Hotel Le Terra Nova (Plagne Centre)

  • Paradiski Ski Area, France, La Plagne

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Le Terra Nova is a well placed hotel in Plagne Centre with skiing to the door and a chairlift departing from next to the hotel. It is a great choice for families with the children's clubs, family rooms sleeping up to four and interconnecting room, and particularly the great location on the slopes. Also keen skiers looking to discover the massive Paradiski ski area

The hotel has a wonderful panoramic restaurant with an extensive buffet breakfast and a good selection of dishes and themed buffets in the evening. Free red and rosé wine is also included with dinner. 

There is also some free children's clubs which are run by the club leaders, all qualified English speaking staff. Clubs are available for children aged 3-5 all season and older children in French school holidays.

The position of the hotel mean that the bedrooms all have a good view of the valley or the piste, to make you feel that you are really in the mountains.

Added value

Free wine included with evening meals

Rooms
  • No. of hotel rooms: 119
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort Tax or Taxe de Séjour € 1.65 per night (children under 18 years are free)

Rooms

All bedrooms have cable TV (but with limited English speaking channels), safe, telephone, bathroom with bath and shower attachment, hairdryer and WC. In some rooms the WC is separate.

Twin Bedrooms (19-21m²). Privilege category sleeping 2 with twin beds.

Triple Bedrooms (22m²). Privilege category sleeping 3 with three single beds

Quad Bedrooms (21-26m²). Privilege category sleeping 4 with twin or a double bed and bunk beds.

Some triple and twin rooms have connecting doors. Let us know if you would like this and we will send the request to the hotel.

There are also VIP category rooms which are more modern and have free Wi-Fi.

Twin bedrooms (19-21m²). VIP category sleeping 2 with twin beds.

 

 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
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 and we feature accommodation in the best four. 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 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 après ski. 

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 425 km
Runs
18
129
77
34
Longest run 7 Km
Snowparks

2 snowparks

Lifts Drag lifts 53, Chairlifts 59, Cablecars 4
Slope direction N,E,W
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

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.

Resort Activities

There are a full range of après ski activities and events in La Plagne, so even if you aren’t skiing or snowboarding you will certainly find an activity to keep you entertained. Our representatives in resort can help you to book many of the activities we’ve listed below – so if you see something which captures your imagination be sure to mention it to your rep.

Ice Grotto

At the top of the Bellecote glacier the La Plagne ice grotto makes for an interesting and beautiful diversion from a day on the slopes. The grotto is filled with ice sculptures which change every year as the glacier moves and reforms.

Olympic bob-sleigh experience

There aren’t many places in the world where you can experience an Olympic bob-sleigh track but Plagne 1800 is one of the few places where you can. The 1500m long bob-sleigh run complete with 19 thrilling bends is an unusual and memorable experience. You can choose from 4 grades of experience ranging from the 80kmph bob raft to the full-on 130kmph Olympic experience.

Parapenting

Parapenting or paragliding where you soar around the mountain by parachute is a popular mountain pursuit. And there are many activity operators in La Plagne offering visitors the opportunity to experience this exciting sport, both in Belle Plagne and Plagne Centre. Your Inghams representative can help you to find the parapenting experience that is right for you.

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is an exciting way to explore the mountainside and the glaciers and wide pistes of La Plagne are perfect for bombing around on a skidoo. There are a number of activities operators in La Plagne offering this experience and our representatives can help you find the most appropriate tour one for you.

Tobogganing

When the weather is favourable Le Colorado Park opens its mile-long sled run to the public. This lengthy and exciting toboggan run next to the Colorado ski lift in Plagne Centre provides spectacular views of the surrounding mountainside, including glimpses of Mont Blanc.

Other activities in La Plagne

  • Cinema
  • Bowling (Belle Plagne)
  • Ice climbing
  • Ice hockey
  • Ice skating (Bellecôte)
  • Snowshoeing
  • Speed-riding
  • Zip wire

Extras

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 Bundle Page for details. 

FREE Paradiski lift pass upgrade offer for adult, child and senior passes - Departures 8 & 15 Jan, 26 Mar 2022.

FREE child lift pass offer (5-12yrs) when 2 adults pre-book Paradiski Premium passes - Departures 9 & 16 Apr 2022.

Learn to Ski Packs
6 days beginner Classic (Les Arcs) lift pass, 6 days ski & boot hire/ 6 days tuition (2.5hrs per day)
Adult £369

All Learn to Ski Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Adult
13-64
Child*
5-12
Senior*
65-74
Family 
2 Ad & 2 Ch 5-17
Paradiski 6 £282 £236 £236 £955
Local 6 L £220
H £245
L £176
H £207
L £176
H £207
£824

Low season = 01 Nov - 17 Dec 21. High season = 18 Dec 21- 30 Apr 22.

