Best beginner areas in La Plagne
La Plagne is a resort which consists of a nine separate villages at different altitudes, each with their own beginner ski zones and areas, giving you plenty of choice as to where to base yourself for your holiday.
Plagne Bellecote / Belle Plagne / Plagne Centre
There are nursery areas or 'Zone Débutants' (with gently sloping gradients and wide open spaces to practise on) in Plagne Bellecote and Belle Plagne and a beginner zone in Plagne Centre, which is great for first-time skiers or snowboarders and is long enough to get a few turns in. You can practise here, making you more comfortable and confident before potentially venturing further up the mountain. The biggest ski area in La Plagne for beginners is Plagne Bellecôte. The number of blue runs running into this area outnumbers any other area and their gradient is gentle and rolling. Next to the ‘Débutant’ area mentioned above is the the Arpette chairlift, which serves 4 wide rolling blue pistes that you could spend all day on improving your technique.
Plagne Villages / Aime La Plagne
You'll find small beginner ski areas in Plagne Villages and in Aime La Plagne and both of these areas also have around seven rolling easy blue pistes and variations, which are perfect for those who have built up confidence and are ready to progress and are fun to ski.
Montchavin / Les Coches
Montchavin Les Coches is more of an intermediate area but does offer something for beginners too, with five free lifts including a couple of learner drag lifts that are easy to get to, situated just above the village. The short and gentle pistes are perfect to practice your turns and for building up confidence.
Free Beginner Ski Lifts
In Plagne Bellecote and Belle Plagne you will find nursery slopes with magic carpet lifts that don’t require a lift pass. These areas are signposted as the beginner area and are sloped at a nice, gentle gradient to help get you started. There are also five free lifts in Montchavin Les Coches for you to use.
You can find all these areas and lifts on the piste maps.
Also see: Ski Areas in La Plagne, France