About Ski Pass Options in La Plagne & Paradiski
There are a number of different ski passes available in La Plagne. Prices vary according to your age, how many of you there are, what areas you'd like to ski in, how many days you want to ski and the time of year. Planning ahead can help you make the most of your La Plagne ski holiday and hopefully save you some money too.
|Which Ski Pass to buy in La Plagne|
|Adult Pass||An adult pass is for people aged 13-64 years|
|Child Pass||A child pass is for children aged 5-12 years (under 5's are free)|
|Family Pass||Family pass are for a minimum of 2 parents + 2 children (5-17 yrs) plus you can add on any extra children at the same price per person, all family members pay the child's rate.|
|DUO Pass||Passes for 2 people for 6,7, or 8 days for the same ski area bought at the same time|
|TRIBU Pass||Passes for 3+ people for 6,7, or 8 days for the same ski area bought at the same time|
|Paradiski Unlimited Pass||Full area pass including Les Arcs|
|La Plagne Pass||Local area pass, suited to beginners and intermediates|
If you order your passes on line and want them delivered to your home please allow at least 15 days before you're coming to resort, or if you'd prefer to collect your ski passes in resort, you can order them on line up to 4 days before you arrive.
Paradiski Area ski-passes (Full area)
If you like clocking up the miles and want to explore every inch of the available terrain then the Paradiski Unlimited Pass is the only choice for you. You get unlimited access to 425kms of piste, 144 lifts and 2 glaciers in La Plagne & Les Arcs. Anyone of an intermediate ski ability and upwards would undoubtedly get great enjoyment from this pass.
Included in your Paradiski pass in La Plagne are the Half pipe, Freestyle Park, Boardercross, Chrono speed, and In Les Arcs, the Mille8 (excluding toboggan run and aqua leisure centre), big airbag, boardercross, water slide from March, snowpark, free video at snowpark, Park Avalanche, Nordic skiing, speed checks, nature pistes and night skiing.
Also see: Ski Areas in La Plagne
La Plagne Area ski-passes (Local area)
The La Plagne Pass is the local area pass that gives you unlimited access to all the lifts in the La Plagne domain (including Plagne Centre, Plagne 1800, Bellecote, Belle Plagne, Plagne Villages, Plagne Soleil, Aime La Plagne, Plagne Montalbert, Les Coches, Montchavin and Champagny-en-Vanoise). With 225kms of piste, 136 different slopes and an altitude variation from 3,417m to 1,250m this pass is good for beginners and also offers plenty of variety for intermediate skiers.
Also see: Ski Areas in La Plagne
Both the full area, Paradiski Unlimited Pass, and local area, La Plagne Pass offer discounts for groups of skiers. If you're skiing in a group of two or three you can buy a DUO or TRIBU ski pass. Your group can be made up of adults or children, but all the passes must be bought at the same time online, for the same ski area, in one payment, to receive the discount. Children and seniors will need to show proof of age.
Group discounts for larger parties of 25 or more are available but you will need to write to the Ski Pass Office to get a quote. Once you've received your quote you pay for the passes on arrival in resort. For every 40 passes bought, you get 1 pass free.
Family Ski Passes
The Paradiski Unlimited pass offers a specific family discount. Family Ski Pass packs are available, where everyone pays the child's price. There needs to be a minimum of 2 parents + 2 children (5-17 yrs) plus you can add on any extra children at the same price per person. To benefit from the discount at least 4 ski passes must be bought at the same time for the same duration and ski area. Children and seniors require proof of age either at the moment of sale or in resort. Ages on the first day of skiing are taken into account. These passes are only available for 6, 7 or 8 days.
If you are a complete beginner, then it is likely that you will be joining ski school for most of your stay so it is worth discussing with them which pass option is best suited for their beginner groups. There are sometimes also special deals available on lift passes when bought in conjunction with lessons, so it’s always worth asking.
