in Plagne Centre may vary throughout the ski season, but generally, the resort receives good snowfall and has a long ski season; usually lasting from early December to late April, with the peak of the ski season in February and March. During this time, the resort can receive significant snowfall, and the slopes are generally well-groomed and in good condition. The snow base can reach depths of several meters, making for excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions.

Apres Ski Plagne Centre

Plagne Centre offers a good mix of après-ski options, from lively bars and clubs to more relaxed options, making it a great destination for those looking for a fun and festive atmosphere after a day on the slopes.

La Mine

One of the most popular après-ski spots in the resort is La Mine, a large and lively bar located in the centre of the village. La Mine is known for its live music, DJ sets, and festive atmosphere, making it a great spot for those looking to continue the party after a day on the slopes.

Le Saloon

Red Hot Saloon or Le Saloon is a popular bar, which serves up drinks and food in a cozy western-style setting, and Scotty's Bar, which offers a large outdoor terrace with views over the slopes.

La Bergerie

La Bergerie is easily accessible thanks to its location on the Mira blue run just above Plagne Villages. It is open all day but sparks into life every afternoon when the music kicks off featuring a DJ deck and live bands. You can expect table-top dancing, smoke flairs, and champagne spraying. Keep your eyes on the time tho, La Bergerie closes as the lifts close.

For those looking for a more relaxed après-ski experience, there are several options available as well. The resort has a range of restaurants serving up local cuisine, as well as a cinema and a spa, where visitors can unwind and relax.

Facilities in Plagne Centre

Plagne Centre has a range of facilities and amenities to ensure visitors have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. It has just about everything from ski hires, ski passes and more.

Ski Hire in Plagne Centre

There are several ski equipment hire shops in Plagne Centre and the wider La Plagne area, to choose from. If you’re planning on visiting Plagne Centre this season with Erna Low, you can easily include a ski hire option and secure your ski equipment rental as part of your overall ski holiday package with Erna Low.

Ski Passes in Plagne Centre

You can easily book your Plagnes Centre and Paradiski ski passes via Erna Low online as part of your holiday booking. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of this option as it saves you all the hassle of queuing up at the lift machines, especially during peak times during the season. When you secure your ski pass online with Erna Low, all thats left for you is to pick up your ski pass upon arrival at Plagne Centre. Simple.

Spa and Swimming Pool in Plagne Centre

There are several spa and swimming pool options to choose from in Plagne Centre. The majority of the hotels in the area have wellness centres with swimming pools and excellent spa facilities. If you're looking for a traditional spa experience, one popular choice is the Deep Nature Spa, located in Hotel Carlina. This spa features a range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps, and has a relaxation area with a fireplace and a tea room. Another option is the spa at the Hotel Araucaria, which offers a range of treatments as well as a sauna and a steam room. The hotel also has an indoor pool that is open to both guests and non-guests.

There are other places where ski holidaymakers in Plagne Centre can visit to enjoy a bit of relaxation after a day on the slopes. One popular option is the Centre Aqualudique, a large aquatic centre located in Plagne Centre. The facility includes a 25-meter swimming pool, a separate children's pool, a sauna, a steam room, and a Jacuzzi. There are also water slides and a play area for kids.

Shops in Plagne Centre

Plagne Centre offers a range of shopping options from ski shops, souvenir shops, fashion and clothing shops as well as supermarket and local convenient shops. Here are some of the types of shops you can find in the resort: Whether you're looking for ski equipment, souvenirs, or everyday essentials, you're sure to find what you need in the resort.

Facilities for Children in Plagne Centre

All La Plagne villages including Plagne Centre are well-known family-friendly ski resorts with plenty of facilities and activities for children of all ages. Here are some of the options available.

Ski Schools in Plagne Centre

There are several ski schools in Plagne Centre that offer lessons for children as young as three years old. These schools offer a range of programs, including group lessons, private lessons, and specialized courses for kids. You can also secure your childrens ski lessons online with Erna Low as part of your ski holiday booking with us without waiting until you arrive at the resort.

Entertainment in Plagne Centre

There is a wide choice of entertainment options for children in Plagne Centre. There are several play areas throughout the resort where children can burn off some energy. Some popular options include the outdoor playground near the tourist office and the indoor play area at the Centre Aqualudique. The resort also has an outdoor ice rink that is open to the public. Children can rent skates and spend an afternoon on the ice. For a fun and exciting way to enjoy the snow, there are several sledging areas in the resort. Some popular options include the sledging area near the Colosses lift and the sledging area near the Bellecote piste. Other activities include swimming at the Centre Aqualudique, bowling at the Bowling Le Front de Neige, and watching movies at the Cinema Plagne Centre.

Childcare in Plagne Centre

For parents who want to hit the slopes without their children, there are several daycare facilities in the resort. Some popular options include the Garderie Les Cabris and the Garderie Les Loupiots.

Mountain Information

Plagne Centre is situated at an altitude of 1,970 meters (6,460 feet), with the highest point on the mountain reaching 3,250 meters (10,662 feet). There are over 200 km (124 miles) of ski runs in the La Plagne ski area, with 40 km (25 miles) of runs in Plagne Centre alone. The runs in Plagne Centre range from easy green runs to challenging black runs. The ski area has a total of 97 lifts, including cable cars, gondolas, chairlifts, and drag lifts. There are several lifts in Plagne Centre, including the Bellecote cable car, the Arpette chairlift, and the Colosses chairlift.

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