Together with Les Arcs, La Plagne forms just over half of the massive Paradiski, the world’s fourth biggest ski area and also the most visited. As you’d expect from a ski area this huge, there’s every type of run for every level of rider.
Personally, I’ve always been of the opinion that most skiers and snowboarders lie somewhere within the slightly hazy range of ‘intermediate’ riders – competent enough to handle pretty much all terrain but not particularly fussed for hunting out challenging black or red runs. Most riders prefer a more leisurely pace, on terrain they can handle with relative ease, hence the reason blue (intermediate) runs tend to be the most popular in the majority of resorts. If that’s you, read on as La Plagne has a wealth of terrain you’ll enjoy.
La Plagne really is an intermediate’s paradise with a total of 74 blues scattered all around the area (in comparison there are 9 greens, 33 reds and just 18 black runs). It doesn’t really matter which lift you take, at the top there will almost always be a blue option (or, more commonly, a number of options) to get back down. This means that even timid intermediate riders can still make their way around the area, getting a real sense of traveling as they cross from one sector to another.
Here’s our pick of the best blue runs and routes in and around La Plagne.