La Plagne Transfers
Geneva to La Plagne will take just under 3 hours by transfer. Mountain Rescue offer transfers to La Plagne and the entire Paradiski ski area from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery airports.
Book an airport transfer from Geneva to La Plagne by using the quick quote form on the right of the page. Get an instant quote and request a transfer. Our office will reply swiftly with a detailed over view of the travel plans and a link for a secure on line card payment.
We also collect from any of the hotels in the Geneva area, follow this link to book a Geneva airport hotel via Booking.com
Getting to La Plagne
Traveling from Geneva to La Plagne you will exit the Swiss border and head in the direction of Annecy and Albertville. Starting by following the A41 all the way towards the town of Annecy. You will follow the route close to the lake of Annecy, this is the very beautiful part of the journey with the mountains rising up from behind the massive lake that is famous for being one of Europe's cleanest.
After you have past Annecy you will reach Albertville famous for hosting the winter olympics in 1992 the Moutiers and finally onto Aime before heading up the hill towards La Plagne.
Mountain Rescue recommends you plan to land in Geneva early morning if traveling on a Saturday. This will help you avoid any traffic build up that usually occurs later in the day. Departure time from La Plagne to Geneva will normally be around 5 hours 30 minutes before your flight time. This is subject to change on the certain weeks of the season.
About La Plagne
Based in the Tarentaise valley, La Plagne dates back to 1961 and is part of the Paradiski ski area. Less than three hours from Geneva Airport, it is easy to get to, and with 225 kilometres of slopes and a large off-piste area – including Bellecôte’s famous North Face – it is the perfect location for skiing, snowboarding and a host of other activities.
La Plagne’s ski area encompasses Aime, Bellentre, Champagny-en-Vanoise and Mâcot-la-Plagne; four stunning villages with plenty to offer. Its 134 slopes offer 15 black runs, 30 red runs, 72 blue runs and 10 green runs. You can get around La Plagne easily using the two cable cars, including the Vanoise Express, one of the fastest in the world.
There are 11 resorts in La Plagne: Aime-La Plagne (2,100 metres), Belle Plagne (2,050 metres), Champagny-en-Vanoise (1,250 metres), Les Coches (1,450 metres), Montalbert (1,350 metres), Montchavin (1,250 metres), Plagne 1800 (1,800 metres), Plagne Bellecôte (1,930 metres), Plagne Centre (1,970 metres), Plagne Soleil (2,050 metres) and Plagne Villages (2,050 metres).
Things to do in La Plagne
La Plagne is a popular sporting hub offering a broad range of activities in addition to skiing and snowboarding. One of its main attractions is its Olympic bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track. Ice climbing is also a popular local activity. During the summer months, La Plagne is extremely popular with mountain bikers and hikers, with plenty of challenging trails and breathtaking views to enjoy.
There are many fantastic restaurants and bars in La Plagne, giving visitors a chance to relax and reflect on the day with friends and family. With numerous events and festivals taking place throughout the year, guests may be able to enjoy live music, husky races, fireworks and a host of other forms of entertainment.
Events in La Plagne
Les Étoiles du Sport (December 12-16, 2016)
This annual ski meet brings skiing champions to La Plagne in a bid to inspire the next generation of ski experts.
Christmas Atmosphere (December 24, 2016)
Even if you’re away from home you can enjoy the magic of Christmas through the Christmas markets, live entertainment and even a visit to Santa Claus.
Red Pompon Night (December 31, 2016)
See the New Year in in style at this fantastic party packed full of music and live entertainment.
La Grande Odyssee (January 7-18, 2017)
Take in this international sled dog race involving 20 huskies. This event is not to be missed if you’re in the area!
Junior Ice Climbing World Championships (February 10-11, 2017)
Enjoy the junior championships with all the family, finished off with a fantastic concert.
Subli’cîmes (April 5-18, 2017)
La Plagne’s six peaks take on a new look over the Easter period with plenty of free, family-friendly activities on offer.
Fête de la Musique (June 21, 2017)
Get involved in the summer solstice party with live music ranging from classical to modern pop.
Bastille Day (July 14, 2017)
With various activities on offer, the main attraction is always the incredible fireworks, which will take your breath away.
Accommodation in La Plagne
Accommodation types in La Plagne range from luxury hotels and chalets to more basic self-catering options, so there is something for everyone. With more than 160 options to choose from, you can find accommodation for large and small groups in Aime, Bellentre, Champagny-en-Vanoise and Mâcot-la-Plagne.
Resorts close to La Plagne
La Plagne itself is made up of a lot of small villages including Les Coches and Montchavin. Both of these villages are nestled in the tree line and a great place to stop for lunch.
Les Arcs is La Plagne's nearest neighbour and linked by the world famous Vanoise Express, one of the longest single span cable cars in the world. Les Arcs is very easy to access from La Plagne, just head out of the centre and in the direction of Les coaches and Montchavin. The only thing is the runs around and down to the Vanoise on the La Plagne side are so much fun you might want to stay and do them again, and again.
Villaroger, a small resort based in the far corner of the Paradiski ski area. Villager is easy to miss if you don't know the area but a real gem in the terms of quiet ski resorts. The village itself is based at the foot of a fabulously long run. Head up to the Aiguille Rouge, the highest point in Les Arcs and ski for what seems like forever back down through the windy tree lined runs all the way back to Villaroger.