La Plagne 1800 Gallery
Introducing La Plagne 1800
La Plagne 1800 is situated amongst the pine trees in its own self-contained village with a good selection of local restaurants, bars, equipment hire shop and a small supermarket. It has kept its classic charm and traditional wooden chalets to provide you with a relaxing skiing trip. It is perfect for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the slopes alongside the resorts friendly and cosy atmosphere. With access to spectacular runs and good weather conditions, you also have access to the ski schools and amenities in La Plagne Centre which is easy to reach using the free shuttle buses.
Skiing in La Plagne
Paradiski is the combination of La Plagne and Les Arcs and is well known for its snow sure and extensive ski area. 425km of piste are on offer, linked by the impressive Vanoise Express cable car. It's a beginners and intermediate skiers heaven with miles of wide gentle cruising blues, whilst advanced skiers will enjoy great runs on the Bellecote glacier and the challenging blacks beyond. The resort has a great reputation for all skiers and snowboarders and the stunning scenery through the areas beautiful forest runs makes it a place to remember.
Chalets in La Plagne
Mountain Heaven offers 11 chalets in the high altitude La Plagne village of 1800. This is an excellent location at the heart of the ski area, with superb access to the whole of Paradiski. These inlcude Chalet Soleil that sleeps up to 10 guests, Chalet Boule de Neige with 7 bedrooms sleeping 14 people, Chalet Grand Chardon that has 6 bedrooms sleeping 12 people and Chalet Petit Chardon with 3 bedrooms that sleep 6 guests . These chalets are all in prime positions being in very close proximity to the slopes or the ski bus stop. As well as these properties we also have a range of self-catered chalets in La Plagne Montalbert which are situated in a great village slightly lower than La Plagne 1800.
There is a chairlift that is only seconds away from Chalet Soleil and Boule de Neige and this takes you towards La Plagne Centre and the Vanoise express or there is a chairlift a little further down that takes you towards Aime 2000, La Plagne Montalbert and then beyond to the whole of the Paradiski area.
There are a couple of bars in 1800, but the most popular is La Mine, with its mining heritage very much in evidence in the decor. For a wider selection of bars and Apres ski, for those staying in a ski chalet in La Plagne 1800, Plagne Centre is a short free bus ride away as well as Plagne Bellcote with the great bar Spitting Feathers.
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Things to do in La Plagne 1800
As well as skiing, there is a host of other winter sports activities to keep you amused during your stay in one of our ski chalets in La Plagne. You will find further details in the information booklet in your apartment/chalet, and booking is usually as simple as contacting the tourist office. Here are just a few:
First & Last Tracks skiing
How about skiing before anybody else? If you're interested then Oxygene Ski School can take you on this great adventure. It's a 1h30, ski-touring activity before the slopes open (at 7am) or when the slopes shut (5.30pm). More details are here, book in resort or just ask our staff.
Another great activity is moonlight skiing, have a meal in a mountain restaurant and then ski down with a head torch, we have even tried off piste with our torches off - an amazing experience, more details can be found here
Explore the more remote (and often most beautiful) forested areas around Plagne 1800 - snow shoe hire and guided tours are both available.
For the more adventurous you can try out the Olympic bobsleigh runs at Plagne 1800. The Bob Raft is a self-steering 4 man bobsleigh. For the real thrills and spills of the sport, try out the Taxi Bob which is a "proper" 4 man bobsleigh driven at 100km/h by a professional driver; or go it alone in your very own Mono Bob.
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Instructors are on hand to take you on a thrilling tandem ride over the magnificent scenery of La Plagne - it's a thrilling way to get a new perspective on the alpine landscape. We recommend the descent from the Grand Rochette.
Snow scooter hire is available in several locations including Belle Plagne, Plagne Bellecote and Plagne Centre
Ski Touring and Mountaineering
For more advanced skiers and climbers, accredited tours can be arranged by the ESF with helicopter drop offs, ski safaris, ski touring, ice climbing etc.
There is a swimming pool in Plagne Bellecote which is only a 15 minute bus ride away and the bus stops outside our La Plagne ski chalets.
Have the most fun you will ever have on the mountain and try Ski Bikes. It's incredibly easy to learn and their professional Skibike trainer will teach you all you need to know. Within 60 minutes, you'll be exploring the mountain for yourself on one of their lightweight Brenter C4 & Downhill Ski Bikes. find out more on the link below.
Our catered ski chalets in La Plagne are within easy reach of four different airports - Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon (around 2.5 hours) and Chambery (around 1.5 hours). Journey times are estimated and are likley to increase during the peak periods. All airports mentioned have fantastic links from the UK and some of the airlines which operate inlcude British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, Jet2.com, and Ryanair
Car Hire: For smaller groups, hiring a car is a cost effective way to get to the resort. It's an easy drive from all of the airports, largely being motorway. If you are planning car hire yourself, it is recommended to pick up your vehicle from the Swiss side of the airport so that you miss the motorway pass and reduce your travelling time
Cars hired in Switzerland come with snow tyres fitted because they are mandatory, unlike in France. They are also likely to come with snow chains. Wherever you hire your vehicle from, its worth making sure that snow chains are pre-booked.
Please note that whilst traveling in the Alps snow chains are mandatory from December to April and you can be fined and denied access to the mountains if you do not have them.
Bus: You can reach our resorts by bus Geneva airports. Pre-booking of the buses is advised (but is essential during the busy periods), please see the following web sites for more information and on line bookings, Alpski-Bus and Altibus. To get from Chambery airport this company operates a shuttle service Mobisavoie
Our chalets are approximately 600 miles from Calais, which is about a nine-hour drive (at peak times this may be much longer). It's an easy drive, being largely motorways, but you might well want to take your time and enjoy the French countryside too. Please allow approximately £100 for all motorway tolls.
To get across the English Channel there are plenty of ferry services, plus the Eurotunnel. If you want to take a more leisurely drive down there are ample opportunities to stop off in scenic and interesting tourist spots.
You can travel directly via Eurostar or on the combined (and cheaper) Eurostar and TGV services directly from Paris and you can get a taxi to our chalets - taxis can be obtained at the train station.