7 Reasons Belle Plagne is a Brilliant Ski Resort
The French Alps are some of mother nature’s greatest gifts ̶ the gorgeous white peaks, verdant forests and cosy chalets look like a snow globe brought to life.
If you’re considering a snowsports holiday here for the first time, there’s such a plethora of picture-postcard resorts that it’s tricky deciding which one to choose, but it’s really important that you book a resort that satisfies skiers of all aptitudes in your group and that it also has appropriate off-slope activities for kids too.
Part of the popular Paradiski area, Belle Plagne ticks pretty much every box ̶ here are seven reasons why it’s a brilliant ski resort.
- Awesome altitude
Belle Plagne sits at a lofty altitude of 2050m and has a summit height of 3250m, which means that it’s a snow-sure resort where you won’t struggle to find fresh powder and pistes in perfect condition throughout the season ̶ this should provide peace of mind.
Architect Michel Bezancon created this resort in 1981 and it’s purpose-built, so every element has been carefully planned to maximise your holiday satisfaction. Despite it being relatively ‘new’, compared to some resorts, you’ll still find lots of lovely traditional chalet-style architecture.
- Varied skiing
There are lots of wide, cruisy blue pistes around Belle Plagne that are ideal for intermediate skiers, you’ll find exciting black runs and off-piste skiing at the Bellecote glacier and there are also ample green slopes for beginners to find their feet.
- Superb snowboarding
If you’re a snowboarder, you’ll love Le Grand Parc at the top of Belle Plagne ̶ it has a 20-foot kicker, numerous rails and tables and a big air bag for practising your jumps safely. There are also plenty of off-piste opportunities but it’s best to hire a guide to take you off the beaten track.
- Comfy accommodation
Book with ski holiday specialists Erna Low to grab great accommodation at Belle Plagne like Les Balcons de Belle Plagne, which is conveniently located at the foot of the slopes, has sumptuous suites for families of all sizes and also boasts an indoor sauna, swimming pool and fitness area.
- Top-ranking snow record
With 70% of the slopes in the wider resort here at an altitude of over 2000m, snow conditions are usually excellent. Historical snow records show that there’s typically around 20cm of snowfall every week during the season and last season there was 678cm of snowfall in total.
- Amazing après-ski
If you’re looking for lively entertainment in the evenings then Belle Plagne doesn’t disappoint ̶ for instance, traditional Alpine bar La Tete is famous for its friendly ambience and buzzing club Le Saloon is open until 5am!
Hopefully this septet of Belle Plagne attractions has piqued your interest in this Alpine paradise ̶ whenever you visit we’re sure you’ll absolutely adore it!