Hotel des Balcons (Belle Plagne)

  • Paradiski Ski Area, France, La Plagne

  • Doorstep skiing in Belle Plagne, 100m to village centre
  • Buffet breakfast and 3 coure evening meals taken in the hotel, with Christmas and New Year gala dinners included. 
  • Indoor pool, sauna, fitness room open to all guests, located in the apartments. 
  • Spa and massage treatments (pay locally)

Built in a traditional and rustic chalet style, the hotel offers genuine ski-in/ski-out convenience and a comfortable base for your stay in Belle Plagne. The hotel provides excellent leisure facilities, restaurants and bars and an on-site mini supermarket. There is even a whirlpool-bath in each hotel bathroom for perfect relaxation after a day on the slopes. The hotel has twin / double rooms with spa bath, balcony, cable TV, safe and hairdryer. Family rooms are available upon request. 

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 6
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3
  • Bedrooms: 40
  • The twin or double rooms (please specify your preference when booking) have spa bath, balcony, telephone, cable TV, safe and hairdryer (A3)
  • Sole occupancy rooms available at a supplement.
  • Family rooms with a double bed and bunk beds for children up to 13 yrs are available on request (B4)

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Telephone

Accessibility

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

Meals

  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Lunch service:

    Not included

  • Dinner service:

    3 course evening meals. Christmas and New Years gala dinners included

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

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
    0
    0
  • 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 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition<

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £70 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

FREE Paradiski lift pass upgrade offer for adult child and senior passes - Departures 12 Jan, 19 Jan & 23 Mar 

FREE child lift pass offer (5-12yrs) when 2 adults pre-book Paradiski Premium passes - Departures 22 Dec, 6 Apr & 13 Apr

Save up to £13 on each adult lift pass- pre-booked prices based on Paradiski 'TRIBU' offer

Lift Passes Days Adult
13-64
Child*
5-12
Senior*
65+
Family 
2 Ad & 2 Ch 5-17
Paradiski 6 £265 £209 £209 £892
Discovery* 6 L £196
H £232
L £143
H £183
L £143
H £183
L £629
H £786

L (15-21 Dec & 20 April-end of season), H (22 Dec - 19 April)

*Discovery pass includes 1 day skiing in Les Arcs

*0-4yrs Free (issued in resort, photo required) /*75+ arrange pass locally

 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £89 £103 £117
Skis & Boots £120 £139 £156
Snowboard - £103 £117
Snowboard & boots - £139 £156
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £93 -
Snowboard & boots - £93 -

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

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £51

*Snowboard & boots 8-12yrs.

 

Tuition
(1800, Soleil & Centre)
Days Hours Adult
(14+)
Child*
(5-13yrs) 
Ski  6 2¾ hrs per day £158 L/£187 H £158 L/£187 H
Snowboard £166 L/£216 H £166 L/£216 H

 

Tuition
(Belle Plagne)
Days Hours Adult
(13+)
Child*
(3-12yrs) 
Ski  6 2¾ hrs per day £187 L/£209 H £187 L/£209 H
Snowboard £200 L/£211 H £166 L/£216 H

H (22 Dec - 4 Jan, 9 Feb - 8 March & 30 March - end of season) L (all other dates)

*Child snowboard tuition 8-13yrs (8-12yrs Bell Plagne.)

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

Facilities

  • Location: Door step skiing
  • 1 minute's walk (100m) to the village centre
  • 2 minutes' walk (200m) to the ski school meeting place
  • Swimming pool, sauna and fitness room (free)
  • Massage and beauty treatments (pay locally)
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Wi-Fi in communal areas & bedrooms (free)
  • Bar
  • Car parking - indoor
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Fitness room
  • Indoor jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • TV room
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Laundry service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Non-smoking hotel

Family Facilities

Babysitting can be arranged at reception

  • Child's Menu
  • Cots & Linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly

Inghams Plus

  • Early Booking Offer: Save up to £140 per couple (hotel) (ends 30 Sept for arrivals 5, 12, 19 Jan, 2 Feb, 9, 23, 30 March & 6 April)

Special Offers

Your holiday

Accommodation
Hotel des Balcons (Belle Plagne), La Plagne, Paradiski Ski Area
Half Board

Holiday details
05/01/2019,
7 nights,
from Bristol,
2 adults, 0 children
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Total party from:
£1958

Per person from:
£979

Online saving:
£20