Browsing entries tagged with La Plagne

7 Nov 2018

Upgrades galore in Paradiski and Three Valleys

Upgrades galore in Paradiski and Three Valleys

Two of the biggest ski areas in France are boasting some significant updates to infrastructure this season, offering skiers and snowboarders even more convenience and fun. Chalet specialist Ski Amis is…

19 Sep 2018

Sleep in a piste basher in La Plagne

Sleep in a piste basher in La Plagne

The ski resort of La Plagne in France is offering a world first this winter: the chance to stay in piste groomer high up in the mountains. The “Over the Moon” snow groomer experience offers guests…

6 Jul 2018

Crystal changes family ski holidays format

Crystal changes family ski holidays format

Crystal Ski Holidays confirms some new changes to their Whizz Kids Club including its new name: Beanie Bear Club. This new childcare provision will be focused on 3-8 year olds (previously 3-11 year olds)…

7 Nov 2017

Ski Amis launches Autumn sale

Ski Amis launches Autumn sale

Ski Amis have launched their Autumn sale with catered chalet prices now from only £299 per person. With only five weeks before the resorts open their doors and the Alps receiving a metre of snow over…

4 Oct 2017

New hotels open in family ski resorts

New hotels open in family ski resorts

Some more new hotels are opening in the French Alps this winter, updating accommodation offerings in the family-friendly ski resorts of La Rosière’s and La Plagne. The Hyatt Centric La Rosière opens…

16 Dec 2016

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

British Airways is starting flights from Stansted to Chambéry Savoie Airport tomorrow, Saturday 17 December, offering skiers a new route to the Alps. Flights will leave Stansted at 7.20am returning at…

14 Dec 2016

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

French Alps specialist Peak Retreats, best known for its wide selection of self-catering ski accommodation, has teamed up with Club Med to offer all-inclusive ski holidays. In response to what it says…

30 Nov 2016

Carbon-neutral ski transfers launched

Carbon-neutral ski transfers launched

A ski transfer business has launched a carbon neutral transfer service in the Alps for skiers concerned about the environmental impact of their travel. Ski-Lifts, which was last week named World’s Best…

19 Oct 2016

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

We have already reported on the huge improvements in the major French ski resorts of Val d’Isère and Alpe d’Huez, as well as the new chairlift in La Plagne from Plagne Montalbert to Aime 2000 in the…

12 Oct 2016

Ski rail price comparison opens

Ski rail price comparison opens

Skiers can now compare train prices at a glance with a new price-checker resource on rail-ski website Snowcarbon. The price-checking tool, which goes live tomorrow (Thursday 13 October), will allow skiers…

13 Sep 2016

Chambéry steps up for more flights

Chambéry steps up for more flights

One of the most convenient airports in France for skiers flocking to the Alps has undergone a major renovation to improve services this winter. Chambéry Savoie airport, which is within an hour and a half’s…

30 Aug 2016

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Ski tour operator Inghams has added the resort of Montgenèvre in France to its programme for the forthcoming season. Inghams will offer two chalets in Montgenèvre, the3.5 diamond Chalet Rocher de L’Aigle…

21 Jul 2016

Ski train tickets on sale now

Ski train tickets on sale now

Eurostar tickets to the French Alps have gone on sale for winter 2016/17. The high-speed passenger service linking the UK from London St Pancras and Ashford to Bourg St Maurice and Lyon will run weekly…

3 May 2016

Readers take winning trip to La Plagne

Readers take winning trip to La Plagne

Where to Ski and Snowboard reader Keith Wild and his wife Alison have returned from a trip to La Plagne that they won for submitting a resort report for this year’s book. Mr Wild said despite having…

15 Mar 2016

Skier dies from collision in Flaine

Skier dies from collision in Flaine

Police in France have opened an investigation following the death of a man in the ski resort of Flaine. The 43-year-old skier was on the Serpentine piste, a blue run, at 4pm on Sunday afternoon when the…

27 Jan 2016

Half term ski holiday offers released

Half term ski holiday offers released

With just two weeks before the start of half term, and spring-like conditions in the Alps with sunshine and fabulous snow on piste, tour operators are releasing fantastic offers to entice families to the…

