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Grizzly Bear spotted in La Plagne

Mild weather sees bears coming out of hibernation early
Ellie Mahoney | La Plagne Editor | published: 1st April 2014

Reports are coming in that a grizzly-type bear or large brown bear has been spotted in the La Plagne backcountry.
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New La Plagne Bobsled experience with Olympic Medallist Bruno Mingeon

Ride in a Competition bobsled and hit speeds of up to 130 kmph
Ellie Mahoney | La Plagne Editor | published: 12th March 2014
New La Plagne Bobsled experience with Olympic Medallist Bruno Mingeon

If you've have been missing the Olympics since it left our TV screens recently & you're a bit of an adrenaline junkie, you can come & experience the thrills of a proper Olympic Bob race in La Plagne.
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French Rail Strike in the Alps

Details on train strike affecting Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Isère and Ain
Robin Deering | La Plagne Editor | published: 28th February 2014
French Rail Strike in the Alps

The SNCF has announced a rail strike that will affect travellers to La Plagne, the two railway unions involved have chosen a peak travel weekend to strike.
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Kevin Rolland wins Bronze in the Olympic Men's Ski Halfpipe

The French Olympic team bring their medals total to 9
Ellie Mahoney | La Plagne Editor | published: 19th February 2014
a French Olympic athlete who lives in La Plagne

In a very snowy, low visibility Ski Halfpipe competition last night, Kevin Rolland managed to put down a medal winning run to take third place.
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Heavy Traffic Expected this weekend on the roads

Welcome to the beginning of the Half Term holidays!
Ellie Mahoney | La Plagne Editor | published: 14th February 2014
Heavy Traffic Announced for La Plagne

Close to 50,000 vehicles are expected to be on the roads this weekend in and around the Tarentaise Valley as the Half Term Holidays start, it is advised to avoid travel during peak hours.
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Colosses Chair Lift in Bellecote set to change from a 4 to an 8 seater

Plans at the Mairie should help ease congestion in Plagne Bellecote
Ellie Mahoney | La Plagne Editor | published: 12th February 2014
colesses lift bellecote

Tim from Spitting Feathers has just made us aware that the planning permit has been submitted to change the Colosses lift from a four man into an eight seater which should ease congestion at Plagne Bellecote.
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Easyjet's Bike Baggage Allowance Goes Back Up To 32Kg

Turnaround from airline after lots of complaints - go people power!
Ellie Mahoney | La Plagne Editor | published: 14th January 2014

Sometimes it pays off to have a whinge.. EasyJet have now stated that from Saturday 11th January 2014 the weight allowance for bikes will now be 32kg instead of 23kg in line with other large sporting goods.
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Tignes guide breaks his leg in an Avalanche in Champagny

3 clients watched as the guide was carried off by the slide
Ellie Mahoney | La Plagne Editor | published: 8th January 2014
the village of Champagny in winter

Yesterday morning at around 11am a ski guide from Tignes was in an off-piste area of Champagny with some clients when he triggered an avalanche.
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Easyjet Reduce Bike Baggage Allowance

Bikes now limited to a lower maximum weight of 23kg
Robin Deering | La Plagne Editor | published: 7th January 2014
Easyjet Reduce Bike Baggage Allowance

Major European airline, Easyjet, have announced a change to their sports baggage allowance, now reducing the maximum weight allowed for bikes to 23kg.
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8 La Plagne Locals await the call for the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Athletes from different disciplines are waiting for official Olympic selection
Ellie Mahoney | La Plagne Editor | published: 3rd January 2014
8 La Plagne Locals await the call for the Winter Olympics in Sochi

With only a few months to go before the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi, 8 La Plagne-born athletes are tentatively waiting for their call up.
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