Plagne 1800 was the former mining village for the local lead mines. The site is calm and pretty with its authentic mountain-style residences and chalets that fulfil your need for calm and cocooning. You will feel at home and quite at ease. There is a range of accommodation, whether you opt for a residence, a hotel, a chalet or the UCPA… The clientele is international including a number of British tour operators. The site offers a range of activities for both winter sports lovers and non-skiers. Note that you can book a relaxing massage at Chalet Santé. Children can learn to ski in the beginners’ zone, on their own or with a ski instructor. When the ski slopes close, the bars and restaurants open for a convivial moment. Enjoy a local cheese speciality while discussing your great day in the snow.
Getting to Plagne 1800
La Plagne’s “nest”
Also known as La Plagne’s “nest” because of its location and restful atmosphere, Plagne 1800 offers easy access to the whole of the ski area. The Paradiski area combines the slopes of the resorts of Les Arcs, Peisey and La Plagne and offers an amazing playground for winter sports lovers. From downhill skiing to snowboarding, freeride and cross-country skiing: you can enjoy your preferred discipline to your heart’s content in an exceptional setting in the heart of the superb Tarentaise valley, with the legendary Mont Blanc as the backdrop wherever you go. In summer, you can walk to the Lac Vert or Cavard, with its small stream and barbecues. Families really enjoy these two short hikes.
La Roche, the Olympic site
If you love exciting experiences, go to La Roche and visit the bobsleigh track. You are guaranteed a thrill when you ride on a bobsleigh down the track that was built for the 1992 Olympic Games. Families can opt for the Bob Raft (a self-steering and self-braking machine) that takes you down at 80 km/hr. If that’s not fast enough for you, try the Speed Luge or even the Bob Racing which reaches speeds of 120 km/hr, driven by a professional pilot. et d’un freineur. A former mining site, La Roche has a few chalets that are great for groups. Its restaurant with a large terrace is great for a lunch stop or as an après-ski location. This village is the departure point for the ski area if you are coming up from the valley and has a large car park.
A holiday out of the main resort
There are several hamlets close to Plagne 1800. Crête Côte has a small development of large-capacity chalets built in traditional mountain style just a short distance from the ski slopes. Above La Roche, the hamlet of Plangagnant is just a few kilometres from Plagne 1800. It has both old and more modern chalets made of wood and stone and people love the open views and sunshine. Not far from there, you can find the starting point of the Route des Mairiers, a pretty trail through the forest that takes you to Plagne Montalbert, to enjoy on foot or on cross-country skis.
Discover the highlights of our village and its convenience shops.