La Plagne


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La Plagne
The ski-pass covers the whole Plagne area. Various ski-schools including one with a base at Plagne Centre and locations at all its satellites; it boasts over 500 instructors, many of whom speak English.

Each village has its own complement of shops, ranging from small, rather pricey supermarkets and souvenir outlets to the usual sports goods and ski-hire. Plagne Centre has the most choice, although Belle Plagne is more upmarket. Little to satisfy nonskiers.

During the daytime there is downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, snowshoeing, winter walking, paragliding, snowmobiling and snow-tubing. The resort is host to an Olympic bobsleigh run, speed-skiing run and dog-sledding.

There are Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor gyms and fitness centres. There is also an indoor climbing wall, squash, paintball, cyber centre and video games.

In summer, a variety of sports, minigolf, mountain biking and hiking, roller skating and nature walks.

The nightlife is centred on numerous bars and restaurants, with some hotels offering in-house entertainment. There are cinemas and unsophisticated discos in the larger villages, bowling at Belle Plagne. English-language video and DVD hire in Plagne Centre.

The main villages offer a variety of eateries, ranging from simple pizzerias and creperies to Tex Mex, French cuisine and Savoyard specialities. Several hotel restaurants; handful of slopeside and mountain restaurants.