We Love —
- The Araucaria Hotel is a charming hotel that is both stylish and comfortable, with a warm and inviting atmosphere
- With such an exceptional location you can almost ski to the front door of the hotel!
- La Plagne, with a dizzying collection of 10 separate villages - each with its own character - all connected to a warren of varied pistes that criss-cross several mountains
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Your Destination —
La Plagne, with a dizzying collection of 10 separate villages - each with its own character and infrastructure - and 140 miles of slopes - has an unusually high number of blue and red runs, giving the average skier an enviable range of possibilities.
The superb ski area joins neighbouring Les Arcs between Montchavin-Coches and Peisey Vallandry to form the huge Paradiski domain with 425kms of runs , linked by one of the the world’s largest cable cars, the Vanoise Express, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. At 3250m, the Bellecôte glacier is the highest lift served location in the resort. The aptly named village of Belle Plagne is built in chalet style and is the most scenic village. Plagne Soleil, Centre and Village are ideally situated in a sunny bowl and offer great piste access. Après-ski activities include tobogganing, bobsleigh, ice climbing, airboarding and spending the night in an igloo. But for a laid-back après-ski full of delicious drinks or a warming Alpine delicacies, Plagne Centre is the place to go.
As La Plagne is so extensive, it is the perfect location for a ski holiday, catering for all levels of skier, while families are very well catered for too. Most of the areas have excellent ski schools and nursery runs for children and beginners.
There are more benefits to this massive ski area, too - offering a wide variety of activities, from Skidoos to France's only bobsleigh run via the ice rink. Swimming pool, bowling, paragliding and seven-cube and a 900m long snow park, totally dedicated to freestyle, is available.
Skiing in La Plagne —
A good number of beginners areas; and is a good progression from greens to blues and blues to reds.
Absolute heaven with 80% of the runs being blues and reds. Runs are generally quite long with fantastic opportunities to ski the glacier, as well as the slalom course and through the trees, for example down the Mont Blanc blue, a gorgeous, long, well maintained piste running all the way down to the Vanoise Express.
Advanced skiing -
Advanced skiing is very good here, particularly off the Roche de Mio. Black runs are regularly mogulled and quite challenging, and there are some great off-piste opportunities.
5 snow parks and a number of half-pipes, all for different abilities.
You may add ski lessons, 6 day lift passes, ski/boot rental, snowboard/boot rental or tuition at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.
Please note that ski passes and skiing equipment can be found in the nearby shopping complex.
Your Hotel —
The very popular Hotel Araucaria is exceptionally well situated at the foot of the slalom run in Plagne Centre. Located at the foot of the Jean-Luc Crétier slalom run, you can practically ski right to the door so this Hotel is the perfect setting for those looking to fit in as much skiing as possible. It is also in the ideal location for beginners, right next to the ski school meeting point - all of this just 150-metres from the centre of the resort itself.
A warm welcome awaits the whole family at Plagne Centre. The Araucaria offers high-quality rooms and suites at the foot of the pistes at Paradiski, one of Europe's largest ski areas. Stylish and comfortable, its contemporary design is very impressive. The highly regarded restaurant has great mountain views and the warm welcome here will ensure a memorable stay in la Plagne.
After a hard day skiing, why not take advantage of the spa and relaxation zone within the hotel. Plagne Centre's spa is equipped with a sauna, hammam and whirlpool, it is able to offer many different treatments, from massages to manicures.
- 72 Rooms
- Restaurant with views of Mont Blanc
- Breakfast restaurant
- Pool - indoor
- Lounge area
- Public rooms
- Room service
- Safe deposit boxes
- Ski room
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Spa treatments payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Double/Twin Room with Balcony.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a half board stay. You will be treated to a buffet breakfast and a 5 course buffet dinner everyday with a local speciality dinner once a week.
With its refined, modern décor the restaurant offers creative cuisine, a blend of French gastronomy and traditions featuring Savoyard specialities. In the piano bar you can sit back and relax with a cocktail or two in complete comfort.
Your Journey —
Flights: Are included
Depart London Gatwick: 0550
Arrive Chambéry Airport:0850
Depart Chambéry Airport: 1520
Arrive London Gatwick: 1600
Depart Birmingham: 1135
Arrive Chambéry Airport: 1425
Depart Chambéry Airport: 0955
Arrive Birmingham: 1050
Depart London Gatwick: 0600
Arrive Geneva Airport: 0845
Depart Geneva Airport: 1000
Arrive London Gatwick: 1050
All flight times are local
Transfers: Shared transfers are included. Your coach transfer is approximately 2hours 15 mins - 3 hours.
Please note: flight/train details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights/trains are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights/trains cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights/trains are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.