Ski trip to La Plagne

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Consisting of several purpose-built villages, as well as a few pre-existing villages that have been adapted to accommodate skiers, La Plagne is an extensive resort. In fact, it holds the world record for the number of linked ski lifts, with a staggering 108! Each village is unique, so you can choose the perfect base for your school ski trip to France. So whether your priority is budget, convenience or atmosphere, we’ll have an option to suit you. The villages are all self-contained, each offering a range of restaurants and après-ski activities.

School Ski Trip to La Plagne

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Skiing in La Plagne

Any beginners in your group will be positively spoilt for choice, thanks to the numerous beginner slopes. The majority of the ski area sits on what is actually a gently sloping plateau, making this a great choice for first-timers. That being said, La Plagne is also an intermediate skier’s paradise, as the slopes for this level of ability are superb. And for more advanced skiers, there are some challenging black runs to try. There's also a great snowpark, boardercross and half-pipe, to keep your snowboarders happy. With a top piste altitude of 3250m, this resort is high enough to ensure good snow coverage. La Plagne is also linked to Les Arcs via the ‘Paradiski’ cable car, making it one of the largest ski areas in France and, in fact, the world, with a whopping 425km of skiing!

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3 hours via air

13 hours from Calais

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Vertical drops

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417 Cannons

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Snow park

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La Plagne piste map

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UCPA Plagne 1800

Our recently renovated traditional chalet-style centre is purpose built for school groups, and is only 2 minutes from the nearest lift!It has some of the best facilities to be found in any ski resort hotel with a sunken disco, amphitheatre and stage, cinema, PlayStation games, Pool tables, Table Football, bar, restaurant and equipment store.The rooms are based on 4 or 6 people in bunk beds with ensuite bathroom (some rooms have facilities in the corridor).The ski instructors live in the accommodation and get involved in the highly varied in house après ski activities. Ski equipment is also taken from the centre for your convenience, ensuring that everything you need for an excellent school ski trip is all under one roof!The food is served buffet style each day. Breakfast comprises of yoghurts, cereals, fruit juice, coffee and bread - don't be surprised to see that the coffee, tea or hot chocolate is taken French style - in a soup bowl!Typically lunch is a DIY picnic made up at breakfast time (great choice of breads, meats, cheeses, pasta, salad, fruit, sweets etc). The picnic lunch means maximum time on the mountains without spending a fortune on expensive mountainside restaurants. If the weather is bad or your group wants an easier day, then you can also return to the centre for a hot lunch (eg. pastas, schnitzels, steaks and chips plus unlimited ice cream).Free Wifi access is also included in your package.

Residence La Licorne

This comfortable “ski to door” residence is superbly located at the top of Belle Plagne, just 200m from the shops with access to some of the best skiing in Europe. Belle Plagne is at the heart of this huge and well linked ski area and is one of the most attractive of La Plagne. The residence La Licorne offers several types of apartments. Apartments are in big chalets (6 floors with lift), and are south facing. Studio’s for 4 people or apartments with 2 rooms mezzanine for 5 people, all are fully equipped with kitchennette (hotplate, micro-wave, coffee-machine, washing-machine), bathroom, separate toilets, phone and balcony. Our restaurant where meals are taken is just a short stroll from the residence serving a variety of freshly prepared and delicious meals. You can also hire a room for evening use at a small supplement (please enquire for details).


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Bowling – Belle-Plagne

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Ice Cave - La Plagne

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Games Room - Belle Plagne

Supporting you
every step of the way

Creating your perfect ski trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in skiing trips and knows our resorts really well. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and budget.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your ski lessons, ski hire and après-ski activities are all sorted and they’ll take on most of the other admin tasks for your trip (so you can look forward to the trip as much as the kids).

Support while you’re away

While you’re abroad, you’ll be looked after by a Halsbury rep based in your resort. And Halsbury HQ staff will be on the end of the phone 24 hours a day. You’ll get a final info pack before you go with all the info you need, plus access to all your trip documents on the Vamoos app.

your trip

When you return from your trip, we’ll ask you to complete a detailed feedback survey, so we can continue our service. This is also the perfect time to start planning your next trip, so you can give parents plenty of time to pay for it (and make it easier for you). 

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An ideal location for school groups. Very close to the ski lifts so no long trudges when booted up. The hotel is safe and the area small enough for children to 'pop to the shop' when they wish to.

British School of Amsterdam

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