by Fiona Bell | 19th July 2023
La Plagne for Non-Skiers
by Fiona Bell | 25th July 2023
Thinking of joining your skier friends or family on holiday, but don’t fancy skiing yourself?
There’s plenty of things to do for non-skiers in all of our resorts… here’s some of our highlights in La Plagne!
Enjoy the local cuisine
Treat yourself to a delicious lunch with a glass of local wine. 🍷 Many restaurants offer a good priced lunchtime dish of the day (‘plat du jour’) or set menu (‘menu du jour’) offering excellent cuisine at very reasonable prices.
Join your group at après-ski
You don’t have to ski to enjoy après-ski! Many bars offer drinks deals and live enjoy drinks and music! 🎵
Indulge yourself and book an in-chalet massage with Massage Me!
Pedestrian pass for the ski lifts
Enjoy the mountains on foot and get yourself a pedestrian lift pass. The free navette bus gets you around between the villages of La Plagne, and pedestrian lift passes give you access to various pedestrian friendly ski lifts. 🚠
The lifts provide access to walking trails and mountain restaurants, so is ideal whether you fancy a quiet walk or a meet up with your friends and family for lunch!
Click here to download the Pedestrian lift map. The pass is provisionally €60 for the week, for the Winter 23/24 season.
Fancy being pulled across the snow by huskies!? 🐾 Choose between riding alone or with company, and explore the Dou du Praz by sled, departing from Plagne Villages. You will be comfortably seated on reindeer pelts and guided by a professional musher in a large cross-country sled pulled by 7 to 10 Greenland dogs.
Snowmobiling offers an unforgettable experience whether you are an expert or a beginner, driving high-quality and comfortable skidoos, under the supervision of experienced guides. Various evening departure times available after the pistes close. Don’t forget your goggles if there’s powder snow!
Take to the outdoor ice rink ⛸️ in Plagne centre (just jump on the free bus from Plagne 1800), or head a little further afield to Plagne Bellecôte where there is a natural floodlit rink set just above the main building near the foot of the Roche de Mio gondola. Skating aids available to hire for littler ones at both rinks; Bellecôte offers a special area reserved just for beginners.
Visit the Ice Grotto
If you fancy heading up to the highest heights, meet your skiing friends and family at the top of the Plagne Bellecôte glacier (3,417 metres) to visit the Ice Grotto. Each winter the cave is re-sculpted with carved ice sculptures of various animals and statues, showing in beautiful hues of blues and greens.
Located at the Colorado ski lift on the snow front in Plagne Centre, the Colorado luge 🛷 is a mile-long sledge run with the most spectacular Mont Blanc views!
Olympic bobsleigh run
If you fancy picking up some speed, make sure you try our the Olympic Bobsleigh run. Options include riding solo on the speed luge, in a group of 4 in the Bob Raft (a self-driving, self-braking bobsleigh!) or in a competition worthy bobsleigh at speeds of up to 120km/hr with your own professional driver.
Book a tandem paragliding flight and take to the skies for a bird’s eye view of the mountains!
Get off the beaten track with a snowshoe (raquette) excursion! Options include half and full day excursions. Raquette equipment and transport are usually included, check when you book.
Swimming and Fitness
Head to Plagne Bellecôte (free bus from Plagne 1800) and enjoy the Magic Pool 🏊♀️ – an outdoor heated pool with jacuzzi and sauna! Blokes – don’t forget that board shorts are not permitted in many public pools in France – speedos only!
Salle Omnisports in Plagne Centre offers a gym, fitness room, sports hall and climbing wall.
Sales & Guest Services
There’s not much that Fiona doesn’t know about ski holidays. A catered chalet guest since the tender age of 3, she’s also done just about every job in resort. A mine of useful information, you can count on Fiona for recommendations, top tips and straightforward, no-nonsense advice.