About the Lift System in La Plagne
Accessible lifts great for summer & winter activities
La Plagne and the Paradiski is a large area with lifts taking you from 1200m to 3250m you can explore the mountain.
La Plagne has 225km of pistes to enjoy and is connected to the Paradiski ski area where you can find another 200km of pistes to enjoy. With 130 slopes in La Plagne alone (10 green, 69 blue, 33 red and 18 black) there are slopes for all abilities to enjoy. On top of this you can also enjoy 80km of cross country pistes, 1 snowpark, a half pipe and 3 boarder cross areas.
The lifts marked on the piste map using straight black lines are of four types; button tow/drag, chair, telecabine and telepherique. They have the corresponding abbreviations:
TK - téléski (drag)
TS - télésiege (chair)
TC - télécabine (gondola)
TPH - téléphérique (cable car)
For télécabine think bubble car and for téléphérique think cable car. Anything prefixed/suffixed with “Express” means a 6 person modern fast chair lift.
Open throughout the winter season and summer season you can enjoy the mountain fun almost all year round.
La Plagne Piste Map & Lift Map
These maps are useful for planning your trip up the mountain, allowing you to see how the resort is laid out and which lifts and pistes lead where - indispensable for organising where to stop for lunch! Paper copies can be found in resort at the Tourist Office, lift pass offices, hotel receptions, etc...
Lift Access & Restrictions in La Plagne
There are not many restrictions to the lift system in La Plagne, but it is important to stick to these restrictions where they do apply.
The Vanoise Express
The Vanoise Express is the “one of a kind” cable car that links the ski areas of Les Arcs and La Plagne. Opened in 2003, the lift can carry 2000 people per hour in its 2 huge double decker cable cars. Travelling at a speed of 12.5 km/h, it only takes 4 minutes to span the 2kms between Plan Peisey (1612m) and Les Coches 1548m) and when it first opened, it was the biggest, longest and fastest cable car in the world!*