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What parents think about La Plagne ski resort

What parents think about La Plagne ski resort

La Plagne has a reputation for being one of the best family ski resorts in France…some say even the world! But what do parents say? BritMums chatted with some of our parent influencers about the famed French ski resort, what it offers and what families will really love about it. The chat was sponsored by La Plagne.

La Plagne has been named the most popular ski resort in the world by The Telegraph. You can see everything that La Plagne has to offer in our guide to the resort and also which elevation and village to stay at.

Get insight below from BritMums families on the best things about La Plagne for a family ski holiday.

What parents love about La Plagne

La Plagne has 11 villages & purpose-built resorts. The towns and villages that make up La Plagne are connected by a free bus service plus a network of lifts.

I have been going to @LaPlagne for the last 30 years, first with my parents and since with my own 4 children. Hands down it’s the best place for family skiing. Great for ski school, non-skiers, every level of skier and ski in/ ski out. @MummyFever

I like the idea of being able to stay in one place, being nice, warm and cosy and not having to travel too far to get to certain places. @SophieTrufShuf

It’s also one of the cheaper ones we found for food & accessories etc @LJBarton

I’ve never been but I can just imagine relaxing in a cosy, wooden lodge with a fab hot chocolate while taking in the scenery. @KatieCorr54

breakfast and view of mountains in La Plagne ski resort

Benefits for families in La Plagne

La Plagne has launched a one-stop-shop portal where you can conveniently book your accommodation, ski passes and activities, find deals and discover the best elevation and resort for your family (after using our handy guide below, of course!). PLUS when you book in certain accommodations via the La Plagne site you get La Plagne’s Serenity Pledge — which means you can cancel up to 7 days at select accommodation before your holiday for FREE! That’s something that really makes planning a family ski trip even more stress-free. Explore the La Plagne portal now.

Another aspect of La Plagne that we love for families: Its Coolski programme teaches ski skills on centrally located pistes designed and designated for beginners only. The Coolski pass for these slopes is great value and you can hire a colourful bib so other skiers know you or your children are just starting (or restarting). The Coolski locations are noted below.

What parents think about where to stay in La Plagne

When it comes to accommodation, the majority of BritMums parents prefer a luxury chalet (60%) or self-catering apartment (30%), according to our quick poll. (See our guide to the best areas to stay in La Plagne.) But there are other elements too that make a family ski holiday that much better:

We like to be close to slopes, kids clubs, with a self-catering option and hot tub. @AModernMother

Self-catering chalet shared with friends is best. You take it in turns to cook and clean but have that privacy too in a small group. @Toxicfairies

I’d prefer self-catering. With 3 kids eating out isn’t always easy. @AmyDoyl387

Chalet. 100% cosy and warm after a day on the slopes and also ideal for making own meals with picky eaters in the family. @Y7RRA

I think some of the best resorts are ones where there’s some type of creche so parents can have a little downtime/ hit the larger slopes and kids can spend some time with others their age and just have fun. @ToxicFairies

Great to have a chalet girl/boy or a good hotel restaurant/buffet. @Marysia01313

After a fun day, we like to get back to the chalet and eat cake and relax as a family whilst we are cooked for. @Marysia01313

The chalets and apartments look amazing! That alone would be enough to tempt me to visit! @TheBeesleyBuzz

bedroom in Mark Warner property La Plagne
Just one example of the places to stay in La Plagne

We like accommodation with a fire so we can all snuggle up together after being out in the cold, eating chocolate and marshmallows while drinking hot chocolate. @Y7RRA

I love the look of the spa, especially the sauna overlooking the snowy mountains @ToxicFairies

Tips for planning a visit to La Plagne

In addition to skiing across the 11 villages with a huge range of slopes, there are other activities you can do, including igloo building, dog sledding, ice climbing, the Colorado slope luge, slopes with fun equipment, zipwire and the family spa at Bains et SPA Deep Nature.

During the Feb & March French school holidays the resort has free ‘torchlit skidowns’ on the mountain. And La Plagne’s one-stop-shop on its site means guests can book accommodation, transport, insurance, ski equipment, activities and lift passes, with everything grouped together in one booking.

I’ve been drooling over their website! So many amazing activities. Looks like the perfect winter family break. Igloo building would be awesome! Plus keeping it all under one roof for booking makes planning so much easier. I’m all for hassle-free! I think this might be our new holiday since teenage daughter announced this summer she doesn’t like ‘hot’. @missielizzieb

You had me at ‘family spa’. I love the range of different activities for the whole family, with something for everyone of all abilities and all ages. We all want to go away to relax and have fun so knowing everything can be done it one place makes things so much easier, manageable and stress free. I also love that they cater for affordable family holidays so that everyone can experience the magic and fun of skiing and other fun activities on the slopes! @Tantrums2Smiles

My granddaughters would love a trip here. They love being outdoors and have a passion for excitement and trying new things. @SueMayC1

Zipwire and ice climbing for us! @brynp_dadto2

Right, I’m on my way! Dog sledding? My son will be absolutely delighted! @Toxicfairies

Ooh the fun snow activities followed by Raclette! @LJBarton

Read other reviews of La Plagne

Here’s what other sites have to say about this family-friendly ski resort: “La Plagne has become something of a home-from-home for French skiers, loyal family groups returning each season. The British also seem to have taken it to their hearts over the years, not least since there’s something for all tastes and skiing abilities here… the primary focus is on intermediate family skiers, who have countless areas to head off to and enjoy…but the simple fact is that La Plagne’s own terrain is already huge and arguably more multi-faceted than that of its neighbour, with strong appeal to skiers of all levels.” Children under 6 get to ski free. Read the full review. “The skiing in La Plagne is truly excellent – there’s around 130 pistes for all abilities and you can actually ski the whole of La Plagne solely on blue runs so even a beginner can cover good ground.” Read the full review. “La Plagne Soleil is a small place, with just a handful of restaurants. There are more over the slope in La Plagne village, but we highly recommend booking. There is some choice in La Plagne Soleil, and plenty of places to find all the Savoyard favourites of fondue and Pierre chauds. However, we did have two favourites….” Find out what they were.

The Daily Mail: Is France’s La Plagne the best family ski resort on earth? Read the full review.

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