Set in the Haute Tarentaise Valley, this ski area is comprised of La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and Champagny-en-Vanoise. With over 420 km of slopes, 152 green runs, 79 red and 22 black runs this area caters to all levels. Due to the high altitude of 2,000m, snowfall is guaranteed late into the season and the scenery is exquisite. There are two skiable glaciers, one in La Plagne and one in Les Arcs, which is certainly a unique experience.
La Plagne has a reputation for being a family friendly resort, with kid’s clubs and crèches, kids ski school and plenty of activities and events for children to enjoy. The different villages within the resort reflect diverse styles and character. Les Arcs is comprised of 4 purpose-built resorts, namely, Arcs 1600, 1800, 1950 and 2000. There are plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy throughout the year. In winter, non-skiing activities include hand-gliding, ice climbing, bobsleighing, ski joering, dogsledding, tobogganing, visiting the igloo village, paragliding or making use of the aquatic centres in Les Arcs. There are spas, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as a well-equipped gym.
Both resorts have an excellent après-ski atmosphere with a variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs with parties featuring live music and talented DJ’s. There are many shops and of course services such as medical facilities, ATM, post office, patisserie and foreign exchange services. Les Arcs and La Plagne are well linked and getting between the two is easy, you could use the lifts and ski (make sure your ski pass covers both areas), drive, take a taxi or make use of the bus and shuttle services.
Accessibility is easy with 4 main airports nearby. Lyon and Geneve airports are just 2h 30 minutes, Grenoble 2 hours and Chambery 1h 30 minutes away. There are 4 train stations with access to Paridiski, namely, Moutiers, Aime- La Plagne, Landry and Bourg-Saint-Maurice.