by: Sally Black - 11th January 2009

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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • 3Nightlife
  • 5Terrain Park
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Vast ski area, something for everyone
Sprewad across 10 separate bases, some better than others

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La Plagne is a huge, huge resort that gets more than 2.5 million visitors a year, so there's few in the world any bigger. It actually has 10 different bases and I've stayed in 4 of them over the past five years. They're very different and each has their pros and cons. One time I stayed in Plagne 1800 which is high up on the mountain - as about half of them are - so great to get straight on to the slopes, but it as pretty soul-less places with just a few average bars and a couple of shops. Last time I stayed in Plagne Montalbert which is down in the valley and a real village though it has grown a lot recently. I liked it more, there were some great bars and restaurants. It was less well connected to the ski area though - down in one corner, and though it has a great snow record and was well deep when we visited, I thought it might be dodgy at the ends of the season in a bad year.
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