Araucaria Hotel & Spa (Plagne Centre)

  • Paradiski Ski Area, France, La Plagne

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The Araucaria Hotel & Spa is exceptionally well located at the bottom of the slalom run in Plagne Centre and is the sister hotel to the Heliopic Hotel in Chamonix. With a great range of facilities including a bar, spa and restaurant - this is a great choice for friends and family travelling to France this winter.  

Great location

Located at the bottom of the slalom run in Plagne Centre, the Araucaria Hotel & Spa gives you convenient access to the Paradiski Ski Area and resort centre, where you can find a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. 

Soothing spa and bar

If you want a day off of skiing or fancy relaxing after a day on the mountain, there is a lovely wellness and pool area you can make the most of. Have a dip in the pool, and then head to the sauna or hammam to sooth any aches and pains. There is also an ice cave so you can chill out while toning up. For the ultimate treat book a massage or treatment with the NUXE spa therapists. 

The hotel bar and lounge is a great spot to catch up with friends and family with a handcrafted cocktail. There is a games corner with colouring for the children and a foosball table for the grown ups, plus there is live music throughout the season. 

Food and drink

Enjoy buffet style meals overlooking the nearby slalom track. Each day you can fuel up at the breakfast buffet with a range of sweet and savoury options, and when you return from a day on the slopes a varied evening meal is available. There are themed market stall style stations where there is bound to be something for everyone.

La Plagne

  • Resort altitude of 2100 metres
  • Skiing from 1200 - 3417 metres
  • 18 green runs, 129 blue runs, 77 red runs, 34 black runs across the Paradiski area

The well designed resort of La Plagne comprises some ten villages, each with its own character and infrastructure and we feature accommodation in the best five. Belle Plagne is the most scenic with easy access to the gondola, whilst Plagne Soleil and Plagne Villages are ideally situated in a sunny bowl and offer easy ski in/ski out accommodation. Plagne Centre provides quick and easy access to the slopes and is the focal point for shops and après ski. One of the best things about La Plagne is how well connected these villages are, allowing you to explore all of the resort during your stay. Not only that but La Plagne also offers opportunities to try other exciting winter activities including husky sleighs, snow shoeing, skidooing and cross country skiing. 

Skiing and snowboarding in La Plagne

La Plagne is part of the Paradiski ski area, which is one of the biggest ski areas in Europe and the second biggest in the world. This extensive ski area is well connected with a glacier and plenty of tree lined runs. Over 70% of the slopes in the paradiski area are above 2000 metres so you'll get plenty of opportunities to ski or board fresh powder. La Plagne is a great resort for beginners and families with 70 blue runs to practise on and really build your confidence. Intermediate and advanced riders are also catered for and you'll find a great selection of red slopes and a handful of blacks, with opportunities to reach the highest part of the resort via the Bellete gondola, up the glacier to 3,417 metres. If you'd like to expand your playground, the impressive Vanoise Express cable car provides easy access to a further 225km of pistes over in Les Arcs so you'll have plenty of runs to explore and to keep you entertained during your stay. 

Where to stay in La Plagne

We offer an extensive range of hotels and residences across the five La Plagne villages. No matter which village catches your eye first, all our accommodation is located within a short walk of the ski lifts and ski area so if you're hoping to hit the slopes first thing that won't be a problem. They are also all located close to La Plagne centre where you'll find a range of shops, restaurants and bars, so you'll be right in the middle of all the action. The main majority of our residences and hotels have spa and wellness facilities included with your stay so there'll be opportunities for you to relax and unwind, for example Residence W2050 has fantastic spa facilities including swimming pool, sauna and fitness room. However, if you're not too worried about this part of your winter holiday, we do have properties that don't have this included like the Constellations Apartments. 

Bars and restaurants in La Plagne

Within the La Plagne villages, you'll find a variety of restaurants and cafes, with a lot of places selling Savoyard specialities like fondue and tartiflette. There are also opportunities for gastronomic experiences with the 4 star Hotel Carlina in Belle-Plagne serving an à la carte menu that is beautifully prepared by a French chef.

If you'd like to try traditional, hearty mountain food, you'll find a selection of restaurants that are located higher up the mountain - perfect for a lunch stop on a ski day. Although these restaurants tend to be more expensive than the restaurants found in the village, the food is well worth trying and usually involves French cuisine with some fantastic views. 

La Plagne isn't the liveliest out of the French winter resorts but it still offers some great places to eat and drink in the evenings. La Plagne centre is the busiest village if you're looking for après ski scene, with multiple venues open till late. 'The Mouth' is a new bar in La Plagne that offers live music as well as a happy hour until 10pm and is open till 2am - it even has a big-screen that shows live sports. You'll also find an 'Igloo bar' which is made of a faux-ice interior and hosts DJ nights. 

What's included on an Inghams holiday to La Plagne 

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, chalet catering, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 425 km
Runs 18 129 77 34
Longest run 0 Km
Lifts Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 0, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus False
  • No. of rooms: 84
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 6
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 12
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €2.75 per person, per day (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally


Classic Rooms are around 17m² sleeping two people with a double bed or two single beds. Most of these rooms have their own private balcony. These rooms are also available for sole occupancy on request, please give our Reservations team a call to book.

Superior Room are around 24m² sleeping two to three people with a double bed and a single bed or three single beds. The additional single bed is suitable for a child up to 12 years old. 

Interconnecting rooms are available on request. Please note that baby cots are not possible in Classic rooms.


Room facilities

  • Twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking)
  • Balcony
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kettle
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath with shower head attachment
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Welcome products



The Araucaria Hotel & Spa has adapted rooms available on request, please give our Reservations team a call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Longitude: 6.653395
Latitude: 45.557070

  • 50 metres to the resort centre
  • One minutes walk to the nearest ski lifts
  • 60 metres to the school meeting point 
  • 200 metres to the nursery slopes
  • Spa with heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room & whirlpool (towels included)
  • Massages and beauty treatments (book & pay locally)
  • Lounge & Bar Area (occasional live music)
  • Arcade corner with foosball for the adults, cartoons and colouring books for the kids
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Terrace with panoramic views of the mountains
  • Heated ski equipment storage room 
  • Indoor car parking (pay locally)
  • Tea & coffee served in reception throughout the day
Family Facilities
  • Children's swimming pool
  • Games
  • Play area for children (unsupervised)
  • Baby cots are available on request (book in advance - free of charge)




The Araucaria Hotel & Spa is offered on a half board basis.

Each morning fuel up for the day at the extensive breakfast buffet which includes a classic continental offering, as well as daily hot options. Breakfast is served between 07:00 to 10:00, room service is offered until 11:00.

When you return from a day on the slopes a varied buffet style dinner with different themed stations awaits - there is something for everyone. There are two seating's, the first from 6:45pm to 8:15 and the later sitting served from 8:15pm to 9:15pm. 

Christmas and New Year gala dinners included.

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements (vegetarians, gluten free and dairy free) can be catered for from the extensive buffet. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

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per person from £1499
Includes £110pp discount
11/01/2025 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Leeds Bradford
Half Board
Araucaria Hotel & Spa
Paradiski Ski Area, La Plagne
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