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Apartments des Balcons (Belle Plagne)

  • Paradiski Ski Area, France, La Plagne

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Built in a traditional and rustic chalet-style, the apartments offer genuine ski-in/ski-out convenience and a comfortable base for your stay in Belle Plagne. They offer excellent leisure facilities, restaurants and bars and an on-site mini supermarket. There is even a whirlpool bath in each apartment bathroom for perfect relaxation after a day on the slopes.

Added value

Paradiski 6 day Adult, Senior and Child Pass for the Price of a Local La Plagne Pass

For departures on 4 & 11 Jan and 21 & 28 Mar

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 81
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 6
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

All apartments have twin beds, a kitchenette with hotplates, oven, microwave, grill, toaster, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, dishwasher; cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, balcony, bathroom with spa bath, towels and WC.

  • 2-room Apartments (A5) sleep 2 - 4 people. Twin bedroom, living room with double sofa bed (2 single mattresses).
  • 3-room Apartments (B7) sleep 2 - 6 people. As (A5) plus second twin bedroom and shower room.
  • 4-room Apartments (C9) sleep 3 - 8 people. As (A5) plus two twins, shower room and wc. Wood stove.
  • 5-room Apartments (D10) sleep 6 - 10 people. As (A5) plus three twins, 3 - 4 bathrooms and WC. Some are duplex.

Bed linen, towels and wood (C9 apts) are included. Beds are made on arrival (except sofa beds).

 

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Self catering
  • Half board upgrade option is available to pre book.
  • Continental buffet breakfast (half board basis)
  • 3 course evening meals (half board basis)
  • Christmas & New Year gala dinners available (additional supplement)
  • Special dietary requirements (gluten free, vegetarian etc.) are available (on request)
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Casual
  • Breakfast service:
    • Self catering
    • Option to upgrade to half board (pre book)
    • Continental breakfast buffet 
  • Lunch service:
    • Not included 
  • Dinner service:
    • Self catering
    • Option to upgrade to half board (pre book)
    • 3 course evening meals

     

Board basis options available

  • Half Board
  • Self Catering

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

La Plagne

The superb ski area of la Plagne is a well connected and extensive ski area with a glacier, plenty of tree lined runs and a good choice of mountain restaurants for lunch. The well designed resort comprises some ten villages, each with its own character and infrastructure. Plagne 1800 has all the individual wooden chalets and along with the aptly named Belle Plagne is the most scenic, whilst Plagne Soleil is ideally situated in a sunny bowl and offers easy ski in/ ski out accommodation. Plagne Centre provides quick and easy access to the slopes and is the focal point for shops and apres ski. 

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 425 km
  • Runs
    12
    128
    79
    37
  • Longest run 7 Km
  • Snowparks

    2 snowparks

  • Lifts Drag lifts 43, Chairlifts 58, Cablecars 4
  • Slope direction N,E,W
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Restaurants, food and drink

La Plagne is a Shangri La for food loving skiers and snowboarders. There are plenty of excellent restaurants serving delicious, traditional French dishes. For lunch, we recommend the lovely Le Chalet du Friolin. Nestled in a beautiful valley on the way to Montchavin, this delightful restaurant just off the pistes serves excellent French cuisine and the terrace has the added advantage of being a real sun-trap too. Le Matafan restaurant in Belle Plagne is another firm favourite here at Inghams. This charmingly, rustic restaurant serves traditional Savoyard cuisine. When we visited for dinner we sampled the delicious beaufortain – a cross between fondue and raclette.

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

The après scene in La Plagne isn’t focused on one single area but instead spread between the many villages. This has led to a diverse range of options for the die-hard aprés skier – from cozy pubs, via igloo themed bars to open-air bars with DJ performances by the piste. Scotty’s is one of the best known après bars in resort, thanks in part to its location right at the bottom of the Olympic run in Plagne Centre. Another good option is Le Saloon, an American themed bar in Belle Plagne is one of the best places on the mountain to party all night. Perfectly located in the centre of Plagne 1800 and with its quirky, mining inspired décor and regular live music, Bar La Mine, is another fantastic place to spend a night out.

Shopping

Winter sports is the principle past-time in La Plagne and this is reflected in the number of sports shops selling mountain equipment and clothing. Away from the usual winter sports services there are plenty of tabacs selling souvenirs and postcards to send home to friends and family. Visitors to La Plagne staying in self-catering accommodation will find Spar supermarkets located across the resort.

Spas and relaxation

Many of the hotels throughout La Plagne provide spa and wellness facilities, including the Hotel Carlina in Belle Plagne which has a sauna, whirlpool and Turkish bath; the Hotel Araucaria in Plagne Centre has excellent spa facilities including a hammam, pool and sauna; and the Les Granges du Soleil Apartments in Plagne Soleil has a Jacuzzi and a sauna. All offer beauty treatments which you can purchase locally.

