Plagne Bellecote competes with Plagne Centre architecturally: for a better looking, high altitude ski resort within the Paradiski area you should go to either Belle Plagne or Plagne 1800.
Plagne Bellecote Ski & Snowboard Access: there is a selection of good and efficient ski lifts out of Plagne Bellecote all of which are just a short walk from most of the ski accommodation. There are four chairlifts out of Plagne Bellecote including the six-seater Colloses chairlift that leads to Plagne Centre and the new 8-seater Arpette chairlift giving access to Montchavin and les Coches. The oldest of these chairlifts is just five years old. In addition there is the Bellecote telecabine, which stops at Belle Plagne before continuing to the Roche de Mio (2,700m) and beyond to the glacier (3,000m). There is a guide to the individual ski runs of La Plagne in the “Skiing in La Plagne” section of this site
Plagne Bellecote Accommodation: The only ski accommodation in Plagne Bellecote is apartments: there is no hotel or catered chalet. On a more positive note most of the apartments are very reasonably priced and you can ski or snowboard back to the door – for some apartments you would need to walk about 100m to the lifts in the morning.
There are crèches available through some British holiday companies such as Ski Beat in la Plagne 1800 but this is only offered to those staying in their catered ski chalets in Plagne 1800.
Plagne Bellecote Apres Ski: The Show Time can be a good place for a late afternoon drink if you miss the last lift: there is a free bus service from about 50m away that runs every 30 minutes to Plagne Centre and Plagne 1800 – do not worry this continues until midnight.
Spitting Feathers is Bellecote’s latest après ski bar offering live music, a large selection of beers, snacks, live football matches and a courtesy mini bus.
There are more bars and restaurants available in Belle Plagne. Once the ski slopes have closed for the night the Bellecote telecabine re-opens but only as far as Belle Plagne and this is not included on your ski pass.
For a touch of relaxation after a day of skiing or snowboarding around la Plagne there are a couple of mobile massage service operating in the resort. Massage Me therapists will come to your ski chalet to provide that extra bit of holiday pampering that you are after, or Pamper Off Piste are great for mobile physiotheraphy, osteopathy, massage and beauty services in the comfort of your chalet or holiday accommodation.
Plagne Bellecote Ski Schools: The only ski school in Plagne Bellecote is the ESF. As with most older ski resorts in France the ski school has some good instructors and service standards seem to fall during French holidays, group sizes and prices do not reflect this.