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School Ski Trip to La Plagne


Doorstep skiing

220km skiing

World-class resort

Resort Information

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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.





Total Piste

225 km

Top Piste Altitude

3250 m

Longest Run

6 km

Transfer time to resort

3 hours via air, 13 hours from Calais

Vertical drop

2000 m



No. lifts


Snow making coverage

417 Cannons

Snow Park


Skiing Information

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!

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.

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Residence La Licorne

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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).

UCPA Plagne 1800

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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.

Aprés-Ski at La Plagne

ice skating plagne

Enjoy some open-air ice skating with your group - a great way to unwind after a day on the slopes! The ice rink is located close to the Plagne Bellecôte cable car.

outdoor heated swimming pool bellecôte

Ideally situated in the heart of the resort, the outdoor heated swimming pool (29°) at Plagne Bellecôte is a unique experience with a panoramic sight of the mountain.

squash – plagne 1800

Still need to expend some energy? These squash courts in Plagne 1800 are open throughout winter and summer, and equipment is provided.

ice cave - la plagne

The ice cave and grotto at the top of the Plagne Bellecôte glacier houses some spectacular ice sculptures that will amaze your group. The layers of ice that make up the glacier give the grotto a distinctive green/blue hue.

bob sleigh

This unique self-piloting bob will allow you to experience the ice like you never have before! Seating 4 passengers, the bob raft whizzes down the track at around 80km/h.

games room - belle plagne

For a chilled out, fun evening, this games room is perfect.

bowling – belle-plagne

Enjoy ten-pin bowling with your group after a hard day's skiing! As well as the lanes, there is a bar and a games room with billiards table.