European Ski Resorts A-Z

La Plagne, France

Resort height:

 1250-2100m

 

Slopes:

 1250-3250m

  (1200-3250m Paradiski)

Pistes:

 225km

  (425km Paradiski)

 

General snow cover

 

4/5

 

Snow quality (upper)

 

4/5

 

Snow quality (lower)

 

3/5

 

Resort level snow

 

5/5

 

Powder potential

 

4/5

The skiing around La Plagne’s main purpose-built centres is high, mostly north facing and very reliable for snow.

 

The wooded runs down to Les Coches, Montchavin and Montalbert also hold their snow well despite their modest altitude.

 

The only obvious weaknesses in La Plagne are the south-facing runs into Champagny which are often closed or very worn.

Where to ski in bad weather:

The outlying villages of Montchavin-Les Coches and Montalbert have lots of trees and are great in bad weather. However, in a really big storm the links may be closed - particularly those to Montchavin-Les Coches.

 

The high bowls above the main purpose-built centres have very few tree and, if you are stuck there in a white-out, your options (for better visibility) are limited.

Montchavin-Les Coches is one of our:

 

Top 10 weather-proof ski resorts - Europe