When it comes to ski resorts, it’s fairly hard to beat the fabulous La Plagne. Part of the huge French Tarentaise Valley collection of resorts, it’s one of the most popular places in Europe to ski – and it’s no surprise why. With fantastic facilities, great snow cover and a network of interconnecting slopes to suit everyone from beginner to absolute powder hound, there’s a lot to love! Booking into one of the many excellent catered ski chalets La Plagne has to offer puts you on the doorstep of pure holiday heaven. |
Depending on when you visit, the resort (and surrounding area) has a long list of events at any given time, so it’s a nice idea to know what’s on in case you want to get involved. Here are three upcoming events you might be interested in, because, once you’ve booked your catered ski chalets, La Plagne can be as busy or relaxed as you like.
Xplore Alpes Festival
Running for the last week of October, the Xplore Alpes Festival has a packed-to-the-rafters programme of movies, music, activities, talks and displays, with something for everyone to get involved in. Encompassing sites across the Tarentaise Valley, you’ll be able to watch any of over a hundred specially selected outdoor sports and adventure movies; listen to fascinating talks by speakers on topics around the heritage of the mountains (including round table discussions and masterclasses); and, most excitingly, take part in a huge range of exciting activities and workshops – all supervised by professionals in the discipline offered. If you’re looking for some action outside your catered ski chalets, La Plagne and the surrounding area is turning it on in style at the Xplore Alpes Festival.
Aime’s Christmas Market
Spending the festive season in a ski resort can be a magical experience for young and old. Christmas markets have a very special kind of ambience and, on November 27, the little town of Aime-la-Plagne comes alive with their own version. The town’s charming streets are filled with stalls selling food, wine, local crafts and, of course, all things Christmas. Adults will love the wonderful ambience (and the chance to purchase gifts) but the children will love it even more, with a host of activities and appearances from the man of the moment himself – Santa. The market will be open from 10am-5.50pm.
Red Pompom Night – New Year!
If you’ve booked to stay for New Year in one of the catered ski chalets, La Plagne will help you welcome in the New Year with the celebrations known as Red Pom Pom Night. Although the usual fireworks display will not be going ahead, the night still promises plenty of fun, with music, food, wine and dancing in the snow. Held at the Front de Neige in Plagne Bellecôte, you can hop on the free inter-village bus to get there and back if needs be. Where else would you rather be to ring in the New Year?
These are just a few of the events from the upcoming calendar in this fabulous resort, proving again its appeal for every kind of visitor. While of course most people come primarily to get out on the slopes, it’s important to have other drawcards as well if you’re going to have a holiday the whole family will remember.
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 ski 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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