Plagne Centre – 2050m
La Plagne Centre is needless to say in the heart of the la Plagne ski area. Much of Plagne Centre was built in the sixties and seventies; it is perhaps the source of la Plagne’s reputation of being ugly and a concrete jungle. Villages such as Belle Plagne and Plagne 1800 should not be labelled in this way. Much of the Plagne Centre ski accommodation is not the best available but prices tend to be lower: it is good for cheap ski chalets and cheap ski apartments.
Ski & Snowboard Access: Plagne Centre gives excellent ski convenience with plenty of ski apartments that are ski in ski out. The ski school meeting points are very close so can make for a very easy family ski holiday. There is a guide to the individual ski runs on the ski la plagne website.
La Plagne Centre caters well for disabled skiers and their families, both for ski holiday accommodation and disability ski tuition. The best source of information is the Ski 2 Freedom Foundation: it is an international snow-sport portal providing disabled people with a comprehensive information resource on locations for Alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski areas, resort information and winter activities.
Plagne Centre Accommodation: Apartments and Catered ski chalets in Plagne Centre are available through Snow Hounds
It has to be said though you are better off looking for catered ski chalets in Plagne 1800.
Apres Ski: There are many shops and restaurants in la Plagne Centre. Although the shops provide most things that you might require, nobody would describe the Plagne Centre gallery as pretty.
There are several bars in Plagne Centre. Scotties bar/restaurant is located right on the piste at the bottom of the Becoin ski lift out of Plagne Centre. It advertises great food and fantastic apres ski with live bands. It is also the only place for English breakfast and Sunday roasts. The No Bl’m often features live bands; the Lunar bar is more pub style; the liveliest early evening is usually the Dutch-run La Plagneja. To dance the night away the best bet is Belle Plagne: “The Saloon” disco offers a free minibus service.
Plagne Centre is the best served of the la Plagne villages for banks, there are also two cash machines here. Within the gallery you will also find the la Plagne tourist office (www.la-plagne.com); the medical centre and the pharmacy.
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.
Hire Shops: There are about six ski hire shops in Plagne Centre renting all ski and snowboarding equipment. To pre-book your ski hire in Plagne Centre and get a discount use the SkiSet link to the left.