Alpine paradise for all seasons
La Plagne, nestled in the heart of the French Alps, is undoubtedly one of Europe's most celebrated ski resorts. Situated in the picturesque Tarentaise region, it provides convenient access to the expansive Paradiski ski area, one of the largest in the world. With its charming mountain villages and a wide range of winter activities, La Plagne has a magnetic appeal for snow sports enthusiasts of all skill levels. Skiers and snowboarders can delight in the diverse slopes available, while those who prefer activities like snowshoe trekking, dog sledding, or ice skating will also find plenty to enjoy. As the seasons change, La Plagne undergoes a breathtaking transformation into a summer haven for hiking, mountain biking, and an array of outdoor adventures. The stunning natural landscapes create an idyllic setting for mountain lovers to explore and appreciate the beauty of the Alps. Whether you seek the thrill of downhill skiing, the serenity of a mountain hike, or the rush of mountain biking, La Plagne offers a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year.
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No less than 11 villages make up the La Plagne resort. Manaka enjoys an ideal location at an altitude of 1970m, nestled in the heart of the village of Plagne Centre. As a ski-in/ski-out residence, you are at the crossroads of the Paradiski slopes, one of the largest ski areas in the world. The three buildings that make up Manaka offer apartments with perfectly designed layouts, with a view of the surrounding nature that invites you to enjoy breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc range. Add to that, for moments alone or as a couple, our Montagnes du Monde® Spa center, consisting of a wellness, fitness, and treatment area, will fulfill your desires for relaxation and rejuvenation.
The resort’s main activities
La Plagne is celebrated for its wide array of activities that can be enjoyed in every season. During the summer, mountain biking enthusiasts can relish in the exhilarating descents and stunning panoramic views. Thrill-seekers are in for a unique adventure when they experience the bobsleigh, while hikers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of the Vanoise Park. When winter arrives, La Plagne transforms into a downhill skier's paradise, featuring an expansive ski area with varied slopes suitable for all levels. For those seeking a more unconventional adventure, the Fatbike offers the chance to hurtle down snow-covered slopes in style. Ice-climbers, whether experienced or novice, can take on the challenge of scaling the ice tower. In short, La Plagne offers a range of activities to suit all tastes, whatever the season.
Experience the descent of the giant zip line that connects Aime 2000 and Plagne Centre for a descent of 600 meters at a height of up to 50 meters and speeds reaching nearly 90 km/h. Seated in a harness attached to a cable suspended above the ground, you are propelled by gravity at high speed. The journey begins with a thrilling acceleration through the forest, continues with a more tranquil phase offering a splendid view of Mont Blanc before braking to anticipate your arrival
Mountain biking in La Plagne is guaranteed to take you through a varied landscape of forests, mountain pastures and peaks right into the heart of the valley. With 9 itineraries to choose from, the resort offers something for everyone, with a colour code similar to that of the ski runs, from blue for beginners to black for the most daring, and numerous chairlifts in operation. For the more adventurous, the 'Dré Val' has a negative vertical drop of 1100 metres. Departing from Plagne Bellecôte at an altitude of 1923 metres, it descends to the valley at the Versants d'Aime leisure centre for guaranteed thrills.
Hiking in the Vanoise National Park
At the gateway to the Vanoise, an idyllic setting awaits all lovers of nature and discovery, a captivating world populated by animals, in the heart of mountain pastures and fantastic mountains. From short hikes with the kids to tours lasting several days, everyone can discover this unspoilt area at their own pace. La Plagne is dedicated to hiking, with dozens of signposted itineraries.
With 1.5km of downhill, 19 bends, 200m of deceleration track and 124m of vertical drop, La Plagne's legendary bobsleigh run is sure to create a powerful and unexpected experience. In 1992, La Plagne became the host resort for the Albertville Olympic Games. Since then, track and facilities have been adapted over the years to cater to both speed enthusiasts and thrill seekers alike. As a family, try the Bob raft, accessible from 1.30 m, it can accommodate up to 4 people and can reach speeds of 80 km/h.
The reputation of the La Plagne ski area is well established, with 225km of pistes, slopes facing all directions and altitudes ranging from 1,250 to 3,080 metres. The La Plagne ski area is suitable for all levels and tastes. Novice skiers can refine their skills on dedicated runs, while more experienced ones can challenge themselves on the 52 red and black runs in the area or venture off-piste with the guidance of a professional. Additionally, the La Plagne ski area also has 14 cross-country ski trails and 7 ski touring routes. Pedestrians haven't been forgotten either, with part of the ski lifts accessible to them and 6 dedicated pedestrian circuits.
Rafting / Canyoning
Kayaking down rapids, rafting, canyoning... Thrills are guaranteed through a variety of refreshing activities suitable for both families and the more experienced. The Isère River and the cool waters flowing from the Vanoise Massif are perfect for a complete rafting descent amid wild landscapes, in a preserved natural setting. For the more adventurous, enjoy a refreshing time on the water, immersed in nature, by trying your hand at canyoning. Canyoning involves a river descent with various obstacles, such as jumps, slides, rappelling, cave passages, suspension bridges, and more. Equipped with wetsuits, harnesses and helmets, you navigate through a 100% natural environment.