About the Best Pistes in La Plagne & Les Arcs
The ski area is so vast it can be difficult to know where to start skiing. So we have put together some of our favorite runs throughout the La Plagne ski area.
Whether you're into moguls, steep and long descents or simply beautiful, quiet pistes with great snow, we hope that these suggestions will hit the spot.
If you want to try the longest run in the world, then get yourself to the top of the Aguille Rouge cable car at Arc 2000. From here you can travel 16km into Villaroger, on the Aguille Rouge black run. At about a third of the way down it changes into a red, but it is still demanding. The only problem with this is the queue to get on the cable car and the busyness of the slopes once the run converts into a red, so have this on your list for the first run of the day.
Or if you love moguls the head to the top of the Comborciere or the Ours black runs. Both of these runs are on the side of the mountain where you would drop in from the 1800 lifts. They are very demanding and steep which means that even with a dump of fresh snow, you’ll need your legs to be ready for the challenge!
From the top of the Comborciere chair lift take the Malgovert run into Arc 1600, often quiet and wonderful after a good dump of snow.
There are many runs in La Plagne that are little gems. Over in Plagne Bellecôte there is one in particular which is a blue called Arnica, accessed by the Colorado chair. It is not an outstanding run for any reason apart from the fact there are loads of little jumps and bankings to play on. A similar run over in Montchavin/Les Coches is the Pierres Blanches blue.
For a blast, try the wide, rolling Les Laines and L’Arpette from the Dos Rond to Plagne Bellecôte - both really fast. Also the big long run of Inversens onto Les Crozats black to the Bauches chair accessed from the top of the Roche de Mio.