Top 5 Reasons to Visit La Plagne 1800
La Plagne overall is a rather large resort, with many villages scattered all over the place and slopes to suit any kind of skier and snowboarder.
La Plagne 1800 is set below Plagne Centre with traditional styling buildings but they are relatively new. The village is pretty much home to catered chalets, so you don’t really have to stress over where to eat or the regular household activities. With that being said, let’s see what we’ve picked as our top reasons to visit La Plagne 1800 and what it has in store.
Our Top 5…
The Paradiski Ski AreaParadiski is one of the largest interconnected ski areas in the world. The ski area stretches over 435km (depending how it’s measured) of pistes that link Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey Vallandry.
With exceptional panoramas and a unique view Mont Blanc and the Alps, skiing across Paradiski provides you with an unforgettable experience discovering the 7 wonders of the ski area.
Les Arcs is located in Paradiski, you’ll be pleased to find around 107 ski runs totalling of 200km of slopes with many blue and red runs, so take your pick, get your gear on the go and head out on the slopes.
Going Off PisteLa Plagne’s reputation continues to rise with it’s off piste skiing. Consisting of large open bowls and a host of tree runs to choose from, as well as amazing powdered slopes, skiers of all types can enjoy La Plagne’s slopes.
You also have quick access to the pistes above Montalbert when visibiltiy is poor, but before heading off piste, it’s wise to hire a guide, take advice from locals and make sure you’ve taken an avalanche safety course beforehand so if a situation like that does occur, you have the knowledge to know exactly what to do.
If the runs still aren’t enough, visit the 7 Cube park that’s open to all skiers and snowboarders to have a bit of fun and practice some of your skills and techniques. Practice does make perfect!
Authentic VillageThe villages of La Plagne retain their tasteful, traditional architecture and authenticity all year round. 1800 has no hi rise apartments, you can appreciate the Savoyard culture and smell the wood burning stoves in the air.
This resort is all about warmth and comfort of mountain living and it is a great destination if you want a feel like no other.
Although 1800 isn’t known for it’s spectacular nightlife or Apres Ski, the old mining village still supports the traditional wooden snow topped chalets, afforable accommodation and it’s family friendly feel is what makes it so great. According to a survey carried out by tour operators SnowTrex, French and European tourists voted La Plagne their resort of choice!
Spoilt for ChoiceBar La Mine is situated in the heart of La Plagne 1800, featuring regular live entertainment and a selection of beers, wines and spirits. Like most pubs and bars in the resort, the atmosphere is one of a kind and you’ll feel right at home.
Petit Chaperon Rouge is a traditional French chalet-style restaurant located at the bottom of the 1800 chairlift. It has a cosy log fire and provides local dishes. You can combine it with a sleigh ride for a romantic evening too!
Other places you MUST visit are the Rossa on the Champagny side and Les Coches & Montchavin. You don’t even have to pay for the fantastic views either which is simply a bonus!
Other Activities1800 provides a little bit of everything for your ski trip and anything else you’d like to explore is never far away.
Try the Olympic bobsleigh track, La Plagne’s stand out attraction. Located halfway between 1800 and La Roche, the track was originally built for the 1992 Olympic Games, which is why it’s quite appealing.
The Ice Grotto is situated at the top of the Plagne Bellcite glacier, consisting of beautiful ice sculptures and it’s one that should not be missed. There’s also a zipline adventure park and the super tyro 600m zipline from Aime 2000 to the Plagne Centre. If you run out of activities, have a peek at alternative ways to enjoy the snow.