Residence Le Chalet des Cimes (Belle Plagne)

  • Paradiski Ski Area, France, La Plagne

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The apartments in Le Chalet des Cimes are in a perfect ski in, ski out location in Belle Plagne, making it easy to get out into the Paradiski area. They have a quaint and lovely chalet style, making the apartments cosy and inviting. With the option between two and four bedroom apartments, its a perfect choice for families and groups. 

They all have a fireplace in the living room and a south facing balcony, its perfect to come back to the sun shining and panoramic mountain views. There's a relaxation area which you can book locally, including a whirlpool, hammam and sauna.

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

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

Free child lift passes (5-12yrs) when 2 adults pre-book Paradiski passes for departures 17 Dec 2022, 8 & 15 Apr 2023

Free Paradiski lift pass upgrade offer for adult, child & senior passes - departures 7 & 14 Jan, 25 Mar 2023

Free child helmet when booking skis & boots

Rooms
  • No. of apartments: 13
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Refundable deposit €500 (credit cards accepted)
  • Resort tax €0.99 per person, per day (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally

Rooms

All apartments include an open plan living and dining area with a balcony. A fully equipped kitchen with an oven, microwave, fridge, ceramic plates, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle and toaster. Flat screen TV in the living room, safe, hairdryer and fireplace.

Two Bedroom Apartments are 72m² and sleep up to 6 people. There is a double bedroom, twin bedroom and a cabin area with bunk beds. Two bathrooms both with WC, one with a bath and the other with a shower.

Four Bedroom Apartments are 92m² and sleep 4-8 people. This apartment is over three floors and has one double bedroom and three twin bedrooms. There's three bathrooms with bath or shower and two WCs.

Beds are made on arrival, towels are changed mid-stay, kitchen kit with tea towel and end of stay cleaning (expect kitchen) included. First bag of wood for fireplace is free.

  • 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 après skier – from cozy pubs, via igloo themed bars to open-air bars with DJ performances by the piste. La Bergerie is on a blue run down to Plagne Centre - it's a great spot for some slope side après in the sun. 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 upgrade to a Paradiski lift pass for adult, child and senior passes - Departures 7 & 14 Jan, 25 Mar 2023.

FREE child lift pass offer (5-12yrs) when 2 adults pre-book Paradiski Premium passes - Departures 17 Dec 2022, 8 & 15 Apr 2023.

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 Area 6 £287 £240 £240 £976
Local (La Plagne) 6 L £220
H £245
L £176
H £207
L £176
H £207
£824

Low season = 01 Nov - 16 Dec 22. High season = 17 Dec 22- 30 Apr 23.

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

The lift pass prices are based on the local 'Tribu' rate which is given for groups of three or more. This is a discounted price on the local 'Solo or 'Duo' passes sold locally to one or two people.  

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

Low season = 01 Nov - 16 Dec 22. High season = 17 Dec 22- 30 Apr 23.

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

Low season = 01 Nov - 16 Dec 22. High season = 17 Dec 22- 30 Apr 23.

*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
  • Relaxation centre with sauna, hammam and whirlpool (open 4 - 7pm, pay locally)
  • Free WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Bread and pastry delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Covered car park (pay locally)
Family Facilities
  • High chair and cot available on request
Meals

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering
Location in resort
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    • Ski in/ski out
    • Ski hire shop on site
    • 100 metres from the shops
    • 300 metres from the resort centre
    • 300 metres from the ski school meeting place

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Residence Le Chalet des Cimes (Belle Plagne)
La Plagne, Paradiski Ski Area,Self Catering
07/01/2023 - 7 nights
6 adults
From Edinburgh
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