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La Plagne

La Plagne is an expansive, picturesque resort perfect for beginners and intermediates to improve on long, wide open pistes, and for experts to challenge themselves on the vast terrain


Best for

Cruisy pistes

Fun fact

You can ski through the middle of the UCPA centre

Nearest airport

Geneva (192km)

Centre comfort

Resort charm

Snow sure rating

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With most of the skiing above 2000m in La Plagne and mainly north facing slopes, the conditions tend to be good throughout the season and it is regarded as a snow sure resort. For the expert skiers, there are two glaciers in this ski area which you can ski on above 3000m and if you’re not quite ready for this yet, you can just go up to look at the panoramic views. 

The lift system is very modern with continual investment in new lifts keeping queues to a minimum. This ski area has 225km of slopes to choose from, the majority are easy or intermediate, however there is some great freeride terrain and difficult slopes for experts. 

There are two snowpark areas suitable for all levels, which at 2.5 hectares makes it one of the largest in Europe. Known as the ‘7 Cube’ snowpark, it has a full variety of features in varying difficulties as well as a great Board-X course boardercross. La Plagne also has a full size 90 half pipe located in Plagne Bellecote.

 

UCPA La Plagne is located in La Plagne Centre which, as its name suggests, is the main village within the resort. The main lift access is from here and it is the ideal base to explore the ski area from. La Plagne Centre has an excellent selection of shops, an ice rink and the best choice for nightlife amongst the surrounding villages. There are a few excellent après ski spots if you search them out with lots of bars offering life music and sunny terraces. All villages are easily accessible by free local buses or you can ski between them.

 

The centre is ideally located right above a piste and is in a fantastic location in the middle of La Plagne Centre with easy access to the bars, shops and services yet metres from the main lift. Not only is it ski-in-ski-out, it is ski right through the building! There is a ski tunnel through the building. The centre has been recently renovated and is now one of the most luxurious UCPA centres, receiving the top comfort rating.

Rooms

- 4 person rooms

- Twin rooms available

- All rooms en suite

Facilities

- Well priced bar 

- Buffet style restaurant 

- Ski equipment and storage all on site

- Lift passes provided at the centre

- WiFi in the bar area. Please note the WiFi is not good enough for working on data intensive activities

 

All UCPA meals are buffet style and with multiple servings the norm; you won't go hungry.

Breakfast is normally yogurts, cereals, fruit juice, coffee and bread - don't be surprised to see that the coffee and tea is taken in a bowl!

It is possible to return to the centre for lunch everyday where you will find 1 or 2 hot options available. As with all meals there will be a salad bar, plenty of bread, cheese, meat and of course desert. If you prefer you can make a packed lunch at breakfast time and eat on the mountain. Either way you will save a fortune avoiding the piste side restaurants.

Dinner is a 3/4 course buffet - typically a salad bar style starter, a choice of 3 hot main courses, a cheese and cold meat platter and ice cream/dessert.

Due to the cost focussed nature of UCPA and the wide range of dietary requirements, it is impossible to accommodate everyone as standard. If you have any severe dietary requirements please contact the centre two weeks before to let them know. Generally speaking vegetarians will find plenty of options, with vegan options being a little more scarce but improving year on year.

By Air

Whilst Chambery is technically the closest airport to La Plange, most customers fly to Geneva due to the greater availability of flights and transfers. You would need to arrange onward transport from Geneva Airport to La Plagne, we do not provide transfers from Chambery. For most trips we can provide transfers, just select the option at checkout.

Airport Transfers

We provide shared transfers which go directly to La Plagne. The journey is 200km and takes around 3h30. Passengers are grouped together based on their flight times, generally speaking you won't be waiting for more than an hour.

Geneva

Dates Latest arrival Earliest departure
11/12/21 18:05 09:25
18/12/21 20:05
09:25
19/12/21* 16:35 09:25
26/12/21* 17:25 09:25
01/01/21 20:15 09:25
02/01/21* 17:25 09:25
08/01/21 - 26/03/21 18:35 09:25

*Sunday transfers, due to Christmas and New Year landing on Saturdays this year.

We mainly have transfers running on Saturdays. We may have Sunday transfers available, please get in touch if you require this.

There is not a timetable as such, as the transfers are arranged to meet with popular flights. The maximum wait time between landing and bus departing is usually two hours, often much less.

Typically the transfer time is 3.5hrs, but this can vary due to weather and traffic.

For midweek transfers and flights outside of our times, have a look at Altibus and Alpybus.

Christmas Day (25th of December) will have a very limited service.

April transfer times will be updated later in the season.

By Coach

Our partner company Snowexpress offers affordable and environmentally friendly travel to the alps. All hold bags and ski bags are included in the price. The coaches travel through the night from London Victoria to resort, arriving typically after lunchtime directly at the centre.

By Train

The nearest train station to La Plagne is in Aime which is 19km away. There is a regular bus service operating between Aime and La Plagne which would allow you to complete the journey. Please be sure to check the timetables on the link above.

By Car

It is possible to drive to La Plagne, but please note there are two UCPA centres in La Plagne so ensure you enter the correct one in to your navigation (see the Google map below). The drive is relatively straightforward but snow tires and chains may be required if the conditions are quite 'alpine'. 

There is some free parking outside the centre, as well as some paid covered options nearby. For more information see parking in La Plagne.

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