27 Nov 2015

Black Friday hits the ski slopes

Black Friday hits the ski slopes

Like it or not, Britain is currently in the grip of Black Friday, which also means money off ski holidays this year. Alpine Weekends is offering Where to Ski and Snowboard readers an extra £50 off its…

14 Oct 2015

New lifts and pistes in Three Valleys

New lifts and pistes in Three Valleys

It’s all change in the Three Valleys this winter, with new pistes, lifts and hotels in almost all of the resorts. In Val Thorens, a new red piste called Chasse, in the Plein Sud sector, continuing the…

27 Aug 2015

New gondola for Plagne Montalbert

New gondola for Plagne Montalbert

A new gondola opens in Plagne Montalbert this winter, replacing two chair lifts and shaving nearly 40 minutes from the journey time up Le Fornelet, part of the La Plagne / Paradiski ski area. The new…

23 Jul 2015

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

The Ski Club of Great Britain will offer cut-price instructor-lead on and off-piste ski guiding in France this winter. The Ski Club was last winter forced to withdraw its popular Leading service following…

22 Jun 2015

Tarentaise launches Alpine Legends pass

Tarentaise launches Alpine Legends pass

Three of France’s biggest ski areas are joining forces to offer a single pass. Following in the footsteps of US ski resorts which have combined to offer adventurous skiers and snowboarders a range of…

13 Feb 2015

Skiers dine high in the mountains

Skiers dine high in the mountains

High dining took on a new meaning last night (Thursday, 12 February) in Paradiski in the French Alps. The Vanoise Express cable car, which ferries skiers and snowboarders between Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry…

9 Feb 2015

Excellent skiing ahead for half term

Excellent skiing ahead for half term

Snow is still falling today in the north-eastern Alps, but elsewhere the sun is shining after a week of massive snowfalls. Andermatt and Engelberg in Switzerland each report upper depths of 380cm this…

20 Nov 2014

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

If all this snow falling in the Alps is making your mouth water, and you have a few days of holiday not yet taken this year, then your luck is in. Ski tour operators are currently offering some massive…

17 Oct 2014

Ski Amis celebrates 25 years

Ski Amis celebrates 25 years

French ski holiday operator Ski Amis is offering 25 per cent discounts on selected weeks and chalets over the season to celebrate 25 years in business. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate…

4 Aug 2014

Inghams offers 10 new ski resorts

Inghams offers 10 new ski resorts

Inghams has added 10 new ski resorts to its offering this winter — including one in Austria that is dedicated to people learning to ski and snowboard. Oberperfuss, just above Innsbruck in Austria, is…

30 Jul 2014

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Get ready to book your Eurostar tickets to the French Alps — sales for the ski train open tomorrow (31 July). The train runs directly from London St Pancras to the French Alps, offering easy access to…

27 Jan 2014

More fabulous February ski deals

More fabulous February ski deals

Last month we saw some recession-busting bargain ski holidays, but the deals keep on flooding in. So much so that, as the snow finally starts to fall in earnest, we thought we’d flag up a few more for…

21 Jan 2014

Keep tabs on your child on the slopes

Keep tabs on your child on the slopes

A ski hire company is offering parents the ability to keep tabs on the whereabouts of their children on the slopes, with the addition of a child-friendly GPS and app. Skiset, which has hire shops all over…

8 Jan 2014

Amazing ski holiday deals this week

Amazing ski holiday deals this week

If you want to grab a fantastic bargain, now is the time. The conditions are fantastic and there are ski deals everywhere — we’ve just added a load to our “bargains” section — but the offers…

4 Dec 2013

Swap your skis to match your outfit

Swap your skis to match your outfit

A ski hire company has launched a special package for women — skis in every colour to match your outfit. Ski Republic, which operates in France, Andorra and Switzerland, has teamed up with Coreupt to…

25 Oct 2013

Ski cable car gets fashion makeover

Ski cable car gets fashion makeover

Skiers in La Plagne and Les Arcs will be boarding a funky cable car over the coming season, thanks to leading fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. The largest cable car in the world — the Vanoise…