It couldn’t be easier to get straight from the slopes to the sauna when you stay at either the Hotel Vancouver or the Sun Valley Apartments. Both offer door-step skiing complete with an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Available to the public, there is an open-air, heated pool in Plagne Bellecôte where the water is kept at a toasty 29°C. It’s a relaxing and unique way to experience the mountains of La Plagne.

Arts, culture and events

Throughout the season La Plagne buzzes with a thriving calendar of events, both cultural and sporting. The resort consistently hosts professional competitions and tournaments including the Ice Climbing World Championship in early February and the FIS Telemark World Championships in late March, fantastic spectator events for any visitor to La Plagne.

From folk to jazz via rock-n-roll and dance, the Snow Music Festival entertains skiers both on and off the mountain in early February. An eclectic range of musical genres are performed live and in the open-air, with performances lasting until late into the day. Later in the month the Festi'Gliss is your opportunity to road-test some of the latest and wackiest inventions created for getting down the mountain. This surreal showcase will let you test such modes of transport as the yooner, the airboard, the snake gliss and the snowscoot (to name but a few).

The season ends in La Plagne with a massive party. The Subli’Cimes transforms six separate summits into differently themed areas, truly highlighting the diversity of the resort. From adrenaline junky activities to magic shows and beauty treatments, the entertainment on offer is genuinely eclectic.


For more information on travel and transport visit our La Plagne page

Extras

Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition


SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE

Save up to £76 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

FREE Paradiski lift pass upgrade offer for adult, child and senior passes - Departures 4 & 11 Jan, 21 & 28 Mar 2020

FREE child lift pass offer (5-12yrs) when 2 adults pre-book Paradiski Premium passes - Departures 21 Dec, 4 Apr & 11 Apr 2020

FREE Paradiski afternoon on day of arrival when buying a 6 day pass

Lift Passes Days Adult
13-64
Child*
5-12
Senior*
65-74
Family 
2 Ad & 2 Ch 5-17
Paradiski 6 £263 £208 £208 £889
Local 6 L £206
H £229
L £165
H £180
L £165
H £180
L £634
H £764

L (14-20 Dec & 18 April-end of season), H (21 Dec - 17 April)

*0-4yrs Free (issued in resort, photo required) /*75+ arrange pass locally (free but the ski card is €10)

 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £87 £101 £114
Skis & Boots £117 £136 £153
Snowboard - £101 £114
Snowboard & boots - £136 £153
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £63 -
Snowboard & boots - £63 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £50

*Snowboard & boots 8-12yrs.

 

Tuition
(1800, Soleil & Centre)
Days Hours Adult
(13+)
Child*
(5-12yrs) 
Ski  6 2.5-3 hrs per day £155 L/£186 H £155 L/£186 H
Snowboard £155 L/£214 H £155 L/£214 H

 

Tuition
(Belle Plagne)
Days Hours Adult
(13+)
Child*
(3-12yrs) 
Ski  6 3 hrs per day £187 L/£209 H £187 L/£209 H
Snowboard £200 L/£211 H £166 L/£216 H

H (21 Dec - 3 Jan, 8 Feb - 6 March & 4 Apr - end of season) L (all other dates)

*Child snowboard tuition 8-12yrs.

All lessons are in the morning. Timings are: Sun: 9:30am-12pm, Mon-Fri: 9:15am-12pm except weeks of 8, 15, 22 & 29 Feb when the times are Sun-Fri 9:15am-12pm and from 8 Mar onwards when the times are Sun: 9:30am-12:15pm, Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Door step skiing access
  • 1 minute's walk to the village centre
  • 2 minutes' walk to the ski school meeting place
  • Access to spa facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room (Free)
  • Massage and beauty treatments (book and pay locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Restaurant
  • Heated ski equipment storage room
  • Lounge and bar area
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Bakery delivery service available (book and pay locally)
  • Indoor covered car parking (paid locally)

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Refundable deposit of €460 (credit cards accepted)
  • End of stay cleaning is not included but can be purchased locally from €49
  • Resort tax €2.48 per person, per day (under 18's Free of charge) paid locally

Family Facilities

  • Baby cots are available (on request)
  • Babysitting services are available (book and pay locally)
  • Cots & Linen
  • Baby listening service
  • Baby sitting - day
  • Baby sitting - evening
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly

Reviews of Apartments des Balcons (Belle Plagne)

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Apartments des Balcons (Belle Plagne)
La Plagne, Paradiski Ski Area,Self Catering
11/04/2020 - 7 nights
6 adults
From London Heathrow
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