Plagne Lauze: 1,800m (5,905ft); Plagne Centre: 1,970m (6,463ft); Belle Plagne: 2050m (6,742ft)
Chambery 2hrs, Geneva & Lyon 3hrs, Ski Train (Aime) 30 mins
· small beer £2.50 · litre of milk £1.50 · bottle of house wine £14.00 · cup of coffee £2.50
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Belfast (Aldergrove), Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, St Pancras/Ashford
So what's it like?
A group of villages spread across a vast exciting ski area
The superb ski resort of La Plagne comprises ten purpose built 'villages' surrounding Plagne Centre including Plagne 1800 just below it, attractive car-free Belle Plagne and the highest village of Aime la Plagne, each boasting superb doorstep skiing. Furthermore the speedy Vanoise Express cable-car links La Plagne with Les Arcs to form the vast Paradiski ski area - one of the largest ski areas in the world!
Les Coches is a pretty skiing village and a fantastic little known value offering on the La Plagne side of the Paradiski area. For those in the know, Les Coches and in particular the Les Coches Maeva apartments are one of the cheapest places to stay in the Paradiski.
Not only is it great value for money, but Les Coches is in a fantastic location for skiers wanting to get the most out of the Paradiski area. Take a chairlift or the gondola in Les Coches or ski down to the Montchavin chairlift and you will be one of the first skiers at the Vanoise Express. Throughout the season you will be able to ski right back to the village via either a blue or red run and most of the village’s accommodation is close to the piste. Les Coches is a quiet village and will suit guests looking for a traditional and friendly atmosphere. There is a supermarket, a few shops, a couple of bars and a selection of restaurants.
€100 hotel credit
€100 Hotel credit available
Gentle nursery slopes and excellent English speaking ski instructors ensure that novice skiers will soon be enjoying the multitude of blue and green runs across the resort.
An absolute dream for intermediates. From exhilarating motorway skiing to quiet powder runs in the trees, La Plagne has it all! Try the long run down to Champagny from La Grande Rochette or discover the fabulous skiing on the Glacier de Bellecôte.
Expert skiers will relish this superb area. Try the glorious powder between the trees down to Les Coches, or attempt the dramatic near vertical 2000m drop off the north face of the Bellecôte glacier, for 15kms of skiing (with a mountain guide) or try the breathtaking 7km Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs.
· wide variety of cafés and bars plus 4 discos · Loup Blanc and La Mine Bar (Plagne 1800), Cheyenne Café and Le Tet (Belle Plagne), Showtime Café & The Spitting Feathers après ski bar (Bellecôte) with live music and Luna Bar (Plagne Centre) · Petit Chaperon Rouge
Open-air floodlit ice rink and outdoor heated pool in Bellecôte, paragliding, skidoos, Olympic bobsleigh, spa, health and fitness centre in Belle Plagne & Plagne centre
Massive choice throughout the villages· Fondues or raclette from around €20 · 3 course meal with wine for €25 · La Grange, Matafan and Le Bec Fin for local specialities. Try the traditional mountain restaurants including Le Petit Chaperon Rouge.
· Weekly excursions to Val d'Isère/ Tignes & 3 Valleys · Cleared winter walks · Cinemas with regular English films in Plagne Centre and Bellecôte · try the Olympic bobsleigh that sits just below the resort of La Plagne, a 10 minute bus ride away · visit the Igloo hotel for an unforgettable evening meal
From Chambery airportOne-way (arrival) from £42 pp. Return from £80 pp.
One way helicopter transfer for up to 5 passengers are also available.
La Plagne 1800 is an excellent choice for families. Next door to Chalet Rose is our Pepi Penguin (6mths-4yrs) & Whizz Kids (4-11yrs) Clubs. Both of these facilities were completely refurbished for the 2010/11 season. And there is a second Crystal Whizz Kids Club at Hotel Terra Nova, located in Plagne Centre.
Pepi Penguin: Pepi activities are tailored to our youngest guests and offer a welcoming, safe place to have fun whilst you are on the slopes. Our childcare staff plan a varied selection of activities which include arts and crafts, playing with toys, and a mixture of indoor and outdoor play (when the weather allows).
6 days (8.30am - 5.00pm)
Whizzclusive: For skiing children, our Whizzclusive service includes 6 morning ski lessons, pick up and drop off, lunch, and PM care.
6 days (8.30am - 5.00pm)
Whizz Kids: For non-skiing children there is a whole host of fun things to do from sledging to treasure hunts.
6 days(8.30am - 5.00pm)
All our staff are CRB and reference checked, first aid trained, English speaking and we always maintain the correct adult:child ratios. Our childcare is open to all guests staying in Plagne 1800 and Plagne Centre only. Places are limited so childcare should be pre-booked by calling our family hotline on 0871 971 0457 (calls to 0871 numbers cost 10p per minute plus network extras).
Please note: Guests staying in Belle Plagne, Plagne Village, Aime La Plagne, Les Coches or Plagne Soleil should not book into Crystal childcare as it is a bus ride away and not convenient.