20 Sep 2013

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski Holidays has teamed up with ski school Evolution 2 to offer social skiing for its customers in France. In February British tour operators withdrew ski hosting or guiding from their programmes…

5 Aug 2013

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Going skiing on the Eurostar this winter? Well get ready to book — tickets will go on sale at 6.30am tomorrow morning, Tuesday 6 August. For the second year running, Eurostar will run a Swiss ski train…

6 Nov 2012

Swiss, Avoriaz and VIP SKI win awards

Swiss, Avoriaz and VIP SKI win awards

Völkl and Salomon skis, Avoriaz, Ellis Brigham, Swiss airlines and Geneva airport are among 28 winners of the inaugural World Snow Awards in London last week. While skiers and snowboarders across UK start…

4 Nov 2012

More airlines to carry skis free

More airlines to carry skis free

Swiss has long been distinguished from rival airlines flying to the Alps by its free ski carriage policy, but now others are competing. Monarch airlines is offering free ski carriage on new routes introduced…

15 Oct 2012

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Monday morning has brought snow across France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland — with particularly heavy dumps on the

23 Mar 2012

La Plagne goes Urban again

La Plagne goes Urban again

The Winter Urban festival returns to La Plagne this April, for a week-long event of ski testing, competitions, mountain film festival and various concerts and parties. The action packed week takes place…

1 Mar 2012

Easter price cut

Easter price cut

High French resorts are some of the best places to be late season, especially given this year’s good snowfalls. Chalet operator Ski Amis is discounting all remaining rooms in its properties for the…

5 Jan 2012

Bargain chalet holidays from £199!

Bargain chalet holidays from £199!

French chalet specialist Ski Amis has launched a January sale, with prices for catered accommodation starting at £199 per person. And one of those bargains is for premium service, if you can depart next…

30 Nov 2011

La Plagne to host bob world cup

La Plagne to host bob world cup

La Plagne is celebrating not only its 50th anniversary as a ski resort, but also the imminent arrival of Olympic stars to compete in this year’s Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup. The event, originally…

24 Nov 2011

New adaptive programme from Crystal

New adaptive programme from Crystal

A new programme from Crystal Holidays aims to help disabled skiers enjoy a good winter holiday. The Crystal Ski Adaptive programme has been launched for the 2012 winter season, and includes five resorts…

2 Nov 2011

French apartments going cheaper

French apartments going cheaper

Lagrange holidays is offering a limited discount of 15% on a range of ski apartments in three top French resorts this winter, and that includes the February half term week. Serre Chevalier, La Plagne and…

29 Jun 2011

New leisure complex for Montchavin

New leisure complex for Montchavin

Visitors to Montchavin-Les Coches (part of La Plagne’s ski area) will be able to enjoy a brand new pool and spa centre from next winter. The new leisure facility is being built in Montchavin, just…

7 May 2011

Small operator success in La Plagne

Small operator success in La Plagne

New La Plagne ski company Ice and Fire has just realised their customer satisfaction figures for the winter season, announcing an excellent result. The 2010/11 may have been one to remember in terms…

13 Oct 2010

Deal of the week: La Plagne?

Deal of the week: La Plagne?

Looking for a pre-Xmas ski break? Quieter slopes, early snows, cheaper lodging. Well, our deal of the week comes from Lagrange holidays. Lagrange has announced that its Prestige Residence Aspen in La Plagne-Villages…

25 May 2010

La Plagne goes digital

La Plagne goes digital

More resorts are publishing their brochures online, as downloads or links on their websites, in a move to streamline facilities and to reduce the environmental impact. Apparently, La Plagne is to do the…

26 Nov 2009

La Plagne offers first tracks

La Plagne offers first tracks

La Plagne is introducing a new ‘First Tracks’ deal this winter, which allows you to take an early ride up the mountain and ski before everyone else. The ‘First Tracks’ pass is only available during…

18 Jun 2009

Paradiski villages to get better connected

The Paradiski resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs are planning to rid their ski areas of a few more unsightly old lifts for next season, and gain a new six-pack each.But the key feature will be the direct…

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