Winter 2021/22 – What’s new ?

Winter 2021/22 – What’s new ?

New adresses

1// Hotel club mmv in Plagne Aime 2000

Fully renovated in contemporary style, with views to Mont-Blanc, this 228-room ski-in, ski-out address has a number of stylish elements. It is the first hotel-club to present the new identity style of the mmv clubs.

The + points: family mini-suites (5 pers.), a sunny terrace overlooking the ski slopes, a spa with an aqua-relaxation area, clubs for children aged 18 months up to 17 years, with a climbing wall and a space for teens. Restaurant open to outside customers.
From 936€/pers. during the school holidays

https://www.mmv-holidays.co.uk/en/hotel-club-ski-aime2000-plagne2000

2// Hotel club mmv in Belle Plagne

In Savoyard chalet style, Les 2 Domaines hotel club has 79 modern and very spacious rooms, each with a balcony overlooking the mountains.
Its + for families: full day child care.
From 882€/pers. during the school holidays
https://www.mmv-holidays.co.uk/en/residence-club-ski-belle-plagne-le-centaure

New for mmv in its residences in La Plagne and elsewhere:

– New signature fitness lessons by Lucie Woodward, mmv’s fitness/wellness ambassador. She has joined Michelin-starred chef Christophe Campanella who has already been working with the brand for the past 3 years, with a signature menu for gourmets.
– Vegan and gluten-free menus in the restaurants
– 4 “After-Ski” moments per week: Fun, Show, Zen and Gourmet
– Children are taken to their first morning and afternoon ski lesson

3// 5* Hotel Residence “Le White Pearl-Lodges & SPAS” in Plagne Soleil

The first 5 star accommodation in La Plagne!
This luxury CGH residence centres around 7 chalets made of wood and stone, like a small hamlet in traditional architectural style.
The 91 high-end duplex apartments, with 1 to 5 bedrooms, have state of the art equipment. You just hav to put your skis on and head off on the slopes, then enjoy all the available amenities on your return: a heated indoor/outdoor pool (the only one in La Plagne!), a state-of-the-art Ô des Cimes spa with a whirlpool tub, sauna, Turkish bath, salt grotto, cardio training fitness room and ski shop.
From 1064€/week for a 1-bedroom apartment sleeping 4.

4// Homemade dishes – The chalet de Plan Bois altitude restaurant is serving local cuisine

Le Chalet de Plan Bois, an altitude restaurant that opened on the slopes in the Montchavin-Les Coches sector 30 years ago, is changing direction to offer local cuisine in an intimate setting. Local owner, Isabelle Gentil, came up with this new concept for the restaurant created by her parents.

Lunch will become a limited edition experience: the seating capacity has been divided by 6, from 140 down to 23, in order to offer an address where the focus is on quality with a personal welcome, “just like at home”.

After changing out of ski boots and putting on slippers made in France, guests are seated in one of the 4 dining rooms for individual groups, each with a themed decor (fabric tablecloths and napkins, china service, armchairs, special tableware and throws).

Once seated at the table, the traditional cuisine made with local products is served according to best practices.

Isabelle wants to create an “authentic” and rare restaurant experience, where guests are given every attention. With the constraints of the COVID crisis, it seemed like the perfect moment to start this project that she has been wanting to implement for a long time.

Menu 45/50€/pers. with starter, main course and dessert, drinks not included.

www.lechaletduplanbois.com

5// The aperitif Escape Games

If it is accepted, your mission consists of cooperating to work out how to release the local products that are imprisoned in the ice box. A really original idea for a well-deserved mountain aperitif and a real challenge for you and your fellow players!
A concept that uses all the codes of a classic escape game with an immersive scenario and several clues, except that you are in your apartment, in slippers.
The game is delivered directly to your accommodation. It includes the Savoyard aperitif, with drinks and appetizers.
From 23€/pers.

https://www.escapegames-lapero.com/

New “snow” activities

1// Moonbikes

Midway between a snow-scooter and a skidoo in terms of thrills, this green machine is 100% electric and silent, making it perfect for a night ride. When the lifts close, the ski area becomes an endless playground for environmentally-friendly excursions. Compact and three times lighter than a skidoo, a Moonbike is extremely easy to drive and simple in design (an accelerator and a brake). Driving one offers new sliding sensations as you accelerate, carve and cross the slope in secured areas. Supervised activity, minimum age 18.

