A hub of activity and the biggest by far of the La Plagne villages, Plagne Centre has everything you need for a great holiday. Packed full of amenities all accessible through indoor tunnels including grocery shops, bakery and delis, tabac, souvenir, clothing and equipment stores, ski hire, service and ski schools, internet café and more places to eat and drink than you can get through in a week, you would be forgiven for never venturing further than Plagne Centre, but if the urge takes you to get out and about to other villages it couldn’t be easier.
For food and drink your choices are endless, traditional, excellent Savoyarde menus at quaint La Metairie, modern La Refuge, elegant La Grolle or piste adjacent Le Chaudron. Quick and easy lunch stops for Crepes at Chez Marie, toasties and burgers at Le Croq-Neige or Scotty’s Bar for pizza, pasta, burgers and Panini’s. Grab late night munchies at Dominos (not that Dominos) pizzeria or the takeaway Panini bar located in the tunnels. Terraces and deck chairs abound all through the village centre and you cant go wrong for a beer or vin chaud at any of them, just pick a spot with a good view and relax for some piste watching.
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The Vanoise National park is on the doorstep and you can see Mont Blanc from the highest parts of resort on a clear day.
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Once your legs start burning take a break with one of Plagne Centres activities, head to the base of the Stade Olympique run to watch a professional mogul or slalom competition, catch the ESF instructors doing a torchlit descent or floodlit display ski, Hit the Colorado luge for a high speed sledge race with its own lift, no tiresome trudging back up hill for you! Check out Snow Panthers skidoos for a tour of the mountain like no other or head up the Grande Rochette lift after dark for dinner at their excellent restaurant and a moonlight ski back down with Oxygene ski school
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Plagne Centre hosts a convergence of runs and lifts rivaled only by Bellecote. The new and improved Becoin lift is fast opening up the Mont Albert side of the resort and has at its peak the Cretes drag which affords access to some epic black runs and one of La Plagne’s best powder bowls. The Grande Rochete pedestrian friendly bubble offers amazing views, reds, blacks and easy blue access to the south side of the mountain.
Also see: Ski Areas in La Plagne, France
As the day progresses head to Scotty’s Bar for the best après atmosphere in town with live music and livelier clientele, icy Igloo Igloo for the chance to feel like a penguin, La Luna for cocktails and pool tables, Mouth bar for sticky floors, shots and hard partying and end up at Le Switch for home made rail jams and late night DJ action.
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