La Plagne is one of the most family friendly resorts in the French alps, and the variety of après ski activities are no exception. In addition to La Plagne’s wide range of après ski activities, the resort plays host to a fantastic array of restaurants, most of which are suitable for families with younger children.
Le Loup Blanc – Lovely and easy place for lunch or a mid-afternoon snack in a great location at the foot of the pistes and just a short walk from both Ski Famille chalets.
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge – Highly recommended by both Ski Famille guests and staff, this is a lovely restaurant serving authentic Savoyarde food, ideally located at the side of the piste and directly opposite the Ski Famille chalets. You can ski right up to it or walk from the Ski Famille chalets and inside the atmosphere is cosy, with candles, an open fire, old wooden tables and antiques.
La Plagne has many friendly bars and pubs that are perfect for relaxing after a long day on the slopes with the family.
If you have had enough time on the slopes then hop on a free shuttle bus over to La Plagne’s very own outdoor swimming pool (don’t worry its heated to a very comfortable 29 degrees!), Piscine Bellecote. It is an open air pool for families with fantastic views of the surrounding mountaintops that give a wonderful sense of calm and wellbeing.
The ice cave in La Plagne is situated at 3,000m and is reachable by taking the lift from Plagne Bellecote. Wander through the stunning cave structures where not only will you be in awe of the cave itself but can also feast your eyes on some remarkable ice sculptures too.
Children and adults alike will absolutely love Colorado park, where you can get your adrenaline fix while gliding down a 1,500 metre slope on individual sledges (helmets provided!).
Colorado Park is open from 13:30 to 18:30 every afternoon apart from Monday and Tuesdays, and is suitable for families.
Something for the older kids now; as those with a more extreme sense of adventure will love riding these snowmobiles as they glide effortlessly through the powdered snow. Whizzing around the country trails is certainly an exhilarating activity!
Despite looking a little daunting, many find paragliding to be a truly relaxing experience. Get away from it all and enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape below as you view the Alps as you’ve never seen them before. This is an experience suitable families with older children.
La Plagne’s Igloo Village at Le Dou du Praz, easily reachable via La Plagne’s free shuttle bus service, is unmissable for families with younger children. For a magical evening away from La Plagne’s main resort, Igloo Village is a magical, family friendly experience.
Top Tip: Arrive in the evening and you can see the igloos illuminated against the night sky for before settling down for a spectacular meal, or you can even spend the night!
In the centre of Belle Plagne those brave enough can take a ride on the giant zip slide. Once safely attached you will cross the beautiful Bear valley swinging 25m above the ground on this fast and furious fifteen second ride. This is a family activity for any time of day or even at night.
Enjoy some open air ice skating in Plagne Bellecote. Located just behind the Bellecote Gondola, this natural ice rink is a great place for some family Après ski fun. Open every day from mid-December to mid-March, it’s a great activity for adults and children alike. Minimum age 3 years.
Subli’Cimes is a spectacular festival held in celebration of Spring Skiing when days are longer and the weather is warmer and sunnier. 6 different scenes are set at the top of 6 peaks in the Paradiski ski area, all with free activities and entertainment. We’re still waiting to hear what’s planned for next season but to give you an idea, last April there was a beach, a children’s party, a Lapland village, a “Zen” area with sauna, massage & Thai Chi, an Adrenalin Station with air bag and bungy among other things, and last but not least, a Fairy Tale land.
Easy to get to, excellent fun and highly recommended by our Sales Manager, Sheila! Check out the video from last April – it looks great fun!
This was originally constructed when France played host to the 1992 Winter Olympics, so follow some of the best bob sleighers in the world and have a go on this exhilarating 1,507 metre long track.
Up to four of you can tackle the bobsleigh in a 4 man ‘bob raft’ or chose the ‘taxi bob’ where an experienced bob sleigher will take three of you down and you can see how the pro’s do it!
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