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La Plagne Resort & Transfer Guide

La Plagne positions itself as a resort, focused on a rich family outdoor vacation. With 255 km of trails, La Plagne attracts a record number of visitors every season. Located at an altitude between 1250 and 3250 meters, the resort includes a glacier where experienced skiers can test their strength on unprepared routes. The resort is highly regarded by advanced skiers: 73% of guests ride on red and black tracks, but you can explore the entire ski area by navigating along the blue trails.

In winter, in addition to skiing, guests can take routes for ski tours, adapted for any level. They pass through the untouched infrastructure of the resort and return to the prepared routes.

Ski Resort Location

The ski resort La Plagne is located in the valley of Haute Tarentaise, almost in the center of the French Alps. It can be called a resort of world importance since it was here in 1992 that the stages of the Winter Olympics were held.

One of the attractions of La Plagne is the bobsleigh track, the only one in France.

The resort was established in 1961, and since 2003, together with neighboring Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry, it forms the second in the world after the famous Three Valleys ski area ParadiSki.

La Plagne unites 12 villages, each of them can offer you beautiful hotels, discos, restaurants, and bars. Plagne Center - the first of the settlements, was built in the 1960's. Most of the shops and entertainment are waiting for you right here. Belle Plagne is convenient for the location of the ski area. Plagne 1800, Plagne Bellecote, Plagne Village, Aime la Plagne and Plagne Soleil also have a good location. These seven villages are connected by roads and lifts. The remaining five villages are located below, they are well suited for families with children because next to them there are excellent trails for the training of small skiers.

La Plagne is famous for its favorable ecology. The French Alps can be called a miracle of nature, therefore they must be preserved in the present form. Environmental experts carefully monitor the construction of new facilities. Automobile traffic on the territory of the resort is prohibited, the car will have to be left in a special parking.

Closest Airports to La Plagne

If you’re traveling to La Plagne, be sure to arrive via one of the closest airports - the best points of departure to La Plagne:

Closest Train Stations to La Plagne

There are no direct train connections to the resort itself. If you’re traveling by train, these are the closest stations to La Plagne, from which Alps2Alps transfers can be arranged:

  • Aime Train Station
  • Gare de Burg Saint Maurice

Transfer Times

These transfer times are approximate only. As you know, unfavorable weather and traffic conditions can impact the time of your transfer:

  • Aime Train Station – 30 minutes
  • Gare de Burg saint Maurice – 1 hour
  • Geneva Airport (GVA) – 3 hours
  • Chambery Airport (CMF) – 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Grenoble Airport (GNB) – 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Lyon St-Exupéry Airport (LYS) – 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Lyon Saint-Étienne–Bouthéon Airport (EBU) - 3 hours 40 minutes

How Much Will My Transfer Cost?

Alps2Alps is a team of professionals specialized in high-quality transfer services to the Alpine resorts. We offer the most comfortable and reliable transfers services at the most attractive prices. Do you want to arrive into your holiday place on time, in a very comfort and friendly atmosphere? Then Alps2Alps is exactly what you need. Even if you travel during the peak season, we still guarantee our clients the best prices for all our services. The cost of the transfer service is individual for our clients, it depends on the following factors:

  • Airport of your arrival
  • Distance and trip time from the airport to the ski resort
  • Time of your journey (month, day of the week)
  • How many people will be in your group (adults and kids)
  • Current seasonal offers of the company – all the deals and discounts

The base price of your ski transfer will be minimal and most profitable. We never overstate prices for our customers. In order to save money, we advise you to book a transfer in the middle of the week, or after the high season. On weekdays Alps2Alpas make a transfer discount up to 60%.

The price of your transfer will also be dependant on such list of factors as availability and utilization of the vehicle, transfer schedule and some other costs as the toll roads and parking charges in the airport.

If you are going to travel in a large group and you have any additional requirements, don’t doubt to contact us so we can directly discuss all your needs.

Resort Open & Closing Dates

Seasonal opening dates at are:

  • Season opens: 23 Dec
  • Season closes: 13 Apr

Ski Resort Essentials

In La Plagne, there are practically no problems with the snow cover, since the trails mainly pass along the northern slopes at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. Well, if the snow is not enough, snow cannons begin to work.

The resort's tracks cover an area of 10000 hectares, more than any other resort in the world. Here for you:

  • 225 km of runs        
  • 134 runs
  • 19 Black pistes
  • 34 Red pistes
  • 72 Blue pistes
  • 9 Green pistes
  • 1 snowpark
  • 77 lifts
  • 70%of runs above 2000m

La Plagne is characterized by a ramified network of lifts and wide straight descents. It is the ideal place for athletes with average experience, most routes are designed for them. For children, there are also many suitable trails, as well as special lifts (and free) and experienced instructors.

Family Friendly/Kids

La Plagne is known all over the world as a family resort, however, it means that there is no active apres - discotheques, spa centers, restaurants, swimming pools, ice rink. The Tourist Office of La Plagne every week offers an updated, rich program. The resort has 13 ski and snowboard schools, in which more than 500 instructors will teach both adults and children. Also, there is a kindergarten.

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Maps of La Plagne

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Tourist Resources & Links

We advise you to see some touristic links before your trip to La Plagne to get more information about all the opportunities provided by this ski resort:

How to Choose Transfers to La Plagne

Alps2Alps are ready to offer you completely professional and high-quality transfer services to La Plagne and, besides that, at the lowest possible price. It doesn’t matter at that time are you planning to organize your vacation – at the start or at the peak of the ski-season – we always guarantee you the most comfortable and reliable transfer.  Even if you are the most demand and discerning ski traveler, you won’t be disappointed. Choosing us, be sure of:

  • Safe and modern vehicles for you
  • General commitment to reliability and punctuality
  • Customer service staff – 24/7 at your service!
  • Drivers with good English Language knowledge and solid local knowledge
  • Family-friendly service with a smile
  • The most beneficial prices for all trips at all times

Book your transfer to La Plagne

We always recommend you to book your transfer to La Plagne resort ahead of time, in order to get the most economy of money. If you’re ready to start, simply give a call to our customer care team.

The best way to begin your trip to La Plagne is to book the best transfer to this wonderful resort in Alps2Alps.

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