Assembled in France, Moonbikes have a track at the back and a ski at the front for steering.
Maximum speed: 42 km/hr
1½ hrs autonomy.
https://moonbikes.com/

With Elpro: outing towards the Col de Forcle, with views of Mont-Blanc and the Vanoise glaciers, after a 15 minute session on a closed circuit to learn how to handle them. This is also a great activity for eco-responsible seminars. For several years now, positive transition is one of Elpro’s main concerns and its remaining thermal activities (skidoos and quad bikes) should end in the next two years. https://www.elpro-la-plagne.com/

With Oxygène: 12 Moonbikes for guided rides, leaving from Plagne Centre and Belle Plagne. https://www.oxygene.ski/la-plagne-ski-school/

Around 90€/pers.

2// Igloo building

Guillaume, your guide, becomes the team leader and puts his expertise to building a life-size igloo!

A great team building exercise out on the mountain, where each person is an essential link in building the structure. A dynamic and fun activity, building the igloo takes half a day. Minimum group size 6 people, from the same group or not, on request.
30€/pers.
https://www.gb-montagne.com/

Ski touring news

1// Ski touring 2500m above sea level

A “wellness” experience in 3 acts with a morning climb on touring skis followed by a healthy breakfast and a session of yoga on the terrace of altitude restaurant Les Inversens, overlooking the mountains.
Starts at 6.30am on Thursdays in Belle Plagne, skiing back down for midday. Possibility of a preferential rate for relaxing afterwards in Belle Plagne’s Deep Nature spa.
Accompanied by Lisa-Pauline Leclercq (Montagne Mer & Mouvement) and a ski instructor from Belle Plagne ESF.
95€

Equipment rental from Belle Plagne Sports.
Variant on snowshoes with Pilates session on Tuesday mornings (55€)
https://www.facebook.com/LPLOsteo/

2// January 23, 2022 : Combe Bénite

2 races of 1000 to 1900m elevation gain // 4 to 6 climbs according to categories, as well as an amateur race (700m elevation gain).
An event with the DNA of downhill skiing, conviviality and pure mountain adrenalin on the Versant du Soleil, on the other side of the valley from the ski area of La Plagne.  The originality here is the famous prize of a ham!
www.combebenite.fr

3// Le Fornelet trail

Situated in the Montalbert sector, the trail can be explored on snowshoes (going up or down) or on touring skis (going up), without crossing any ski runs. It is an easy path, rising 350 m through the forest. To do on your own or with a guide.

Ski area news

1// La Lovatière 6-seat, high-speed chairlift

Direct link between Plagne Centre and Champagny-en-Vanoise via the top of Les Verdons
Bottom of lift: 1 990m
Top of lift: 2 479m
Ascension time: 5 mins 30
Passenger flow: 3000 pers/hr

2 // Funiplagne departure station

The departure station in Plagne Centre has been transformed to ensure greater comfort for skiers, improved flow of queues and new, easily accessible toilets.

3 // Buffalo Kids

After the Buffalo Park, kids can now find their favourite heroes on this second fun slope.

4// Red indians

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A new beginner / Coolski ski area – around the Indians carpet.

Shopping news

1// “Inoubliable”, the home fragrance created by 100BON

A source of evasion and stirrer of memories, Inoubliable (Unforgettable), La Plagne’s very own home fragrance created by 100BON takes you on an immediate journey to the Alps, with its surprising mix of a refreshing breath of fresh air and the gourmet aromas of our childhood. The sweet roundness of patchouli and vanilla is mixed with the delicate strength of forest pine needles and energizing citrus notes in a nod to the famous mulled wine.

Visitors will be able to smell the fragrance as soon as they arrive in any of our tourist offices or ski pass sales offices.
Price: coming soon

2// A book for children

In the same vein as the “Where’s Wally” books, the game consists of exploring La Plagne’s different sites through pages swarming with fun characters. The books looks at the story of a family of loyal holidaymakers who come back to La Plagne year after year. The key events of their lives match the dates that have marked the resort, from 1961 to today. The illustrations in the book were all custom created by Vicky Royer – who lives at the foot of La Plagne- using the plans of each of the resort sites.
42 pages
On sale in Tourist Offices.
Price: 15 €

3// A history of La Plagne

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Two real La Plagne enthusiasts, Romain Guigon and Agnès Le Masson, have published a first-hand account based on the memories of more than 50 witnesses. Of the 268 pages of the book, more than 100 are illustrated with mostly unpublished images.
On sale online and in Tourist Offices
Price: 30 €

4// La Plagne, 60 years of promotion through objects

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La Plagne, 60 years of promotion through objects
Patrick Hazeaux looks back at the history of La Plagne through the many promotional items created in the effigy of the Red Hat logo. Over 1100 items are represented!
136 pages
On sale online and in Tourist Offices
Price: 18 €