Tour Operator: Crystal
Resort report: It's over 20 years since the Club had a holiday based in La Plagne but we visited Arc 1800 in the Paradiski Area in 2015. You can read a report by Paul Speed & Marie Stanley here.
Resort information from the Crystal web site:
La Plagne is a playground for families or anyone else looking to build confidence. The 425km Paradiski area is known for having a huge variety of terrain, from tree-lined runs to open bowls. Once you’ve got the basics down, head up to Grande Rochette to ski linked blues back to Plagne Centre. Then when you’re ready, move onto the longer reds towards Champagny-en-Vanoise. If you really want to stretch your legs, get an area pass and take the double-decker cable car over to explore Les Arcs too.
The resort’s made up of several small villages. Plagne Centre was the first to open in 1961, while Plagne Soleil is the newest of the bunch. Belle Plagne and Plagne 1800 are the prettiest picks, or choose Plagne Villages to be smack-bang in the centre of the slopes. Families will love Plagne Aime 2000, which is where our Crystal Childcare is based. Wherever you end up though, they’ve all got a mix of accommodation, bars and restaurants, and easy-peasy access to the piste.
Accommodation: Hotel Des Deux Domaines, Belle Plagne, France. 40 places booked.
- Ski straight to and from the hotel on a blue run.
- Modern design and beautiful views wherever you look.
- Splash around in the indoor pool or unwind in the saunas and steam rooms.
- All rooms are non-smoking and have a satellite TV with DVD player, hairdryer, safe, minibar and free WiFi.
- Lounge bar.
- Ski room with lockers and heated boot rack.
- Lift to all floors.
Meals: Hot and cold buffet breakfast (late breakfast until 11am served in the bar), daily afternoon pastries, buffet evening meal, wine, fruit juice and water included with evening meals, weekly themed meals, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Flights (provisional): TUI Airways. TOM2614 depart Manchester 06:10, arrive Chambery 9:30. TOM2615 depart Chambery 10:40, arrive Manchester 11:40. Transfer time around 2.5 hours. Standard hold baggage allowance is 20kg.
Cost: £966 per person sharing a twin room. Ski Carriage is free (one pair of skis or one board only).
Lift passes: Lift passes are not included but full area lift passes can be pre-booked. We will endeavour to get the best prices for passes nearer the time of the holiday. As a guide Crystal are quoting an adult cost of £303.
The price includes airport taxes and Manchester flight supplement but not insurance.
Insurance: You must arrange your own insurance and the name of the insurer is required when booking.
Application forms are located in the "members only" section of the website and require a username and password (published in the Newsletter) for access.
To reserve a place on the holiday complete the online application form and pay the required deposit.