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Plagne Centre

Thinking of skiing in Plagne Centre? Situated at 1970m, Plagne Centre is classed as the main village within the resort of La Plagne and located right at the heart of the action - hence the name!

Why Plagne Centre Ski Resort?

  • The crossroads to the La Plagne and Paradiski ski areas
  • Practical purpose-built village, with the skier in mind
  • The main village of La Plagne with the most amenities

Plagne Centre (La Plagne) Information

La Plagne can be found in the Savoie region of France, in the Northern French Alps, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park. It forms part of the massive Paradiski ski area which as well as La Plagne includes Les Arcs. Les Arcs and its ski areas can be accessed via the Vanoise Express cable car which whisks skiers across the valley in 4 minutes. The double decker cable car has, in addition to the 360° panorama, a 3 dimensional outlook courtesy of a transparent glass panel inserted into the floor of the lower level of the 2 cabins.

The overall ski resort of La Plagne consists of six purpose-built high-altitude ski-in/ski-out villages. These include: Plagne Soleil & Plagne Village (2050m), Belle Plagne (2050m), Aime la Plagne (2100m), Plagne Centre (1970m), Plagne Bellecôte (1930m) and Plagne 1800 (1800m) - all superbly linked by pistes and a free bus service.

Apart from the fantastic skiing and snowboarding, stretching to the Paradiski ski domain (3 resorts: La Plagne, Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry), with nearly 100 restaurants to be found throughout the different villages of La Plagne, you can be sure of a wide choice of dining options. La Plagne overall is a very active ski resort, with a huge variety of exciting winter activities to try.

Plagne Centre, at 1970m, is classed as the main village within the resort of La Plagne and is located at the very heart of the action – hence the name! Here you will find the most amenities in terms of shops, services, restaurants and bars; plus other necessities such as the main pharmacy, the medical centre, cash points and the main Tourist Office. Plagne Centre may not be the most attractive of the La Plagne villages, but it is purpose built and practical, with the skier in mind. Many of the self-catering ski residences here are classed as ski-in/ski-out.

Plagne Centre was in fact the very first of the La Plagne villages to be developed into a ski resort, when in 1961 two drag lifts were installed here, serving just 4 ski slopes (how times have changed!). These days Plagne Centre is at the crossroads of the La Plagne ski area, with the climb up to the Grande Rochette from where you can experience one of the finest 360° panoramic views in the French Alps.

The six resorts of La Plagne are linked via free gondola and shuttle bus services, so it’s very easy to get around. Although you will definitely find everything you need and have plenty to keep you occupied within Plagne Centre, we do recommend that you take a few trips to explore the other surrounding villages of La Plagne – they are all slightly different and have a lot to offer.

Ski Collection offers a  4 Star Plagne Centre ski accommodation, with self-catering ski apartments sleeping up to 12 people. Facilities include a sauna, steam room and fitness area.

Ski Collection also features self-catering ski apartments and hotels in Plagne Soleil & Plagne Village, Belle Plagne and Plagne 1800 - Please see our resort list for full details.

The La Plagne Tourist Office staff are always happy to help give advice and answer any questions you may have during your stay in Plagne Centre. The main tourist office is actually located in Plagne Centre.

Plagne Centre ski facts:

  • Ski area: Paradiski
  • Resort height: 1970m
  • Resort top height: 3250m
  • Paradiski La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry
  • Km piste: 425
  • Lifts: 121
  • Snow cannons: 958
  • Snow parks: 2
  • No. of slopes: 260
  • Green slopes: 12
  • Blue slopes: 135
  • Red slopes: 77
  • Black slopes: 36
    • Beginners 4 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 3 stars
    • Boarders 3 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 610 miles (approx. 9h)
Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras
  • Le Pelvoux 20% off* weeks 16/12, 06/01, 13/01, 20/01, 27/01, 03/02, 24/03 on 1 bed alcove 6 only
    Expires 04/12/2017

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