*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 £85 £98 £111
Skis & Boots £114 £132 £148
Snowboard - £98 £111
Snowboard & boots - £132 £148
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £62 -
Snowboard & boots - £62 -

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

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £49

*Snowboard & boots 8-12yrs.

 

Tuition
(Soleil, Villages & Centre)
Days Hours Adult
(13+)
Child*
(5-12yrs) 
Ski  6 2.5-3 hrs per day £158 L/£188 H £158 L/£188 H
Snowboard £158 L/£217 H £158 L/£217 H

H (19 Dec - 1 Jan, 6 Feb - 5 Mar), L (all other dates)

Tuition
(Belle Plagne)
Days Hours Adult
(13+)
Child*
(3-12yrs) 
Ski  6** 2 3/4 hrs per day £178 L/ £202 M/ £223 H £178 L/ £202 M/ £223 H
Snowboard £163 L/£178 H £163 L/£178 H

H (departures on 28th Dec, 5th - 26th Feb), M (21st Dec), 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 5, 12, 19 & 26 Feb when the times are Sun-Fri 9:15am-12pm and from 5 Mar onwards when the times are Sun: 9:30am-12:15pm, Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm.

Please ask if you would prefer afternoon group lessons. These are not available for beginner adults.

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

Facilities
  • Panoramic restaurant with terrace and views of the piste
  • Bar
  • Wi-Fi (local charge €20 for up to 5 devices)
  • Sana and fitness room (for 15 year olds and above)
  • Ski and boot room with individual ski lockers and boot warmers
  • Laundry service (local charge)
  • Entertainment in the evenings
Family Facilities

This hotel is an excellent choice for families

Baby Kits for infants up to to 2 years include a cot and microwaves are available in the restaurant to heat baby food as well as a baby menu of pureed meat; fish and vegetables and yoghurts.

Renardeaux Children's Club available all season for children aged 3-5 years and Les Pirates for 6-10 year olds in French school holidays (Christmas, New Year, February and April). Open 8.45am to 5.45pm and children are looked after by club leaders. Buy a lunch ticket locally if your child is staying the club all day.

The activities have a different theme each week like 'Fantasy World' or 'Nature and the Environment' and are indoors with songs, stories and dances and outdoor play in the snow and a big performance at the end of the week. The Clubs are closed Saturdays but for December 2021 this changes to Sundays. 

Club leaders are experienced and qualified for the age of children they look after. They speak English and French and ratios are 

  • 1 leader for up to 8 children in Renardeaux Club (3-5 years)
  • 1 leader for up to 12 children in Les Pirates (6-10 years)

There is also a Club for teens (11-17years) for 15 hours a week late afternoon and evening which can be a sports competition, creative workshop or a disco.

The hotel also offers a service to take children to the Plagne Centre ski school and they are our partner ski school. Pay locally, €60 for 6 take-to and pick-ups.

Meals

Buffet breakfast 7.30-9.30am

Hot drinks, fruit juices, pastries, local breads, selection of jams and spreads, hot options including eggs, bacon and sausages, cheeses, fresh fruit, cereal and yoghurts.

Dinner 7-9pm

Served in buffet format with different themes and some items cooked to order. There's a salad bar and items like charcuterie, melon, beef carpaccio and gazpacho. Main course includes grilled meats, burgers, pizza and all the vegetables. There is a choice of cheeses and desserts like cheesecake, brownies, mousse and fresh fruit salad.

One raclette meal is included per week, just reserve at reception if you would like this.

Red and rosé wines are included with dinner.

 

Gala Dinners are included

  • 24th December. Christmas music, enhanced buffet and dancing. Late afternoon there is a visit from Father Christmas
  • 31st December. Special buffet menu, dancing and entertainment. Children in the clubs have a special celebration late afternoon.

There are also special celebrations for Carnival or Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and Candlemass.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.6793394
  • Latitude: 45.5081614
  • Location Description:

    Fantastic location in Plagne Centre with a red and a blue piste going to the hotel and a chairlift departing right next door.

    Our partner ski hire shop is onsite and the ski school meeting place is just 100m from the hotel.

    There is a good selection of bars and shops close by.

    There is also a free bus or navette service from Plagne Centre to Belle Plagne, Bellecote and Plagne 1800 every day from approx. 8.30am to 11.45pm. 

Reviews of Hotel Le Terra Nova

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per person from £499
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Hotel Le Terra Nova
La Plagne, Paradiski Ski Area,Half Board
04/01/2022 - 4 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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