Published on : 19/12/2020
Because even without ski lifts, it is a destination of choice for a top winter stay, direction La Plagne as soon as the Christmas vacations! Holder of the AFNOR certification “COVID-19 sanitary measures”, the Savoyard resort is not lacking in assets. Here are 5 of them which make the happiness of all generations!
1 La Plagne, or the promise of original winter vacations… between bobsleigh and ice tour!
With an authorized opening from December 22nd, the bobsleigh run of La Plagne is simply unique in France. 1 500m long, 19 bends and 125 m of difference in height await you to discover the bob raft (4 people) or the speed sledge (individual). Sensations guaranteed at 80 or even 90 km/h !
After a nice descent on the ice, how about climbing it? Supervised by a mountain guide or in free practice for the most experienced, don’t miss the Ice Tower! 24m of ice climbing to discover in complete safety, whatever your level.
2 Christmas vacations in La Plagne: the opportunity to (re)start cross-country skiing.
In the heart of a preserved nature, the Nordic ski area of Champagny le Haut offers 23 km of secured slopes for skating or alternative step lovers. Its quality has earned it the “Nordic France” label. On the spot, discover also the joys of a ski joëring ride or a ride with sled dogs.
3 Ski touring galore this winter at La Plagne
Although the marked itineraries are closed until further notice, ski touring remains possible in free practice. The most courageous will be able to immerse themselves in the middle of nature, get to know the summits and ski down virgin slopes, knowing that they are in unsecured areas. Supervision by a mountain guide is authorized (up to 6 people in total) and therefore strongly recommended.
4 Unforgettable walks or snowshoe hikes in the powder snow.
Miles and miles of trails are available to you, lovers of calm and wide open spaces. Free of charge, for all levels, including a themed one for families, the snowshoe trails of La Plagne delight both sportsmen and contemplatives. And without snowshoes, enjoy the pleasure of a walk in the white paradise on marked trails…
5 Staying in La Plagne in winter is of course a treat for your taste buds!
Finally, even if the restaurants won’t be open to the public before January 20th, fondue and other Savoyard crusts will still be available to take away from the many establishments in the resort. Because a stay in the mountains is also a trip to the land of the comforting flavors of winter, you can already prepare your pledge for those who will lose their croutons in the fondue pot!
Covid-19 or not, spending a winter stay in La Plagne is for sure an unforgettable experience. Even without ski-lifts, the resort with the red hat will be able to offer you exceptional vacations. Every year its numerous visitors come and come back to enjoy the art of mountain living and the warm welcome of the Savoyards.