With brilliant ski schools, loads of fun activities, great ski areas and beautiful catered chalets, La Plagne is the ideal destination for a family holiday. |
Back to Class
The ski schools here accept children from the age of three and up, meaning that the majority of families can enrol their kids in a class or two. Of course, with children that young, the instructors focus on games and fun. They help the little ones build their confidence in a charming ‘snow garden’. A half-day session will be plenty for younger kids.
From the age of five kids can be enrolled in specific courses depending on their level, from absolute beginners to champion skiers. These classes cover all the basics in a safe environment and give those who are more experienced a chance to whizz down the slopes. The courses usually last a week and you can choose either half or full days.
Off the Slopes
Most children will struggle to focus on just one activity all week, so you’ll be glad to learn that there are plenty of family-friendly activities to keep all ages entertained.
• Ice Skating – Switch it up a bit and head to the outdoor ice rink at Bellecote. You can rent skates for the whole family and perfect your toe loops. • Sledging – There are lots of designated sledging zones all over the region. Older children will love the thrilling luge track above Plagne Centre. • Swimming – Wear off a little more of your brood’s seemingly endless energy with a swimming session in one of the indoor pools in Plagne Bellecote. • Indoor Fun – Brush the snow from your shoulders and warm up with a family film at one of the local cinemas or indulge in your competitive side during a bowling game in Belle Plagne. • Celebrate – During the summer and winter holidays there will be lots of great events just for kids. Christmas brings shows and parades and, of course, an appearance from Father Christmas himself.
Where to Go
Each resort has areas suitable for children and beginners, so you don’t have to worry about finding somewhere safe for your kids to practice. For the littlest ones, head to the nursery slope at Montalbert as they have a lovely snow zone with music, a play area and models of dragons and fairies.
Teenagers will prefer the new Fun Slope under the Arpette lift – part boardercross and part slope, it offers keen youths something a little different.
The resorts around La Plagne have a variety of accommodation options, so you’ll be able to find what works for you and your family, whether you’re looking for hotels or catered chalets. La Plagne has plenty of great restaurants and cafes but catered accommodation allows you to relax and dine in the comfort of your own home away from home.
I would personally recommend a catered chalet. La Plagne can be very busy at peak times so it is great to have your own base to hang out in during the evenings and enjoy quality time with the family. After all, that is why you are there!
Tim Heal is the founder of Chaletline, a travel agency offering catered chalet accommodation in worldwide ski resorts. With an extensive knowledge of resorts and excellent post booking care, they pride themselves on the personal touch they offer to each and every client. If you're looking for catered chalets, La Plagne is just one of the superb ski resorts in which they can quickly and efficiently match you with the perfect accommodation. Catering for individuals, couples and groups up to 50, the knowledgeable Chaletline team will help you choose the right chalet in the right resort.
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