Cool Ski Pass
Beginner ski passes in La Plagne can be bought in resort at one of the Ski Pass Offices, look out for "Cool Ski" 1-day passes which cost 30 for 1 day and give you access to designated beginner friendly areas on the pistes. You can buy individual days one at a time and once you've built up your confidence, you can buy passes for progressing into the local La Plagne area or the full Paradiski Unlimited area.
Also see: Beginner Ski Areas in La Plagne
If you buy a La Plagne ski pass the snowparks of La Plagne are included in the pass, and if you buy a Paradiski Unlimited pass you'll also get access to the snowparks in Les Arcs.
Also see: Snowparks in La Plagne
Early and late season
Cheaper ski passes are available to buy at the beginning and end of the season as the snow isn't guaranteed, and also for early bird bookings which are normally around 10% off, but do check at the point of purchase as the prices are often subject to last minute changes.
Disabled Ski passes
La Plagne consolidates its reputation as a forward-thinking resort by offering an impressive 50% reduction on La Plagne and Paradiski passes to disabled skiers and their guides, on presentation of documentation proving a level of disability of at least 80%. They also offer 20% discount off the public rate prices on proof of a lesser degree of disability. This offer does not extend to the accompanying guide for season passes. Check at the ticket offices for this year's prices.
Seniors aged 75 and over also qualify for greatly reduced lift pass rates. If you're not a skier, then you can still make the most of La Plagne's wonderful lift system on foot, as seniors visitors can travel for free on all the pedestrian accessible lifts in the area simply by obtaining a ticket from one of the cash desks.
There are a number of drag or rope lifts that you can use for free in La Plagne. They take you to the top of nursery slopes that are also free of charge and are reserved for beginners and children. The free lifts are:
- Plagne Centre - Telebaby
- Plagne Villages - Le Biquet
- Plagne Soleil - Le Solü
- Aime la Plagne - Aime la Plagne
- Plagne 1800 - Praconduit
- Belle Plagne - Belle Plagne, Croets
- Montchavin - Montchavin, Sucette, Plan Bois
- Les Coches - Patinoire, Le Petit Sauget
- Champagny - La Bergerie
- Montalbert - Montalbert
Children under the age of 5 can get a free lift pass of the same type and duration as that of a parent (except for La Plagne 4 hour, season and La Plagne and Paradiski 6 and 12 non-consecutive day passes). These can all be obtained at the Ski Pass Office and proof of eligibility will be required (proof of age).
Nordic skiing, 'ski de fond' or cross-country skiing is free in La Plagne, so no passes required, you just need the equipment (which you can hire from most of the ski hire shops) lots of water and maybe a few snacks.
Also see: Cross-country Skiing in La Plagne
Season and annual passes can be bought for La Plagne or the whole Paradiski area. These passes always require a photo.
If you're 75 or older and still skiing, you get an extra special discount and pay only a negligible amount for the season. These passes can only be bought in resort and will require you to produce a form of ID. Prices may be subject to change & VAT rates so please check at the cash desks.
Many of the lifts in La Plagne are open to pedestrians. They include the Bellecôte télécabine, La Roche de Mio gondola, La Grande Rochette Funiplagne, Biollay chairlift, La Roche chairlift, 1800 chairlift, Montchavin, Plan Bois chairlifts, Pierre Blanche, Montchavin, Montalbert and Le Fornet chairlifts, Le Lac Noir gondola, Montchavin Les Coches, Champagny gondola and the Vanoise Express.
You can either buy a week long pedestrian pass or buy return tickets for individual lifts; the price is the same for 6 to 71 year olds, anyone older or younger than that can travel for free (proof of age required).
The Vanoise Express is the double-decker cable car that runs between La Plagne and Les Arcs, from which you can get an incredible view of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. You can also purchase the 'Pass Glacier', which gives you lift access to the Bellecôte glacier as well as entry to the ice caves and a surprise gift (not recommended for children under the age of 3 years). You can only buy these passes at one of the Ski Pass Offices in resort.
Also see: Maps of La Plagne
Ski a la Carte
With the "Ski à la carte" system, you no longer need to buy a predetermined number of skiing days in advance: you only pay for the days you actually ski and the payments are debited from your account the following month.