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La Plagne Town Centre

La Plagne is made up of 11 different villages in the Tarentaise region of France, each with their own style and character. The UCPA centre is located in La Plagne Centre which, as its name suggests, is the main village within the resort. The village is purpose built and not the most attractive in the La Plagne area but its design is very practical and efficient. 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 and services plus most of the nightlife.

For a more picturesque and traditional village experience it is well worth visiting one of the other villages in the La Plagne area. Many of them have had only modest development and retain their original features. A day trip to Champagny en Vanoise, Plagne Montablbert, Montchavin or Les Coches are all highly recommended. There is an excellent free bus network operating between all the La Plagne villages and it operates till 1am. Many are also linked by pistes and lifts or are within walking distance so popping over to another village is easy.

La Plagne Nightlife

La Plagne is not known for its nightlife and is an excellent choice for those after a more relaxing ski holiday. Still, like any ski larger resort, there are a few excellent après ski spots if you search them out with lots of bars offering life music and sunny terraces. 

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LA PLAGNE FACTS

Best For: Beginner and intermediate skiers
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Nearest Airport: Geneva (192km), Chambery (104km)
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Fun Fact: The Vanoise Express  double decker cable car can hold 200 people
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Testimonials

  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent (7/10). Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon...
    Anna R
  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc. We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • UCPA is a unique and brilliant experience, I would not describe it as a hotel but also not hostel it is somewhere in-between. Its a place where meeting people and making friends...
    Peter E
  • We all appreciate that we are inside one of those perfect moments, heightened by the expectation of another afternoon riding the perfect, untracked powder that our instructor...
    Matt J
  • Lunch and dinner were epic. Buffet style with delicious and varied options each day and night. Not cheap foods either - Full roast chickens, ribs, roast beef, etc. Unreal!
    Ron H
  • No matter how hard you try, when you book everything separately (especially with the Euro and price of food at the moment), you will never beat UCPA.
    Anna R
    

REVIEWS – READ WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US!

La Plagne |

I went to La Plagne in jan on a solo holiday. I was a bit nervous about meeting a load of strangers and was my first time skiing too! Well I needn't have worried. Keryn our rep made us feel really welcome and brought us all together. The UCPA centre was fab. Clean, warm and great food. The views up the piste were just gorgeous. I could not fault the holiday at all. Well organised, safe and loads of fun. I would definitely book through action outdoors again. Thanks guys. I've a new love for skiing :-)

La Plagne | Ski Full Time

This was our second UCPA snow trip and we were once again spoilt by good food, clean accommodation, modern equipment and great snow.

La Plagne, Val d'Isere, Val Thorens, Chamonix | Ski Full Time, Ski Off Piste

The UCPA system offered by Action Outdoors was so good that I spent seven weeks in four different resorts with them in 2013. I started as a very basic skier and went all the way to completing an off piste course in that time. Everything about the experience was top rate. The instruction was excellent. The food was delicious with plenty of it. The vibe and philosophy at the UCPA centers was totally compelling. It was a truly unigue experience and there is no way on earth that anyone could match them for value for money.Action Outdoors proved themselves a very helpful and friendly organisation in managing my whole trip.  I will never ski with anybody else ever again. This is the real deal. Thank you UCPA and Action Outdoors.

La Plagne | Ski Half Time Instruction

Great holiday, perfect for meeting people. Really good UCPA with excellent facilities. The ski instructions was of a very high quality. Food at the UCPA excellent and plenty of choice. Highly recommend.

La Plagne | Snowboard Half Time Instruction

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